Applied Pharmacometrics Training Fellowship

Certara

Overview

Applied Pharmacometrics Training Fellowship –Africa Region

The Applied Pharmacometrics Training Fellowship – Africa Region is a collaboration between Certara, Pharmacometrics Africa, CP+ Associates, together with several pharma industry and academic partners, to provide an intensive fellowship program for talented and motivated doctoral level scientists from Africa.

The program has 2 components:

  • Virtual Program – A 3-month virtual program (Q1 2023) that will provide fellows with exposure to leading edge pharmacometric model based analysis. The time commitment will be significant (e.g. a minimum of 20 hours per week over the duration of the Virtual Program.
  • Immersion Program – Upon completion of the Virtual Program, fellows will have the option to extend the program for another 3 months to an project-based program led by Certara and partners from pharma and academia. The program is designed to foster professional development through immersive training on all competencies required for regulatory quality pharmacometrics analyses and reports. Guided by industry mentors, the fellows will receive class-room training, are assigned individual jointly-agreed upon, precompetitive projects and participate in a leadership development program designed to enhance their decision-making and communication skills.

The Applied Pharmacometrics Training Fellowship – Africa Region aims to build scientific and leadership capability in Africa by enhancing the skills of local scientists and by facilitating knowledge transfer to their wider scientific communities. The relationships forged between the hosts of this program and the fellows’ home institutions will further the endeavour to create next-generation medicines to ease suffering and improve quality of life for patient populations around the world. Successful participants in this program will be considered as candidates to join the consulting team for Certara located on-site in Africa.

Overall Program Benefits

The program provides fellows an opportunity to enrich their education by:

  • Participating in a tailored training program in applied pharmacometrics provided by a team of leading experts
  • Working on research of value to their local scientific and clinical communities
  • Augmenting their scientific capabilities through seminars, journal club, discussion forums, and various educational courses
  • Networking and collaborating within the fellowship group, with industry experts and academic partners
  • Supporting their educational goals and scientific career development through mentorship

Included in the internship

  • Scientific/clinical research infrastructure and training: All necessary equipment, training and operational needs will be provided by the program hosts and their partners to support investigation of a jointly agreed-upon, pre-competitive (non-proprietary) clinical pharmacology scientific question.
  • For the participants who are selected into the Immersion Program the program sponsors will provide :
    • Travel, accommodation & visas: (1) round-trip economy class airfare, (2) student-style accommodation for the duration of the on-site program, and (3) support for educational visa applications.
    • Stipend and health insurance: health insurance and a monthly stipend to cover incidentals and basic living expenses.
  • Timelines & Location: The 3-month Virtual Program is planned to start in mid-January 2023. The start of the 3-month Immersion Program is planned for 2Q2023.

Application Process

Please apply between September 15, 2022 and October 14, 2022 and submit the following information:

  • CV or résumé
  • Letter of recommendation/support from a faculty member
  • Letter of motivation including the applicant’s expectations on benefits from the program
  • Evidence of baseline skills: e.g. PhD research synopsis or relevant publication on model-based analyses in the pharmaceutical sciences

Apply for the Applied Pharmacometrics Training Program – Africa Region using the link below:

About The Program Sponsors

Certara, founded in 2008 out of Tripos International and Pharsight Corporation, has since achieved incredible growth through fifteen acquisitions and the adoption of model-informed drug development by industry and regulatory agencies. Today, Certara is the global leader in biosimulation. Its quantitative science approach and unique portfolio of software and services span the entire lifecycle to accelerate medicines to patients. It aims to continue expanding boundaries to make the drug development research and process more efficient and medicines safer and better for patients.

Pharmacometrics Africa is a not-for-profit company registered in South Africa as a platform for interested groups to establish and run open access quantitative clinical pharmacology educational programs in partnership with local research organisations and academic groups.

CP+ Associates was established in 2017 as a social venture that develops scientific capability in low and middle income countries (LMIC), focussing on healthcare via drug discovery, development science and clinical trials.

Responsibilities

he program has 2 components:

  • Virtual Program – A 3-month virtual program (Q1 2023) that will provide fellows with exposure to leading edge pharmacometric model based analysis. The time commitment will be significant (e.g. a minimum of 20 hours per week over the duration of the Virtual Program.
  • Immersion Program – Upon completion of the Virtual Program, fellows will have the option to extend the program for another 3 months to an project-based program led by Certara and partners from pharma and academia. The program is designed to foster professional development through immersive training on all competencies required for regulatory quality pharmacometrics analyses and reports. Guided by industry mentors, the fellows will receive class-room training, are assigned individual jointly-agreed upon, precompetitive projects and participate in a leadership development program designed to enhance their decision-making and communication skills.

The Applied Pharmacometrics Training Fellowship – Africa Region aims to build scientific and leadership capability in Africa by enhancing the skills of local scientists and by facilitating knowledge transfer to their wider scientific communities. The relationships forged between the hosts of this program and the fellows’ home institutions will further the endeavour to create next-generation medicines to ease suffering and improve quality of life for patient populations around the world. Successful participants in this program will be considered as candidates to join the consulting team for Certara located on-site in Africa.

Requirements

Qualifications

Eligibility to this program is based on the following criteria:

  • You have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g. pharmaceutical, medical or biological sciences, applied mathematics or statistics)
  • You have recently completed your PhD or equivalent studies (i.e. early to mid-career)
  • You should already have done at least 1 clinical pharmacology or pharmacometrics data analysis project using descriptive or a model-based methods
  • You have evidence of completing relevant courses on model-based analysis methods e.g. Pharmacometrics Africa courses or equivalent
  • You are a proficient English speaker and based in an African country
  • You have demonstrated strong team player skills

Please be informed that we accept online applications only during the above-mentioned dates. Applications before or after the indicated date as well as incomplete documentation cannot be considered for the program.

For more information about the Applied Pharmacometrics Training Fellowship – Africa Region please contact Rita Michel at [email protected]

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