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Apply now Job no: 507712
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:

 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 Regulatory Sciences:

The Regulatory Affairs Fellowship at Blueprint Medicines offers a great opportunity to complement one’s PharmD training with hands-on regulatory experience within a rapidly growing biotechnology company. The fellow will work with Blueprint Medicines’ clinical development teams and engage in projects on initiating/supporting global clinical trials, preparing investigational and approval application submissions to global health authorities like FDA, and life cycle management of Blueprint Medicines’ pre- and post-approval programs. In addition, the fellow will collaborate with professionals across the organization including Commercial, Clinical Development, Manufacturing, Medical Affairs, and Preclinical Development. Given the breadth of product portfolio of Blueprint Medicines, this fellowship is a unique opportunity for exposure to a broad set of regulatory experiences in a short period of time.

Key workstreams may include:

Manage the development and execution of regulatory submissions for assigned projects

Contribute to the development of regulatory strategy for life cycle management of Blueprint Medicines clinical programs

 Summarize key insights from global drug approvals, applying lessons to Blueprint Medicines clinical programs

 Collaboration with internal and external partners across drug development and commercialization continuum. Develop and deliver presentations as needed to the regulatory team and other internal groups.

 

Qualifications:

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

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 University.


Preferred Qualifications:

 N/A

 

Salary Grade:

 10

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 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

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 www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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