This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration at Northeastern University and Blueprint Medicines is designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting.
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.
Oncology and Rare Disease Marketing
The Oncology Marketing Fellowship at Blueprint Medicines will offer a unique opportunity to complement one’ PharmD training with hands-on commercial experience within a rapidly growing biotechnology company. The fellow will work directly on one of Blueprint Medicines’ brand teams and engage in projects around marketing strategy, tactical execution, market analytics, sales training and, patient services. In addition this fellow will collaborate on a daily basis with professionals across the organization including Sales, Market Analytics, Market Access, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, and Patient Advocacy.
Key workstreams may include:
Manage the development and execution of select branded and unbranded promotional materials
Coordinate elements of marketing operations, including those related to the promotional material review, promotional material fulfillment, and field training for new material
Assist in managing market research for message testing and to derive treatment landscape insights from key customer groups
Summarize key insights from emerging clinical data in the oncology space to inform projects and initiatives within the commercial organization
Assist in managing and directing advertising agencies and other marketing external vendors
Develop and deliver presentations as needed to the marketing team and other internal groups
Collaboration with internal and external partners across drug development and commercialization continuum
Travel may include, but is not limited to, attendance at key sales and marketing meetings, as well as attendance to medical congresses
Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships
The Northeastern University Fellowship Program provides a dynamic academic environment offering fellows the opportunity for a wide breadth of experiences:
Develop teaching skills through participation in our Teaching and Learning Seminar series
Facilitate small and large group didactic education in partnership with a faculty mentor
Utilize a layered learning model in experiential education by co-precepting students on pharmacy practice experiences including Northeastern’s unique co-op program
Create, present, and publish scholarly research through collaborative industry and university relationships
Engage with faculty who participate in various interdisciplinary graduate programs including biotechnology, nanomedicine, immunology, health informatics, and drug discovery
Network with area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees
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.
Please note that applications will only be accepted via Northeastern University's website.
Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of December 1, 2019:
Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded
Unofficial college transcripts, uploaded
Cover letter, uploaded
Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to PharmDFellowships@northeastern.edu by December 13, 2019. LOR writers should include the candidate’s name and fellowship program(s) in the subject line (e.g. Smith, John – Alnylam).
Address cover letter and three LORs to:
Andrew Orr-Skirvin, PharmD, BCOP
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy
Chair, Department of Pharmacy & Health System Sciences
Director of Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program
360 Huntington Ave
140 The Fenway, R218
Boston, MA 02115
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 501794
About Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships
The NORTHEASTERN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM provides fellows with dynamic biopharmaceutical industry experiences with the benefits of an academic environment. Over two-years, fellows work at one of the partner companies located in the greater Boston and Cambridge, MA areas and at Northeastern University’s School of Pharmacy.
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE: Comprehensive understanding of drug development and commercialization. Robust program personalization to advance the fellow’s career goals. Large and small group teaching; scholarly research with opportunities to publish. Opportunity to pursue graduate degrees in business, public health, regulatory affairs, and others. Network with leaders, entrepreneurs, and drug developers in the biotech capital of the world.
PARTNER COMPANIES & POSITIONS: Alkermes, Alnylam, Bluebird Bio, Blueprint Medicines, Flexion, Ipsen, GSK, Tetraphase, Vertex, Verastem Oncology.
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