The Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship Program is designed to leverage the skillsets acquired in a PharmD training program to train Clinical Pharmacologist for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. The Fellow will be based at Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. headquarters in Ridgefield, CT, working on a particular or multiple therapeutic areas (TAs) in the areas of cardiology, diabetes, immunology, oncology, respiratory, and psychiatry. This position will provide an opportunity for the Fellow to get involved in various cross functional teams within BI, and the Fellow will gain an understanding of the broad range of opportunities available to a pharmacist in the pharmaceutical industry.
Work under the mentorship of a senior clinical pharmacologist in various aspects of drug development from clinical pharmacology perspective.
Develop a sound understanding and application of global regulatory guidance (e.g., FDA, EMA, PMDA, etc.) that are essential in designing drug development strategy and at the same time serve as a framework for drug development from clinical pharmacology perspective. For instance, understanding and applying the drug-drug interaction guidance to conceptualize the drug interaction risk of a new drug under development and subsequently design appropriate trials to elucidate the risk clinically.
Serve as a responsible clinical pharmacologist; design the clinical PK/PD aspects of the clinical trial protocol as well as analyze and interpret clinical PK/PD results (e.g., food effect study, drug-drug interaction study, formulation bridging study, single rising dose study, etc.).
Undertake a review of literature to find solutions to scientific challenges/to design clinical trial/project strategies.
Author clinical pharmacology sections of documents such as clinical trial protocols, clinical trial reports, investigator brochure, response to authority requests, etc.
Present internally as well as externally (for instance, presentation at professional clinical pharmacology meetings) and coauthor scientific manuscripts depending on project needs.
Foundational understanding of Corporate structure, regulatory considerations and the drug development process in pharmacy with an ability to quickly adapt to a changing Corporate environment that will allow the incumbent to be productive.
Minimum qualifications, education, experience:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy earned prior to the start date at Boehringer Ingelheim
Ability to perform MEDLINE and EMBASE literature searches
Strong intrapersonal, active listening, and problem-solving skills with an ability to work well in a team environment
Highly motivated and shows initiative in contributing to team deliverables
Receptive to receiving and quickly implementing constructive feedback
Ability to work independently within provided guidance from team leads
Adaptable and able to contribute to multiple Therapeutic Areas as needed
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven experience working in a dynamic, high-volume environment handling multiple tasks
Strong computer skills, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Prior pharmaceutical industry experience (e.g., internship or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience [APPE] rotation) is preferred but not required
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
Boehringer Ingelheim is focused on science that leads to more health for our patients and their families. The discovery and development of innovative medicines is fundamental to our continued growth and success. Our blueprint for innovation is tailored to accelerate the delivery of breakthrough medicines to the patients we serve by integrating research, pre-clinical and early clinical development, translational medicine, and external partnering functions. This fusion of expertise combined with a dynamic research approach and an increased emphasis on external collaborations means we can effectively incubate the most creative ideas and be among the pioneers in emerging fields of medicine.