Fellowship Programs

The USC Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship programs are designed to prepare postdoctoral scholars for rewarding careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Fellows work with mentors to participate in activities that enhance the skills required to excel in their field. Graduate-level coursework and seminars at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy are part of the fellowship along with our industry partners including Abbvie, Inc. and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Upon completion of the program, fellows will be prepared for the challenges of a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Past fellows have been placed into rewarding positions in industry, pharmacy practice and research. USC Pharmacy’s fellowship programs adhere to the guidelines of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. All fellowships begin July 1 and end on June 30.

Key Highlights

  • Access to USC Regulatory Science courses and tuition remission, up to 4 units per semester
  • Networking with USC students and alumni
  • Participating in professional leadership workshops
  • Financial relocation assistance for out-of-state fellows
  • Financial support to attend professional conferences and events
  • Delivering lectures to pharmacy students
  • Recruiting prospective graduate and professional students to the Fellowship Program

Available Fellowships

Depending on funding status, the fellowship program may include:

AbbVie, Inc.

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The one-year Clinical Development Fellowship provides an immersive introduction to clinical research in global drug development. As an active member of multiple clinical teams, the fellow will develop an understanding of the principles and challenges of developing novel therapeutics, while operating within national and international guidelines for good clinical practice. With close guidance from mentors, the fellow will gain broad exposure to interdisciplinary functional areas, with latitude to set individualized objectives within projects of particular interest.

Objectives of the Clinical Development Fellow

  • Explore the pharmacology of therapeutics and their clinical use
  • Learn operational aspects of clinical trial design from startup through execution and closeout
  • Develop and optimize study documents, including protocols, investigator brochures, procedure manuals, clinical development plans, informed consent forms and clinical study reports
  • Participate in ongoing data review, analysis and reporting

Application Requirements

  • PharmD, PhD or MD degree from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Completion of pharmaceutical industry rotation or internship, or previous exposure to clinical research, is desirable
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

In addition to applying through USC, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent through American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Personal Placement Service (PPS) to request a first-round interview.

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

This non-laboratory based one-year Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship focuses on developing skills of a modern clinical pharmacology scientist. The fellow will be provided opportunities to gain expertise in nonclinical and clinical development through honing skills in areas such as nonclinical pharmacokinetics/toxicokinetics, clinical pharmacology, translational strategies, modeling and simulation/pharmacometrics. As part of the training, the fellow will be provided with opportunities to engage in various activities such as: design and execution of nonclinical pharmacokinetic/toxicokinetic studies, design and execution of clinical pharmacology studies, development of translational strategies in support of target engagement and biomarker/ dose/regimen selection, preparation of regulatory documents, and PK/PD and pop-PK modeling. The candidate will also participate in cross-functional team interactions spanning all of AbbVie’s therapeutic areas. This advanced hands-on training program can be tailored towards the specific needs and background of the candidate.

Objectives

  • Collaboratively design and oversee execution of nonclinical pharmacokinetic/toxicokinetic studies and/or clinical pharmacology studies
  • Analyze, interpret, and present data derived from nonclinical and clinical studies
  • Serve (alongside a senior mentor) as a representative on nonclinical and clinical project teams to guide clinical pharmacology and translational efforts
  • Contribute towards drafting regulatory documents
  • Execute, interpret, and present results from PK/PD and/or pop-PK analyses at internal meetings
  • If applicable, present work at professional meetings and/or author a scientific publication

Application Requirements

Pharm.D. or Ph.D. from an accredited university or equivalent

Experience and coursework in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, or similar

Excellent oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership

An interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

The one-year Drug Delivery Sciences Fellowship focuses on the design of new drug delivery systems and process development — including inventing new systems and exploring novel adaptations of existing systems. The fellowship is intended to give postdoctoral research graduates exposure to the pharmaceutical industry, while advancing the fellow’s research and professional growth. The program focuses on enhancing postdoctoral research training and providing an opportunity to integrate with various departments and disciplines within the pharmaceutical industry. Acting within an individualized plan, the fellow participates as a member of AbbVie, Inc.’s Drug Delivery Center of Excellence within Pharmaceutical Development.

