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Summer Intern, Medical Affairs, Field Medical (Remote)

Northbrook, IL 60558

Posted: 03/14/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Medical Affairs Job Number: 546524 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Pay 27-35/h depending on experience

Department/Team Overview

North American Field Medical Affairs covers the US and Canada and engages cross-functional health care providers (HCPs) in relevant disease states.  Our priority is education and engagement with cross-functional health care teams on gene therapy and maximizing outcomes for patients and caregivers. The team works collaboratively to accomplish these goals and other priorities as they arise. 

Intern Position Summary
The role will include partnering with the Regional Medical Director on internal and external meetings with the goal of learning and understanding the multifaceted role that is field medical affairs.  The ideal candidate will identify creative opportunities to contribute to the team with the expectation of completing at least one project during the internship.

Intern Job Responsibilities/Deliverables
Learn the role of field medical responsibilities within Medical Affairs
  • Intern will train with self-guided study related to general Medical Affairs activities, study of relevant disease states, gene therapy and clinical trials.  These activities will be followed with twice weekly conversations with Medical Affairs colleagues for clarity and real-world experience.
  • Gain experience/contribute to retrieving, interpreting, and disseminating scientific data via publications, scientific congresses, HCP interactions, regulatory input, and health economic outcomes.
    • When applicable, the intern will participate in internal medical related calls to understand the broader medical affairs needs and cross functional partnerships
    • The intern will learn how vital staying current with publications that are directly and indirectly relevant to the position, including partnering with our Medical and Scientific Communications colleagues. 
    • The intern will be included in congress planning, congress attendance (if possible) and post-congress reporting and presentation
    • The intern will be encouraged to develop presentation skills internally by presenting project or current scientific articles as they arise
Intern Qualifications and Skills
  • Life Sciences student enrolled in an advanced degree program (MS/Genetic Counselor, PhD, ANP, PharmD, MSN, etc.)
  • Must have an interest in pursuing a career in Life Sciences/Biotech/Pharmaceuticals
  • Committed to a full-time, summer internship
  • Ability to manage workload effectively including planning, organizing, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
  • Academic interest in the goal of addressing the unmet need in individuals with rare disease

Benefits of the Internship
Many advanced degree healthcare training programs neglect to introduce the value and opportunities that exist in the “Industry” space.  This internship allows a unique opportunity for the intern to explore “non-traditional roles” within their area of expertise.  The company will benefit by becoming a leader in bringing in new voices to the conversation of gene therapy and enhance understanding among their peers to the value to addressing unmet need in the rare disease community.
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