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Phathom Pharma Summer Intern - Medical Affairs

Phathom Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. We have licensed the exclusive rights in the United States, Europe, and Canada to vonoprazan, a first-in-class potassium-competitive acid blocker (PCAB). Phathom currently markets VOQUEZNA® (vonoprazan) tablets for the treatment of Erosive GERD and associated heartburn in adults, as well as VOQUEZNA® TRIPLE PAK® (vonoprazan tablets, amoxicillin capsules, clarithromycin tablets) and VOQUEZNA® DUAL PAK® (vonoprazan tablets, amoxicillin capsules) for the treatment of H. pyloriinfection in adults. In addition, the company is actively investigating the use of vonoprazan as a treatment for Non-Erosive GERD, with a New Drug Application currently under review by the FDA and a separate Phase 3 trial planned to initiate in 2024.

We believe we can change the status quo of treatment for acid-related disorders and have assembled a team of seasoned GI and pharmaceutical industry experts with deep expertise in developing blockbuster therapeutics, including anti-secretory agents. Our team of highly driven professionals are passionate in our mission to address unmet needs for patients and improve their quality of life. By ensuring all voices are heard, holding ourselves accountable to be equitable and just, and authentically supporting the people and communities impacted by our work, we strive to create a sense of inclusion and belonging. Phathom is looking for self-motivated, creative problem solvers who are excited by the idea of working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to our growth. 

We are looking for self-motivated, creative, problem-solving student interns who are excited by the idea of working in a fast-paced start-up environment and contributing to our growth.  The 8-12 week internship, beginning in June, can be onsite in either IL or NJ or remote with some expected time in both offices.


The generation and communication of accurate medical and scientific information is a key activity of Clinical & Medical Affairs at Phathom. Some of the key responsibilities of an intern would be to provide support for the following:

  • Medical Information 
  • Scientific Communications
  • Publications
  • Evidence Generation
  • Medical Science Liaison (MSL) team/advisory boards
  • Support Medical Team with Congress preparation, Journal Club session, Library searches
  • Explore use of Artificial Intelligence tools for application in Medical Affairs
  • Understand Safety and Pharmacovigilance requirements in reporting safety information



  • Currently enrolled third year or above student with a scientific area of study, including Pharmacy, Pre-Med, Nursing and Life Sciences; preference for PharmD or advanced scientific degree candidate
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously or organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a fast-paced rapid changing environment
  • Demonstrated interest in biotechnology industry
  • Able to work with Microsoft Office tools, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Work onsite in Buffalo Grove, IL or Florham Park, NJ or remote with some expected time in both offices