The McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. develops and markets a broad range of well-known and trusted OTC products in the United States.
The consumer-based, one-year fellowship provides an opportunity to obtain experiential training in both medical information and medical affairs. A variety of projects and shadowing experiences are available for fellows interested in gaining additional exposure to the Regulatory Affairs functional area as well.
This is a 1-year post-graduate training program providing in-depth training and hands-on experience in both medical information and medical affairs.
This fellowship prepares individuals to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Weekly responsibilities are split between USciences (20%) and Johnson and Johnson (J&J) (80%).
The fellow will successfully complete projects related to industry, the fellowship program, and teaching responsibilities.
It is expected that as the fellow progresses through the program, the individual will be able to practice with increasing levels of independence.
Develop and cultivate core skills and competencies in analytical reasoning, critical and strategic thinking, problem solving, communication, influencing, and teamwork.
Develop professional responsibility and enhance leadership presence.
Enhance interpersonal communications with healthcare providers, strategic business partners, and consumers.
Strengthen ability to critically evaluate, interpret, synthesize, and communicate scientific information.
Instill knowledge of laws, compliance regulations, and guidance’s pertaining to medical and regulatory affairs
Advance critical thinking skills through industry-based projects and cross-functional teamwork.
Strengthen leadership and professionalism through participation in academic and industry initiatives.
Apply and communicate clinical knowledge to projects and project teams.
Participate on innovative teams that aid in new consumer product development
Collect, review, interpret and disseminate medical information pertinent to J&J's over-the-counter (OTC) product lines
Develop core skills related to scientific exchange, medical materials development, customer communications, and medical content review
Build relationships with internal and external business partners
Improve scientific writing skills by authoring medical information response documents and escalated medical information requests
Utilize critical thinking and clinical knowledge to develop fair and balanced communications of product information
Improve verbal communication skills through delivery of scientific presentations and journal club presentations
Participate in promotional review committee to ensure that data included are appropriately medically supported in promotional materials
Participate on multifunctional medical team that includes: Regulatory Affairs, Medical & Drug Information, Global Medical Safety, Research & Development, and Clinical Operations
Participate in analysis and interpretation of clinical study data
Learn how to identify and address potential medical issues and ensure implementation of risk-management strategies
Participate in the development of medical strategies for company products
Assist in the development of medical content for congresses, symposia, and advisory boards
Provide medical support (medical training and education) to Marketing and Sales
Work one-on-one with Regulatory professionals on a variety of Regulatory projects
Network with pharmacists through a variety of resource groups withing the J&J organization including, but not limited to, a Pharmacist's Network and a PharmD Annual Summit
Appointment to Clinical Instructor in Pharmacy Practice
Completion of a one-year teaching certificate program with responsibilities for didactic and experiential teaching and a continuing education (CE) presentation for pharmacists
Actively participate in professional development seminars and workshops designed to enhance professional growth and leadership
Contribute to the successful functioning of the fellowship program, such as facilitating student outreach, recruitment, marketing, social media, team building, etc.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
USciences provides a competitive bi-weekly stipend and a comprehensive benefits package, including the option to enroll, tuition-free, in one of the University's online degree or certificate programs: MBA Pharma/Healthcare or Biomedical Writing.
PPS Interview Request
Interested candidates should submit a request for an interview through the PPS portal with a CV and a letter of intent. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email with the interview date & time.
Online Application Portal
Candidates must complete a formal application through USciences Application Portalby December 2, 2020. In addition, please submit the following items electronically through the portal or via mail/email to the address listed below:
Letter of intent
Three (3) letters of recommendation (sent to the email below)
Writing sample (drug information response is preferred)
Unofficial transcript(s) for all college coursework
Email letters of recommendation to:
James M. Hollands, PharmD, BCPS Fellowship Program Director University of the Sciences Mailbox 34 600 S. 43rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Computer skills: Microsoft Office, email and calendar proficiency
Sufficient technology aptitude to learn new technology systems, including virtual conferencing if necessary
Medical writing proficiency
Communication skills, including formal presentations
Ability to work cross-functionally with a diverse team
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy (by the start of the fellowship program)
The fellow will be required to split their time between the university and the industry site, currently located in Fort Washington, PA, approximately 25 miles from the university.
About Johnson & Johnson Consumer and University of the Sciences
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy is the first pharmacy school in the nation and part of the University of the Sciences. The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration is dedicated to educating students in pharmacy, conducting research, and performing service to advance the University, the profession, and society.