Fellows will receive a competitive stipend and benefit package, including comprehensive health insurance
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Booth #7409
Agios, in collaboration with MCPHS University, offers a unique fellowship program to promote the role of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) within the biopharmaceutical industry. A fellow gains extensive experiences through various practical activities in both industry and academic settings, which could enhance the potential for accelerated career development.
Health Economics and Outcomes Research
About Health Economics and Outcomes Research Fellowship
The Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) department at Agios is responsible for generating, interpreting, and communicating high quality evidence, supporting assets from early development through post marketing, to demonstrate value and help ensure optimal access to Agios’ therapies. The HEOR team leads patient-centered research via the incorporation of clinical outcomes assessments within trials, evidence generation (real-world evidence, observational studies, systematic literature reviews, etc.), health economics (cost-effectiveness models, budget impact models), and value demonstration. These activities serve to highlight the unmet need and communicate value to key stakeholders including patients, health care providers, payers, and regulatory bodies. As an integral part of drug development and commercialization, the HEOR group continuously collaborates cross-functionally to ensure alignment of strategy across teams.
HEOR Fellowship Goals and Objectives
The goal of the Agios HEOR Fellowship Program is to equip the fellow with technical skills and provide opportunities for real-world application of HEOR in the pharmaceutical industry.
To provide training and experience in the areas of health economics, outcomes research, and market access.
To enhance the fellow’s technical expertise in literature evaluation, epidemiology, research methodology, economic modeling, value communication, and biostatistics.
To provide experience contributing to research and development of investigational products with a focus on clinical outcomes assessments.
HEOR PROGRAM DESIGN
As an integrated member of the HEOR team at Agios, the fellow will achieve a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding cost and access of pharmaceuticals within the genetically-defined disease portfolio, including pyruvate kinase deficiency, thalassemia, and sickle cell disease. Over two years, the fellow will gain proficiency in the analytical methods required to evaluate pharmaceutical products and communicate their value to patients and other stakeholders within the healthcare system. Agios offers experienced leadership to guide the fellow in key areas of HEOR to become a well-rounded researcher and strategist. Activities and responsibilities over the two years may include and are not limited to the following:
HEOR YEAR 1
Integrate into the HEOR and relevant cross functional teams by collaborating regularly with Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Market Access, Marketing, and Regulatory
Learn to demonstrate value by contributing to development of value dossiers (AMCP dossier, Global value dossier)
Develop skills in health economics by contributing to budget impact models, burden of illness models, and cost-effectiveness models.
Conduct HTA surveillance, systematic literature reviews, and other evidence generation activities.
HEOR YEAR 2
Gain experience in patient-centered research and improve understanding of clinical outcomes assessments and their role in drug development and commercialization.
Become proficient in generating real-world evidence (cohort studies, claims analyses, indirect treatment comparisons, etc.) using advanced outcomes research methodology.
To be considered for an interview, please complete a fellowship application on the MCPHS SMApply application portal. Visit https://mcphs.smapply.io/
Please DO NOT request an interview within PPS. Our recruitment teams will contact qualified candidates via email to schedule interviews.
The MCPHS application portal will open up on October 2, 2023. Applicants must upload the following application materials to the online portal by November 17, 2023:
Letter of intent
Unofficial college transcript
Contact information for three references. References will receive an electronic recommendation form to complete separately.
Incomplete applications WILL NOT be reviewed. Interviews CANNOT be scheduled until these materials have been submitted. Please keep in mind that this is a competitive process and applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.
Three recommendation evaluation forms must be submitted no later than November 27, 2023, via the online portal. This is NOT a letter of recommendation but an online form that the reference will need to complete.
Rolling Application Review & Interviews
All submitted applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will also be offered on a rolling basis and opportunities are limited. Priority will be given to those applicants who apply early, well in advance of the deadline.
Rolling interviews will begin mid-October with pre-screens and a mixture of interview rounds, and will conclude in December at the end of the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Candidates will be notified if selected for an interview.
ASHP Midyear & Onsite Interviews
The fellowship program will be conducting in-person interviews at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Candidates attending in-person will not be able to interview without registering for both ASHP and PPS. Please refer to the ASHP & PPS website for registration details.
Top candidates may be invited for interviews at the sponsoring company’s location pending COVID – 19 restrictions.
Recognizing that the choice of a Post-Doctoral Industry Fellowship is an important decision, MCPHS in conjunction with the Academic Industry Fellowship Alliance (AIFA), has agreed to extend offers for Fellowships no earlier than December 13, 2023.
Final candidates will be required to go through additional screening / onboarding as required by MCPHS.
The MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Industry fellows will be selected on a nationally competitive basis. Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy at the commencement of the program.
Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and a strong interest in pursuing a career within the biopharmaceutical industry.
All candidates must have authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the one or two year fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided (i.e., TN, H-1B, STEM OPT, etc.).
Agios is a biopharmaceutical company passionately committed to applying scientific leadership in the field of cellular metabolism to transform the lives of patients with genetically defined diseases. Metabolism is a complex biological process involving the uptake and assimilation of nutrients in cells to produce energy and facilitate many of the processes required for cellular division and growth. Agios believes that dysregulation of normal cellular metabolism plays a crucial role in many genetic diseases. We believe Agios is a first mover in using cellular metabolism, an unexploited area of biological research with disruptive potential, as a platform for developing potentially transformative medicines. Agios intends to apply a deep understanding of metabolism, coupled with the ability to create medicines that can inhibit or activate metabolic enzymes, to fundamentally change the way genetically defined diseases are treated.
Agios has a dynamic culture, which supports our employees’ unwavering commitment to science and patients. World-class founding and leadership teams with the experience and track record to provide the insights required to develop groundbreaking medicines lead a... group of exceptional employees.
We pride ourselves on fostering an interconnected environment that encourages creative scientific collaboration across disciplines. Our unique culture, combined with the commitment and passion of our team, reflect our belief in an “other side of possible” approach to our challenges and our work.