The CVCT-PHARMA internship initiative offers young specialists and residents within cardiovascular specialties, to work as part of PHARMA study teams in all phases of clinical development within the cardiovascular, renal and metabolic areas. The focus will be on CV outcome trials, but there may also be opportunities to engage in e.g. mechanistic studies. This training includes all activities related to late phase studies, e.g. protocol development, preparation of charters for study committees and the statistical analysis plan, collaboration with the endpoint office and committee, CRF development, risk-based monitoring and safety surveillance. During study set-up, responding to regulatory and IRB questions may be included. While the study is ongoing, the young faculty will be embedded within the research team and involved in everyday operational activities. Depending on trial timing, the individual may have a role in data interpretation and dissemination as well.
The internship will furthermore give an opportunity to take part in internal scientific and operational training as applicable for the role, including being invited to the CVOT Review Meetings of ongoing large clinical trials in CV, metabolic and renal. Interactions of the YCVCT in the internship should be broad, interacting with the COMPANY representative – but also with the academic faculty in the trials’ oversight committees.
Modes of selection and monitoring
A YCVCT review committee is composed of 5 members, 3 from the CVCT leadership (2 senior and 1 junior trialists) and 2 from industry sponsoring the internship program.
Selection will be based on expression of interest, willingness, preparedness, scientific merit and professional scheme.
The program will be monitored by the above committee through at least 3 face-to-face or teleconference personal interviews with the YCVCT, during the year if training.
The selected YCVCT member will be requested to present regarding his/her experience and findings (if original data analysis are undertaken) at the annual CVCT sessions.
Application file must contain:
A comprehensive CV with list of publications and trial experience
A letter of expression of interest, of expectations and ambition
Letters of recommendation from mentors (minimum 2)
Agreement from head of division and/or director of fellowship, as applicable, at primary institution
Agreement from administration at primary institution
Anticipated timelines and desired time schedule
How to apply:
Send the application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the name of the company of your choice in the subject: “COMPANY Internship application”. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Companies offering this program:
October 20th : Deadline for application
November 1st: Selection of awardees
Month of November: interviews with the sponsoring COMPANY
CVCT 2019 December 7th: Announcement of the Award