Drug Delivery Sciences

USC-Allergan Industry Fellowship

The one-year fellowship in drug delivery sciences focuses on the design of new drug delivery systems and process development—including inventing new drug delivery systems and exploring novel adaptations of existing systems.

This fellowship is intended to give postdoctoral research graduates exposure to the pharmaceutical industry while advancing the fellow’s own research and professional growth. This postdoctoral fellow participates as a member of Allergan’s Drug Delivery Center of Excellence within Pharmaceutical Development.

Learning Activities

The drug delivery sciences fellowship emphasizes:

  • The design and evaluation of drug delivery systems for sustained release and targeted distribution to physiological sites of interest. This can encompass opportunities for innovation and discovery of novel technologies and methods for controlled therapeutics.
  • Research may also be undertaken to investigate and develop new delivery systems based on polymers, emulsions or related disciplines. This may include working with life sciences personnel to evaluate and improve upon system prototypes.
  • Opportunities to attend applicable seminars, technical and team meetings.

Application Requirements

The candidate should have a PhD in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials sciences, polymer chemistry, colloidal chemistry, physical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry or a similar field. The essential components of this position are an in-depth understanding of basic science principles, physical chemistry and material properties. Knowledge and experience in cell biology or biochemistry is advantageous.

Contact Us

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

William C. Gong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
Director, Residency and Fellowship Training
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.edu, Res-Fellow@pharmacy.usc.edu