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Bayer HealthCare

Bayer HealthCare Website
100 Bayer Blvd, Whippany, NJ 07981

Fellowship Duration

2 years

Fellowship Positions Available

Bayer Consumer Health (4)

  • Global Innovation & Product Development
  • Medical Affairs
  • Pharmacovigilance Risk Management
  • Rx-to-OTC Switch Science

Bayer Pharmaceuticals (12)

  • Brand Marketing, U.S. Market Access
  • Business Development & Licensing (2)
  • Clinical Trial Management/Clinical Research Operations
  • Early Product Commercialization
  • Global Health Outcomes & Research/Market Access
  • Global Oncology Product Communications & Training (PC&T)
  • Global Regulatory Affairs (2)
  • Medical Communications (2)
  • Oncology Marketing

Company Information

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry. In the United States, Bayer HealthCare is comprised of the following business units: Women's Healthcare, Specialized, Oncology, Diagnostic Imaging, Hematology/Neurology, and General Medicine. The company's goal is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human health worldwide by diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases.

Position Detailed Descriptions

Bayer Consumer Health Recruiting Positions:

Global Innovation & Product Development

Formulation Development Rotation
  • Design and implement pre-formulation, formulation process, and project timelines for new products using Quality by Design principles
  • Participate in consumer insight studies for new product ideation and product design sessions
  • Help design and refine prototypes with the consideration of product stability, regulatory and medical acceptability for innovative Bayer Consumer Health products
Technology Transfer Rotation
  • Perform experiments in the GMP pilot plant to test final formulation, develop a manufacturing process, and scale-up the product
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to optimize formulation for small scale, pilot scale, and commercial scale manufacturing
  • Manufacture experimental, registration, and validation batches for potential marketed products
CMC Documentation Rotation
  • Author, review, and update chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) sections (Module 3) of global dossiers and quality overall summaries of global dossiers
  • Assess regulatory impact of proposed changes at the manufacturing sites (including processes, specifications, testing, packaging, and raw materials)
  • Respond to health authority CMC queries on new or existing products and provide technical justifications based on global and local regulations
  • Collaborate with regulatory colleagues, manufacturing sites, I&D unit and product supply to align on CMC strategy and documentation for new and existing products.

Medical Affairs

  • Propel the Consumer Health business through scientific insights to support new product and claims innovation
  • Develop new claims and indications for OTC drugs, nutritionals, medical devices, and/or cosmetic products.
  • Design study protocols and support clinical research activities using rigorous scientific methodologies and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific and clinical data to support currently marketed products and competitors in the categories.
  • Collect, review, assess, and disseminate scientific and clinical information as it relates to the company products or competitive products
  • Interact regularly with cross-functional team members in reviewing promotional materials for medical accuracy
  • Provide support for the strategy, coordination, and implementation of advisory board meetings and FDA advisory committee meetings
  • Collaborate with key opinion leaders:
    • Attend scientific meetings to support product booth and presentation of scientific posters
    • Lead drafting and submission of publications in reputable scientific journals

Pharmacovigilance Risk Management

  • Prepare safety assessments for new and existing products including medical products and medical devices
  • Work in a global safety environment applying skills and knowledge in a multi-national regulatory environment
  • Collaborate with colleagues in medical affairs, clinical development and regulatory affairs to conduct benefit risk assessments
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies in support of bringing new products to market
  • Contribute to the preparation of a variety of scientific and regulatory documents including Common Technical Documents, Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Reports, and labeling justification documents

Rx-to-OTC Switch Science

Support all phases of a Switch project in the role of a Switch Team member by assisting with:

  • Development of Strategy for Switch programs
  • Assessment of new prescription molecules for Switch potential
  • Providing scientific/medical support for preliminary commercial assessments
  • Drafting regulatory dossiers
  • Contributing to Consumer Behavior research to support Switch programs
  • Technology-enablement and innovation applied to potential switch of molecules in need of special requirements beyond the traditional path to market, i.e. Drug Facts Labeling
Key interfaces:
  • Bayer Pharmaceutical functions
  • Licensing partners
  • Global Functions and Resources Supporting Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health, e.g. Medical Affairs, Safety/Toxicology, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Clinical Operations, R&D Information Center, Consumer Science, Development Centers of Excellence, Regulatory Affairs

Bayer Pharmaceuticals Recruiting Positions:

Brand Marketing, U.S. Market Access

Partner with brand directors to take ownership of high impact projects that drive business decisions

  • Serve as U.S. Market Access Brand Managers, supporting Brand Directors in core therapeutic areas: Women’s Healthcare, Oncology, Neurology, Rare Diseases
  • Obtain additional experiences throughout the product life cycle (New Products, Product Launch, Established Products)
  • Gain a deeper understanding of all Market Access customers: Health Plans/PBMs, Specialty Pharmacy, Trade, Integrated Delivery Networks, Group Purchasing Organization, Government
  • Collaborate with in-house and field-based market access colleagues, cross functional teams, customers, and market access agencies to drive forward business and serve payer customers by:
    • Creating product value propositions for market access customers by working with market research, health economics and outcomes research, medical affairs, and the business unit
    • Developing promotional materials for Bayer products and training field-based account executives on appropriate use ofpieces
    • Supporting marketing materials through the promotional review process with legal, medical, and regulatory colleagues
    • Managing strategic relationships and projects with agency partners

