Postdoctoral Fellow Alnylam - Value and Evidence Strategy

Sep 19, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Fellow Alnylam - Value and Evidence Strategy

Requisition Number: STFR004029

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration at Northeastern University and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting.

Alnylam focus: The core purpose of Value and Evidence Strategy team at Alnylam is to lead evidence generation and value demonstration activities through cross-functional collaboration with Clinical Development, Market Access, Market Insights, Regulatory Affairs, and other expertise areas. The Fellow will gain a thorough understanding of, and hands on experience in, health economics and outcomes research methodologies to scientifically evaluate the economic, clinical, and humanistic impact of a therapeutic agent. VESt's goal is to ensure excellence in evidence generation so Alnylam's innovative science can reach patients and healthcare systems.

Longitudinal Activities

  • Conduct evidence gap analysis and data generation strategy to communicate the value of products to internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to prospective and retrospective observational studies, cost effectiveness research, comparative effectiveness research, chart reviews studies, patient-reported outcomes research, and other studies with potential for publication
  • Conduct burden of illness studies and pharmacoeconomic analyses for use by healthcare decision makers
  • Develop and maintain peer/KOL relationships for clinical input into HEOR studies

    Core Value and Evidence Strategy Rotations:

  • Market Access
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Commercial
  • Clinical Operations

    Northeastern University School of Pharmacy focus: Fellows have the opportunity to teach courses in both large and small group settings and co—precept introductory and advanced practice experiential education students. Fellows will also participate in teaching seminars with residents and fellows throughout Massachusetts, and will work with Northeastern faculty in the areas of teaching and scholarly projects leading to publication and scientific presentation. The fellows will work at Alnylam's office in Cambridge, Northeastern offices on campus, as well as various clinical practice settings (hospitals, clinics, pharmacies) with Northeastern faculty.


    Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts, excellent communication, time management, and leadership skills, ability to work independently and take initiative on a variety of projects at Alnylam and Northeastern.

    Additional Information:
    Applicants MUST submit ALL of the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by December 1, 2017:

    The Northeastern online application form MUST include the following items:

    1. CV and Cover Letter, uploaded

    2. Transcripts (*may be unofficial or official), uploaded

    3. Names and contact information (only) of the three persons (references) who will be submitting letters of recommendation

    PROCESS FOR REFERENCES: These 3 individuals providing recommendation letters MUST personally email their letter of reference to directly, including the candidate’s name in the subject line of the email. The deadline for receiving these is also December 1, 2017.

    The Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University is one of nine colleges/schools at Northeastern University, and is a national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences. Comprised of three schools - Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions — over 2200 undergraduates and 1700 graduate students are enrolled in more than 30 degree-granting programs. Complementing our instructional programs, we house nine centers and institutes and the College successfully competes for NIH, NSF and foundation funding.

    Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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