Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ipsen-Rare Disease Operations and Marketing
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 4656625
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ipsen-Rare Disease Operations and Marketing
About the Opportunity
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.
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
360 Huntington Ave, 140TF R218
Boston, MA 02115
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
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.