Genzyme Biopharmaceutical Fellowships
This two-year Post-Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Industry Fellowship is intended to provide a comprehensive experience for PharmD graduates within the biopharmaceutical industry.
Currently, five specialties are offered—
- Clinical Research / Investigational Products
- Global Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology
- Medical Affairs (Rare Diseases)
- Medical Affairs (Sanofi Oncology)
- Regulatory Affairs
Training will be provided primarily in the specialty area of the fellow with exposure to other disciplines involved in the drug development process. The fellow will also participate and interact with faculty and students in an academic environment. Please see the brochure for more information.
As an integral member of the Clinical Pharmacy Research Services (CPRS) department in Genzyme, the Clinical Research Fellow will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in clinical study design, clinical protocol development, investigational products management, as well as provide clinical pharmacy expertise to the multi-disciplinary project teams at Genzyme.
Global Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology
The Global Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology (GPE) Department at Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, is responsible for the monitoring, assessment and communication of safety information throughout a product’s lifecycle. The Fellow will rotate through and support different therapeutic areas (e.g. Rare Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology) within Safety Surveillance & Risk Management (SSRM) and contribute to projects involving multi-disciplinary teams (e.g. Clinical, Medical, Regulatory, Labeling). They will learn about pharmacovigilance tools and methodologies while at the same time enhance their leadership qualities and soft skills.
Medical Affairs – Rare Diseases
The fellow will gain a thorough understanding of rare genetic conditions and the role of Medical Affairs through a rotation-based experience and contributions to publications and medical education programs and materials.
As an integral member of the Rare Diseases Medical Affairs Department in Genzyme, the Rare Diseases Medical Affairs Fellow will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the operations of Medical Affairs supporting publications, field medical, as well as interacting with Key Opinion Leaders.
Medical Affairs - Sanofi Oncology
The Medical Affairs (Sanofi Oncology) Fellow will have the unique opportunity to gain medical affairs experience in a number of core functions through departmental rotations as well as the opportunity for an experiential clinical oncology site rotation. Departmental rotations include, but are not limited to Publications, Medical Education, Scientific Communication, Investigator Sponsored Trials, and Stakeholder Relations. Additionally, the fellow will have the opportunity to pursue other interests through a series of elective rotations, during which they will gain insight into the integral and strategic roles of various groups within the Transplant Oncology Business Unit throughout a product’s life cycle.
The Regulatory Affairs (RA) Fellow will gain experience across a number of specialties within the Regulatory Affairs department. This will include regulatory product development of drugs and medical devices, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls, Regulatory International, Advertising and Promotion, and Regulatory Intelligence. Upon completion of the two year program, the fellow will develop an in-depth understanding of RA and the drug development process from pre-clinical to post-marketing.
The fellow will be selected on a nationally competitive basis. Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and a strong interest in pursuing a career within the biopharmaceutical industry. Applicants must be a US citizen or have permanent US resident status.
Interested individuals should send:
- A curriculum vitae
- A letter of interest
- Three letters of recommendation
- An official college transcript
Completed applications are accepted from November 1st to January 1st. Early submission is highly encouraged due to the competitive nature of the fellow selection process. Electronic copies of the application materials may be provided; however, a hard copy of the official college transcript is required. In addition, electronic letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the reference’ work e-mail.
All correspondence should be sent to:
Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacy
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
11 Forbes Road
Northborough, MA 01532