Objectives of the Drug Delivery Sciences Fellow

  • Design and evaluate drug delivery systems for sustained release and targeted distribution to physiological sites of interest, which can encompass opportunities for innovation and discovery of novel technologies and methods for controlled therapeutics
  • Investigate and develop new delivery systems based on polymers, emulsions or related areas, which may include training with life sciences personnel to evaluate and improve system prototypes

Application Requirements

  • PhD in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science, polymer chemistry, colloidal chemistry, physical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry or a similar field
  • In-depth understanding of basic science principles, physical chemistry and material properties; knowledge and experience in cell biology or biochemistry are also desirable
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

The one-year Immunology Fellowship mainly focuses on immunogenicity studies against biologics and toxins to support drug development programs. As part of the training, the fellow will be provided with opportunities to participate in various activities like designing experiments, executing experiments and data analysis. It also involves cross functional team interactions across multiple therapeutic areas within AbbVie. Additionally, interested fellows can gain expertise in flowcytometry, Luminex, ex vivo/in vivo assays. The fellowship is intended to enhance the postdoctoral research training of the applicant and develop the skills required to excel in their field.

Objectives

  • Collaborate and conduct a thorough review and build a knowledge base (ARCH/Convergence collaboration) of the immunogenicity data across all internal ophthalmology, Toxin and device programs
  • Build knowledge base (collect, analyze data) for immunogenicity data and potential risks from publications on commercial biologics across all ophthalmology, Toxin and device areas.
  • Building knowledge base from literatures around in silico and in vitro assays and identify the most promising ones for immunogenicity prediction specific for different modalities
  • Proposing fit-for-purpose in vitro/ex vivo/in vivo assays to investigate potential risk evaluation and relevant outcome measures for devices

Application Requirements

  • PhD from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Experience and coursework in immunology and Biochemistry
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Note: off-cycle fellowship, start date may vary

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

The one-year Immunology Fellowship mainly focuses on immunogenicity studies against biologics and toxins to support drug development programs. As part of the training, the fellow will be provided with opportunities to participate in various activities like designing experiments, executing experiments and data analysis. It also involves cross functional team interactions across multiple therapeutic areas within AbbVie. Additionally, interested fellows can gain expertise in flowcytometry, Luminex, ex vivo/in vivo assays. The fellowship is intended to enhance the postdoctoral research training of the applicant and develop the skills required to excel in their field.

Objectives

  • Collaborate and conduct a thorough review and build a knowledge base (ARCH/Convergence collaboration) of the immunogenicity data across all internal ophthalmology, Toxin and device programs
  • Build knowledge base (collect, analyze data) for immunogenicity data and potential risks from publications on commercial biologics across all ophthalmology, Toxin and device areas.
  • Building knowledge base from literatures around in silico and in vitro assays and identify the most promising ones for immunogenicity prediction specific for different modalities
  • Proposing fit-for-purpose in vitro/ex vivo/in vivo assays to investigate potential risk evaluation and relevant outcome measures for devices

Application Requirements

  • PhD from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Experience and coursework in immunology and Biochemistry
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Note: off-cycle fellowship, start date may vary

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

The one-year Medical Affairs Fellowship focuses on providing exposure to three pillars of functionality: medical information, global Phase IV trials and external scientific communications. The fellow will have firsthand experiences in medical information database operations, post-marketing clinical research management and global strategic publication planning. Fellows will gain the necessary tools to become successful professionals within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the opportunity to network with AbbVie, Inc. fellowship alumni.

Objectives of the Medical Affairs Fellow

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with medical directors, medical science liaisons, key opinion leaders, health outcomes and economics researchers, marketing specialists, and principal investigators
  • Assist in providing transparency regarding trial status, milestone progress and other metrics
  • Partner with internal and external global stakeholders to strategically plan and disseminate AbbVie, Inc.’s key scientific data through high-quality and medically relevant publications
  • Provide information to support field-based medical science liaison teams

Application Requirements

  • PharmD, MD or PhD in applicable field from an accredited university
  • Attendance and interviews at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting are highly recommended
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

The one-year Pharmaceutical Sciences Fellowship focuses on the design and evaluation of novel ophthalmic and dermal formulations. The fellow will have opportunities to gain firsthand experience within various functional areas of pharmaceutical product development.

