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Alkermes Postoctoral Fellow in Medical Affairs

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Position Information

Position Title Alkermes Postoctoral Fellow in Medical Affairs
Requisition Number STFR004219
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 02/12/2018

Alkermes focus:
Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company that applies its scientific expertise and proprietary technologies to develop innovative medicines that improve patient outcomes. The company has a diversified portfolio of more than 20 commercial drug products and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates that address central nervous system (CNS) disorders such as addiction, schizophrenia and depression. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and manufacturing facilities in Gainesville, Georgia and Wilmington, Ohio.

This new 2-year Doctor of Pharmacy Fellowship Program will support the Medical Affairs team at Alkermes located in Waltham, MA. 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 clinical, economic, and health outcomes 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.

During the fellowship program, the fellow will be able to work cross-functionally within Medical Affairs to gain a better understanding of the department while building upon key communication, leadership, project management, and problem solving skills. The fellow will start in the Medical Information department to gain knowledge and a comprehensive foundation on disease state, product and industry standards within Medical Affairs and will have the opportunity to rotate through various functions to play an integral part in a broad range of Medical Affairs activities. The fellow will:

• 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 (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 materials that align with the scientific communication plan (e.g. manuscripts, abstracts, posters, slide decks)

Northeastern University School of Pharmacy focus:
Fellow has the opportunity to teach courses in both large and small group settings and co—precept introductory and advanced practice experiential education students. Fellow 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. Fellow will work at Alkermes in Waltham, MA, 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 of the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by January 3, 2018:

The Northeastern online application form MUST include the following items:
1. CV and Cover Letter, uploaded
2. Transcripts (*may be unofficial or official), uploaded
3. Names and contact information (only) of the three individuals who will be submitting letters of recommendation

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 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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