Business Development & Licensing (Recruiting for 2 fellows)

  • Pro-actively identify BD&L opportunities to complement the U.S. portfolio and implement the U.S. BD strategy
  • Interpret scientific and medical information to assess attractiveness of targets for in-licensing, acquisitions, and partnering deals
  • Integrate market and commercial data to support evaluation of portfolio development opportunities
  • Actively collaborate with cross-functional teams from Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Property, and Marketing in due diligence assessments
  • Work with senior members of the BD&L team to provide recommendations and U.S. perspectives to global projects and strategy
  • Fellows in this position will have primary responsibilities supporting the RX/Pharmaceuticals business

Clinical Trial Management/Clinical Research Operations

  • Understand the management of phase I clinical trials from study concept to clinical study report
  • Support and lead the study team by managing all activities as defined per SOPs/OI and ensure regular study team meetings
  • Understand budgeting, payments, accruals, and forecasting
  • Ensure all relevant IT-systems are updated with current and accurate information
  • Train and oversee CROs/vendors: kickoff meetings, study start-up, conduct, and closeout
  • Interact with all members of the clinical development team (regulatory affairs, statistics, data management, medical writing, drug supply, etc)
  • Develop protocol/amendment in collaboration with other study team members
  • Gather and assess patient data review and safety reports

Early Product Commercialization

  • Assist the U.S. Pharma business in ensuring optimal commercial and marketing input is provided and incorporated into pre-Phase 3 global development programs, across all therapeutic areas
  • Prepare and present “indication backgrounders”, which integrate scientific, medical, marketing, and business aspects for therapeutic areas being pursued by pipeline compounds
  • Support preparation of materials for, and actively participate on, cross functional Commercial Development Teams, which are responsible for developing the U.S. position for pipeline projects
  • Manage/support market research studies and competitive intelligence projects to assess compounds with respect to target product profiles, differentiation, opportunities, challenges, and revenue forecasts.
  • Assist with organization of cross-functional advisory boards, including developing material for and identifying/profiling thought leaders.
  • Develop business cases and forecasts for compounds throughout development in order ensure commercial viability of future products.
  • Collaborate with senior members of the U.S. Business Units, Market Access, and Medical Affairs functions to provide U.S. perspectives to Global Project Teams

Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research/Market Access

  • Work in cross functional teams alongside in-country affiliates to develop target product profiles and market access assessments
  • Contribute strategically to the design of specific oncology trials through development of the patient-reported outcomes evidence and endpoint strategy and documentation of value
  • Learn the external perspective on unmet medical need, and shape Market
    • Access strategies and tactics for Bayer compounds to achieve and maintain access/reimbursement for key brands
    • Value identification, based on payer customer insights
    • Conceptualize data gaps, develop plans and execute studies to address these gaps
    • Value proposition documentation through clinical and economic studies
    • Value communication through the development of value dossiers, economic models, peer-reviewed publications, etc.
  • Through interactions with patient experts participating on the clinical study teams, gain and understanding of the patient perspective on what is important in clinical trial design and endpoints
  • Design, conduct, and support outcomes research studies and population unmet needs through database analysis and literature review
  • Conduct economic analyses (i.e. budget impact and cost effectiveness)
  • Prepare Global Value Dossiers and related communication tools for use by regional and country colleagues
  • Develop materials to help train internal colleagues on how to use the HEOR deliverables (e.g. reimbursement tool kit and negotiation training)

Global Oncology Product Communications & Training (PC&T)

  • Collaborate with global cross-functional teams (marketing, medical affairs, marketing operations, marketing and sales excellence, local country teams) to develop commercial educational programs for pre-launch and approved products in the Bayer Oncology portfolio
  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop knowledge and performance-based training modules and lead live training workshops and webcasts
  • Evaluate key performance indicators (sales targets, new patient starts, market research results, STEM audits) to develop focused training programs that enhance sales force effectiveness
  • Provide insights to the global commercial teams regarding global brand strategy and tactics to ensure a patient-focused approach
  • Ensure that brand messages are supported by scientific evidence
  • Collaborate with thought leaders on content development
  • Present research findings to support effective training methodology

Global Regulatory Affairs (Recruiting for 2 fellows)

  • Provide regulatory expertise and guidance in all aspects of the drug development process to ensure the production of quality submissions during pre and post-marketing phases
  • Ensure compliance with Corporate and Regulatory standards allowing for expeditious review and approvals
  • Maintain marketed products including all promotional activities in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Understand and apply the principles of regulatory affairs
  • Gain working knowledge of regulations, guidelines and standard practices
  • Develop the operational proficiency of effective regulatory professional
  • Areas of Opportunity: Global Regulatory Strategy (U.S. & International), U.S. Advertising and Promotion, Global Labeling, Regulatory Intelligence & Analytics, Global CMC management (drugs & biologics), Submission Planning and Management, Consumer Health Regulatory Affairs

