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Position: Northeastern University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Apellis, Global Medical Affairs
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
At Apellis, we are committed to developing transformative therapies for people living with a broad range of debilitating diseases by controlling complement, part of the body’s immune system. Our work is rooted centrally at C3, which is the only target in the complement cascade that addresses all three pathways that can drive disease. Targeting C3 has broad platform potential to treat many diseases where patients have few or no treatment options available. Our programs across ophthalmology, nephrology, hematology, and neurology are further exploring what is possible by targeting C3.
Responsibilities - Global Medical Affairs:
The two-year Apellis Pharmaceuticals Global Medical Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to prepare postdoctoral scholars for rewarding careers in the biopharmaceutical industry. Through hands-on experience, fellows will work with various cross-functional teams to learn the role of Medical Affairs, develop skills in the analysis, interpretation, and communication of clinical data, and expand their scientific knowledge to render clinical insights and contribute to meeting customer needs.
In the first year, fellows will complete rotations in Medical Information, Medical Communications, Publications and Medical Strategy groups. They will be integrated into the workflow of each functional area while, also participating in special projects and initiatives. In the second year, the fellow will select a specialty concentration in their area of interest, and expand their industry knowledge through projects, one-on-one interactions, and mentorship opportunities. Throughout the program, fellows can also participate in projects within other business areas, such as Medical Training, Medical Science Liaison (MSL), Patient Advocacy, Safety and Benefit Risk (SABR) and Regulatory Affairs, as well as within specific therapeutic areas. Responsibilities include:
Create, update, and facilitate review of medical response documents for call center communications to healthcare providers and patients/caregivers
Gain in-depth knowledge of disease epidemiology and pathophysiology in a specific therapeutic area to lead a longitudinal project across US and Global Medical Affairs
Collect, develop, and manage key product insights and analyze inquiry trends
Participate in the development and implementation of medical plans and ensure alignment of key medical activities to the medical strategy
Support Medical Affairs launch preparation and execution
Contribute to the development of field medical content deliverables, including slide decks and FAQs for internal training
Participate in Medical Review Committee (MRC) to understand regulations governing the communication of scientific information
Develop a working knowledge of various departments, processes, regulations, and compliance that inform industry standards
The fellows will primarily work at Apellis Pharmaceuticals office in Waltham, Massachusetts. Northeastern University responsibilities will be carried out on the Northeastern Boston campus.
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.