Global Medical Affairs
Pharmacy Postdoctoral Fellow – Global Medical Affairs Post-Doctoral PharmD Fellowship with Vertex Pharmaceuticals & Northeastern University (2 Years) Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. In addition to clinical development programs in cystic fibrosis (CF), Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other rare diseases. Northeastern University's School of Pharmacy and Vertex Pharmaceuticals will be partnering to offer a two-year Doctor of Pharmacy Medical Affairs fellowship program at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston, MA starting July 2020 through 2022. During the program, fellows will work collaboratively and cross-functionally within Vertex's Global Medical Affairs (GMA) group across multiple teams. The fellows will also have the opportunity to rotate to an elective of their choice.
Core Rotation: Global Medical Information Primary Objectives
Utilize clinical expertise to develop timely, accurate, and scientifically balanced responses to unsolicited medical information inquiries
Develop standard and custom medical response documents and FAQs for Vertex marketed and investigational products and relevant disease related topics.
Provide guidance and direction for handling inquiries received by the Medical Information Call Center (MIC)
Review medical inquiries, adverse events, and product complaints received by the MIC to ensure quality, accuracy and to identify inquiry trends
Participate in or lead various department projects and assist in the development of departmental procedural guidelines and standard operating procedures Core Rotation: Global Medical Communications Primary Objectives
Gain in-depth knowledge of disease epidemiology, current and future products, and competitor information
Develop medical communications materials, including slide decks, training memos, and medical guidance documents for field team use
Lead the development of peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts to scientific conferences
Understand development and execution of strategic publications plan and ensure compliance with Good Publications Practices (GPP)
Represent Global Medical Affairs in cross-functional disease and brand medical teams
Work collaboratively across matrix teams to prepare for regional and international conferences