Post-Doctoral PharmD Fellow - Oncology Medical Affairs

Bothell, WA, United States
Oct 25, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Seattle Genetics Medical Affairs Fellowship is a one-year, experiential program at Seattle Genetics, Inc. based in Bothell, WA. The purpose of this program is to prepare PharmD fellows for career opportunities in pharmaceutical Medical Affairs by providing in-depth biopharmaceutical industry experiences and enhancing clinical knowledge.

The fellow will build Medical Affairs expertise and expand their clinical knowledge through active participation on the Medical Affairs team. During the fellowship year, the fellow will have the opportunity to achieve the following objectives: obtain an understanding of the role of Medical Affairs in the biopharmaceutical industry; develop clinical data analysis, interpretation, and communication skills; gain the ability to recognize unmet patient needs and render clinical insight for application to strategic product plans, and develop industry-appropriate professional skills to promote the role of PharmDs in the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will have opportunities to gain experience through rotations with the Medical Information, Medical Communications, Clinical Value and Outcomes, Scientific Alliances, Medical Education, Medical Director, and Medical Science Liaison teams. The fellow will also interact with key cross-functional groups within Seattle Genetics, including Commercial, Regulatory, and Clinical Development.

The fellow will support ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin), a novel, antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) directed to the CD30 surface antigen on cells using Seattle Genetics' proprietary ADC technology. ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) is approved for the treatment of two types of lymphoma in more than 71 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Japan and members of the European Union. The fellow will also provide support for Seattle Genetics' pipeline programs.

  • Develop skills in a broad set of Medical Affairs-related areas and their role within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Congress planning and project management to support Medical Affairs at large national meetings, including authoring communications materials and digital content, developing graphics, and working with vendors
  • Use clinical expertise and insights gathered to inform projects and initiatives in Medical Affairs and other departments
  • Cross-functional collaboration within Seattle Genetics, as well as interface with external stakeholders that may include healthcare professionals, payers, corporate partners, and others
  • Research, create, update and review medical information resources and materials to provide fair and scientifically balanced responses to medical inquiries for Seattle Genetics products
  • Assist with the review of investigator sponsored research proposals
  • Provide input in the development and review of medical publications, ensuring scientifically accurate manuscripts and materials
  • Coordinate and participate in the medical review of scientific and promotional materials for external publication and presentation, as well as internal training
  • Assist Medical Science Liaisons in supporting investigator-led studies, communicating with health care professionals, and supporting research activities
  • Create and execute longitudinal projects, with publication and/or presentation opportunities
  • Give regular presentations of Medical Affairs-related topics for both internal and external audiences
  • Travel may include, but is not limited to, the annual ASCO/ ASH meetings and ASHP Midyear

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited institution
  • Relevant Internship or Clerkship experiences
  • Prior clinical or industry experience is preferred
  • Prior oncology experience is preferred
  • Completion of a PGY1 or PGY2 pharmacy residency is desirable
  • Evidence of appropriate analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Basic knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry including Product Development, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, and Commercial operations
  • Possess good communication skills, including oral, written and presentation
  • Self-motivated, energetic, able to work and learn independently
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Application deadline is Friday, November 30th, 2018. No references necessary until final onsite interview at Seattle Genetics.