Janssen, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of Companies, aims to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented.
The fellowship is two (2) years in Medical Information at Janssen Scientific Affairs in Solid Tumor Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, or Immunology with an additional external rotation. The fellow will hone skills in critiquing and communicating complex scientific information to a variety of audiences, including consumers, health-care professionals and health-care policy decision makers.
The Payer & Health-System component provides advanced skill training in an emerging area focused on meeting the needs of payers, health systems, and clinical decision resource organizations (CDROs) such as compendia, value framework organizations etc. The program offers opportunities to expand knowledge on managed care markets through customer engagement, projects, conferences, and a real-world experiential rotation in pharmacy benefits management. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate cross-functionally with Medical Affairs, Real World Value & Evidence (RWV&E), and/or Market Access, based upon availability.
The two-year fellowship offers two unique rotations that enable fellows to advance and apply skills across industry and payer settings.
This is a 2-year post-graduate training program providing advanced skill training in medical information and focuses on meeting the needs of clinicians, payers, health systems and compendia. This fellowship prepares individuals to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Weekly responsibilities are split between USciences (20%) and Janssen (80%).
The fellow will successfully complete projects related to industry, the fellowship program, and teaching responsibilities.
It is expected that as the fellow progresses through the program, the individual will be able to practice with increasing levels of independence.
Develop and cultivate core skills and competencies in analytical reasoning, critical and strategic thinking, problem solving, communication, influencing, and teamwork.
Develop professional responsibility and enhance leadership presence.
Enhance interpersonal communications with healthcare providers, strategic business partners, and consumers.
Strengthen ability to critically evaluate, interpret, synthesize, and communicate scientific information.
Instill knowledge of laws, compliance regulations, and guidance’s pertaining to medical and regulatory affairs
Advance critical thinking skills through industry-based projects and cross-functional teamwork.
Strengthen leadership and professionalism through participation in academic and industry initiatives.
Apply and communicate clinical knowledge to projects and project teams.
Develop in-depth knowledge of the assigned therapeutic area
Enhance skills in scientific literature retrieval, analysis, and communication
Improve scientific writing skills by authoring scientific response letters and escalated medical information requests from clinicians, payers and other population-based healthcare decision-makers
Utilize critical thinking and clinical knowledge to develop fair and balanced communications of product information to clinicians and compendia
Participate in the creation/maintenance of formulary dossiers
Support product launch and sales training material development.
Develop training materials focused on payer, health system, and clinical decision resource topics for internal-use only
Provide medical review for promotional materials as well as reactive/proactive scientific material
Support development of Voice-of-Customer (VOC) reports, including analysis of inquiries received by Janssen Medical Information Communication Channel and identification of trends/key insights
Support therapeutic area value assessment framework reviews
Pharmacy Benefit Manager
Develop an understanding of the various roles a pharmacist plays at a managed care organization and basic operations of a managed care organization
Support Formulary Management Pharmacists and Clinical Marketing Intelligence teams to update and maintain formulary decision making resources (e.g. drug monographs, drug class reviews, prior authorization criteria, cost savings analyses)
Opportunity to present clinical topics to pharmacy team during specialty subcommittee meetings
Develop an understanding of the strategy for monitoring pipeline drugs for a managed care organization
Appointment to Clinical Instructor in Pharmacy Practice
Completion of a one-year teaching certificate program with responsibilities for didactic and experiential teaching and a continuing education (CE) presentation for pharmacists
Actively participate in professional development seminars and workshops designed to enhance professional growth and leadership
Contribute to the successful functioning of the fellowship program, such as facilitating student outreach, recruitment, marketing, social media, team building, etc.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
USciences provides a competitive bi-weekly stipend and a comprehensive benefits package, including the option to enroll, tuition-free, in one of the University's online degree and certificate programs: MBA Pharma/Healthcare or Biomedical Writing.
PPS Interview Request
Interested candidates should submit a request for an interview through the PPS portal with a CV and a letter of intent. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email with the interview date & time.
Online Application Portal
Candidates must complete an online application through the USciences Application Portalby December 2, 2020. In addition, please submit the following items electronically through the portal or via mail/email to the address listed below:
Letter of intent
Three (3) letters of recommendation (sent via email to the address below)
Writing sample (drug information response is preferred)
Unofficial transcript(s) for all college coursework
Email Letters of Recommendation to:
James M. Hollands, PharmD, BCPS Fellowship Program Director PCP/USciences Mailbox 34 600 S. 43rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495 Pharmafellows@usciences.edu
Computer skills: Microsoft Office, email and calendar proficiency
Sufficient technology aptitude to learn new technology systems, including virtual conferencing if necessary
Medical writing proficiency
Communication skills, including formal presentations
Ability to work cross-functionally with a diverse team
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy (by the start of the fellowship program)
The fellow will be required to split their time between the university and the industry site, currently located in Horsham, PA, approximately 30 miles from the university.
About Janssen Scientific Affairs & University of the Sciences
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy is the first pharmacy school in the nation and part of the University of the Sciences. The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration is dedicated to educating students in pharmacy, conducting research, and performing service to advance the University, the profession, and society.