MCPHS University/Agios Pharmaceuticals- Medical Safety & Risk Management, Post PharmD Fellow
MCPHS / Agios
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary: competitive stipend & benefits
Fellows will receive a competitive stipend and benefit package, including comprehensive health insurance
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Agios, in collaboration with MCPHS , offers a unique fellowship program to promote the role of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) within the biopharmaceutical industry. A fellow gains extensive experiences through various practical activities in both industry and academic settings, which could enhance the potential for accelerated career development.
Medical Safety & Risk Management (MSRM) is responsible for managing the safety profile of products throughout their lifecycle through the continuous monitoring, assessment and communication of safety information. As such, MSRM plays a key role in the management of emerging safety signals in drug development and for maintaining this activity for products in the post-marketing setting. MSRM also ensures on -time reporting of high quality individual case reports and as well as the creation and timely submission of aggregate safety reports to fulfil global regulatory requirements. In addition, MSRM is an active participant in the creation of clear, consistent, and accurate product labelling and other product-related information.
Fellowship Goals and Objectives
The goal of the Agios MSRM Fellowship Program is to give the fellow hands-on knowledge of US and global pharmacovigilance activities including a broad understanding of pharmacovigilance operations, signal detection, and risk management across all stages of drug development from early stage to post marketing and to gain a broad understanding of pharmacovigilance operations.
Developing a strong safety risk management knowledge base and applying those skills practically in the arenas of signal detection and signal management
Obtaining well-rounded knowledge of country-specific pharmacovigilance regulations
Cultivating strong communications and project management skills
Collaborating cross-functionally with various departments within the company as a partner in the product development process
As an integrated member of the MSRM team at Agios, the fellow will be provided with a vast array of invaluable opportunities across both the rare genetic disorders and oncology portfolios. These opportunities will enable the fellow to gain real-life pharmacovigilance experience and will deeply enhance their professional knowledge. Over the two years, the fellow will take on projects of increasing scope and responsibility while obtaining a deep comprehension of safety’s roles, responsibilities, and day-to-day tasks, as well as familiarize themselves with the complexities and cross-functional nature of the drug development process.
To be considered for an interview, please complete a fellowship application on the MCPHS SMApply application portal. Visit https://mcphs.smapply.io/
Please DO NOT request an interview within PPS. Our recruitment teams will contact qualified candidates via email to schedule interviews.
The MCPHS application portal will open up on October 3, 2022. Applicants must upload the following application materials to the online portal by November 11, 2022:
Letter of intent
Unofficial college transcript
Contact information for three references. References will receive an electronic recommendation form to complete separately.
Incomplete applications WILL NOT be reviewed. Interviews CANNOT be scheduled until these materials have been submitted. Please keep in mind that this is a competitive process and applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.
Three recommendation evaluation forms must be submitted no later than December 1, 2022, via the online portal. This is NOT a letter of recommendation but an online form that the reference will need to complete.
Rolling Application Review & Interviews
All submitted applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will also be offered on a rolling basis and opportunities are limited. Priority will be given to those applicants who apply early, well in advance of the deadline.
Rolling interviews will begin mid-October with pre-screens and a mixture of interview rounds, and will conclude in December at the end of the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Candidates will be notified if selected for an interview.
ASHP Midyear & Onsite Interviews
The fellowship program will be conducting in-person interviews at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Candidates attending in-person will not be able to interview without registering for both ASHP and PPS. Please refer to the ASHP & PPS website for registration details.
Top candidates may be invited for interviews at the sponsoring company’s location pending COVID – 19 restrictions.
Recognizing that the choice of a Post-Doctoral Industry Fellowship is an important decision, MCPHS in conjunction with the Academic Industry Fellowship Alliance (AIFA), has agreed to extend offers for Fellowships no earlier than December 7, 2022.
Final candidates will be required to go through additional screening / onboarding as required by MCPHS.
The MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Industry fellows will be selected on a nationally competitive basis. Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy at the commencement of the program.
Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and a strong interest in pursuing a career within the biopharmaceutical industry.
All candidates must have authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the one or two year fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided (i.e., TN, H-1B, STEM OPT, etc.).
Agios is a biopharmaceutical company passionately committed to applying scientific leadership in the field of cellular metabolism to transform the lives of patients with genetically defined diseases. Metabolism is a complex biological process involving the uptake and assimilation of nutrients in cells to produce energy and facilitate many of the processes required for cellular division and growth. Agios believes that dysregulation of normal cellular metabolism plays a crucial role in many genetic diseases. We believe Agios is a first mover in using cellular metabolism, an unexploited area of biological research with disruptive potential, as a platform for developing potentially transformative medicines. Agios intends to apply a deep understanding of metabolism, coupled with the ability to create medicines that can inhibit or activate metabolic enzymes, to fundamentally change the way genetically defined diseases are treated.
Agios has a dynamic culture, which supports our employees’ unwavering commitment to science and patients. World-class founding and leadership teams with the experience and track record to provide the insights required to develop groundbreaking medicines lead a... group of exceptional employees.
We pride ourselves on fostering an interconnected environment that encourages creative scientific collaboration across disciplines. Our unique culture, combined with the commitment and passion of our team, reflect our belief in an “other side of possible” approach to our challenges and our work.