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Position: Northeastern University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Blueprint Medicines Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance
The 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 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 Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance (DSPV) fellowship at Blueprint Medicines offers a unique opportunity to learn about multiple stages of clinical and post-market drug safety from the collection and analyses of adverse events to performing critical safety assessments and conducting patient health risk mitigation activities, all while meeting global regulatory safety requirements
Our program is designed to expose you to multiple sub-functions in DSPV and their unique roles, along with various projects involving cross-functional collaboration. As a first year fellow, you will learn the basics of pharmacovigilance and also perform a rotation in Global Regulatory Sciences. In addition, you will select a special project topic relating to Drug Safety.
As a second year fellow, you will dive deeper into Signal Detection and Management, Aggregate Reporting, and Safety Governance. In addition to this, you will be able to select an out-of-department rotation of your choosing. Your fellowship will close with a presentation of your special project with an accompanying presentation.
Safety Surveillance: Including Signal Detection and Management, the routine review of new safety information, thorough data summary and analyses, and assessment of impact to the benefit-risk profile. New information, including potential signals, can come from safety databases, clinical data, pre-clinical data, literature, external sources, and more.
Aggregate Reporting: Comprehensive global and regional safety reports which contain interval and cumulative information from multiple sources and assess the impact to the benefit-risk profile.
Safety Governance: Routine cross-functional safety review meetings to review interval and cumulative safety data.
Case Processing: Introduction to the Individual Case Safety Report and the process of intake to validation and entry into the database.
Compliance: Adhering to regulatory and quality requirements.
Inspection Readiness: Performing process updates and improvements in preparation for audits or inspections.
Global Safety Database: Basic navigation and use of the ArisG safety database.
Signaling Tools: Exploration of various tools used in Signal Detection and Management
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.