Patient Centricity Fellowship - Wadsworth - job 1197586

Astellas Pharmaceuticals

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Wadsworth, Illinois

Employment type: Full-time

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at

Purpose & Scope:

The Patient Centricity Fellow will report to the Director, Patient Insights and Solutions and will be assigned to work with PInS team members on planning and execution of projects/initiative 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. This position will require some knowledge of multiple areas of patient 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.

The 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 the global enterprise.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 insights of patients and caregiver needs and barriers

  • Assist teams in designing, conducting and analyzing surveys and patient interviews to develop insights 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

Organizational Context:

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

Qualifications: Required:

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

  • PharmD. or other advanced science degree

  • 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

Qualifications: Preferred:

  • MBA beneficial

  • PhD in scientific discipline


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays, including year-end shutdown

  • 401(k) Match and Annual Company Contribution

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans


Category Patient Centricity

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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