The pharmaceutical industry is responsible for monitoring, assessing, and communicating safety information throughout a product’s lifecycle. At Sanofi, the Patient Safety & Pharmacovigilance (PSPV) Department is responsible for these activities. The aim of pharmacovigilance is to enhance patient care and safety in relation to the use of pharmaceutical products by ensuring a favorable benefit-risk profile. Pharmacovigilance is a thriving field within the pharmaceutical industry. As regulations continue to expand, the need for knowledgeable and qualified personnel increases.
Understand the mission of a pharmacovigilance department and the role of Patient Safety & Pharmacovigilance in clinical development and product lifecycle management.
Become knowledgeable in current pharmacovigilance regulations and guidelines, including those in the US and Europe.
Develop the ability to think strategically with a global pharmacovigilance and regulatory perspective.
Enhance the ability to critically evaluate, interpret, synthesize, and present safety data in a clear and concise manner through written and verbal communication.
Expand medical knowledge of products within various therapeutic areas (e.g. Rare Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Immunology, Vaccines, and Oncology).
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 December 1, 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 two-year fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided (i.e., TN, H-1B, STEM OPT, etc.).
Sanofi is an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Sanofi’s global specialty care business unit focuses on rare diseases, rare blood disorders, neurology, immunology, and oncology. Its approach is shaped by a long history of developing highly specialized treatments and forging close relationships with physician and patient communities. Our cutting-edge science and manufacturing, fueled by data and digital technologies, have the potential to transform the practice of medicine for millions of people around the world.