Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ipsen-Rare Disease Operations and Marketing
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About the Opportunity:
Northeastern University’s Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program is a two-year fellowship designed to advance the education and training of Pharm.D. graduates in various areas of industry pharmacy including regulatory affairs, medical information/affairs, patient safety, outcomes research, and many other areas. The program is a collaboration between Northeastern University and biopharmaceutical industry partners.
Our 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
Create, present, and publish scholarly research through collaborative industry and university relationships
Engage with faculty who participate in various interdisciplinary
Network with area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees
In partnership with Northeastern University, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is offering a two-year Rare Disease Operations and Marketing PharmD fellowship based in Cambridge, MA.
We are not accepting PPS interview requests. Applicants must apply through our career portal to be considered for this position. Apply today using the link at the end of this posting!
Ipsen is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas – Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. Our presence in North America dates back to 1976, and now includes Ipsen’s third global hub right in the heart of the leading global biotech ecosystem in Cambridge, Mass., where a fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, R&D, Manufacturing and Commercial operations collaborates. With Ipsen’s expansion of its footprint in Cambridge, and new North America headquarters in Kendall Square, the group is building a sustainable innovation engine within the biotech community.
Rare Disease Business Unit, Commercial:
This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration with Northeastern University and Ipsen is designed to provide Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an opportunity to gain in-depth experience in the biopharmaceutical industry within Ipsen’s Rare Disease Business Unit Commercial Teams. At Ipsen, we have a clear mission: to improve patients’ lives. We are a dynamic and growing global biopharmaceutical leader focused on innovation and specialty care, with a focus on 3 core areas: oncology, neuroscience, and rare diseases.
Areas of Focus for the PharmD Fellowship Program include:
Commercial Insights generation
Marketing strategy development, including assistance with brand planning
Design and implementation of marketing programs and materials across diverse customer audiences
Sales operations management
Product Launch preparation
Operational coordination cross functional teams
Other cross-functional experiences as discussed per candidate aspirations will be possible.
The program consists of a 2-years rotation through the therapeutic areas with 12-month rotations through the different areas of marketing and operations. The PharmD Fellow also participates in the Northeastern University seminars/events/teaching opportunities. The fellow will work on-site at Ipsen in Cambridge, MA, and at Northeastern offices on campus.
Understand approach to market research generating actionable insights to drive commercial strategy
Understand various roles, processes and industry standards involved in the Commercial areas at Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Understand the process of developing marketing programs and tools and assist in their development
Contribute to the approval of internal promotional materials, understanding process lessons and best practices
Be an active contributor to the team to develop/launch commercial strategy within the Rare Disease Business Unit marketing teams
Work closely with sales and operational teams to assist in driving sales execution
Support implementation of tactical sales and marketing plans
Work closely with sales team to track progress of execution of marketing plan
Assist in development of dashboards and actionable insights to evolve strategy and adjust compliant actions in the marketplace
Collaborate with cross-functional teams (regulatory, medical, marketing, sales, legal, access) to support development of the brand strategy and its implementation
Gain experience and skills to understand how to leverage analytics to build a strategy and champion it
Support development of training materials and assist in preparation of POA (plan of action meetings)
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 October 31, 2023
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.edu by November 29th , 2023. 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
Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships Program offers a variety of two-year post-PharmD research fellowships. We aim to provide fellows with a dynamic environment to develop industry and academic skills to be leaders in their fields.
With the rich biopharmaceutical landscape of Greater Boston as a backdrop, our programs offer the fellow an opportunity to work with innovative industry partners in a variety of specialty areas while partnering with Northeastern University faculty in the areas of research, scholarship, and teaching.