USC-Gilead, US Medical Affairs HIV Prevention Fellowship
Location: Foster City, California
Specialty Practice Areas:
Dear Prospective Fellowship Candidate,
The University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, and Gilead Sciences, Inc. are proud to offer a 12-month Fellowship on the US Medical Affairs HIV Prevention Strategy team designed to provide recent PharmD graduates an opportunity to gain the skills and experiences needed to excel in Medical Affairs. The US Medical Affairs fellowship will be remote, with occasional travel required for in-person conferences and team meetings. The fellow will be integral to the US Medical Affairs HIV Prevention Strategy team and will work closely with US Medical Scientists, Global and US Medical Information, the Global HIV prevention team, Clinical Research and other cross-functional partners.
Duration: 1 year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)
Positions Available: 1
Medical Affairs Fellowship Activities:
Develop Strategic Thinking:
The fellow will be involved in the creation and review of the Medical Affairs HIV Prevention Plan of Action (POA) and help ensure medical content, messaging, and reactive tools support execution of the POA
Medical Affairs Content:
The fellow will be involved with the creation, updating, and review of Medical Affairs content such as reactive slide decks, FAQ documents, Medical Affairs advisory presentations, and Commercial Learning and Development Presentations
The fellow will be involved in the development and delivery of training materials for the sales and medical scientist’ teams
The fellow will collaborate with Global and US Medical Affairs Colleagues to cover major HIV/HIV Prevention conferences, delivering timely conference summaries to Medical Scientists and US Providers
Participate in Medical Review:
The fellow will have the opportunity to support the development of US promotional materials, commercial learning and development materials, and Medical Information generated response documents to ensure medical accuracy, cultural appropriateness, alignment with product indication, alignment with public health guidelines, and alignment with the Medical Affairs Plan of Action and strategic messaging
The fellow will contribute to the development of both provider and community advisory programs that solicit feedback from key opinion leaders to integrate into Gilead’s HIV prevention insights and strategy
The fellow will collaborate with colleagues from other departments (regulatory affairs, Clinical Research, Government Affairs) to learn about the role and value of Medical Affairs within the wider organization.
The fellow will learn and comply with regulations and guidance from the various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry.
Based on the fellow’s interest, there is an opportunity to participate in rotations with other departments to gain a comprehensive experience and skills in the pharmaceutical industry
The fellow will have an opportunity to engage in scientific discussions with Key Opinion Leaders during field rides with the Medical Scientists
USC Graduate Coursework:
Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Graduate Certificate Program in a variety of fields
Leadership and Career Development:
Participate in the USC School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat
Minimum Application Requirements: The candidate must have completed a PharmD, MD, Ph.D., or equivalent doctorate from an accredited college or university within five years of initial appointment and a minimum doctoral program GPA of 3.0.
Interview Requests: Interviews are limited and will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Please do NOT request for an interview through PPS. Please submit your application, including your CV and a letter of intent, by November 30, 2021 at the following link: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dh5kNATzRIgAmvs
Document type: PDF
Document name: Last Name_First Name_CV.pdf
Letter of intent
Document type: PDF
Document name: Last Name_First Name_LOI_HIVPrEP.pdf
The letter of intent should describe your experience and interest in HIV Prevention, how this fellowship will help you advance your career in the pharmaceutical industry, and what qualities/skills you have that would be useful on a Medical Affairs team. Please address letters to Jonathon Anderson, PharmD
Director, US Medical Affairs, HIV Prevention Strategy (no physical address required)
If you have any additional questions, please contact the current Gilead fellow, Rajaun Ellis, at email@example.com
If you are interested in learning more, we welcome you to join our online webinar.
USC/Gilead Sciences Fellowship Webinar
Date: November 3, 2021, at 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.