Objectives of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Fellow

  • Design and evaluate novel ophthalmic and dermal formulations
  • Evaluate the effect of excipients and processing parameters on quality and performance
  • Investigate new formulation platform technologies
  • Expand technical writing skills by developing, reviewing, and writing protocols and technical reports

Application Requirements

  • PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, polymer science and engineering, physical chemistry or a similar field
  • In-depth understanding of basic science principles, physical chemistry and material properties
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

This one-year Research Pharmacology Fellowship focuses on developing the pre-clinical translational skills required of a pharmacology scientist. As part of the training program, the fellow will participate in pre-clinical study activities including study conceptualization through study design, protocol development, study execution, and cross functional team interactions across multiple therapeutic areas within AbbVie. Additionally, interested fellows can gain expertise in pharmacology sections of regulatory submissions, and interact with scientists from other functions such as formulation development, clinical pharmacology and clinical development. The fellowship is intended to enhance the postdoctoral research training of the applicant with hands-on application of core biological principles and techniques to move programs from preclinical stages to clinical development for key AbbVie programs.

Objectives

  • Independently design and conduct pharmacology studies to support program projects
  • Research, design and validate novel platforms or targets
  • Be able to execute, interpret, and deliver data analyses
  • If applicable, present work at internal AbbVie meetings, a professional meeting and/or author a scientific publication

Application Requirements

  • Ph.D. from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Experience and coursework in pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, a plus
  • Good oral and written communication skills, teamwork, professionalism, and an interest in biopharmaceutical industry are required for all fellowship positions

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

The one-year Toxicology Fellowship focuses on developing the skills needed to identify the toxicology and safety pharmacology studies required to support drug development programs, to independently design toxicology studies and to be able to interpret and integrate data from toxicology studies into risk assessments in support of product safety and dose selection for initiating clinical investigations or regulatory submissions. As part of the training, the fellow will engage as Toxicology Representative on project teams, prepare regulatory documents, learn about the assessment of testing facilities and participate in cross-functional team interactions.

Objectives

  • Learn about requirements for nonclinical safety testing of pharmaceutical drugs to support conduct of clinical trials and marketing authorization
  • Learn how to independently design and conduct toxicology studies
  • Acquire experience as Toxicology Representative on projects teams to guide the nonclinical safety strategy
  • Be able to interpret data from toxicology studies
  • Become familiar with global regulatory agency interactions and regulatory document submissions
  • Participate in/observe nonclinical safety study activities

Application Requirements

  • PhD from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Experience and coursework in biological sciences, biochemistry and/or toxicology
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Note: off-cycle fellowship, start date may vary

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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The USC School of Pharmacy and Gilead Sciences, Inc. are proud to offer two 12-month Medical Information Fellowships designed to provide recent PharmD graduates an opportunity to learn the skills and experiences to excel in Medical Information, a key function in any Medical Affairs organization across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellowships are based at the Gilead U.S. headquarters in Foster City, California. The Fellows will be integral to the Global and U.S. Medical Information teams that develop and manage Medical Information content in response to requests from healthcare professionals, patients, and their caregivers.

Medical Information Fellowship Activities:

Medical Information Content:  

  • Write, update and review Medical Information content for healthcare providers and patients such as Global Response Documents (GRDs), Local Response Documents (LRDs), Patient Response Documents (PRDs), and alternative content formats (including infographics) 

Medical Information Clinical Expertise:  

  • Work with the Global and U.S. Medical Information Clinicians to develop clinical expertise in specific therapeutic areas in order to draft and disseminate unbiased and scientifically balanced responses to requests for medical information escalated from the Gilead Medical Resource Center (GMRC) 

Operational Excellence:  

  • Work with Medical Information and Operations teams across regions on process improvement initiatives, implement new technologies to support Medical Information, ensure inspection readiness, and help manage the GMRC 

Cross-Functional Collaboration:  

  • Collaborate with colleagues from other departments (Commercial, Marketing, Medical Scientists, etc.)and support Medical Affairs by providing product and drug information expertise on a wide range of initiatives including staffing the medical information booth at national scientific meetings and consulting on cross-functional activities 

Compliance:

  • Learn and comply with regulations and guidance from various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry 

External-Department Rotations:  

  • Based on the Fellow’s interests, there is an opportunity to participate in rotations with external departments across the Gilead organization to gain a comprehensive experience and skillset in the pharmaceutical industry 
  • Potential departments to perform rotations with include: Regulatory Affairs (Advertising and Promotion), Field-Based Medical Sciences, Medical Affairs Research (Phase IV/Investigator Sponsored Research), etc.  

