Partner Companies

Pfizer

Pfizer Website
235 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10073

Fellowship Duration

1 and 2 years

Fellowship Positions Available

Pfizer Consumer Health

  • Clinical Research and Development
  • Medical Affairs

Pfizer Inc.

  • Medical Affairs: Oncology (One-year)
  • Medical Affairs: Pfizer Essential Heath (One-year)
  • Global Medical Information/ Medical Affairs
  • US Medical Affairs: Inflammation and Immunology

Position Detailed Descriptions

MEDICAL AFFAIRS IN ONCOLOGY, PFIZER INC (1 YEAR)

The purpose of this one-year fellowship program is to provide PharmDs with the skills and experience necessary to launch a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry through specialized training in Oncology Medical Affairs (3 positions).

The Pfizer Oncology Medical Affairs Fellowship offers a broad overview of important areas within the pharmaceutical industry, from clinical trial design and site selection to how we respond to the needs of practicing oncologists. This broad exposure will also provide valuable networking opportunities for PharmDs.

Fellows will expand their clinical knowledge through active participation on the Pfizer Oncology Medical Affairs team. Fellows will also be expected to work closely with Medical Directors and provide support in the development and execution of a broad range of medical affairs activities.

The fellowship program emphasizes three main areas of development:

Develop critical interaction skills and build a network

  • Collaborate across cross-functional teams including marketing, regulatory affairs, public affairs, communications, outcomes research, and clinical research
  • Attend scientific and medical conferences and report on key findings
  • Interact with key medical opinion leaders and other health care practitioners
  • Support key collaboration with Outcomes Research team to develop strategy, implement studies, and interpret data.
  • Transfer knowledge and become a valued team member
  • Provide insight to team members regarding current practices and potential future paradigm shifts
  • Provide input into the development of medical publications, ensuring that manuscripts are scientifically accurate
  • Provide medical review of promotional materials
  • Participate in medical slide development and review, including training documents for field-based colleagues
  • Gain experience in the operational aspects of industry
  • Assist in coordination and planning of advisory board meetings
  • Review of investigator-led research proposals
  • Research, create, and review medical response letters and dossiers in order to develop fair and scientifically balanced responses to medical inquiries
  • Partner with field-based Medical colleagues in supporting investigator-led studies, communicating with health care professionals, and supporting research activities

GLOBAL AND US MEDICAL AFFAIRS-PFIZER ESSENTIAL HEALTH, PFIZER INC (1 YEAR)

This intensive one-year fellowship in Global or US Medical Affairs is designed to facilitate understanding of both the strategic and operational aspects of Medical Affairs within the Pfizer Essential Health (PEH) Unit.  This high functioning unit is a large, highly diverse and profitable business with unique opportunities across therapeutic areas, portfolios and geographies. 

Global Medical Affairs

This fellowship is designed to expose the fellow to a broad range of corporate and medical affairs activities.  The fellow will engage with global colleagues and key stakeholders to lead overall strategy and ensure effective global/regional/country alignment.  The team purpose of PEH Global Medical Affairs aligns and executes global medical strategies to maximize the medical value throughout the lifecycle of our products & portfolios. Through scientific expertise, medical leadership and professionalism we create and communicate scientific data and share knowledge critical to the management of patients.

US Medical Affairs

This fellowship will provide a PharmD with not only a comprehensive foundation in Medical Affairs, but also the skill set to launch a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will play an integral role in developing strategy and providing support during the post-LOE and peri-LOE phases.  The role allows the fellow to build a bridge between clinical research and development and business analytics by developing strategic methods to communicate the data generated by the clinical development team in order to be marketed to the public. The fellow will have ownership on projects, opportunity for cross functional interactions and exposure to key opinion leaders.

This unique and individualized program is based on the fellow’s interest and is focused on developing expertise across multiple disease states including CV/Metabolic, CNS, Pain/Inflammatory, Women’s Health, Anti-Infective therapies and Biosimilars.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to rotate throughout various Clinical and Medical Affairs including, but not limited to Clinical Development, Business Development and Clinical Pharmacology.

