Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences
FT/PT: Full Time
This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration at Northeastern University and Verastem Oncology is designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting. The core mission of the Verastem Safety & Pharmacovigilance group is to ensure patient safety for all patient's receiving Verastem manufactured products. This is done by ensuring that the safety profile of Verastem products remains accurate and up-to-date throughout the product life cycle of development and commercialization through the following core activities:
Relevant safety information including reports of side effects is collected and analyzed.
Possible safety signals are carefully validated and characterized. Strategies are implemented to minimize risks and to ensure that products are used in a way that maximizes benefits and minimizes risks. Key among these is to ensure that accurate and up-to-date information on the safety profile of Verastem products is available to patients and prescribers in a timely manner. Communication with patients, providers, regulatory agencies, and other concerned bodies is essential to this effort. This includes developing and updating the investigator brochure and product label as well as any adjunct information for patients and health professionals. This information must be kept current throughout the life cycle of each product: from development through commercialization.
Safety & Pharmacovigilance coordinates Verastem's intense multi-disciplinary commitment to the safety of our drugs. This fellowship program in pharmacovigilance offers Doctor of Pharmacy Graduates the opportunity to participate in all aspects of safety data collection, evaluation, and communication. Fellows will gain practical hands-on experience. They will have the opportunity to take additional courses at Northeastern to expand their knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and drug regulations while earning credit towards an additional graduate degree through the College of Professional Services. Northeastern University School of Pharmacy focus: Fellows have the opportunity to teach courses in both large and small group settings and co-precept introductory and advanced practice experiential education students. Fellows 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. The fellows will work primarily at the Verastem Oncology office in Needham, as well as Northeastern offices on campus
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 Verastem Oncology and Northeastern.
Applicants MUST submit ALL of the following APPLICATIONMATERIALS by December 10, 2018 to fellowships@Verastem.com: 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 persons (references) who will be submitting letters of recommendation PROCESSFORREFERENCES: These 3 individuals providing recommendation letters MUST personally email their letter of reference to fellowships@Verastem.com directly, including the candidate's name in the subject line of the email. The deadline for receiving these is also December 17, 2018. 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.
Requisition Number: STFR005075
Internal Number: 58425
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.