US Medical Affairs Fellowship

Informational Webinars

Please join us at our webinars for a discussion and Q/A session about the fellowship program.

  • Time | 7 - 8 p.m. EST
  • Dates:
    • Sept. 14
    • Sept. 26
    • Oct. 4

Opportunities for a Fellow

The Fellow will serve as core members of the North America (NA) Vaccines Medical team to support strategic planning and life cycle management of vaccines in the Sanofi Vaccine US portfolio. The primary responsibility will be to help the Medical Team successfully complete key deliverables, while being offered the unique opportunity to expand experience with projects aligned with the Fellow’s interest(s).

During the two-year fellowship, the Fellow will have the opportunity to complete rotations in some of the following areas:

  • Field-Based Medical (i.e. as a Medical Science Liaison).
  • US Medical Strategy.
  • Epidemiology, Modeling & Health Economics.
  • Omnichannel Medical Engagement.

The Fellow is appointed as adjunct faculty at Wilkes University. Academic opportunities include didactic teaching, precepting pharmacy students, global presentations and projects. The Fellow will be a primary resource to the student chapter of Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO).

Application Process

Recruiting for Two Fellow Positions

Fellows for the Wilkes University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program are selected on a nationally competitive basis.

Applicants must have all of the following:

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy before the beginning of the Fellowship.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • An interest in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the two-year Fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Please submit all application materials to Interview requests will be accepted on a rolling basis from Oct. 8th through Nov. 18. Early submission is preferred. Late applications will not be considered. Sanofi will reach out to candidates to schedule virtual first-round interviews.

Please include the following in your application:

  • Letter of intent.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Please address your Letter of Intent & Letters of Recommendation to:

Sanofi Vaccines Medical Affairs
1 Discovery Drive
Swiftwater, PA 18370
First and second round interviews for selected candidates will be conducted virtually in Oct. and Nov. Final interviews will be conducted in-person at ASHP Midyear in Dec. Anticipated final selections will be made in early Dec.

The department within a pharmaceutical company that is responsible for communicating accurate information to healthcare providers. At Sanofi, the North America Vaccines Medical Team is responsible for these activities. The purpose of Medical Affairs is to generate and provide necessary information to health care providers, regulatory officials and payers to optimize the value of the company products based on medical or scientific knowledge.

To become a valuable member of a dynamic Medical Affairs Team by developing a transferable skill set (e.g., communicating & generating scientific evidence and building trusted relationships) for future career success.

During this two-year US Medical Affairs Fellowship, the Fellow(s) will take part in the following:

Medical Stategy

  • Support the development and execution of medical strategy for multiple vaccine franchises by working on cross-functional teams, which include experts from R&D, Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Market Access and Commercial Operations (especially Marketing)
  • Help plan and execute advisory board meetings with top-tier Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)
  • Help define and coordinate Sanofi’s presence/engagement at national scientific meetings

Medical Science Liaison (MSL)

  • Engage key external experts (e.g. pediatricians, infectious disease specialists) by conducting scientific exchanges to enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of our products
  • Recognize, record and share insights that deepen our understanding of the needs of patients, regulators, payers and healthcare providers 

Epidemiology, Modeling and Health Outcomes

  • Learn core skills related to epidemiological and economic research to address data gaps, including:
    • Systematic literature reviews.
    • Meta-analysis.
    • Real world data/evidence.
    • Retrospective and prospective research studies.
    • Modeling activities.
  • Actively lead or contribute to projects within NA Medical pertaining to evidence generation studies, evidence synthesis (dossier development), scientific communications (conference presentations/manuscripts) and external engagement (advisory boards).

Omnichannel Engagement

Getting the right content, to the right person, at the right time.

  • Assess/identify gaps in medical education/information resources and collaborate on the development, dissemination and uptake of medical content aligned with medical strategy.
  • Conduct data analysis of content engagement (e.g. awareness, loyalty, distribution/usage) and impact on customer journey metrics to facilitate a positive omnichannel engagement experience.

Peter Tonsits, PharmD, RPh

Medical Affairs Fellow
Sanofi Vaccines

Katherine Adams, PharmD, RPh, MBA, MSPH

Medical Science Liaison - NC | SC
Sanofi Vaccines
Fellow Alumni

Michael Greenberg, MD, MPH

Medical Head
North America Vaccines
Fellowship Sponsor

Christina Tankersley, PharmD

Senior Director
US Medical Science Liaisons
Fellowship Director & Preceptor

Corey Robertson, MD, MPH, FACP

Senior Director
US Medical Affairs
Fellowship Director & Preceptor

Jason Lee, PhD, MSc, MBiotech

Health Economics Lead
Sanofi Vaccines
Fellowship Preceptor

Monica Mercer, MD

Omnichannel Medical Engagement Lead
Sanofi Vaccines
Fellowship Preceptor