USC Graduate Coursework:  

  • Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Graduate Certificate Program in a variety of fields 

Leadership, Teaching and Career Development:  

  • Participate in the USC School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat and precept Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation students 

Minimum Application Requirements:

The candidate must have completed a PharmD, MD, PhD or equivalent doctorate degree from an accredited college or university within five years of initial appointment and a minimum doctoral program GPA of 3.0.

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

Interview Requests

Interviews are limited and will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Please do NOT request for an interview through PPS. Please submit your application, including your CV and a letter of intent, by November 30 at the following link:   https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dh5kNATzRIgAmvs

The letter of intent should address your interest in the Gilead Medical Information fellowship and what qualities/skills you have that make you stand out as a candidate. Please address letters to Prachee Satpute, PharmD and Tiffany Huang, PharmD (no physical address required).

If you have any additional questions, please contact the current Gilead fellow, Tanya Tatavets, at Tanya.Tatavets@gilead.com

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

The USC School of Pharmacy and Gilead Sciences, Inc. are proud to offer a 12-month Fellowship in HIV Prevention Medical Affairs designed to provide recent PharmD graduates an opportunity to gain the skills and experiences needed to excel in Medical Affairs. This US Medical Affairs fellowship is based at the Gilead U.S. headquarters in Foster City, California, but a remote option may be available in certain situations. The Fellow will be integral to the U.S. Medical Affairs HIV Prevention Strategy team that works closely with US Medical Scientists, Global and US Medical Information, and the Global HIV prevention team.

Medical Affairs – HIV Prevention Fellowship Activities:

Develop Strategy Thinking:

  • The fellow will be involved in the creation and review of the Medical Affairs HIV Prevention Plan of Action (POA) and help ensure medical content, messaging, and reactive tools support execution of the POA

Medical Affairs Content:

  • The fellow will be involved with the creation, updating, and review of Medical Affairs content such as reactive slide decks, FAQ documents, Medical Affairs advisory presentations, and Commercial Learning and Development Presentations 

Participate in Medical Review:

  • The fellow will have the opportunity to review promotional materials, commercial learning and development materials, and Medical Information generated response documents to ensure medical accuracy, alignment with product indication, and alignment with the Medical Affairs Plan of Action and strategic messaging  

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • The fellow will collaborate and teamwork with colleagues from other departments to learn about the role of Medical Affairs in the wider organization. 

Compliance:

  • The fellow will learn and comply with regulations and guidance from the various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry. 

Additional Activities:

  • Based on the fellow’s interest, there is an opportunity to participate in rotations with external departments to gain a comprehensive experience and skills in the pharmaceutical industry.

USC Graduate Coursework:  

  • Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Graduate Certificate Program in a variety of fields 

Leadership and Career Development:  

  • Participate in the USC School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat 

Minimum Application Requirements:

The candidate must have completed a PharmD, MD, PhD or equivalent doctorate degree from an accredited college or university within five years of initial appointment and a minimum doctoral program GPA of 3.0.

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

Interview Requests

Interviews are limited and will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Please do NOT request for an interview through PPS. In addition to submitting your application through the USC portal, please submit your CV and a letter of intent by November 30, 2021 at the following link: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dh5kNATzRIgAmvs

The letter of intent should describe your experience and interest in HIV Prevention, how this fellowship will help you advance your career in the pharmaceutical industry, and what qualities/skills you have that would be useful on a Medical Affairs team. Please address letters to Jonathon Anderson, PharmD

Director, US Medical Affairs, HIV Prevention Strategy (no physical address required)

If you have any additional questions, please contact the current Gilead fellow, Rajaun Ellis, at rajaun.ellis3@gilead.com

If you are interested in learning more, we welcome you to join our online webinar.

