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, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals is offering a two-year Medical and Regulatory Affairs PharmD fellowship based in Cambridge, 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 the IPSEN:
Ipsen is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas – Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. Our presence in North America dates back to 1976, and now includes Ipsen’s third global hub right in the heart of the leading global biotech ecosystem in Cambridge, Mass., where a fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, R&D, Manufacturing and Commercial operations collaborates. With Ipsen’s expansion of its footprint in Cambridge, and new North America headquarters in Kendall Square, the group is building a sustainable innovation engine within the biotech community.
This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration with Northeastern University and Ipsen is designed to provide Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an opportunity to gain in-depth experience in the biopharmaceutical industry within Ipsen’s Medical and Regulatory Affairs. At Ipsen, we have a clear mission: to improve patients’ lives. We are a dynamic and growing global biopharmaceutical leader focused on innovation and specialty care, with a focus on 3 core areas: oncology, neuroscience, and rare diseases.
Areas of Focus for the PharmD Fellowship Program include:
U.S. Medical Affairs rotation may include (choice of 2 areas*): Medical Information, Medical Strategy, Thought Leader Engagement, Scientific Communications and Publications, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Medical Affairs Training
Regulatory Affairs rotation will include: US Commercial Regulatory Affairs, Global Regulatory Labeling
*Other cross-functional experiences as discussed per candidate aspirations
The program consists of a 1-year rotation through the Medical Affairs team and 1- year rotation through the Regulatory Affairs team. The PharmD Fellow also participates in the Northeastern University seminars/events/teaching opportunities. The fellow will work virtually and/or on-site at Ipsen in Cambridge, MA, and virtually and/or on-site at Northeastern University.
Understand various roles, processes and industry standards involved in the US Medical Affairs, US Commercial Regulatory and Global Regulatory Labeling areas at Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Assist in the creation of medical information response documents
Be an active contributor to the team to develop/launch medical strategies within the Medical Affairs Teams
Contribute to the review of promotional and medical materials
Work closely with Medical Affairs team to develop training and scientific education for internal and external stakeholders
Collaborate with cross-functional teams (regulatory, marketing, sales, legal, clinical development) to provide and communicate the most up to date scientific information as a subject matter expert
Learn how to develop strategic scientific communication plans in a cross-functional manner
Partner with Medical Directors /Health Economics Directors to develop scientific materials that align with the scientific communication materials that align with the scientific communication plan (e.g. manuscripts, abstracts, posters, slide decks).
Learn the basic tenants of US promotional labeling regulations and apply to the regulatory review of marketing materials
Support continuous improvement of US promotional review process through evaluation and revising Work Instruction and Standard Operating Procedure documents
Interpret and summarize for US affiliate colleagues new FDA Guidance Documents identifying impact to the company
Liaise with commercial stakeholders and compliance functional partners to help identify areas of vulnerability and offer mitigation strategies
Conduct competitor regulatory intelligence analysis, liaise with functional partners and present opportunities for objection handling, competitor complaint and/or revising promotional claims
Evaluate and revise promotional regulatory internal training documents · Work cross functionally to establish and maintain core company data sheet for IPSEN products
Manage required labelling updates, proofreading, and version control
Manage quality control over core company data sheet labelling process
Maintain tools that support coordination with other functions (e.g., Product distribution lists)
Communicate and disseminate newly approved core company data sheet to internal stakeholders
Maintain and catalogue all labelling materials in accordance with company policies, procedures, and technologies.
Gain experience and skills to be a successful member of a Medical or Regulatory Affairs department in the biotech industry.
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.