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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 507714
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.


 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.

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.


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.

Preferred Qualifications:



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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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