USC/Gilead Sciences Fellowship Webinar

  • Date: November 3, 2021, at 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST

Registration Link:   https://gilead.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtceurqDsrGdGXnMVz9PNxb9AxOMT4N7Oa

Additional information, brochure, and application materials are available at: http://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/

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

The USC School of Pharmacy and Gilead Sciences, Inc. are proud to offer a 12-month Strategic Engagement & Education Learning & Development Fellowship designed to provide recent PharmD, PhD, MD graduates an opportunity to learn the skills and experiences to excel in Medical Affairs across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellowships are based at the Gilead U.S. headquarters in Foster City, California. The fellow will be integral to the Global and U.S. Learning & Development teams.

Strategic Engagement & Education Fellowship Activities include:

  1. Learning & Development: design, develop, and coordinate the delivery of Global and U.S. Medical Affairs learning events and content, eLearning, eBooks, slide decks, and videos
  2. Medical Education & Programs:support the sponsorship and evaluation of Independent Medical Education programs
  3. Patient Engagement: support projects that reinforce patient inclusion by identifying and planning patient inclusion activities and developing patient-centered decision-making strategies
  4. Events:collaborate with the Events team to plan and deliver Medical Affairs meetings/events
  5. Operational Excellence: work on projects regarding process improvement/development and implementation of new technology
  6. Collaboration: collaborate with colleagues from other departments to learn about the role of Medical Affairs in the wider organization
  7. Compliance: learn and comply with regulations and guidance from the various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry
  8. Additional Activities: based on the fellow’s interests, there is an opportunity to participate in rotations with external departments to gain a comprehensive experience and diverse skillset in the pharmaceutical industry
  9. Complete graduate coursework at the University of Southern California

Minimum Application Requirements:

The candidate must have completed a PharmD, MD, PhD or equivalent doctorate degree from an accredited college or university within five years of initial appointment and a minimum doctoral program GPA of 3.0.

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

Interview Requests

Interviews are limited and will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Please do NOT request for an interview through PPS. In addition to submitting your application through the USC portal, please submit your CV and a letter of intent by November 30, 2021 at the following link: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dh5kNATzRIgAmvs

The letter of intent should address your interest in the Gilead Medical Affairs Learning & Development Fellowship and include the qualities/skills you have that make you stand out as a candidate. Please address letters to: 

Jeff Narvid

Senior Director, Medical Affairs Learning & Development

Director, Strategic Engagement & Education Fellowship Program

(no physical address required)

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

Kite Pharma

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Fellowship Overview

The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and Kite, a Gilead Company, are proud to offer a 12-month Medical Information/Scientific Communications Fellowship program designed to provide recent Pharm.D., M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree graduates an opportunity to learn the skills and experiences to excel in Medical Information and Scientific Communications, key functions in any Medical Affairs organization across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will be an integral part of the Global Medical Affairs team and will develop/manage scientific content and respond to requests for medical information about Kite products.

Fellowship Goal 

To provide an opportunity for the fellow to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis in Medical Information and Scientific Communications.

Medical Information/Scientific Communications Fellowship Primary Objectives

  • Subject Matter Expertise  

Participate in cell therapy training, with the goal of becoming a subject matter expert throughout the course of the fellowship. Attend scientific meetings to maintain that expertise, participate in session coverage, and staff the Medical Affairs booth.

  • Medical Information Content

Write, update, and review Medical Information content such as standard response letters (SRLs), frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents, and slide decks (if applicable). In addition, the fellow may assist in the creation or maintenance of an AMCP dossier and compendia submissions.

  • Respond to Unsolicited Requests for Medical Information

Coordinate with the Medical Information specialists at Kite’s call center to formulate unbiased and scientifically balanced responses to requests for medical information that have been escalated.  Escalated requests will be proposed by the fellow and reviewed by the appropriate subject matter experts prior to fulfillment by the call center.

  • Scientific Communications Content 

Create high-impact scientific and medical tools for the medical science field teams, medical affairs scientific presentations, scientific booth materials at key congresses, and content at scientific advisory boards.

