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Research Fellow - Medical Communications

Innomar Strategies

Innomar Strategies

Marketing & Communications
Conshohocken, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2023

Our team members are at the heart of everything we do. At Cencora, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures, and every person here is essential to us being able to deliver on that purpose. If you want to make a difference at the center of health, come join our innovative company and help us improve the lives of people and animals everywhere. Apply today!

What you will be doing

Xcenda is looking for up to 2 Medical Communication Fellows to join the organization in our headquarters in Conshohocken, PA.


This 2-year, degree-granting Fellowship, sponsored by Xcenda, in conjunction with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, provides a unique research, medical writing, and education experience in a healthcare consulting environment. The Fellow will work on numerous projects in various disease areas, and interact with many of the top pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, and healthcare providers throughout the United States and abroad. During the Fellowship, professionals from Xcenda will mentor the Fellow in multiple consulting projects with a focus on medical writing and medical communications. This Fellowship places an emphasis on review and evaluation of the medical literature and the healthcare landscape, with the intent of developing various stakeholder communication pieces, including Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Format formulary dossiers, global value dossiers, scientific publications (eg, posters and manuscripts), and field-based scientific slide decks. In addition, training will be provided on how to systematically review the literature and conduct either qualitative or quantitative analyses. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, a driven Fellow will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to enter a successful career in a consulting firm, pharmaceutical company, managed care organization, or academia. In addition, the Fellow will earn a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, with an emphasis in Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications.

Fellowship Goals and Objectives:

· To provide the Fellow with training and experience in medical writing, as well as in verbal and written scientific communications

· To enhance the Fellow’s knowledge of literature searching, critical evaluation of study design, and health outcomes research methodologies

· To develop an understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturers’ business and how companies interact with consulting firms to meet their business objectives

· To gain relevant didactic training by completing 32 credits of online coursework through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy

• Business Insights
• Collaborates
• Communicates Effectively
• Customer Focus
• Decision Quality
• Drives for Results
• Ensure Accountability
• Functional Knowledge
• Manages Ambiguity
• Manages Complexity

What your background should look like

· Although not required, applicable experience, such as consulting and/or pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred.

· Strong interest in medical writing desired.


· Letter of Intent/Cover Letter (up to 1 page) addressed to Bridgette Schroader and Charley Hallock

· Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected by our Fellowship Selection Committee from a national pool of individuals who possess a strong interest in medical writing and medical communications. Although not required, applicable experience, such as an internship in a related field, is preferred. A successful candidate must have earned a PharmD from an Accreditation Counsel for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college of pharmacy before June 17, 2024. US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required. Letters of recommendation and unofficial pharmacy school transcripts are not required for requesting an interview with Xcenda, these documents will instead be collected at a later time from select candidates advancing to the final interview stage.

Xcenda is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) with an excellent compensation package including competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. During the Fellowship, Xcenda also provides tuition for all required classes, as well as travel expenses to at least one national meeting.

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About Xcenda

Xcenda, a business unit of Cencora, formerly AmerisourceBergen, is an integrated, world-class healthcare consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement, and patient access. For more than 29 years, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex and cost-constrained global markets. Our broad, yet strategically connected, array of consulting services supports all phases of the product lifecycle. Our experts provide customized solutions and innovative approaches that discover and communicate the value of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare technologies.

Why Xcenda

As a member of the Xcenda team, you will be working, learning, and teaching alongside intelligent, collaborative, and experienced professionals who are inspired by what they do and highly motivated to make a difference. Xcenda has office sites across the globe and headquarters in Conshohocken, PA, in addition to having many associates working remotely. Xcenda is a special organization with a unique culture that values accountability, collaboration, customer focus, innovation, integrity, and passion.

Share in our commitment to excellence. Play a vital role in helping patients gain access to life-saving therapies. Take the next step today and apply to join our team.

Candidates will be selected from a national pool of individuals with an advanced degree (PharmD), and a strong interest in medical communications.

What Cencora offers

We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members’ ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

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Full time

Affiliated Companies

Affiliated Companies: Xcenda, LLC

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cencora is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

The company’s continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified individuals. Therefore, harassment is prohibited and all matters related to recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, promotions and transfers comply with equal opportunity principles and are non-discriminatory.