Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship

This one-year Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship focuses on developing the clinical and quantitative skills required of a clinical pharmacology scientist. The fellow will be provided opportunities to gain expertise in nonclinical pharmacokinetics (PK), translational science including development of target engagement strategies, clinical pharmacology, and pharmacometrics.

As part of the training program, the fellow will participate in clinical and nonclinical study activities including study conceptualization through study design, protocol development, study execution, and cross functional core team interactions spanning all of Allergan’s therapeutic areas. The translational component will allow the fellow to mine existing nonclinical and clinical data to guide early clinical study design and dose regimen selection. As part of the quantitative skills development, the fellow will learn how to conduct pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) data analysis, interpretation, and presentation through Phoenix WinNonlin training. Additionally, interested fellows can gain expertise in population PK/PD modeling and simulation through NONMEM training. The fellowship is intended to enhance the postdoctoral research training of the applicant with hands-on application of pharmacokinetics and drug disposition principles and modeling techniques to characterize the PK/PD relationships for key Allergan programs.

Objectives

  • Learn how to independently design and conduct clinical pharmacology and nonclinical PK studies
  • Serve as a Clinical Pharmacology Representative on projects teams to guide dose selection and clinical pharmacology strategy
  • Be able to execute, interpret, and deliver PK/PD analyses
  • Participate in global clinical study operational activities (start-up, execution, close-out)
  • If applicable, present work at a professional meeting and/or author a scientific publication

Application Requirements

  • PharmD or PhD from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Experience and coursework in pharmacokinetics
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

Contact Us

For additional information or to apply for the fellowship, please contact:

William C. Gong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
Director, Residency and Fellowship Programs
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Southern California
School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90089-9121
Telephone: (323) 442-2625
Email: wgong@usc.eduresidentfellow@usc.edu