Medical Communications (Recruiting for 2 fellows)

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure advertising and promotional materials meet legal, medical, regulatory and commercial objectives
  • Review advertising and promotional materials to ensure medical accuracy
  • Provide balanced, written and verbal scientific responses to inquiries from healthcare professionals in a compliant manner
  • Research medical literature and evaluate scientific data to develop evidence-based medical content for responses
  • Conduct longitudinal research in medical communications to be presented at an industry-wide conference
  • Provide medical information booth support at medical conferences
  • Develop medical educational materials and present lectures to cross-functional colleagues
  • Identify, document, and report adverse events and product complaints

Oncology Marketing

  • Gain hands-on experience within the US Oncology Marketing department
  • Support the development and implementation of marketing materials
  • Manage healthcare provider and patient focused marketing initiatives
  • Coordinate with Marketing and External Agencies in execution and management of marketing tactics (e.g. ad boards, LMR submissions, etc.)
  • Critically analyze data/publications and provide support to Marketing, Sales, and Sales Training
  • Participate in the brand/launch planning process
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners, including Training, Market Access, and Sales colleagues in preparation for new product launch or expanded indications
  • Engage in market research activities, competitive intelligence gathering, and overall project management
  • Supporting review of marketing materials through the promotional review process with legal, medical, and regulatory colleagues

Bayer Non-Recruiting Positions:

Bayer Consumer Health

Innovation & Development, Category Leadership

  • Investigate scientific leads into new / emerging technology that may deliver meaningful benefit to our consumers, and translates it into highly relevant consumer experiences and high value new products
  • Support the identification of consumer-compelling innovative products and claims that form the basis of a differentiated, sustainable pipeline
  • Participate on the I&D Category Technical Leadership Team, which is a cross functional team responsible to drive innovation in I&D that is consistent with our business strategies
  • Gain cross-functional knowledge of drug development
  • Leverage the science of the therapeutic category and insights into consumer needs to support a scientifically robust pipeline of highly-valued consumer products/claims
  • Support a stronger link between the commercial organization and I&D organization

Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Medical Affairs, Oncology

  • Gain hands-on experience and develop a deep understanding of Medical Affairs Oncology global strategy with focus on field medical function (Medical Science Liaisons [MSL] & Medical Science Advisors [MSA]):
    • Support medical affairs oncology MSL/MSA training by coordinating the development and updates of educational resources with the scientific communications team
    • Manage ONCORE (medical resource and education platform) and other platforms
    • Plan and execute annual regional MSL/MSA training
    • Participate in key congresses, coordinating all MSL/MSA related activities
    • Support MSL/Clinical Development collaboration for key studies, and key study collaborations
    • Attend monthly trainings from all key functions within the Bayer Oncology SBU
    • Gain an understanding and assist in Thought Leader engagement with the SINO platform
  • Travel required (~20%)

Medical Science Liaison, Oncology

  • The Fellow will work with the U.S. Medical Affairs Oncology Department during their tenure in the Fellowship Program
  • Engage in the exchange of data and knowledge in a scientific and balanced manner as they relate to clinical research, disease state awareness, pipeline assets, and therapeutic trends
  • Gain an understanding of thought leader (TL) engagement, mapping, and territory management by developing and fostering relationships with critical stakeholders, TLs, Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and institutions
  • Attend and actively participate in relevant scientific and professional meetings, including major medical meetings and Bayer Advisory Boards
  • Participate in the review process and discussion strategy for Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) as well as Company Sponsored Studies (CSS)
  • Evaluate funding requests for Continuing Medical Education and Grants (as needed)

New Product Commercialization

  • Contribute to the execution of commercial activities in the U.S. commercialization/launch readiness plans to ensure cross-functional alignment and achieve launch preparedness and excellence
  • Participate in new product teams to help establish commercialization plans for later stage assets
  • Support brand planning/launch planning process and collaborate with cross-functional teams (including Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Market Access, Global)
  • Compile competitive intelligence and provide data analyses/reports
  • Engage in market research activities
  • Assist in preparing U.S. commercial assumptions and recommendations into U.S. business cases

Global Pharmacovigilance & Product/Quality Safety

  • Critically evaluate and communicate scientific information regarding Bayer and competitor products
  • Prepare safety assessments for new and existing products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and combination products
  • Work in a global safety environment applying skills and knowledge across different geographies and cultures
  • Collaborate with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary setting to conduct benefit:risk assessments and risk minimization plans for existing and new products. These disciplines include medical affairs, clinical development, regulatory affairs and etc. Rotations in other functional areas can be arranged
  • Draft scientific and regulatory documents including Common Technical Documents, Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Reports, and labeling justification documents

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