Northeastern University’s Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program is a two-year fellowship designed to advance the education and training of Pharm.D. graduates in various areas of industry pharmacy including regulatory affairs, medical information/affairs, patient safety, outcomes research, and many other areas. The program is a collaboration between Northeastern University and biopharmaceutical industry partners.
Our 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
Create, present, and publish scholarly research through collaborative industry and university relationships
Engage with faculty who participate in various interdisciplinary
Network with area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees
In partnership with Northeastern University, Chiesi Global Rare Diseases is offering a two-year US Medical Affairs PharmD fellowship based in Boston, MA.
We are not accepting PPS interview requests. Applicants must apply through our career portal to be considered for this position. Apply today using the link at the end of this posting!
About Chiesi Global Rare Diseases:
Chiesi Global Rare Diseases is a business unit of the Chiesi Group established to deliver innovative therapies and solutions for people affected by rare diseases. As a family business, Chiesi Group strives to create a world where it is common to have a therapy for all diseases and acts as a force for good, for society and the planet. Chiesi’s commitment to create shared value for society as a whole is legally binding and central to company-wide decision-making. As a certified B Corp since 2019, we’re part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.
The goal of the Global Rare Diseases unit is to ensure equal access so as many people as possible can experience their most fulfilling life. The unit collaborates with the rare disease community around the globe to bring voice to underserved people in the health care system. Chiesi Global Rare Diseases has successfully developed orphan disease products in the disease states of alpha-mannosidosis, ADA-SCID, and thalassemia. Additionally, Chiesi Global Rare Diseases recently acquired three orphan disease products – metreleptin (Myalept®); octreotide (Mycapssa®); and lomitapide (Juxtapid®).
North America Medical Affairs:
The Medical Affairs fellowship at Chiesi Global Rare Diseases will offer an opportunity for fellows to develop a proficient understanding of North American Medical Affairs, including analyzing, developing and delivering scientifically-balanced data to healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes. Throughout the fellowship, the fellow will engage in projects to learn and understand disease states and master product data while gaining experience in various functions within Medical Affairs.
The fellow will develop an understanding of industry regulations and guidance governing clinical research, medical communications and interactions, and non-promotional and promotional materials by working in cross-functional teams outside of Medical Affairs including Legal/Compliance, Marketing, Sales, Market Access, Clinical Development and Regulatory. The fellow will also participate in key Medical Affairs activities including the following:
Contribute to planning, developing, and updating scientific communication materials for the Field Medical team and other uses, e.g., Global Scientific Platforms, Medical booth materials
Provide support for publications by identifying data gaps, generating publication concepts, and executing product publication plans
Collaborate with the medical director, marketing, legal, and regulatory teams to review promotional materials for scientific accuracy
Participate in collaborative research activities by reviewing proposals, supporting site recruitment and education, and evaluating study conduct and data analysis
Engage in the exchange of data and knowledge with both internal and external audiences in a scientific and balanced manner as they relate to clinical research, disease state awareness, pipeline assets, and therapeutic trends
Work with the Field Medical team to gain an understanding of thought leader engagement and territory management by developing and fostering relationships with key HCPs, researchers, and institutions
Collect and analyze insights from Field Medical and congresses to appropriately inform and prioritize activities to meet the needs of the scientific community
Staff medical booths at scientific congresses
Potential for additional opportunities within the broader Global Medical Affairs organization
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.
Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of October 31, 2023
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 29th, 2023. 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
Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships Program offers a variety of two-year post-PharmD research fellowships. We aim to provide fellows with a dynamic environment to develop industry and academic skills to be leaders in their fields.
With the rich biopharmaceutical landscape of Greater Boston as a backdrop, our programs offer the fellow an opportunity to work with innovative industry partners in a variety of specialty areas while partnering with Northeastern University faculty in the areas of research, scholarship, and teaching.