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About the Opportunity:
This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration with Northeastern University and Alkermes plc is designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting. Alkermes is focused on developing innovative medicines that seek to address unmet needs of people living with serious mental illness, addiction and cancer. As a fully-integrated, global biopharmaceutical company, we apply our scientific expertise and proprietary technologies to develop products that are designed to make a meaningful difference in the way people manage their diseases. We actively and collaboratively advocate for the people affected by serious diseases, and are committed to patient engagement, disease education and awareness, and advocacy for important policies that support equitable access to treatment options.
Alkermes Medical Affairs strives to educate healthcare communities and decision makers on the value of our products through the generation and dissemination of scientifically rigorous, accurate, and unbiased information, with the goal of advancing healthcare. We accomplish this by partnering with internal Alkermes colleagues to catalyze science and knowledge and by serving as a bridge between Alkermes and the healthcare community.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Scientific Communication & Publications | Medical Strategy | Field Medical | Medical Relations | Medical Training | Medical Information | Health Economics and Outcomes Research | Investigator Sponsored Studies | Medical Grants
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
- Understand various roles, processes and industry standards involved in the creation and dissemination of medical information in the pharmaceutical industry setting
- Strategically plan, develop and train on standard response letters
- Contribute to the review of internal promotional and medical materials
- Work closely with Medical Affairs team to develop training and scientific education for internal and external stakeholders
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams (e.g. regulatory, marketing, sales, legal, clinical development) to provide and communicate the most up to date scientific information as a subject matter expert
- Create, manage and track strategic scientific communication plans in a cross-functional manner
- Partner with Medical Directors to develop scientific materials that align with the scientific communication plan (e.g. manuscripts, abstracts, posters, slide decks).
The fellows will work at Alkermes in Waltham, Northeastern offices on campus, as well as various clinical practice settings (hospitals, clinics, pharmacies) with Northeastern faculty.
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.
Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of November 1st , 2021:
Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded
Unofficial PharmD transcripts, uploaded
Cover letter, uploaded
Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to PharmDFellowships@northeastern.eduby 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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.