Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group


Fellowship Information:

Type of Program: 
Accreditation Status: 
N/A - Fellowship 
Length of Program: 
2 years
Number of Positions: 
Application Deadline: 
November 19, 2017
Starting Date: 
July 2018
Estimated Stipend: 
Onsite Interview: 
Educational/Special Requirements: 

Doctor of Pharmacy degree; Relevant post-doctoral residency or fellowship is a plus; Impeccable ethics and integrity; Sound knowledge base in clinical pharmacy therapeutics, drug information, and managed care pharmacy; Self-starter; Strong attention to detail; Excellent interpersonal skills; In-person interview at ASHP Midyear PPS in December 2017.  

Special Features: 

The Genentech Managed Care Medical Communications/Managed Care Liaison (MCMC/MCL) Fellowship fellowship is a two-year program based out of South San Francisco that is designed to expose the fellow to a broad range of both corporate and field-based Medical Affairs activities within industry with a focus on managed care. Primary goals of the fellowship are to provide the fellow with a thorough knowledge of Managed Care core functions and to develop foundational scientific and professional skill sets required for a successful career within pharmaceutical industry. 

Managed Care Medical Communications Rotation (Year 1) The Fellow will learn how to communicate relevant and timely clinical information on our marketed products and compounds in late development to health care professionals and managed care entities in a regulated environment. More specifically, the fellow will correspond with external customers involved in evidence‐based healthcare decisions including but not limited to managed care organizations, private and government health plans, third party payers, pharmacy benefit managers, specialty pharmacies, compendia publishers, guideline bodies and technology assessment entities. The fellow will be expected to: 
 • Evaluate and interpret medical literature
 • Write medical information in various response formats
 • Conduct scientific and clinical presentations
 • Apply managed care concepts and knowledge to customize our services for managed care customers
 • Provide support to internal partners about emerging trends in the managed care landscape
• Review of scientific/medical materials as well as promotional marketing materials intended for the managed markets and payer environment.
• Have special short‐ and long‐term projects that contribute to departmental and organizational business needs. Of which, at least one presented at a professional meeting. He/she will gain an understanding of the comparative effectiveness research (CER), real‐world evidence (RWE), and health technology assessment (HTA) landscape, as well as the ability to review, assess and synthesize CER, health outcomes research, and pharmacoeconomic evidence. For more information on the Managed Care Medical Communications role, please see below. 

Managed Care Liaison Rotation (Year 2) Along with the Managed Care Medical Communications experience, the fellow will also have an opportunity to develop an appreciation of the MCL role (see below). In this rotation, the fellow will have the opportunity to:
• Gain an understanding of the MCL role within the pharmaceutical industry and how they identify and provide information on population health issues in person to managed care customers
• Understand the legal and compliance guidances that frame MCL activity
• Participate in MCL strategy and planning sessions with MCL Leadership
• Have the opportunity to observe MCLs in the field
• Become familiar with the key responsibilities of MCLs on the medical and managed care marketing teams
• Work closely with MCMC/MCLs in executing tactics that support the overall managed care strategy
• Support pre-launch preparations for potential new molecular entities and label expansions
• Assist the development of Managed care proactive and responsive field materials
• Support collection of clinical and scientific field insights to inform internal stakeholders of managed care trends

Informational Webinar: Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30 PM PST/8:30PM EST
Meeting URL:
Dial-In numbers: Toll Free 888-546-2085 or 832-413-5221
Conference Code: 474 262 8086 WebEx
Meeting Number: 596 465 971


Contact Information:

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Post Graduate Fellow, Managed Care Medical Communications/Managed Care Liaison  
Genentech Inc.
1 DNA Way 
South San Francisco 
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