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One-Year Paid Fellowships in Regulatory Science Now Available

Stipends of $70,000 will support hands-on, post-doctoral training in pharmaceutical industry settings

by PhRMA Foundation
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(Washington, D.C. – Dec. 12, 2017) The PhRMA Foundation announced Dec. 12 that it will fund new one-year, post-doctoral fellowships for individuals interested in pursuing careers in Regulatory Science. The “Regulatory Science Fellowship within Industry” will provide a $70,000 stipend and place participants in pharmaceutical industry settings, where they will gain hands-on experience working with regulatory science professionals.

Regulatory Science is the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of all FDA-regulated products. FDA-regulated products include medical products, such as drugs, devices, and biologics, as well as food, and tobacco products. This program will support Fellows focusing on medicine and medical products exclusively.

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The first Fellows will begin working in July 2018, at locations in Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Application deadline for the Fellowship is April 1, 2018.

“The Foundation’s Regulatory Science Fellowships within Industry are designed to nurture and develop the next generation of leaders in biomedical research, helping them master this increasingly complex and sophisticated environment,” said PhRMA Foundation president Eileen Cannon. “Those who participate in this program will acquire the skills and multidisciplinary training required to succeed in regulatory science careers.”

“This Fellowship will also help strengthen the expertise currently needed within the regulatory science sector—the importance of which is growing as the dynamics of scientific discovery rapidly change,” she said.

Regulatory Science Fellows will be provided a full year of on-site industry experience, working within a global pharmaceutical company’s regulatory affairs department. Fellows will work closely with the regulatory science team, where they will participate in intercompany and intracompany initiatives in regulatory science and will benefit from deeply experienced thought leaders in the discipline of regulation. Through this experience, Fellows will gain insight into challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry globally with respect to regulatory science and policy.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a PhD or appropriate terminal research doctorate in a field related to the proposed activities of the Fellowship or hold a Juris Doctorate (JD) with 1-2 years post-JD experience. The Fellow must be able to relocate to one of three locations—Maryland, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania—for the duration of the Fellowship. Applicants must have permanent U.S. work authorization.

For more information or to apply, please visit the PhRMA Foundation’s website, at, or call 202-572-7756.