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Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Apply now Job no: 501794
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 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:

Oncology and Rare Disease Marketing:
The Oncology Marketing Fellowship at Blueprint Medicines will offer a unique opportunity to complement one’ PharmD training with hands-on commercial experience within a rapidly growing biotechnology company. The fellow will work directly on one of Blueprint Medicines’ brand teams and engage in projects around marketing strategy, tactical execution, market analytics, sales training and, patient services.  In addition this fellow will collaborate on a daily basis with professionals across the organization including Sales, Market Analytics, Market Access, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, and Patient Advocacy.

Key workstreams may include:
•  Manage the development and execution of select branded and unbranded promotional materials
•  Coordinate elements of marketing operations, including those related to the promotional material review, promotional material fulfillment, and field training for new material
•  Assist in managing market research for message testing and to derive treatment landscape insights from key customer groups
•  Summarize key insights from emerging clinical data in the oncology space to inform projects and initiatives within the commercial organization
•  Assist in managing and directing advertising agencies and other marketing external vendors
•  Develop and deliver presentations as needed to the marketing team and other internal groups
•  Collaboration with internal and external partners across drug development and commercialization continuum
•  Travel may include, but is not limited to, attendance at key sales and marketing meetings, as well as attendance to medical 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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