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Position: Northeastern University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Blueprint Medicines Clinical Scientist
he Northeastern University Fellowship Program provides a dynamic academic environment offering fellows the opportunity for a wide breadth of experiences:
Develop teaching skills through participation in our Teaching and Learning Seminar series
Facilitate small and large group didactic education in partnership with a faculty mentor
Utilize a layered learning model in experiential education by co-precepting students on pharmacy practice experiences including Northeastern’s unique co-op program
Create, present, and publish scholarly research through collaborative industry and university relationships
Engage with faculty who participate in various interdisciplinary graduate programs including biotechnology, nanomedicine, immunology, health informatics, and drug discovery
Network with area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees
About Blueprint Medicines:
Blueprint Medicines will offers a 2-year Fellowship Programs in collaboration with Northeastern University designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting. Blueprint Medicines is a global precision therapy company striving to improve human health. With a focus on genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy, we combine our leading expertise in protein kinases with a uniquely targeted, scalable approach to empower the rapid design and development of transformational medicines.
The Clinical Scientist fellowship at Blueprint Medicines will offer an opportunity for you to develop a proficient understanding of Clinical Development by involving you in the conduct of clinical studies, including clinical development plans, study design and feasibility, and data collection and analysis. Throughout the fellowship, you will engage in projects to develop a deep scientific clinical data knowledge and gain valuable clinical trials development experience. Our program is designed to expose you to multiple departments and cross functional teams. As a first year fellow, you will spend 6 months as a Clinical scientist and you will have the opportunity to rotate based on your preferences, through different departments in Clinical Development (examples include Clinical Operations, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacovigilance and/or Translational Research) as well as in other areas of expertise outside clinical development according to your interests. In your second year, you will be working as a clinical scientist on projects that are at different stages of clinical development and contribute to longitudinal projects. The intent of this program is to train you in across different Clinical Development functions and build a foundation for clinical trials development from an operational, technical, and scientific point of view.
Key workstreams may include:
Work closely with Medical Directors, Pharmacology, Discovery, external experts, and investigators to accumulate scientific and medical knowledge necessary to support clinical development plans and study designs and protocols.
Development and review of key study documents, including protocol, Investigator Brochures, Inform Consent Forms and other clinical documents including training and meeting material.
Analyze and synthesize information to assess issues relating to protocol conduct and/or individual subject safety and assist in communicating a clear overview of trial results.
Support safety and medical data monitoring and review in preparation for safety and efficacy review meetings.
Reporting of study results, and reviewing and summarizing relevant literature.
Collaborate with cross-functional department (Including data management, translational research) in the analysis, and reporting of clinical information.
Contribute to the preparation, and execution of investigator and advisory board meetings in collaboration with external vendors.
Planning congresses presentation material and publications to provide key messages about clinical trial data and study execution.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts.
Excellent oral and written communication, time management, and leadership skills, ability to work independently and take initiative on a variety of projects at the industry site and Northeastern.
Additional Information: Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of October 31st, 2022:
Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded
Unofficial PharmD transcripts, uploaded
Cover letter, uploaded
Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to PharmDFellowships@northeastern.edu by November 28th, 2022. LOR writers should include the candidate’s name and fellowship program(s) in the subject line (e.g. Smith, John – Alnylam, GSK).
Address cover letter and three LORs to:
J. Andrew Orr-Skirvin, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy
Chair, Department of Pharmacy & Health System Sciences
Director of Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program
360 Huntington Ave, 140TF R218
Boston, MA 02115
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
The NORTHEASTERN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM provides fellows with dynamic biopharmaceutical industry experiences with the benefits of an academic environment. Over two-years, fellows work at one of the partner companies located in the greater Boston and Cambridge, MA areas and at Northeastern University’s School of Pharmacy.
LEARN MORE at NUfellowship.com.