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Postdoctoral Fellow Tetraphase Medical Affairs

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Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow Tetraphase Medical Affairs
Requisition Number STFR004168
Division/College Bouve College of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Division/College Not Applicable
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 10
Posting Date 11/08/2017

This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration at Northeastern University and Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals is designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting.

Tetraphase focus: Our mission within Medical Affairs at Tetraphase is to generate, communicate and disseminate medical and clinical information on pipeline and marketed products, the diseases our products treat and non-product information that supports the vision of the company to internal and external customers in accordance with established regulations, codes and guidelines. As an integral member of the Medical Affairs team, a Tetraphase Fellow will gain valuable experience through contribution to all functional areas within the department, such as Scientific Strategy, Research, Publications, Operations, Medical Information, Thought Leader Engagement, Training, and Education.
During the introductory months of the program, Fellow will focus on developing a broad understanding of the inner workings of a Medical Affairs group while they build disease state and product knowledge through fulfillment of various Medical Information activities. Throughout the fellowship, Fellow will have the flexibility to select and lead department and cross-functional projects based on interest and company needs to enhance learning and professional growth. Fellow will:
• Enhance project management, communication, teamwork and leadership skills
• Perform critical analyses and generation of medical literature
• Develop scientific materials that communicate information about Tetraphase products to internal and external stakeholders
• Present data, gather competitive intelligence, and represent Tetraphase at key Congresses
• Contribute to and/or lead key projects that support departmental and company goals
• Expand scientific knowledge and teaching experience through participation in core curricular and specialty elective courses at Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
• Rotational experience, including in Field Medical Affairs and other options based off of Fellows’ interests and needs; Commercial/Marketing, Regulatory, Supply Chain and Business Development

Northeastern University School of Pharmacy focus: Fellows have the opportunity to teach courses in both large and small group settings and co—precept introductory and advanced practice experiential education students. Fellows will also participate in teaching seminars with residents and fellows throughout Massachusetts, and will work with Northeastern faculty in the areas of teaching and scholarly projects leading to publication and scientific presentation. The fellows will work at Tetraphase’s office in Watertown, 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 college of pharmacy, authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the two-year fellowship, strong written and verbal communication skills and an interest in pursuing a career in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Additional Information

Applicants MUST submit ALL required APPLICATION MATERIALS by December 1, 2017:
The Northeastern online application form MUST include the following items:
1. CV and Cover Letter, uploaded
2. Names and contact information (only) of the three persons (references) who will be submitting letters of recommendation

Optional: Transcripts (*may be unofficial or official)

PROCESS FOR REFERENCES: These 3 individuals providing recommendation letters MUST personally email their letter of reference to directly, including the candidate’s name in the subject line of the email. The deadline for receiving these is also December 1, 2017.

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University is one of nine colleges/schools at Northeastern University, and is a national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences. Comprised of three schools – Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions — over 2200 undergraduates and 1700 graduate students are enrolled in more than 30 degree-granting programs. Complementing our instructional programs, we house nine centers and institutes and the College successfully competes for NIH, NSF and foundation funding.
Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Other

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