Industry Sponsor: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
For more information, please see this brochure .

Program Details

During the one-year US Medical and Field Medical fellowship at Takeda, the fellow will have experiences in the following areas:

Field Medical (MSL)
Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) are the field-based therapeutic area scientific experts responsible for the development of relationships between Takeda US Medical and Health Care Professionals (including Key Opinion Leaders) as well as key institutions.

Medical Strategy
Supports the core medical team in development and execution of the medical affairs plan and translating the strategy into scientific tactics and insights to drive the scientific narrative.

Scientific Communication - Medical Information, Medical Review, Publications
Provides support to licensed treatments and the research pipeline through balanced, ethical, and timely dissemination of evidence-based medical and scientific information, through tactics such as core medical content, field medical tools, scientific congresses, and symposia.

Value and Evidence Generation
Includes Managed Market Value presentation, field medical activities with payers, and exposure to data generation and research activities.

Program Staff

Tom Koutsavlis, MD
Head, US Medical
Sponsor, Takeda - Purdue US Medical Fellowship

Albert Edney, PhD
Scientific Director, Immunology-PDT
US Fellowship Director, Takeda-Purdue US Medical Fellowship

Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP
Associate Director of Professional Program Laboratories
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Grace Hsueh, PharmD
Senior Medical Science Liaison, Transplant Team, Takeda
Fellowship Coordinator, Takeda-Purdue US Medical and Field Medical Fellowship

Current Fellows

2023-2024: Matthew Otule, PharmD
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Past Fellows

2022-2023: Krysia Lesniak, PharmD, MBA
Medical Science Liaison

2021-2023: Mogboluwaga Oginni, PharmD
Medical Science Liaison

2020-2021: Nashel Patel, PharmD
Medical Science Liasion


The fellow will receive a competitive stipend and benefits package, including comprehensive health and dental insurance. Attendance at one or more professional meetings, conferences or workshops will be sponsored by the fellowship.


The fellow will be selected on a nationally competitive basis. To be eligible, candidates must be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program before the fellowship begins in July. Participation in the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting Personnel Placement Services (PPS) is strongly encouraged, but not required. The candidate must be eligible to work in the United States, as Purdue and Takeda will not provide sponsorship to foreign students.

Application Process

Positions available: 1

All interested applicants must submit the following via email:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official college of pharmacy transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation (Please have your letter writers send them directly to the email below)

Applications will open on October 1st, 2023 All application materials should be submitted electronically to the email contact below, with CVs, LOIs, official transcripts, and letters of recommendation due on November 4th, 2023.

Please send all correspondence to:

Grace Hsueh, PharmD
Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited
95 Hayden Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421, USA

Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually on a rolling basis, starting October 9th, 2023.

To qualify for a preliminary interview, at minimum, please submit your Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, and Transcript (unofficial transcript may serve as a place holder). Please note that in order for candidates to be considered for a final offer, all application materials listed above must be received by the deadline.

Recognizing that the choice of a Post-Doctoral Industry Fellowship is an important decision, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, in conjunction with the Academic Industry Fellowship Alliance (AIFA), has agreed to extend offers for Fellowships no earlier than December 13th, 2023.

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