  • Medical Review

Function as a medical reviewer for Promotional Review Committee, Medical Review Committee, and for Commercial Learning and Development pieces.  

  • Operational Excellence  

Work with the Kite Medical Information and Scientific Communications teams on projects regarding process improvement/development, implementation of new technology, and managing the call center.

  • Collaboration 

Collaborate with other departments at Kite to learn the value that Kite Medical Information and Scientific Communications bring to the broader organization.

  • Compliance

Learn and comply with regulations and guidance from various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Rotations with External Departments

Opportunities to participate in rotations with external departments across the Kite organization including Regulatory Affairs (Advertising and Promotion), Field-based Medical Affairs, Marketing, etc. to gain a comprehensive experience and skill set in the pharmaceutical industry. 

  • USC Graduate Coursework

Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Regulatory Sciences or Healthcare Decision Analysis.

  • Leadership, Teaching and Career Development 

Participate in teaching opportunities at the University of Southern California through collaborations with the School of Pharmacy and gain guidance on career advancement at the annual Professional Development and Leadership Retreat.

Application Requirements

To be admitted to the USC-Kite Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program, you must:

  • Have obtained a Pharm.D., MD, Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree from an accredited college or university within five years of initial appointment.

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

Fellowship Overview

The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and Kite, a Gilead Company, are proud to offer a 12-month Portfolio Strategy and Project Management Fellowship program designed to provide recent Pharm.D. graduates an opportunity to develop project management skills applicable to pharmaceutical industry and drug development. By working cross-functionally with product teams, product team leaders, project managers, and project team members, Fellows will learn how interdependencies across functions impact product strategy, timelines, budgets, and risks. Most of the Fellows’ responsibilities will involve directly supporting product team activities for marketed or pipeline assets.

Fellowship Goal 

To learn the skills necessary to excel in a career in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on project management.

Portfolio Strategy and Project Management Fellowship Primary Objectives

During this one-year fellowship, Fellows will:

  • Develop a solid understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, disease landscapes, and Kite CAR T-cell therapies as innovative cancer treatments.
  • Acquire key project management skills that are applicable to the pharmaceutical industry and drug development.
  • Appy clinical pharmacy training, oncology therapy area knowledge, and scientific backgrounds to cell therapy development and commercialization.
  • Gain exposure to Kite’s Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, and Commercial areas to develop a fundamental understanding of clinical trial design, literature evaluation, and product strategy’s role in leading successful commercialization. 
  • Contribute directly cell therapy cross-functional areas and complete a research project related to cell therapy Portfolio Strategy and Analytics.
  • Organize and manage product team meetings to ensure efficient and action-oriented operations within established requirements to deliver quality outputs on time and on budget.
  • Learn and comply with regulations and guidance from various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Liaise with cross-functional and functional stakeholders (e.g. Product Team Lead, Global Program Lead, Product Team Members/Functional leads, Portfolio Strategy and Analytics) to execute on cross-functional deliverables and resolve issues.
  • Contribute directly cell therapy cross-functional areas and complete a research project related to cell therapy Portfolio Strategy and Analytics.
  • Implement best-in-class project management processes and tools/templates such as project schedules, Gantt charts, action/decision logs, risk registers, SharePoint site, etc.

Additional Activities

  • Based on the Fellow’s interest and time availability, there is an opportunity to participate in rotations with clinical or commercial departments to gain a comprehensive experience and skills in the pharmaceutical industry.

USC Graduate Coursework

  • Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Regulatory Sciences or Healthcare Decision Analysis.

Leadership, Teaching and Career Development 

  • Participate in teaching opportunities at the University of Southern California through collaborations with the School of Pharmacy and gain guidance on career advancement at the annual Professional Development   and Leadership Retreat

Application Requirements

To be admitted to the USC-Kite Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program, you must:

  • Have obtained a Pharm.D., M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree from an accredited college or university within five years of initial appointment.

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

MannKind Corporation

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In collaboration with the USC School of Pharmacy, MannKind Corporation’s Global Headquarters in Westlake Village, Californiais proud to offer a 1-year Medical Affairs Post-Doctoral Fellowship from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. There are 2 fellowship positions that will be offered to motivated and high-performing PharmD fellowship candidates for the 2022 Fellowship Class.

