Spark® Therapeutics Medical Affairs Fellowship

This unique two-year PharmD fellowship program provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a biotechnology company.

Fellows serve as integral members of the team, contributing to the various functional areas within Medical Affairs. They gain a deep understanding of the science behind gene therapy as it applies to Spark Therapeutics’ areas of focus, as well as the interplay between different functions within a biotech company.

Program Highlights

  • Four rotations, including three mandatory rotations in Medical Information, Medical Communications, and Medical Science Liaison, and one elective rotation that aligns with the fellow’s interest and the company’s current needs. Elective rotation opportunities can be in functional areas such as Regulatory Strategy, Commercial Regulatory, Clinical Development, Pharmacovigilance, Marketing, or Health Economics & Outcome Research and Real World Evidence.
  • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds in gene therapy, meet Spark’s leadership, and impact the life science space
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Generous paid time off

Education & Qualifications

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited school or college prior to their start date
  • Ability to legally work in the United States for the duration of the program

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Perspectives from the team

“As a fellow, I am fortunate to be integrated with an extremely accomplished and welcoming team. Spark Therapeutics provides ample opportunities to work in a wide array of therapeutic areas and with cross-functional teams. With the rotational nature of this fellowship and support at Spark, I am confident that I will build a well-rounded foundation that will launch my career in the pharmaceutical industry.”

Melanie Zhang, PharmD
Spark 2022-2024 Fellow

“In this unique fellowship program, it is extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to build my expertise in every aspect of Medical Affairs, and to explore other functional areas within the industry especially in such a transformative area of science – gene therapy. The team and preceptors at Spark Therapeutics are committed to driving my professional development and career growth by providing the support and resources that will enable me to transition into a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry.”

Margaret Zhang, PharmD
Spark 2023-2025 Fellow

“As a former fellow, I know how a fellowship program can shape your future career in the pharmaceutical industry. Our Spark Therapeutics Pharm.D. Fellowship has been thoughtfully designed to allow you to grow professionally and gain valuable experience in areas that match your individual interests, while contributing to the company’s overall goals.”

Olga Esterzon, PharmD
Senior Director, Global Medical Information and Medical Communications, Spark Therapeutics