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, Takeda Pharmaceuticals is offering a two-year Global Medical Affairs PharmD/PhD 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 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company:
Takeda is focused on creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. We aim to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments in our core therapeutic and business areas, including gastrointestinal and inflammation, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, oncology, neuroscience and vaccines. Together with our partners, we aim to improve the patient experience and advance a new frontier of treatment options through our dynamic and diverse pipeline. As a leading values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, we are guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Our employees in approximately 80 countries and regions are driven by our purpose and are grounded in the values that have defined us for more than two centuries. For more information, visit www.takeda.com.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company is committed to striving towards better health for people and a brighter future for the world through the development and delivery of potentially life-transforming treatments. Takeda Global Medical Affairs (GMA) is part of Global Medical within the Global Portfolio Division. GMA supports the company mission by getting the right drug, to the right patient, at the right time. If you want to make a broader impact on the healthcare community, join our Global Medical Affairs Fellowship.
Global Medical Affairs at Takeda provides medical support across the asset lifecycle, from early clinical development to marketed products, in three areas, Gastrointestinal and Inflammation, Neuroscience, and Rare Genetics & Hematology. The two-year Takeda Global Medical Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to prepare post-doctoral scholars for rewarding careers in the biopharmaceutical industry. Through hands-on experience, fellows will work with various cross-functional teams to learn the role of Global Medical Affairs, develop skills in the analysis, interpretation, and communication of clinical data, and expand their scientific knowledge to render clinical insights and contribute to meeting the needs of healthcare professionals.
In the first year, fellows will complete four 3-month rotations in Global Medical Communications, Global Publications and two elective rotation from a growing list of functions including Medical Excellence, Scientific Training, Medical Evidence Generation, Global Medical Information and Global Medical Leads. In each rotation, fellows will have the opportunity to work with staff across various geographies and learn to navigate the complex dynamics and team environment at a truly global pharmaceutical company. Fellows will be integrated into typical daily workflows of each functional area while also participating and potentially leading special projects and initiatives. In the second year, the fellow will select a specialty concentration in their area of interest and deepen their industry knowledge by owning and leading projects and initiatives. Throughout both years of the fellowship program, mentorship opportunities and one on one interactions with Global Medical Affairs leaders will be available.
Upon completion of the program, fellows will have both broad and deep experience in Global Medical Affairs and be well poised for the challenges of a career in the biopharmaceutical industry.
The fellows will primarily work at Takeda’s office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Northeastern University responsibilities will be carried out on the Northeastern Boston campus.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts.
Doctor of Philosophy degree in a biological or physical science.
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 November 1st , 2023:
Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded
Unofficial PharmD or PhD transcripts, uploaded
Cover letter, uploaded
Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to PharmDFellowships@northeastern.edu by November 29th, 2021. 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.