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Daiichi-Sankyo Website
211 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Fellowship Duration

2 years

Fellowship Positions Available

Global Commercial Insights - BD and Oncology

Medical Affairs

Company Information

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ, is the U.S. subsidiary of Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., a global pharmaceutical company. The Company was formed in 2006 from the integration of two leading pharmaceutical companies, Sankyo Co., Ltd. and Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Our team of nearly 1,400 U.S. employees is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products to address the diversified, unmet medical needs of patients in both mature and emerging markets. With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

The Company’s values are the guiding principles that direct decision-making. They speak to what is important to the organization and the individuals, along with what patients, customers, and employees can expect.

Position Detailed Descriptions

Medical Affairs Fellowship

The goal of the two-year Medical Affairs Fellowship program is to provide real-world, hands-on experience within the traditional functional areas of a Medical Affairs Department. The first fellowship year will serve as an introduction to the core functional areas of the U.S. and/or Global Medical Affairs Departments including Medical Information & Education and Medical Research & Strategy. The first year is designed to be project-based as opposed to rotational.  Potential therapeutic areas of focus may include pain and oncology. In addition, the fellowship includes field-based opportunities to interact with key medical leaders in various therapeutic areas of focus for Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

In the second fellowship year, the program design creates a framework for those individuals who want to experience concentrated time within a particular functional area of the Medical Affairs Department.  The fellow will have the opportunity to build upon their first year and concentrate their time within specific Medical Affairs functional areas based upon their personal interest and experience as well as the business needs of the Company. The assigned responsibilities and time allocated will be determined in collaboration with key stakeholders prior to the start of the second year. As a result, the fellow will gain a greater in-depth understanding in that functional area, and the interconnections each functional area has within the pharmaceutical industry.

Medical Affairs Fellowship Activities & Experiences May Include:

  • Creating, updating, and reviewing fair and scientifically balanced response documents to unsolicited medical inquiries
  • Participating in dossier and testimony development
  • Serving as a scientific resource to the Promotional Medical Review Team to evaluate promotional materials
  • Strategically reviewing the medical literature to identify educational gaps
  • Assisting in coordination and planning of advisory board meetings
  • Participating in medical slide development and review, as well as scientific communication efforts and disseminate information internally
  • Participating in the publication strategy, planning and development to ensure manuscripts are scientifically accurate
  • Working with a publication vendor to ensure evidence-based data, as they relate to the Daiichi Sankyo therapeutic areas, are being disseminated within the healthcare community
  • Assisting in strategic congress planning and coordination with key internal stakeholders on medical affairs activities
  • Contributing to medical and scientific competitive intelligence monitoring and reporting

INTERACTION WITH (as they relate to Medical Affairs’ daily activities and special projects):

  • Global Medical Affairs
  • Field Medical Affairs
  • Health Economics and Outcome Research
  • Marketing
  • Sales Training
  • Business Development
  • Clinical Development
  • Legal Affairs
  • Regulatory Affairs

Global Commercial Insights – BD and Oncology Fellowship

The Global Commercial Insights – BD and Oncology Fellowship program offers a unique opportunity for the Pharm.D. or Pharm.D./ M.B.A. graduate to gain valuable industry experience at a pharmaceutical company with a rich research history and a promising future of growth. This two-year program is designed to provide a comprehensive overview supporting compounds across the full spectrum of product development, but with an emphasis on oncology products, allowing hands-on opportunities, active coaching and mentoring, as well as market research and business analytics skill building. Our goal is to help provide the fellow with the tools necessary for highly successful business intelligence and market research careers in the pharmaceutical industry.

The core focus of the program will be on the Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. internal pipeline and business development opportunities in areas such as oncology, pain and specialty therapeutics.


Primary responsibilities, which will be developed throughout the fellowship, include:

  • Participating in market research activities in support of compounds throughout all stages of product development (pre-clinical through launch)
  • Designing and implementing qualitative/quantitative primary market research
  • Interpreting patient and physician research
  • Validating forecast assumptions and identify key market drivers
  • Presenting research findings and data to senior management
  • Analyzing and retrieving pivotal data through various secondary resources and syndicated reports
  • Investigating and presenting scientific information
  • Integrating core drug development and market inputs into commercial value analysis
  • Supporting product/market/company evaluations in collaboration with the Business Development team
  • Monitoring and updating competitive intelligence documents
  • Attending various medical and scientific meetings/presentations to maintain competitive intelligence and assess scientific evaluation for Daiichi Sankyo
  • Partnering with brand teams in the development and initiation of commercialization activities

Career Development:

  • New Product, In-Line, and Managed Care market research
  • Business Development product and market assessments
  • Pharmaceutical business analytics
  • Sales forecasting
  • Clinical trial assessments and scientific evaluation of potential opportunities
  • Pharmacology/therapeutics analysis
  • New Product and Commercial Marketing
  • One-on-one preceptor mentoring
  • Professional training opportunities

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