Tesaro Postdoc Research Fellow in Medical Affairs

Jan 29, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Tesaro Postdoc Research Fellow in Medical Affairs

Requisition Number: STFR004329

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Pharmacy Postdoctoral Fellow will join Global Medical Affairs for a two-year commitment, where they will be immersed in all US and Global Medical Affairs activities. Their first year will comprise primarily of rotations throughout Medical Affairs, where the Fellow will be expected to work on three-month long projects, which may be extended at the discretion of their rotation supervisor. The projects will include: Medical Information content development, including medical response letters and core data decks, Field Medical Affairs (Medical Science Liaison) shadowing, Medical Publication support, including the development of manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations, Internal Medical Training, and Medical Affairs Research. During the rotation period, they will be expected to dedicate 50% of their time to supporting the Medical Information Team. They will also learn about Pharmacovigilance, Healthcare Economics and Outcomes Research, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Development, and the Commercial Organization. After the first year, they will choose one area within Medical Affairs to conduct a dedicated three-month extended rotation in. The remaining nine months will be fully dedicated to Medical Information activities. Throughout the fellowship, they will devote some of their time as a medical reviewer and also present journal clubs. The Fellow will:

  • Complete three-month long projects during rotations for Medical Affairs functions
  • Develop cross-functional relationships across the organization
  • Provide medical review support for Medical/Legal/Regulatory review of medical and promotional materials as needed
  • Present at regularly-scheduled journal clubs (monthly, or less depending on schedules)
  • Attend major pharmacy and medical congresses, including ASHP, HOPA and ASCO; attend sessions and Medical Education symposia and provide summary reports
  • Develop medical response letters, slide decks, and related documents as needed during rotations and in second year
  • Support Medical Information Call Center overflow escalations as needed
  • Oversight and mentoring of 6 year APPE students
    Northeastern University School of Pharmacy focus:
    Fellow has the opportunity to teach courses in both large and small group settings and co-precept experiential education students. Fellow 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. Fellow will work from Tesaro in Waltham, MA, and a Northeastern office on campus, as well as opportunities at various clinical practice settings (hospitals, clinics, pharmacies) with Northeastern faculty.


    Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy, authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the two-year fellowship, strong written and verbal communication skills and an interest in pursuing a career in the biopharmaceutical industry.

    Additional Information:
    Applicants MUST submit ALL of the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by February 28, 2018:

    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 individuals who will be submitting letters of recommendation

    PROCESS FOR REFERENCES: These 3 individuals providing recommendation letters MUST personally email their letter of reference to [email protected] and [email protected] directly, using “Tesaro-with the candidate’s name” in the subject line of the email.

    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: [email protected]

    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.