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Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Apply now Job no: 501792
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:

The Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship 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
  • Utilize a layered learning model in experiential education by co-precepting students on pharmacy practice experiences including Northeastern’s unique co-op program
  • Create, present, and publish scholarly research through collaborative industry and university relationships
  • Engage with faculty who participate in various interdisciplinary graduate programs including biotechnology, nanomedicine, immunology, health informatics, and drug discovery
  • Network with area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees

About Blueprint Medicines:
Blueprint Medicines will offer three 2-year Fellowship Programs in collaboration with Northeastern University designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting. Blueprint Medicines is a global precision therapy company striving to improve human health. With a focus on genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy, we combine our leading expertise in protein kinases with a uniquely targeted, scalable approach to empower the rapid design and development of transformational medicines.

Responsibilities:

Global Medical Affairs:
The Medical Affairs fellowship at Blueprint Medicines will offer an opportunity for fellows to develop a proficient understanding of Global 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 state 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 medical communications/interactions and advertising/promotional materials by working in cross-functional teams outside of Medical Affairs including Legal/Compliance, Marketing, Clinical Development and Regulatory.  The fellow will also participate in key Medical Affairs Launch and Pre-Launch Activities including the following:

  • Work cross-functionally within Medical Affairs to strategically plan and develop medical information letters and reactive/proactive scientific communication materials for customer facing teams
  • Collaborate with marketing, legal, and regulatory to review promotional materials for scientific accuracy
  • Manage a global medical information call center, deliver responses to escalated inquiries, and ensure training on updated product information and related materials such as standard response letters
  • Provide support for publications by strategically identifying data gaps, developing and executing publication plan
  • Assist in developing and presenting training materials for Medical Information call center and field medical on new or updated scientific information on our products, if approved
  • Engage in the exchange of data and knowledge 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 Affairs Team to gain an understanding of thought leader engagement and territory management by developing and fostering relationships with critical HCPs and institutions
  • Staff medical Information and pipeline booths at scientific congresses

Qualifications:

Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts.


Preferred Qualifications:

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.

 

Salary Grade:

 10

Additional Information:

Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of December 1, 2019:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded
  2. Unofficial college transcripts, uploaded
  3. Cover letter, uploaded

Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to PharmDFellowships@northeastern.edu by December 13, 2019. LOR writers should include the candidate’s name and fellowship program(s) in the subject line (e.g. Smith, John – Alnylam).

Address cover letter and three LORs to:
J. Andrew Orr-Skirvin, PharmD, BCOP
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy
Chair, Department of Pharmacy & Health System Sciences
Director of Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program
360 Huntington Ave
140 The Fenway, R218
Boston, MA 02115

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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