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Takeda Fellowships

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co. Fellowship

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co., in collaboration with MCPHS University, offers unique fellowships to promote the role of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) within the biopharmaceutical industry. Fellows gain extensive experiences through various practical activities in both industry and academic settings, which will enhance the potential for accelerated career development. Currently, the following options are offered by Takeda in conjunction with MCPHS University:

  • Medical Information
  • Medical Science Liaison (MSL)

Please see our brochure for additional details and feel free to review the content below.

About Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical company founded in 1781 with headquarters in Osaka, Japan, and operations in more than 70 countries and regions worldwide, representing Japan, the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific Region. Takeda's pharmaceutical products are marketed in around 100 countries worldwide, including partnerships (marketing alliance partners). The company has grown in size and scope both organically and through acquisition.

MCPHS University

As an adjunct instructor at MCPHS, the fellow may have the opportunity to:

  • Develop, coordinate, and teach courses
  • Co-precept pharmacy students on advanced experiential rotations
  • Create and publish scholarly research and/or review articles
  • Present research at scientific and clinical meetings
  • Participate in professional development seminars with other fellows and residents from MCPHS affiliated programs


The fellowship will provide a competitive stipend and benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance. In addition, the fellowship will offer an allowance for travel to conferences in pharmacy and other specialty areas. The fellow may qualify for student loan deferment, allowing for the postponement of loan payments until the completion of the fellowship program. The lender of the student loan(s) will be able to provide specific information regarding eligibility and terms of deferment.

Certificate of Completion

MCPHS University and Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co. will award a certificate of achievement upon successful completion of the fellowship program.


The fellow will be selected through an intensive interview and application process. Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and an interest in pursuing a career within the biopharmaceutical industry.

All candidates must have authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the one or two-year fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided.

Application Process

Participation in the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting Personnel Placement Service (PPS) is strongly encouraged, but not required. Candidates are encouraged to request a preliminary interview at the ASHP midyear meeting through the PPS website

The formal application materials below must be received by December 20th. Submit via the on-line portal.

  • Letter of intent
  • Updated CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial college transcript

For more information, please contact the Fellowship Program Directors:

Please specify which program you are pursuing in the email subject line.