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U.S Medical Affairs Postdoctoral Research Fellow at AMRYT Pharma

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
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Sep 20, 2021

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U.S Medical Affairs Postdoctoral Research Fellow at AMRYT Pharma

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:
The Northeastern University Fellowship Program provides a dynamic academic environment offering fellows the opportunity for a wide breadth of experiences:

Develop teaching skills through participation in our Teaching and Learning Seminar series

Facilitate small and large group didactic education in partnership with a faculty mentor

Utilize a layered learning model in experiential education by co-precepting students on pharmacy practice experiences including Northeastern's unique co-op program

Create, present, and publish scholarly research through collaborative industry and university relationships

Engage with faculty who participate in various interdisciplinary graduate programs including biotechnology, nanomedicine, immunology, health informatics, and drug discovery

Network with area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees

About Amryt:
Amryt is a global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and delivering innovative new treatments to help improve the lives of patients with rare and debilitating diseases. A core belief at Amryt Pharma is that we operate on a foundation of responsibility, integrity, and ethical practice. Our exceptional team offers a wealth of experience in identifying, commercializing, and delivering new treatments across global markets. Our ability to navigate diverse regulatory and reimbursement environments, combining a ‘think global, act local approach', positions us optimally to deliver our goals and get our life changing medicines to all those who need them.

Amryt comprises a strong and growing portfolio of commercial and development assets. Amryt's commercial business comprises three orphan disease products - metreleptin (Myalept®/ Myalepta®); octreotide (Mycapssa®); and lomitapide (Juxtapid®/ Lojuxta®). Amryt also intends to develop oral medications that are currently only available as injectable therapies through its Transient Permeability Enhancer (TPE®) technology platform.


US Medical Affairs:
The Medical Affairs fellowship at Amryt will offer an opportunity for fellows to develop a proficient understanding of US Medical Affairs, including analyzing, developing and delivering scientifically-balanced data to healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes. Throughout the fellowship, the fellow will engage in projects to learn and understand disease state and master product data while gaining experience in various functions within Medical Affairs. The fellow will develop an understanding of industry regulations and guidance governing clinical research, medical communications/interactions and non-promotional and promotional materials by working in cross-functional teams outside of Medical Affairs including Legal/Compliance, Marketing, Sales, Market Access, Clinical Development and Regulatory. The fellow will also participate in key Medical Affairs activities including the following:

Contribute to planning, development, and updates to scientific communication materials for the Field Medical team and other uses, e.g., Global Scientific Platforms, Medical booth materials

Provide support for publications by identifying data gaps, generating publication concepts, and executing to product publication plans

Collaborate with medical director, marketing, legal, and regulatory to review promotional materials for scientific accuracy

Participate in collaborative research activities by reviewing proposals, supporting site recruitment and education, study conduct and data analysis

Engage in the exchange of data and knowledge with both internal and external audiences in a scientific and balanced manner as they relate to clinical research, disease state awareness, pipeline assets, and therapeutic trends

Work with the Field Medical team to gain an understanding of thought leader engagement and territory management by developing and fostering relationships with key HCPs, researchers and institutions

Collect and analyze insights from Field Medical and congresses to appropriately inform and prioritize activities to meet the needs of the scientific community

Staff medical booths at scientific congresses

Potential for additional opportunities within the broader Global Medical Affairs organization

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

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent communication, time management, and leadership skills, ability to work independently and take initiative on a variety of projects at Amryt 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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