As an integral member of Mannkind’s Medical Team, the fellow will gain exposure and get hands-on practice experience in the Medical Affairs functional specialty in the biopharmaceutical industry. These will include developing, participating, and being an integral team member on business priorities including:

  • Headquarters Medical Information and Vendor Management
  • Field-based external Medical Communications (ie, collaboration with Medical Science Liaisons)
  • Medical Congress Planning and Attendance
  • Publication Planning
  • Advisory Board Development
  • Investigator-Initiated Trials
  • Phase 1-4 Studies (ie, design, development, implementation)
  • Exposure and collaboration with various internal departments (Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Marketing, Sales/Sales Training, Business Development, etc.

Fellows will have many opportunities to travel to Medical Conferences (based on COVID guidelines) and work on project teams to develop and refine leadership, communication, decision-making, interpersonal, and influence skills.

Training objectives of the fellowship will include:

Mannkind Corporation Component

  • Creating and delivering unbiased fair/scientifically balanced medical information to health care professionals
  • Participating in promotional review committee meetings for commercial materials (sales, sales training, and marketing materials)
  • Working closely with cross-functional staff to develop scientific communication materials for internal and external communications
  • Attending appropriate regional and national medical congresses to support scientific activities and increase disease state knowledge
  • Participating and active contribution to publication planning and external data presentation
  • Partnering with the Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) to engage in field-based activities
  • Working closely with the external and internal safety surveillance teams to capture insights to present to the broader medical and clinical affairs organization
  • Collaborating with the regulatory team to understand regulations that govern advertising, labeling and promotion and learn how to effectively apply regulations and provide guidance
  • Learning about regulatory rules and compliance in countries outside of the US and utilizing procedures, systems, and databases to comply with all regulatory requirements
  • Participating and exposure to clinical research projects (clinical protocols and informed consent forms if applicable) and study planning meetings with cross-functional stakeholders and external partners

 USC Component

In conjunction with the USC School of Pharmacy, fellows will have scholastic and academic opportunities including:

  • Taking professional coursework and completing certificate programs
  • Lecturing industry elective courses
  • Teaching and mentoring senior rotational pharmacy students at a host company
  • Recruitment and selection of the next class of USC post-doctoral fellows at 2021’s ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Application Requirements

Interviews at the ASHP Midyear meeting are limited and are granted on a competitive basis. Please apply for an interview by submitting your CV and letter of intent through the PPS portal.  The letter of intent should address your career goals in industry and why you are interested in the USC-MannKind Corporation Medical Affairs fellowship. If you have any additional questions, please contact William Lai, PharmD, MBA at  wlai@mannkindcorp.com

Instructions for submitting materials through PPS:

  1. Cover Letter of Intention
    a) Document type: PDF
    b) Document name: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Letter.pdf
  2. Curriculum Vitae
    a) Document type: PDF
    b) Document name: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_CV.pdf
  3. Three Professional Letters of Recommendation (ie, preceptors, faculty, supervisors/managers)
  4. Pharmacy School Transcripts

Applicants must have obtained a PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy within 5 years of initial appointment, and a minimum doctoral program GPA of 3.0. Selected candidates will be invited to schedule an interview at the 2021 ASHP Midyear PPS by email.

Additional information and application materials are available at: http://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/

Neurocrine Biosciences

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The two-year Field Medical Affairs/Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Fellowship is designed to provide the trainee with a comprehensive understanding of the MSL role and insight into the various roles within Medical Affairs. The fellowship will provide training activities that support company goals as well as developmental opportunities through broad-based hands-on experiences and mentorships that integrate them into several Medical Affairs strategic initiatives. Upon completion of the program, the Fellow will be better prepared for the challenges of an MSL career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Fellowship Objectives

