Background: The primary responsibility of the Alexion Global Medical Information team is to respond to unsolicited requests for medical and clinical information about Alexion’s marketed products and products in development received from healthcare professionals, patients/consumers, and public/private payers.
Program Overview: The Alexion Global Medical Information Fellowship will give the fellow the opportunity to learn:
The core function of global medical information:
Respond to unsolicited requests for information
Staff medical booths at medical congresses
Perform literature searches
Develop standard and custom responses
Laws, regulations, regulatory guidances governing the medical information function
Drug development, particularly the development of biologics in the orphan drug/rare disease space
Laws, regulations, and regulatory guidances governing marketing and promotion
Role and functions of different field-based teams (sales representatives, medical science liaisons, medical affairs managers, etc.)
Compassionate use and clinical development
The Alexion Global Medical Information Fellowship will provide the fellow the opportunity to further develop communications skills (both verbal and written), to develop project management skills, to increase understanding of drug development, and to learn about the rare diseases and therapeutic areas in which Alexion is focused on developing treatments. These areas include: hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders. Visit the research and development page at www.alexion.com to learn more about Alexion’s current pipeline.
Fellows will be selected on a nationally competitive basis, with interviews at the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear meeting.
Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college of pharmacy.
Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and an interest in pursuing a career in the biopharmaceutical industry.
All candidates must have authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the two-year fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided.
Participation in the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting Personnel Placement Service (PPS) is strongly encouraged, but not required. Candidates are encouraged to request a preliminary interview at the ASHP midyear meeting through the PPS website.
In addition to your application in PPS, please visit the MCPHS application portal to initiate your formal application http://www.mcphs.edu/pharmdfellow. For each position you request an interview for at PPS, please select it on the portal. Application materials must be received by December 20th.
The formal application materials below must be received by December 20th. Submit via the online portal (https://www.mcphs.edu/academics/postgraduate-opportunities/biopharmaceutical-fellowships).
Letter of intent
3 Letters of recommendation
Contact information only for three references for letters of recommendation
Please note: Final letters of recommendations must be received by December 20th.
Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-changing therapies for patients with devastating and rare diseases. Patients with these life-threatening diseases often have no effective treatment options, and they and their families suffer with little hope. Our goal is to deliver medical breakthroughs where none currently exist. We are driven because we know... people's lives depend on our work.
Alexion was established in the U.S. in 1992 and became a public company in 1996 (NASDAQ: ALXN). Alexion's employees around the world serve patients in approximately 50 countries. Our ambition is to be the global leader in rare diseases by leveraging our 20+ years of expertise in complement biology and our capabilities in hematology, nephrology, neurology and metabolic disorders to bring additional life-changing therapies to patients.
MCPHS University provides an academic environment to guide and support fellows toward a successful career in the biopharmaceutical industry. As a private institution with a history of specializing in health sciences, MCPHS University offers programs that embody scholarship, professional service, and community outreach.
Through MCPHS University, the fellow will have the opportunity to gain teaching and research experience in an academic setting. MCPHS University faculty and company program leaders mentor fellows according to their scholarly and professional interests throughout the two-year program.
As an adjunct instructor at MCPHS, the fellow may have the opportunity to:
• Develop, coordinate, and teach courses
• Co-precept pharmacy students on advanced experiential rotations
• Create and publish scholarly research and/or review articles
• Present research at scientific and clinical meetings
• Participate in professional development seminars with other fellows and residents from MCPHS-affiliated programs