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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Arvinas, Inc. Global Medical Affairs

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

About the Opportunity

About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University’s Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program is a two-year fellowship designed to advance the education and training of Pharm.D. graduates in various areas of industry pharmacy including regulatory affairs, medical information/affairs, patient safety, outcomes research, and many other areas. The program is a collaboration between Northeastern University and biopharmaceutical industry partners.

Our 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
  • Create, present, and publish scholarly research through collaborative industry and university relationships
  • Engage with faculty who participate in various interdisciplinary
  • Network with area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees

In partnership with Northeastern University, Arvinas, Inc. is offering a two-year Global Medical Affairs PharmD fellowship (remote).

About Arvinas, Inc.:

Arvinas, Inc. in a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of patients suffering from debilitating and life-threatening diseases through the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies that degrade disease-causing proteins.

For people living with cancers and other difficult-to-treat diseases, our approach has the potential to be transformative. Our proprietary PROTAC® protein degraders, or proteolysis-targeting chimeras, work by harnessing the body’s own natural protein disposal system to degrade and remove disease-causing proteins. Arvinas, Inc.'s headquarters is based in New Haven, CT with approximately 40% of our workforce working with virtual or hybrid work arrangements nationwide.


The Medical Affairs fellowship at Arvinas will offer an opportunity to develop skillsets within Medical Affairs and prepare you for a career in the biotechnology industry. Throughout the two-year fellowship program, you will develop a deep understanding of assigned disease landscape(s), master product and competitor data, and gain experience across various functions within Medical Affairs. Our program is also designed to expose you to both Global and US focused projects/workstreams, including launch experience.

As a first-year fellow, you will gain hands-on experience across different functions in Medical Affairs based on personal interests and business needs; a sample list can be found below. As a second-year fellow, you will have the opportunity to go deeper into one of those selected concentrations and spend the remainder of your fellowship in that area of interest(s).

Key Medical Affairs concentrations may include:

  • Scientific Communication
    • Sample projects: Publication planning, identify data gaps & new publication opportunities, build scientific platform/product lexicon, omnichannel communications
  • Medical Strategy:
    • Sample projects: Medical affairs strategic planning + execution, launch readiness, advisory board support, congress strategy, scientific training and educational initiatives
  • Field Medical Affairs (Medical Science Liaison)
    • Sample projects: Scientific engagement with thought leaders, field territory planning, development of proactive & reactive field medical resources, support of local and national congresses
  • Health Economics + Outcomes Research (HEOR)
    • Sample projects: Conduct real world evidence studies, observational studies, patient reported outcomes research, and cost effectiveness analyses
  • Medical Operations/Medical Excellence
    • Sample projects: Provide strategic & operational support into the medical affairs plans & activities, investigator-sponsored/collaborative research program, medical education grant program, and medical affairs congress planning


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

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.

Additional Information:

Applicants should submit the following Application materials:

  • 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 March 1, 2024. 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

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

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.