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Astellas Pharma Patient Centricity Fellowship, Patient Insights and Solutions (PInS) in Northbrook, Illinois

Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture.

There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company.

Astellas is announcing a Patient Centricity Fellowship, Patient Insights and Solutions (PInS) opportunity in Northbrook, IL - also open to candidates in California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and/or Pennsylvania.

Purpose & Scope:

The Patient Centricity PInS Fellow will report to Head, Patient Insights and Solutions (PInS) team and will be assigned to work with a PInS team member(s) on planning and execution of PInS projects(s)/initiative(s) with Medical and Development, Commercial, Regulatory, Rx+, Advanced Information & Analytics (AIA), and other departments. Fellow will be responsible for execution of projects and interactions with internal and external stakeholders as relevant to the projects. Fellow will use technical, medical, and scientific expertise gained from patient-centric approaches and other pharmaceutical industry training/experience to meet objectives. Toward that end, this role will require some knowledge of multiple areas of patient care and access to care including the ability to research and provide insights into areas such as epidemiology, patient journey, gathering of the patient perspective, digital health, Real-World Evidence (RWE) and others. PInS group focuses on developing holistic patient insights and solutions based on the real-world conditions of patients with a particular emphasis on behavioral science, digital/technology use and utilization of Real World Data (RWD). This role will support PInS projects conducted with/for internal Astellas customers across global enterprise.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Fellow's responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Gather patient and caregiver insights for the PInS projects

  • Develop a deep understanding of patients, care partners, and other healthcare stakeholders' perspective to support business needs

  • Conduct secondary research to develop holistic understanding of patients and caregiver needs and barriers

  • Assist teams in designing, conducting and analyzing surveys and patient interviews to develop a deep understanding of patients in the real-world setting

  • Collaborate with Astellas Rx+/Digital Health teams to utilize new technologies/wearables to better understand the context in which our patients live in the real-world environment

  • Collaborate closely with other Patient Centricity teams to align appropriate patient, patient advocacy and behavior science input for projects

Quantitative Dimensions:

Incumbent will interact with a wide range of departments and position levels, including but not limited

to global staff in Medical and Development, Global/Regional Brand Team, Rx+, AIA, Market Access, and others. Position has direct impact on the company's ability to meet goals creating and delivering value to patients and their caregiver, ensuring delivery on VALUE Gene and CSP. Position challenges incumbent to manage multiple project goals and timelines. Incumbent must be able to work independently on PInS project(s) under minimal direction from a manager. Incumbent should be able to apply scientific/medical knowledge to assigned projects, and use working knowledge of relevant guidelines to assist in the success of projects and programs.

Organizational Context:

  • Position reports to Head Patient Insights and Solutions or above in the Patient Insights and Solutions (PInS) group within Patient Centricity Division

  • Entry level into the Patient Centricity and/or Medical Affairs



  • or other advanced science degree. MBA beneficial;

  • Typically 0-1 years previous industry or healthcare field related experience

  • Ability to apply scientific and/or business knowledge to assigned projects

  • Understands compliance concepts as they relate to performing immediate job functions

  • Effective writing skills and oral presentation skills

  • Ability to understand healthcare environment and apply concepts to perform job function

  • Proficiency in Microsoft tools: PowerPoint, Excel


  • PharmD or PhD in scientific discipline


Category Patient Centricity

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