Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Takeda-Global Medical Affairs
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 4605385
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Takeda-Global Medical Affairs
About the Opportunity
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company:
Takeda is focused on creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. We aim to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments in our core therapeutic and business areas, including gastrointestinal and inflammation, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, oncology, neuroscience and vaccines. Together with our partners, we aim to improve the patient experience and advance a new frontier of treatment options through our dynamic and diverse pipeline. As a leading values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, we are guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Our employees in approximately 80 countries and regions are driven by our purpose and are grounded in the values that have defined us for more than two centuries. For more information, visit www.takeda.com.
In partnership with Northeastern University, Takeda Pharmaceuticals is offering a two-year Global Medical AffairsPharmD/PhD fellowship based in Cambridge, MA.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company is committed to striving towards better health for people and a brighter future for the world through the development and delivery of potentially life-transforming treatments. Takeda Global Medical Affairs (GMA) is part of Global Medical within the Global Portfolio Division. GMA supports the company mission by getting the right drug, to the right patient, at the right time. If you want to make a broader impact on the healthcare community, join our Global Medical Affairs Fellowship.
Global Medical Affairs at Takeda provides medical support across the asset lifecycle, from early clinical development to marketed products, in three areas, Gastrointestinal and Inflammation, Neuroscience, and Rare Genetics & Hematology. The two-year Takeda Global Medical Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to prepare post-doctoral scholars for rewarding careers in the biopharmaceutical industry. Through hands-on experience, fellows will work with various cross-functional teams to learn the role of Global Medical Affairs, develop skills in the analysis, interpretation, and communication of clinical data, and expand their scientific knowledge to render clinical insights and contribute to meeting the needs of healthcare professionals.
In the first year, fellows will complete four 3-month rotations in Global Medical Communications, Global Publications and two elective rotation from a growing list of functions including Medical Excellence, Scientific Training, Medical Evidence Generation, Global Medical Information and Global Medical Leads. In each rotation, fellows will have the opportunity to work with staff across various geographies and learn to navigate the complex dynamics and team environment at a truly global pharmaceutical company. Fellows will be integrated into typical daily workflows of each functional area while also participating and potentially leading special projects and initiatives. In the second year, the fellow will select a specialty concentration in their area of interest and deepen their industry knowledge by owning and leading projects and initiatives. Throughout both years of the fellowship program, mentorship opportunities and one on one interactions with Global Medical Affairs leaders will be available.
Upon completion of the program, fellows will have both broad and deep experience in Global Medical Affairs and be well poised for the challenges of a career in the biopharmaceutical industry.
The fellows will primarily work at Takeda's office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Northeastern University responsibilities will be carried out on the Northeastern Boston campus.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts.
Doctor of Philosophy degree in a biological or physical science.
Excellent oral and written communication, time management, and leadership skills, ability to work independently and take initiative on a variety of projects at the industry site and Northeastern.
Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of November 1st , 2023:
Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded
Unofficial PharmD or PhD transcripts, uploaded
Cover letter, uploaded
Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to PharmDFellowships@northeastern.edu by November 29th, 2021. LOR writers should include the candidate's name and fellowship program(s) in the subject line (e.g. Smith, John - Alnylam, GSK).
Address cover letter and three LORs to:
J. Andrew Orr-Skirvin, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy
Chair, Department of Pharmacy & Health System Sciences
Director of Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program
360 Huntington Ave, 140TF R218
Boston, MA 02115
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.