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 11, 2018
Starting Date: 
July 2019
Estimated Stipend: 
Onsite Interview: 
Educational/Special Requirements: 

·       Doctor of Pharmacy degree 

·       Impeccable ethics and integrity; honest, direct, and open communications  

·       Must convey a professional attitude and possess a sound knowledge base in clinical pharmacy therapeutics, drug information, and managed care pharmacy  

·       Effective verbal, written, and presentation communications skills 

·       Practices active listening and asks appropriate questions; provides relevant and thoughtful feedback and input  

·       Relevant post‐doctoral residency or fellowship is a plus  

·       Good analytical, problem‐solving, and decision‐making capabilities and skills  

·       Ability, comfort, and commitment to operating in a highly regulated environment and industry, which requires understanding of the imperative for compliance with company policies, procedures and other relevant internal or external laws  

·       Strong attention to detail; time management, prioritization, and organizational skills 

·       Self‐starter and highly motivated; demonstrates flexibility and drive for results  

·       Excellent interpersonal skills; can effectively and quickly establish rapport with all key internal and external colleagues, customers, and stakeholders; works well within teams; strong customer orientation/focus skills 

·       Must demonstrate a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  

·       In-person interview at ASHP Midyear PPS in December 2018  

Special Features: 

The Managed Care Medical Affairs fellowship is a two-year program based in South San Francisco, CA that will expose the fellow to a broad range of corporate and field-based Medical Affairs activities with a focus on managed care. Primary goals of the fellowship are to provide the fellow with a thorough knowledge of key access strategies and to develop foundational scientific and professional skill sets required for a successful career within the pharmaceutical industry.  

US Medical Affairs (Managed Care Focus) - Year 1The Fellow will learn how to communicate 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 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 is presented at a professional meeting 

Based on individual interests, the fellow can gain exposure to other medical affairs activities, such as publications, scientific exchange/engagement, scientific congress planning and support, and pharmacoeconomics (e.g. comparative effectiveness research, real‐world evidence, health outcomes research, etc.).   

Managed Care Liaison (MCL) - Year 2
The fellow will also have an opportunity to develop an appreciation of the MCL role during the second year of the fellowship.  The MCL is a member of a field-based team assigned to develop and cultivate relationships with key decision-makers and other influencers in managed care organizations, government programs, employers, integrated delivery systems and product distribution companies, to enhance access to and optimize formulary positioning for Genentech products. A key aspect of the MCL’s responsibilities is to keep payers and other key external constituents or influencers abreast of new product launches, line extensions and Medical Affairs research. In this year, the fellow will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain hands-on experience of the MCL role within the pharmaceutical industry and how they identify and provide information on population health issues to managed care customers
  • Understand the legal and compliance guidance that frame MCL activities
  • 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 marketing teams
  • Work closely with MCLs and US Medical Affairs in executing tactics that support the overall managed care strategy
  • Support pre-launch preparations for potential new molecular entities and label expansions
  • Assist in the development of managed care field materials
  • Support collection of field insights to inform internal stakeholders of managed care trends    



·       Submit an interview request in conjunction with ASHP Midyear (December 2-6, 2018 in Anaheim, CA) via the Personnel Placement Service (PPS) with the following: 

o   Curriculum Vitae and/or resume  

o   Letter/essay describing why you are pursuing a Managed Care Medical Affairs Fellowship, and why you are the best candidate for this position. No word count maximum or minimum 

·       Interview requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage all candidates to submit their requests early due to the competitive nature of the Fellowship selection process. 

·       Deadline: Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:59 PM PST 

Select candidates who interview at ASHP Midyear will be asked to submit the following: 

·       Pharmacy school transcripts; overall GPA  

Three (3) letters of recommendation   



For more information and to pose questions about the Genentech Managed Care Medical Affairs fellowship, please join our webinar on: 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 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: 251 675 502 


Contact Information:

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Post Graduate Fellow, Managed Care Medical Affairs/Managed Care Liaison  
Genentech Inc.
1 DNA Way 
South San Francisco 
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