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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 507700
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 the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. 

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. 

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers. 


About the Opportunity: 

 GSK Oncology is committed to the discovery and development of new and potentially life-changing therapies for patients with cancer. Our vision is for people with cancer to not only to live, but to live well, because we are delivering innovative and transformational medicines. GSK’s approach to oncology is focused on innovation in the areas of immuno-oncology, cell therapy, tumor cell targeting, synthetic lethality. 


The Pharmacy Postdoctoral Fellow (fellow) will join the Global Medical Information team for a two-year commitment, where they will be immersed in all Global Medical Affairs activities. The focus of the fellowship will be in Medical Information followed by 3-month rotations available in various Global Medical Affairs functions including: Oncology Program Strategy & Engagement, Scientific Communications, Medical & Scientific Director, Early Innovation & Alliances, Business Planning & Operations, and Global Medical Affairs Research. During the rotation period, the fellow will be expected to dedicate at least 25% of their time to supporting the Global Medical Information Team. The fellow will also have the opportunity to learn about various industry functions such as Pharmacovigilance, Value Evidence & Outcomes, Clinical Development, or the Commercial Organization through longitudinal projects. Rotations may be extended at the discretion of the rotation supervisor. 


Global Medical Information:  

Example Job Responsibilities, includes but are not limited to: 

Develop cross-functional relationships across the organization through implementation of the Global Medical Strategy  

Develop medical response letters, slide decks, infographics, videos and literature summaries for both internal and external stakeholders 

Provide medical review support of medical and promotional materials for the copy approval committees  

Support medical information call center training and escalations and analyze medical information request metrics 

Attend major medical congresses, including ASHP, SITC, SGO, ASH, ASCO; attend sessions and medical education symposia and provide summary reports.  

Develop pre- and post-authorization payer dossiers and submissions to guideline compendia and pathway companies 



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: 


Additional Information: 

Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of November 1st , 2021:  

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded  

  2. Unofficial PharmD transcripts, uploaded  

  3. Cover letter, uploaded  


Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to 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  

360 Huntington Ave, 140TF 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


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