Physicians & Scientists

For the MD who’s passionate about positively impacting patient care

Are you ready to explore career opportunities as one of our aspiring world-class physicians? Discover the possibilities to tap into your fullest potential as you learn and collaborate with some of the brightest scientific medical minds in the pharmaceutical industry today. Make a real difference in addressing mankind’s greatest medical and disease challenges.

Where you've been

​​​​​​​Whether you’re coming to us from academia or medical practice, joining us can be the ideal first step to advancing your career with an industry leader in innovating cutting-edge medical science. Become an integral catalyst in our quest to develop next generation medicines to meet the ever-growing needs of patients worldwide.

Where you’re going

Industry Leadership in a number of specialties fuels our growth along with the demand for extraordinary MD talent. While deep functional scientific knowledge is crucial to our research and development, building the best team around you is what can help shape you and the company for success. Drug development is a team sport and building the best teams enables all of the other critical success factors of charting the course, delivering results, and being role models in the industry.

Physician Scientist Program

If you're an MD looking to make an impact in a whole new way, consider our Physician Scientist program. The program provides pharmaceutical medicine training and opportunities to physicians completing residency or fellowship with the goal of recruiting new talent and contributing to the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives.

  • In-depth exposure to clinical trial planning, execution, data analysis and reporting of clinical trial results
  • Skills development through work with clinical and cross-functional teams toward regulatory approvals
  • Mentors assigned to enhance and broaden the overall and cross-functional clinical drug development experience


Hear from our employees who Invent for Life every day

Physicians coming to our company have a wide range of potential career options depending on their medical training, therapeutic background, and passion.
Edward Sati
Associate Director, Recruitment & Staffing, Global Talent Acquisition
I always wanted to make a difference in the world and a career in public health gave me that opportunity. I decided to join our company because we are known for impactful public health work and innovation in discovering and delivering life-changing vaccines.
Tosin Omole
Principal Scientist, Clinical Research Global Clinical Development – Vaccines Adult
I am fortunate to be a part of an incredibly talented and diverse team. Our inclusive culture empowers everyone to collaborate effectively and successfully deliver.
Carmelle T. Norice-Tra
MD-PhD Clinical Director, Infectious Diseases Clinical Research
This is truly a place that follows the science, not as a slogan, but as the mission of all of us. While we may not look at those patients face to face as we did in clinical practice, our work helps to extend lives and improve quality of life.
Salvin Johnson
Sr. Principal Scientist, Drug Safety, Early Development 7
Here, I belong to an enthusiastic team with a broad set of skills, and diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Every day I feel inspired and empowered to pursue our common passion for developing innovative, high-quality vaccines that impact lives around the world.
Alex Esteves Jaramillo
Sr. Principal Scientist, Clinical Research
Here, I have been gaining extensive knowledge from my experienced team members and I feel that I have made important contributions to the company’s innovation.
Cumhur Tekin
Principal Scientist, Clinical Research, Oncology Clinical Development
I joined our Oncology Late Stage Development because of our excellence in research
and because of my highly talented colleagues. Here, I can truly make a difference for
​​​​​​​cancer patients.
Tobias Neff
Sr. Principal Scientist, Clinical Research Oncology Clinical Development Melanoma
Our Oncology department has the real opportunity to change practice and improve on current standards of cancer care, and I have found there to be few professional experiences more gratifying than to participate in projects that change the way oncology is practiced.
Ann Houseman
Scot Ebbinghaus
VP, Clinical Research, Global Clinical Development

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