The US and Global Fellows will develop in the following key areas:

Medical Oversight
  • Collaborate across cross-functional teams including marketing, regulatory affairs, public affairs, communications, global health and value, and clinical research
  • Participate in medical slide development and review, including training documents for field-based colleagues
  • Provide input into the development of medical publications, ensuring that manuscripts are scientifically accurate
Promotional Oversight
  • Provide insight to team members regarding current practices and potential future paradigm shifts
  • Provide medical guidance on commercial projects including strategy, material review, and training
  • Verify medical content in promotional materials for correctness and medical accuracy
Professional Interactions
  • Support key collaboration with Global Health and Value teams to develop strategy, implement studies, and interpret data
  • Assist in coordination and planning of advisory board meetings
  • Review of investigator-led research proposals
  • Research, create, and review medical response letters and dossiers in order to develop fair and scientifically balanced responses to medical inquiries
  • Attend scientific and medical conferences and report on key findings
  • Interact with key medical opinion leaders and other health care practitioners
  • Partner with field-based Medical colleagues in supporting investigator-led studies, communicating with health care professionals, and supporting research activities
Professional Development
  • Create new programs, trainings, and educational material for patients and providers
  • Establish and carry out a budget for assigned products
  • Participate in various Pfizer-led leadership training seminars

GLOBAL MEDICAL INFORMATION/ MEDICAL AFFAIRS-PFIZER INNOVATIVE HEALTH, PFIZER INC (2 YEAR)

The GMI/MA Fellowship is a unique two-year program designed to provide customized and practical learning opportunities that will provide a comprehensive foundation and advanced experience to enable the Fellow to prepare for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. The first year will be focused in Global Medical Information and the second year will be focused in Medical Affairs within Pfizer Innovative Health

The Global Medical Information and Medical Affairs – Pfizer Innovative Health Fellowship will afford the Fellow opportunities to develop and exhibit medical professionalism and build a network of industry colleagues.

  • The Fellow will participate in relevant corporate training programs that are focused on building professional skills, leadership, and professional development
  • The Fellow will interact and build a network of Pfizer colleagues in cross-functional global and regional areas that may include (but not be limited to)
    • Medical Affairs
    • Commercial
    • Market Research
    • Legal
    • Public Affairs
    • Field-Based Medical
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Outcomes and Evidence
    • Independent Grants for Learning and Change
    • Innovative Research Collaborations

Fellowship Outline and Rotations:

During the first year, the Fellow will work in the GMI group. Potential therapeutic areas of focus include:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiovascular/Metabolic
  • Neuroscience & Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Immunology
  • Vaccines
  • Rare Diseases

During the second year, the Fellow will work in the Medical Affairs – Pfizer Innovative Health group within the Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Pain & Neuroscience) and/or Rare Disease therapeutic areas. During the course of the year, the Fellow will interact with colleagues within Medical Affairs in addition to cross-functional colleagues, including Regional Medical Affairs (ex. US, EU), Legal, Regulatory, Commercial, Outcomes & Evidence, Public Affairs, Market Research, Independent Grants for Learning and Change, and/or Investigator Initiated Research.

US MEDICAL AFFAIRS: INFLAMMATION & IMMUNOLOGY - PFIZER INNOVATIVE HEALTH, PFIZER INC (2 YEAR)

Pfizer Innovative Health (PIH) is focused on developing, registering and commercializing novel, value-creating medicines that significantly improve patient’s lives.

Pfizer US Medical Affairs creates, demonstrates, and communicates the clinical value of Pfizer’s medicines whilst prioritizing the patient’s best interests. Its mission is to enhance the knowledge of our medicines and the associated therapeutic areas in which Pfizer focuses its research efforts and interpret emerging scientific trends, clinical data and the competitive landscape and align internal stakeholders on a balanced benefit-risk proposition. US Medical Affairs communicates with the medical and scientific communities and cross-functional colleagues in an accurate, fair and balanced manner about the benefits and the risks of Pfizer medicines thereby enabling prescribers and other healthcare decision makers to make informed decisions with patients and to use our medicines safely and effectively. US Medical Affairs champion patients’ interests by ensuring that improving patients’ lives remains the primary focus of everything we do at Pfizer.

The purpose of this two-year fellowship is to provide PharmDs with not only a comprehensive foundation in Medical Affairs, but also the skill-set to launch a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. This fellowship will be focused in the Inflammation and Immunology (I&I) therapeutic area, with a focus on rheumatology and gastroenterology.

