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  • Medical Affairs & Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Clinical Research & Development



The two-year post-doctoral pharmaceutical industry fellowship is designed to provide the Doctor of Pharmacy graduate a profound and unique experience within a pharmaceutical corporation, American Regent. The fellow will have exposure to various departments within American Regent as well as research and teaching opportunities at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It is the goal of the program to provide the fellow with the skills and tools necessary for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry.


Medical Affairs

Pharmacists in the Department of Medical Affairs provide efficient and unbiased medical information concerning the company’s pharmaceutical products to healthcare professionals, consumers, and internal associates. Upon completion of rotation within this department, the fellow will be able to:

  • Address the medical needs of the company by utilizing strong analytical skills to evaluate medical literature

  • Apply clinical expertise to interpret scientific data

  • Identify and report adverse events

  • Provide enhanced verbal communication

  • Utilize comprehensive medical writing skills in response to medical inquiries from customers

  • Utilize clinical knowledge in the development of healthcare-related publications, meetings, and digital media for an array of audiences, including healthcare professionals and consumers

  • Critically analyze and evaluate evidence-based medicine

  • Aid in the planning and implementation of Speakers Bureau programs and materials that adhere to PhRMA and FDA guidelines

  • Collaborate and network with key opinion leaders (KOLs) from industry, managed care, and academia in the creation of marketing and educational programs

  • Manage company expectations while effectively integrating key clinical messages into programs for healthcare professionals

  • Provide scientific support at meetings

  • Work directly with the Medical Science Liaisons:

    • Coordinate clinical information between sponsor companies and experts in the field

    • Develop and cultivate relationships with experts, training speakers and the sales force

    • Provide medical information support

    • Develop educational programs and materials

    • Interact with Medical Science Liaisons and Sales Team members at "Lunch and Learn" meetings

  • Strengthen medical expertise, gain in-depth experience, and acquire abilities required in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Review promotional and non-promotional materials

  • Identify and address specific needs of our consumers, healthcare professionals, personnel and healthcare-related organizations by providing scientific responses regarding Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and American Regent products

  • Develop and present educational lectures on products and disease states to sales training groups and other company employees

  • Research, review, and coordinate scientific and clinical materials that support corporate goals

Pharmaceutical Marketing

Business opportunities for pharmacists in industry include various roles within Pharmaceutical Marketing. The Marketing department is responsible for strategic and tactical implementation of the advertising and promotion of the company’s products and brands. The fellow will work directly with the marketing team and serve a cross functional role with sales representatives, managed markets team, and business development. Upon completion of rotation within this department, the fellow will be able to:

  • Manage a broad range of responsibilities comparable to those managed by current team members

  • Understand medical marketing

  • Develop programs that drive healthcare providers’ awareness of the brand, in an effort to optimize utilization

  • Develop marketing strategy and tactics for optimize brands

  • Collaborate with agencies and cross-functional teams to execute strategic and tactical plans through appropriate sales, marketing, and medical channels

  • Trend, forecast, and create patient model evaluations based on past and present market data analyses

    • Gain an understanding of forecasting and patient evaluation model

  • Develop competitive intelligence

  • Develop sales promotional materials

Clinical Research & Development

Clinical research & development is one of the pivotal components within a pharmaceutical company

for the approval of drug products as well as post-marketing, research and regulatory compliance.

Upon completion of the rotation within this department, the fellow will have a keen insight in:

  • Understanding the drug development process from pre-clinical through Phase IV

  • Comprehending the importance of study design tailored to specific phases of clinical research

  • Comprehending the importance of different considerations in designing and conducting clinical investigations in various indications/populations

  • Understanding the process in the conduction of clinical research through practical experience in analyzing and presenting clinical data study results

  • Understanding the regulatory aspects pertaining to clinical development and operations

Throughout the CR&D fellowship, the fellow may be able to participate in the following responsibilities:

  • Advance the anemia franchise and other relevant business through clinical knowledge, medical insights, and innovations in clinical research

  • Assist in the protocol design and conduct through scientific principles

  • Support clinical research protocols by adherence to

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines

  • Develop case report forms to properly collect data for analysis in clinical trials

  • Conduct study monitoring through onsite initiation of studies, routine monitoring and closeout site visits

  • Participate in review, cleaning and analysis of clinical trial data

  • Support various areas in clinical trial during the study startup, execution, and closeout

  • Report clinical trial results (i.e., preparation of clinical study reports) and publications (i.e., preparation of abstracts and manuscripts)

  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure feasibility and proper implementation of clinical trials

  • Assist in development of program level activities, such as Investigators’ Brochures, safety updates, IND & NDA submissions documents, and responses to Health Authority questions

  • Manage external vendors for clinical trials

  • Assist in development of budget projections and timelines of clinical trials

  • Assist in contracting with investigators, budget negotiations, and payment processes

  • Interact with global partners and regulatory agencies

The fellow may apply for an affiliate faculty appointment at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and will precept entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy students who are assigned to American Regent, Inc. for experiential training. Additionally, each fellow will have opportunities at the university to participate in activities to promote professional development including:

  • Formal and informal educational opportunities

  • Collaborative research projects with St. John’s faculty

  • Development of continuing education courses

  • Resident and fellow seminar series with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • Graduate degree programs available at the University to further his or her educational development (Master’s or PhD degrees)

  • On-campus teaching opportunities within the Doctor of Pharmacy Program

  • Individual research project(s)

  • Opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program

Upon successful completion of the fellowship program, a certificate of completion will be awarded by St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and American Regent.

Fellows are chosen from a nationally competitive selection process. To be eligible, candidates must graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program and have a keen interest in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry.



The fellow will be a full time St. John’s University employee. A competitive stipend will be given as well as options for comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. Travel to professional meetings, conventions, and other facilities of the company may be possible.



Fellows may qualify for a student loan deferment while pursuing the post-graduate fellowship program. Deferment options and repayment terms for education-related loans should be discussed with the lender.




Curriculum Vitae

December 13th

Letter of intent

December 13th

College transcript

December 13th

Three letters of recommendation

December 16th

Please send all correspondence (electronic and hardcopy) to:


Joseph Brocavich, Pharm.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Pharmacy Programs

Associate Clinical Professor

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY, 11439