Fellows will receive a competitive stipend and benefit package, including comprehensive health insurance.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Booth #7414E
Biogen, in collaboration with MCPHS, 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.
The US Affiliate Office for Worldwide Medical (“US Medical”) is responsible for high-quality medical engagement with US healthcare entities. It is staffed with pharmacists, physicians, and highly scientifically trained business professionals, and is organized to provide a meaningful impact through three key segments of the US marketplace: (1) health care professionals, (2) managed care, and (3) formulary decision makers. US Medical is currently responsible for medical engagement in multiple therapeutic areas including but not limited to multiple sclerosis & immunology (MS&I), neuromuscular diseases including Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and neuropsychiatry.
The US Medical Fellowship is designed for fellows to acquire the skills and experiences necessary to drive scientific thought leadership, support lifecycle management strategies and tactics, and help ensure market access. During the fellowship within US Medical, the fellow will have the opportunity to undertake responsibilities such as:
Developing and delivering disease state and product medical trainings
Designing and executing real-world research projects
Reviewing investigator-led research proposals
Authoring scientific publications and payer value dossiers
Attending scientific and managed care conferences to report key findings
Engaging thought leaders and coverage decision makers
Developing and reviewing promotional and marketing materials
Assisting in planning of advisory board meetings
Supporting product launches and asset divesting efforts
Developing medical strategy for the field team
Collaborating with US Commercial, Regulatory, Legal, and Global Medical colleagues
The US Medical Fellow will spend up to 18 months rotating within the US Medical Office, across functions responsible for medical engagement of health care professionals, scientists, payers and specialty pharmacies, and health systems. They will also be offered two elective rotations where they can gain experience in other functions outside of the US Medical Office. Fellows will be offered an opportunity to select a track based on their background and interests and following consultation with their Fellowship Directors. By the end of the fellowship, the US Medical Fellow will have acquired skills and experiences to pursue roles within Medical Affairs or Market Access.
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 continue into December. 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.
Recognizing that the choice of a Post-Doctoral Industry Fellowship is an important decision, MCPHS in conjunction with the Alliance of Industry Fellowship Associates (AIFA), has agreed to extend offers for Fellowships no earlier than December 13, 2023.
We see this respect for candidate choice as a common aspect of each of our Program's cultures. We hope that other academic and non-academic Fellowship Programs will respect this timeline.
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.).
At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide
innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases as well as related
therapeutic adjacencies. One of the world’s first global biotechnology companies, Biogen was founded in 1978 by
Charles Weissmann, Heinz Schaller, Kenneth Murray and Nobel Prize winners Walter Gilbert and Phillip Sharp. Today
Biogen has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis, has introduced the first approved treatment
for spinal muscular atrophy, commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics and is focused on advancing research
programs in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, neuromuscular disorders,
movement disorders, ophthalmology, immunology, neurocognitive disorders, acute neurology and pain.
About MCPHS: MCPHS University provides an academic environment to guide and support fellows toward a successful career
in the biopharmaceutical industry. As a private institution with a history of specializing in the health sciences,
MCPHS University offers programs that embod...y scholarship, professional service, and community outreach.
Through MCPHS University, the fellow will have the opportunity to gain teaching and research experience in an
academic setting. Throughout the program, MCPHS University faculty and company program leaders mentor
fellows according to each fellow’s scholarly and professional interests.