Medical Communications Fellow

Palm Harbor - Florida (FL),


Job Description:

Are you looking to make a difference in a patient’s life? At AmerisourceBergen, you will find an innovative culture that is patient focused and dedicated to making a difference. As an organization, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures.
What you will be doing
Xcenda is looking for one Medical Communications Fellow to join the organization in our Palm Harbor office near Tampa, Florida.

This 2-year, degree-granting Fellowship, sponsored by Xcenda, in conjunction with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, provides a unique research, medical writing, and education experience in a healthcare consulting environment. The Fellow will work on numerous projects in various disease areas, and interact with many of the top pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, and healthcare providers throughout the United States and abroad. During the Fellowship, professionals from Xcenda will mentor the Fellow in multiple consulting projects with a focus on medical writing and medical communications. This Fellowship places an emphasis on review and evaluation of the medical literature and the healthcare landscape, with the intent of developing various stakeholder communication pieces, including Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Format formulary dossiers, global value dossiers, scientific publications (eg, posters and manuscripts), and field-based scientific slide decks. In addition, training will be provided on how to systematically review the literature and conduct either qualitative or quantitative analyses. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, a driven Fellow will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to enter a successful career in a consulting firm, pharmaceutical company, managed care organization, or academia. In addition, the Fellow will earn a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy through the University of Florida School of Pharmacy.

Fellowship Goals and Objectives:
  • To provide the Fellow with training and experience in medical writing, as well as in verbal and written scientific communications
  • To enhance the Fellow’s knowledge of literature searching, critical evaluation of study design, and health outcomes research methodologies
  • To develop an understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturers’ business and how companies interact with consulting firms to meet their business objectives
  • To gain relevant didactic training by completing 32 units of online coursework through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy
What your background should look like (minimum qualifications)
Candidates will be selected by our Fellowship Selection Committee from a national pool of individuals who possess a strong interest in medical writing and medical communications. Although not required, applicable experience, such as an internship in a related field, is preferred. A successful candidate must have earned a PharmD from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy before July 1, 2020. US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required.

To Request a PPS Interview
Interested individuals
must apply for an interview through the Personnel Placement Service (PPS), held in conjunction with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in December. To request an interview through PPS, candidates are required to provide a copy of their CV and are highly encouraged to provide a letter of intent as well. School transcripts and letters of recommendation are NOT needed for PPS interview purposes.

Onsite Interview Process
After 2 rounds of interviews at PPS, selected candidates will be invited to attend an onsite interview in December 2019 for the Medical Communications Fellowship on either December 18 or 19, 2019. Candidates offered an onsite interview will be asked to submit the following items no later than December 13, 2019. Instructions for submitting this information will be sent to each selected candidate.

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial school transcripts
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Xcenda is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) with excellent compensation package including competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Xcenda also provides tuition for all required classes, as well as travel expenses to at least one national meeting per year.

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What AmerisourceBergen offers
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes benefit programs that are comprehensive, diverse and designed to meet the various needs across our associate population.
  • Healthcare for associates and eligible dependents, same-sex and domestic partners
  • Paid time off, including vacations and holidays
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Life insurance and disability protection
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Retirement benefits and more…
Throughout our global footprint and various business units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location, position and/or business unit.
About AmerisourceBergen
AmerisourceBergen is a publicly traded Fortune 10 global healthcare solutions company and is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies. Powered by our associates around the world, we provide pharmaceutical products and business solutions that improve access to care. We operate the backbone of the healthcare supply chain. We drive the future of local care delivery. We guide medical innovations to market. We create healthier futures.
Primary LocationUnited States-Florida-Palm Harbor
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