Pfizer Medical Affairs Undergraduate in Walton Oaks, United Kingdom
Pfizer UK Undergraduate Programme 2022/2023
Medical Affairs Undergraduate - Oncology
The Oncology Medical Affairs team consists of doctors, pharmacists and colleagues with life sciences backgrounds who work closely with a cross functional team (colleagues from other departments) to deliver on projects and activities and provide medical and scientific expertise across a therapy area. The Medical Affairs team is also involved in developing new approaches to engage with and partner with health care professionals, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders.
The purpose of the undergraduate role is to gain an insight into the pharmaceutical industry and meet experts working in a wide range of roles and departments. The opportunities to work cross-functionally, with other teams, offers an insight into the different career opportunities industry has to offer.
What can I achieve and what will I be accountable for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?
As part of a vibrant and talented medical affairs team, you can look forward to developing numerous skills and being a valued team player.
You will develop a multitude of skills including:
Communication and interactive skills through liaising with colleagues and external stakeholders
Organisational and project management skills through working on a variety of projects
Presentation skills by discussing your work at meetings
Teamwork skills through your role in various matrix teams
It is also a fantastic way to obtain a better comprehension of the pharmaceutical industry and the types of roles it has to offer.
Roles and opportunities will include:
Assist the Medical team with key projects and deliverables aligned with the medical strategy. This will include assisting and delivering projects for both internal and external stakeholders. For instance, this may include projects relating to data analysis and presentation, investigator-initiated research (ISR), clinical trials, non-interventional studies, database studies and registries.
Helping the medical team to stay abreast of relevant published literature and developments, by reviewing and summarising key information.
You will develop in-depth scientific knowledge of Pfizer medicines within your nominated therapy area(s) as well as that of key competitors
You will learn about the ABPI Code of practice and Pfizer SOPs (standard operating procedures) and help to ensure that all activity is compliant. You will compile relevant case studies to improve team knowledge on relevant industry regulations (e.g., ABPI code of practice) and Pfizer Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Work to develop new and existing digital medical education tools
Support compassionate use, early access, and named patient programmes for medicine supply
Aid the training of other colleagues in the medical data
Organise a departmental volunteer day
Pfizer offers a diverse environment which allows employees numerous opportunities to grow and develop. This is a great chance to be part of the bigger picture, and to assist in ensuring Pfizer maintains a strong and diverse workforce as well as developing a talent pipeline of future Pfizer colleagues. It is also a fantastic way to obtain a better comprehension of the pharmaceutical industry and the type of roles it has to offer.
Organisational Relationships (including role to which the position reports):
Reports to Oncology Therapy Area Medical Team Leader
When can I start?
Placements will start on 5th September 2022 and will run for 12 months.
Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
Fluency in English
Studying at a UK University for a Medical, Pharmacy or Science degree
Excellent communication and interactive skills (spoken, written, digital)
Highly motivated self- starter
Interest in Oncology helpful
Aptitude for learning
Reliable and able to meet deadlines
Extracurricular interests & achievements
Good awareness of the UK healthcare environment and customer types (e.g. GPs, consultants, pharmacists, nurses etc.)
Able to work well within a team and individually on projects
Able to generate creative and innovative ideas
Initiative to improve processes and educate colleagues
Expertise with a range of software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and digital communication tools (e.g. apps, websites, social media).
Please note that we only accept application forms. Please do not send over your CV or cover letter as they will not be considered.
This position will close for applications on 31st October 2021
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