Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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About the Opportunity:
Eidos Therapeutics, a subsidiary of BridgeBio Pharma
Eidos is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing the large and growing unmet need in diseases caused by transthyretin, or TTR, amyloidosis, or ATTR. We seek to treat this well-defined family of diseases at their collective source by stabilizing TTR. Our product candidate, acoramidis (AG10), is an orally-administered small molecule designed to potently stabilize TTR, a potentially best-in-class treatment aiming to halt the progression of ATTR diseases.
BridgeBio finds, develops, and delivers breakthrough medicines for genetic diseases. The company bridges remarkable advancements in genetic science with the entrepreneurial engine required to rapidly create lifesaving medicines for patients with unmet needs. Founded in 2015 by a team of industry veterans, the company has built a portfolio of 20 transformative drugs ranging from pre-clinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas, including genetic dermatology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, renal disease, and ophthalmology. The company's focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aims to translate today's discoveries into tomorrow's medicines. We have offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh with small satellites in other parts of the country.
This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration with Northeastern University and Eidos is designed to provide Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an opportunity to gain in-depth experience in the biopharmaceutical industry within Regulatory Affairs at Eidos. The Pharm.D. fellow will have an opportunity to gain specialized and in-depth training in distinct areas of Global Regulatory Affairs including Regulatory Strategy; Labeling; and Advertising and Promotion. During the second year of the program the fellow may be eligible for rotation(s) in the areas of Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, and Medical Affairs while continuing to develop further in global regulatory affairs. Specific opportunities may vary depending on the interests of the Pharm.D. fellow as well as the needs of the department.
The Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship 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
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 area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees
The structured program will provide a cumulative set of skills that will help facilitate a smooth transition to a successful career after the fellowship.
The program consists of a 2-year assignment within the Regulatory Affairs team and may be eligible for rotation within Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, and Medical Affairs. The PharmD Fellow will remote and work on-site and at Eidos in San Francisco, CA.
Regulatory Strategy Primary Objectives
Manage, develop, and implement regulatory strategy in support of Eidos development programs
Support the planning, preparation and execution of high-quality regulatory submissions (e.g. CTA/IND and amendments, annual reports, initial license applications (NDS/MAA, etc.) and supplements/variations)
Develop and maintain knowledge of ICH, GCP, GMP, and other relevant global guidelines to ensure compliance of regulatory strategies and submissions
Work in cross-functional teams including clinical, statistics, medical affairs, commercial, and nonclinical groups to help operationalize regulatory strategy
Support regulatory interactions with regulatory bodies including preparation of meeting requests and briefing documents
Global Labeling Primary Objectives
Gain in-depth knowledge of labeling regulations regarding Company Core Data Sheet (CCDS), US Package Insert (USPI), Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC), and Structured Product Labeling (SPL)
Support development of regulatory labeling strategy and the negotiation and maintenance of competitive labeling with global Health Authorities
Maintain core labeling documents
Provide strategic guidance on labeling regulations, competitor labeling, and labeling trends and work with cross-functional team to ensure that the regulatory labeling strategy is aligned with the global regulatory strategy
Assist in preparation of responses to labeling-related queries from Health Authorities
Advertising and Promotions Primary Objectives
Support regulatory review of promotional and non-promotional materials in accordance with business goals and objectives, health authority regulations, ICH guidelines, PhRMA guidelines, company policies and established precedents and recommend revisions/actions that achieve fair balance.
Support the review and approval of promotional and non-promotional materials in a cross-functional promotional review committee that includes commercial, medical affairs, and legal
Coordinate timely and accurate review of materials for submission to FDA
Support regulatory reviewer for the promotional review committee to ensure regulatory compliance for all communications
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts and/or California.
Excellent oral and written communication, time management, and leadership skills, ability to work independently and take initiative on a variety of projects at Eidos and Northeastern.
Strong interest in pursuing a career at Eidos and BridgeBio
Strong verbal, written communication, interpersonal, listening, and organizational skills
Ability to work in a diverse environment
Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively
Sense of urgency and perseverance to achieve results
Unquestionable ethics, and professional integrity
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.
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