GSK Oncology Postdoc Research Fellow

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 14, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
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Full Time

GSK Oncology Postdoc Research Fellow

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

GSK Oncology is committed to the discovery and development of new and potentially life-changing therapies for patients with cancer. Our vision is for people with cancer to not only live, but to live well, because we are delivering innovative and transformational medicines. GSK's approach to oncology is focused on novel research in the areas of immuno-oncology, tumor cell targeting, oncology cell therapy, and synthetic lethality. Coupled with extensive mentorship opportunities provided by the GSK Oncology Global Scientific Communications Fellowship Program, the fellow will work in conjunction with the Global Medical Affairs team to help support this mission and vision.

The Pharmacy Postdoctoral Fellow will join the Global Oncology Scientific Communications team for a two-year commitment, where they will be immersed in all Global Medical Affairs activities. The focus of the fellowship will be in Scientific Communications with an initial three-month rotation with the Global Scientific Communications team. The fellow will then participate in three consecutive rotations in various Global Medical Affairs functions for a duration of three months per rotation, while continuing to support the Global Scientific Communications team with 30% of their capacity. GSK Oncology offers an array of Global Medical Affairs rotations, including, but not limited to: Medical Information, Scientific/Medical Director's Office, Publications, Program Strategy, Early Innovation and Medical Strategy, and Medical Affairs Research. Additionally, the fellow has the opportunity to learn about various industry functions such as Value Evidence & Outcomes, Clinical Development, or the Commercial Organization through longitudinal projects. Rotations may be extended at the discretion of the rotation supervisor. The remaining one year of the fellowship will be fully dedicated to Global Scientific Communications activities.


Global Scientific Communications:
Example Job Responsibilities, includes but are not limited to:

Contribute to overall Global Medical Training plan, including oversight and delivery of internal training materials for MSL/Medical affairs use

Create core Global Medical Materials and tools for internal and external communication (e.g. trial in progress decks and Medical/Pipeline congress training materials

Contribute to externally facing meetings such as GSK-led Medical Education activities, advisory boards, satellite symposia, and investigator broadcasts

Plan and execute quarterly cross-functional Medical Communications Workshops to ensure alignment on Scientific Communications and Publications strategy and tactics

Plan and execute cross-functional Scientific Platform Working Group sessions to ensure alignment on interpretations of individual datasets/collections of data and flawless integration of new datasets into asset Scientific Platforms


Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts.

Preferred Qualifications:

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.

Salary Grade:


Additional Information:

Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of November 1st , 2021:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded

  • Unofficial PharmD transcripts, uploaded

  • Cover letter, uploaded

  • Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to 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 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.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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