Fellowship Objectives/Activities:

Develop Therapy Area Expertise
  • Develop and leverage expertise as a subject matter expert for assigned Pfizer product(s) and therapeutic areas
  • Understand and interpret clinical data, emerging scientific trends and the competitive landscape and align internal stakeholders on a balanced benefit-risk proposition
  • Performs in-depth research, analysis, and interpretation of medical literature from external and internal sources
  • Serve as a reliable trusted resource for accurate, current medical and scientific knowledge (e.g., disease states, product label), including for competitive medicines, for internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate across cross-functional teams including marketing, regulatory affairs, safety, communications, outcomes research, and clinical research
Interact with the Scientific Community
  • Attend scientific and medical conferences and report on key findings
  • Interact with key medical opinion leaders and other health care practitioners
  • Partner with key thought leaders, professional societies, patient and disease advocacy groups to better understand and gain insights into areas of unmet medical needs for patients
  • Participate in publication subcommittee meetings to plan and implement appropriate publication plans
  • Provide input into the development of medical publications, ensuring that manuscripts are scientifically accurate
Build Technical and Professional Skills
  • Provide guidance on commercial projects including strategy, material review, and training
  • Assist in coordination and planning of advisory board meetings
  • Assist in the development of medical content for congresses, symposia, speaker training, and advisory boards
  • Review investigator-led research proposals and internal data request proposals

CLINICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, PFIZER CONSUMER HEALTHCARE (2 YEAR)

Fellows who pursue a position in PCH’s Global Clinical Research and Development Department as their core rotation will develop the following expertise:

  • Execute clinical trial programs according to established quality standards (Good Clinical Practices (GCP), external guidelines / regulations, and internal processes) and agreed upon budget and timelines
  • Develop innovative study models to align with commercial and regulatory goals for product launch
  • Communicate study requirements and updates to team for efficient progress of clinical development programs in fast-paced market of consumer healthcare
  • Generate and store relevant documents for study in collaboration with regulatory, clinical development, and franchise functional group
  • Present protocols at Investigators’ meetings and Study Initiation meetings
  • Serve as the study clinician on clinical studies and work with Clinical Operations
  • Provide clinical strategy, i.e., required clinical studies, to obtain product approval in multiple countries
  • Write clinical study reports and clinical efficacy and safety sections of regulatory documents
  • Prepare for and attend meetings with FDA and other regulatory authorities
  • Supporting success of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
  • Partner with Rx-to-OTC Switch teams to develop new, first in class self-care therapies
  • Assist senior personnel in the preparation of reports for oral/written delivery at internal and external meetings

This fellowship is designed to facilitate understanding both the strategic and operational aspects of clinical research. The fellow will be involved in the development of OTC products, medical devices and Rx-to-OTC switches in various therapeutic areas including pain management, respiratory, GI and personal care. 

During the second year of the fellowship, individuals will have the option to work more closely with the Therapeutics Franchise Teams, the Rx to OTC switch Team, or, depending upon interest, Regulatory Affairs, Project Management or Marketing.

MEDICAL AFFAIRS, PFIZER CONSUMER HEALTHCARE (2 YEAR)

The purpose of this two-year fellowship is to provide a comprehensive foundation in Medical Affairs, but also the essential knowledge and experience to launch a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry.

This fellowship is designed to facilitate understanding of both the development and execution of global/regional medical affairs strategies across health and wellness.  The fellow will be involved in providing direct medical affairs brand support that focuses on bringing value-based products to consumers. 

During the second year of the fellowship, clinically-trained pharmacists will have the option to work more closely with other trained healthcare professionals and scientists working on other teams (Clinical Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs, Safety Surveillance, Project Management or Marketing) to enhance experiential learning within the broader Pfizer organization.

The following activities in four areas will be highlighted during this fellowship program:

PROMOTIONAL OVERSIGHT
  • Provide insight to team members regarding current practices and potential future paradigm shifts
  • Provide medical guidance on commercial projects including strategy, material review, and training
  • Verify medical content in promotional materials for correctness and medical accuracy
MEDICAL OVERSIGHT
  • Collaborate across cross-functional teams including marketing, regulatory affairs, public affairs, communications, global health and value, and clinical research
  • Participate in medical slide development and review, including training documents
  • Provide input into the development of medical publications, ensuring that manuscripts are scientifically accurate
PROFESSIONAL INTERACTIONS
  • Support key collaboration with Global Health and Value teams to develop strategy, implement studies, and interpret data
  • Assist in coordination and planning of advisory board meetings
  • Review of investigator-led research proposals
  • Research, create, and review medical response letters and dossiers in order to develop fair and scientifically balanced responses to medical inquiries
  • Attend scientific and medical conferences and report on key findings
  • Interact with key medical opinion leaders and other healthcare practitioners
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Create new programs, trainings, and educational material for consumers, healthcare professionals, as well as internal colleagues
  • Participate in various leadership training seminars

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