The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, in cooperation with GlaxoSmithKline and United Therapeutics, sponsors two-year fellowships in medical affairs.
NOTE: When requesting an interview, be sure to include your Letter of Interest along with your CV.
The fellowships are designed to allow trainees the opportunity to explore and understand research design and methodology, including the development and execution of research protocols in the clinical investigation of drug therapies, and the broad remit and responsibilities of a medical affairs group. Fellows engage in coursework, seminars, meetings, and hands-on projects to gain an understanding of the full drug development process, from hypothesis generation to study conduct and data analysis as well as presentation and publication of study findings.
Fellowship objectives are to provide training and experience in critical aspects of medical affairs, including:
Principles and applications of pharmaceutical product development and evaluation;
Research study design and methodology, including the development of research protocols in the clinical investigation of new drugs;
Principles and applications of biostatistics and data analysis, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics;
Abstract, poster and platform presentations and publications;
Collaborate with cross-functional teams and support medical strategies;
Launch preparations for new medications and/or new indications;
Competitive intelligence and market analysis; and
Conduct medical reviews of promotional materials and interact with external experts.
Fellows will spend the first year of appointment at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill under the direction of UNC faculty. The second year of appointment will be spent on location at either GSK's or United Therapeutic's research facilities in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For more information, visit pharmacy.unc.edu/programs/fellowships
The application deadline for early consideration is October 30, 2020. The final deadline to apply is December 15, 2020. See pharmacydpetfellowships.web.unc.edu/ for instructions on submitting an application.
Start date: July 1, 2021
Preferred qualifications include a PharmD, PhD, or MD. An advanced degree must be conferred by the time of appointment.
Application requirements: CV, letter of interest, unofficial transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes a standard UNC benefits package, health insurance, support for professional travel and career development.
About Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
At the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, everything we do begins and ends with a patient in mind. We are preparing the next generation of scientists, clinicians and practitioners to discover solutions to the world’s most challenging health care issues. Throughout our history, the School has built a reputation for cutting edge research, rigorous training programs, and outstanding faculty, staff, and students. A world-class university, a model Area Health Education Center (AHEC) system, an award-winning hospital system, and an international center for pharmaceutical research and development, and close proximity to the Research Triangle Park, creates one of the most dynamic centers of learning in the nation. The School is one of five health affairs schools on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and benefits from close collaborations with many on-campus research programs, including the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Infectious Diseases, and the McAllister Heart Institute. The School is the number one ranked pharmacy program based on the U.S. News & World Report ranking and is one of the leaders among schools of pharmacy in research funding.