2014- 2016 Regulatory Affairs – Chemistry, Manufacturing , and Controls (CMC)/Manufacturing Sciences PhD Fellowship
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Regulatory Affairs - Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) is one of the functional groups within the Regulatory Affairs organization that supports Biogen Idec’s development and commercial programs.
The Regulatory Affairs CMC team is responsible for providing Biogen Idec with strategic, high quality, timely and decisive regulatory advice on complex manufacturing, quality, and analytical issues. This team utilizes a scientific and technical background along with comprehensive knowledge of global regulations to develop successful regulatory strategies and applications for the development of clinical products and life cycle management of commercial products. The Regulatory Affairs CMC team leads global communications with regulatory agencies related to chemistry, manufacturing, and controls.
Manufacturing Sciences fills a vital role in the drug supply network by linking the Research, Manufacturing, and Regulatory functions to promote a smooth transition of new products from development, into manufacturing, and on to eventual commercialization.
The Manufacturing Sciences team member works with many functional groups to contribute to three key activities: transfer of new products into manufacturing, troubleshoot and improve drug production processes, and ensure regulatory compliance of the production process and regulatory filings. In this capacity, the manufacturing sciences professional is instrumental in the dynamic and challenging environment required to manufacture biopharmaceuticals for a global market.
This two-year Regulatory Affairs CMC/Manufacturing Sciences Fellowship is designed to provide PhD graduates with advanced hands-on experience and develop professionals with comprehensive knowledge of chemistry, manufacturing, and controls, and manufacturing sciences regulations and real-world applications to drug development from the biopharmaceutical perspectives.
Regulatory Affairs CMC and Manufacturing Sciences are areas in which vital skills cannot be learned directly from a professional degree; rather, it requires on-the-job training and insight gained from experience. Biogen Idec recognizes this critical need for experienced professionals.
Regulatory Affairs CMC and Manufacturing Sciences have partnered to offer a Fellowship with opportunities to learn the following:
1. Global regulatory environment that governs drug development
2. Accurately and effectively applying regulations and providing sound guidance
3. Manufacturing Sciences’ role in drug development
The overall goal of the program is to prepare each fellow to be a successful Regulatory CMC or Manufacturing Sciences professional with a solid understanding of drug development and how global regulations are followed by the biopharmaceutical industry and enforced by regulatory agencies. Upon completion of the Fellowship, the experienced fellow will be well-prepared to begin a career in Regulatory Affairs CMC or Manufacturing Sciences.
The fellow will receive a competitive stipend and benefits package, including comprehensive health and dental insurance. Attendance at one or more professional meetings, conferences, or workshops will be sponsored by the Fellowship program.
Graduated from a PhD program in Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or Biomedical areas
Certificate of Completion
A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the fellowship program.
Interested individuals should electronically submit their letter of intent and curriculum vitae to www.biogenidec.com/postdocfellow. In addition, please submit an official transcript and three letters of recommendation to PhDFellowship@biogenidec.com or mail to: Nicole Chambers, 14 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02141. Applications will be considered complete when all of the above information is received.
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014 with an anticipated Fellowship start date of June 2014.