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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts
 
 
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Date Posted 09/15/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

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:

Alnylam is the industry leader in the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into a new class of innovative medicines with the potential to address the unmet needs of patients with debilitating diseases. Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality by harnessing the power of RNAi for human health as an innovative new class of medicines. We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with three approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,500 people in 19 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass., Maidenhead, U.K., Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work six years in a row (2015-2020), a Great Place to Work in the U.K. and Switzerland two years in a row (2019-2020) and a Science Magazine’s Top Employer two years in a row (2019-2020). Please visit www.alnylam.com for more information


In 2015, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals partnered with Northeastern University to offer a unique fellowship opportunity in the heart of Boston. The program set out to equip postdoctoral PharmDs with the skills necessary to develop the advanced medicines of the future, like RNAi. The goal was and remains the same: to cultivate the future leaders of biotechnology and allow fellows to pioneer new therapies for patients. Alnylam fellows are grounded in their core expertise area but utilize the fellowship’s flexibility to branch out and discover other opportunities throughout the organization with personalized rotational experiences. Part of the backbone of the fellowship program is the Northeastern University teaching opportunities which allow fellows to share their knowledge in an educational setting.

The Global Safety and Risk Management (GPSRM) oversees all activities related to the detection, assessment, understanding, and prevention of adverse effects or any other medicine-related problem in order to ensure safe use of medicines and safeguard health of patients. The GPSRM is responsible for all safety-related activities throughout the product’s lifecycle, from the time of planning of first in-human (FIH), clinical studies, through post the expiration date for the last batch of the product distributed. The GPSRM fellowship at Alnylam will engage the fellow in various aspects of pharmacovigilance, including, but not limited to signal detection and management activities, planning, management and support the authoring of aggregate reports (Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Reports (PBRERs), Drug Safety Update Reports (DSURs) etc.), and development and management of Risk Management Plans (RMPs).

The GPSRM fellow will work collaboratively with other Alnylam functions, such as Clinical Development, Research and Operations, Medical Affairs, and Regulatory Affairs. The intent of this program is to train fellows in comprehensive understanding of pharmacovigilance activities to build a foundation for roles in drug development organizations. 

Responsibilities:

 

Alnylam Global Patient Safety and Risk Management

 

Provide scientific, strategic, and operational assistance to safety product leads in order to support the ongoing development and commericalisation of Alnylam products

Participate in collection, interpretation and presentation of safety data in internal forums, including but not limited to Safety Risk Management Team meetings

Participate in signal detection and management activities under the lead of safety physicians and pharmacovigilance scientists

Engage in ongoing safety data review, analysis, and reporting of safety data to internal and external stakeholders including HCPs and Regulatory Agencies

Provide scientific and operational support to planning, management and authoring of safety aggregate reports (PBRERs, DSURs)

Participate in development and management of Risk Management Plans

Assist in the process of global literature review

 

Northeastern University School of Pharmacy

 

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

The fellows will primarily work remotely and/or at Alnylam’s office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Northeastern University responsibilities will be carried out on the Northeastern Boston campus.

 

 

Qualifications:

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.


Preferred Qualifications:

N/A

 

Salary Grade:

 10

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 PharmDFellowships@northeastern.edu   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 www.northeastern.edu/diversity


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