Clinical Research

USC-Allergan Industry Fellowship

The Allergan Clinical Research fellowship is a one-year program designed to provide the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in drug development in the Global Development organization. With an individualized plan based on input from the fellow, the trainee participates as an integral member of the clinical team and reports to the Vice President, Ophthalmology/Retina Therapeutic Area. The fellow will participate in the design, planning, execution and evaluation of phase 2-3 clinical studies. The fellow will develop an understanding of good clinical practices, ICH and FDA regulations and guidance governing clinical research with investigational products and be conversant with the conditions being evaluated and available/investigational treatment modalities.

Learning Activities

The Clinical Research fellows (classified as students) will execute an individualized training program that he or she creates under the guidance of the faculty mentor and respective Clinical Research staff with hands-on participation opportunities to accomplish the following with the understanding that fellows do not perform work as employees:

  • Read and understand all standard operational procedures for a clinical scientist, clinical lead, medical monitor and the interactions with key study team roles within global Development Operations, including the Study Management Associate, Regional/Global Study Manager, Project Statistician.
  • Attend clinical subteam meetings for research projects and interact with Global Development Operations, Global Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toxicology, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Global Health Outcomes, Epidemiology and Risk Management as developed for the training program.
  • Participate in the creation and management of regulatory documents for the Trial Master File and regulatory submissions as part of the training program.
  • Evaluate literature and lead journal club discussions as appropriate.
  • Attend and participate at pharmacy and industry conferences designed for the fellow’s program and interests.
  • Fellows have the opportunity to participate in educational activities through the USC School of Pharmacy. Activities include participating in appropriate graduate coursework and seminars geared toward the fellow’s program and interests.

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