This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a board-certified or board- eligible physician scientist trained in Neurology to spend a period of up to two years working with the Pfizer Early Clinical Development (ECD) organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts and performing clinical activities at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The recipient of this fellowship will have an opportunity to work on different projects as a member of the Pfizer Innovation Research Laboratory (PflRe Lab). The mission of the PflRe lab is to deliver on an innovative digital platform to transform clinical development in drug trials. Digital medicine is an industry-leading mobile/digital technology initiative striving to utilize digital continuous monitoring of patient physiology and activity as novel endpoints for disease diagnosis and health state assessment.

The fellow will also be trained in translational medicine and pharmaceutical industry drug development in preparation for a future role as an industry clinical research leader or academic clinical researcher. Applicants with solid computational backgrounds including signal processing and machine learning skills will be highly suited for this fellowship. Prior experience in drug development/translational research is not required.

The clinician-scientists are selected by a joint Pfizer-Mass General Search Committee and employed by Mass General. There is a 75% protected time commitment to the Pfizer ECD organization and a 25% commitment to clinical activities at Massachusetts General Hospital within the Department of Neurology. The program provides annual salary support plus benefits. The awardee may receive additional support for tuition, travel and supplies. Appointments begin on July 1st, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Physician scientist who is or will be a BC/BE Neurologist by July 1, 2023
  • Fellow or junior faculty in Neurology
  • Ability to commit 75% of time to Pfizer and 25% of time to Mass General

How to Apply

Submit the following materials as a single PDF to Erica Ratti by November 1, 2022:

  • Application form
  • Letter of intent (2 pages maximum) describing the relevance of this program to previous experience, research interests, and career goals
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of support from the Neurology Chair of institution
  • One additional letter of support
  • NIH Other Support – current and pending grants