USC-Neurocrine Biosciences, Medical Communications Fellowship
Location: San Diego, California
USC-Neurocrine Biosciences Fellowship in Medical Communications
The one-year Medical Communications Fellowship based in San Diego, CA is designed to provide the trainee a broad understanding of the various roles and responsibilities within Medical Affairs. The fellowship will provide training activities that support company goals; as well as developmental opportunities through broad-based hands-on experiences and mentorships that integrate them into several medical strategic initiatives. Upon completion of the program, the Fellow will be better prepared for the challenges of a Medical Communications career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Train as a member of the Medical Communications team to gain insight into the various roles within Medical Affairs and other functional groups.
Rotate through a number of core Medical functions with the opportunity to contribute to multidisciplinary teams and build relationships across departments and functions (e.g., health economics and outcomes research, regulatory, market access, clinical development, marketing, and compliance).
Medical Information: Deliver accurate, fair-balanced, evidence-based information to patients and healthcare professionals
Medical Content Development: Create, manage, and update key resources used by internal and external stakeholders to accurately and clearly communicate disease state information, and data on Neurocrine-approved and pipeline products
Publications: Train in cross-functional teams to assist with the execution of the strategic publication plans.
Medical Training: Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to support the development of educational materials based on Neurocrine therapies and disease states.
Field Medical: Support the field medical team through various activities, training, and initiatives that are strategically aligned with key opinion leader (KOL) priorities. Gain Medical Science Liaison field experience.
Identify medical team needs and data gaps and collaborate internally to help drive appropriate solutions and projects.
Develop, implement, and present a longitudinal research project.
Serve as a rotation mentor to pharmacy students.
Collaborate with the other Neurocrine Fellows.
Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Regulatory Sciences.
Participate in the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat.
PharmD, MD, or PhD in applicable field from an accredited university
Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry
Minimum GPA of 3.0
In addition to applying through USC, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent through American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Personal Placement Service (PPS) to request a first-round interview.
Application materials are due to PPS by November 30, 2021
Interviews at the ASHP Midyear meeting are limited and are granted on a competitive basis. Please apply for an interview by submitting your CV and letter of intent through the PPS portal.
Request an Interview
To be considered for an interview, submit your CV and letter of intent as file attachments. Please address the letter of intent to Kira Aldrich, Pharm.D.
Document type: PDF
Document name: Last Name_First Name_CV.pdf
Letter of intent
Document type: PDF
Document name: Last Name_First Name_MC_Letter.pdf
The letter of intent should address your career goals in industry and why you are interested in the USC-Neurocrine Biosciences Medical Communications Fellowship.
Submit Application to USC School of Pharmacy Online Portal
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