  • Gain Medical Science Liaison experience and training in the field by learning to build collaborative KOL relationships, effective communication skills, participate in scientific data exchange, and apply the medical strategy during real life HCP interactions.
  • Collaborate with key cross-functional internal partners with Neurocrine including the Managed Care Liaisons, Medical Communications, Medical Information, Health Economics Outcomes Research, medical directors, clinical development, compliance, regulatory, and marketing.
  • Participate in MSL certification and presentation skill development.
  • Train as a core member of the Field Medical Affairs team to assist in providing accurate, fair-balanced, evidence-based information about Neurocrine approved and pipeline products to internal stakeholders and external customers.
  • Identify medical team needs and data gaps and collaborate internally to help drive appropriate solutions and projects.
  • Support the product speakers’ bureaus.
  • Understanding of research initiatives through active participation in site nominations, study initiation visits, data dissemination, and the Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) process.
  • Develop, implement, and present a longitudinal research project.
  • Serve as a rotation mentor to pharmacy students.
  • Mentor first year Fellow in the second year.
  • Collaborate with the other Neurocrine Fellows.
  • Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Regulatory Sciences.
  • Participate in the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat.

Application Requirements

  • PharmD, MD, or PhD in applicable field from an accredited university
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • In addition to applying through USC, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent through American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Personal Placement Service (PPS) to request a first-round interview.
    • Application materials are due to PPS by November 30, 2021
  • Interviews at the ASHP Midyear meeting are limited and are granted on a competitive basis. Please apply for an interview by submitting your CV and letter of intent through the PPS portal.

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

The one-year Medical Communications Fellowship is designed to provide the trainee a broad understanding of the various roles and responsibilities within Medical Affairs. The fellowship will provide training activities that support company goals; as well as developmental opportunities through broad-based hands-on experiences and mentorships that integrate them into several medical strategic initiatives. Upon completion of the program, the Fellow will be better prepared for the challenges of a Medical Communications career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Fellowship Objectives

  • Train as a member of the Medical Communications team to gain insight into the various roles within Medical Affairs and other functional groups.
  • Rotate through a number of core Medical functions with the opportunity to contribute to multidisciplinary teams and build relationships across departments and functions (e.g., health economics and outcomes research, regulatory, market access, clinical development, marketing, and compliance).
    • Medical Information: Deliver accurate, fair-balanced, evidence-based information to patients and healthcare professionals
    • Medical Content Development: Create, manage, and update key resources used by internal and external stakeholders to accurately and clearly communicate disease state information, and data on Neurocrine-approved and pipeline products
    • Publications: Train in cross-functional teams to assist with the execution of the strategic publication plans.
    • Medical Training: Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to support the development of educational materials based on Neurocrine therapies and disease states.
    • Field Medical: Support the field medical team through various activities, training, and initiatives that are strategically aligned with key opinion leader (KOL) priorities. Gain Medical Science Liaison field experience.
  • Identify medical team needs and data gaps and collaborate internally to help drive appropriate solutions and projects.
  • Develop, implement, and present a longitudinal research project.
  • Serve as a rotation mentor to pharmacy students.
  • Collaborate with the other Neurocrine Fellows.
  • Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Regulatory Sciences.
  • Participate in the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat.

Application Requirements

  • PharmD, MD, or PhD in applicable field from an accredited university
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • In addition to applying through USC, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent through American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Personal Placement Service (PPS) to request a first-round interview.
    • Application materials are due to PPS by November 30, 2021
  • Interviews at the ASHP Midyear meeting are limited and are granted on a competitive basis. Please apply for an interview by submitting your CV and letter of intent through the PPS portal.

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

The one-year Regulatory Affairs (RA) Fellowship is designed to provide a broad understanding of the various roles and responsibilities within Regulatory Affairs including Strategy, Chemistry Manufacturing and Control, Advertising and Promotion, Labeling, and Publishing as well as having the opportunity to work on projects in other cross-functional departments such as Quality Assurance, Project Management, and Medical Writing.

The Fellowship will provide hands-on training, experience and mentorship while working with cross-functional partners on Neurocrine developmental programs.  The fellow will play a key role in facilitating timely submission of documents to regulatory agencies. In addition, the fellow will have opportunities to work on several projects inside and outside of RA in collaboration with other departments as part of a comprehensive training program.

Upon completion of the program, the fellow will understand the various Regulatory Affairs functions and interactions with key cross-functional partners.

Fellowship Objectives

  • Train as a member of the Regulatory Affairs team to gain insight into the various roles within Regulatory Affairs and other functional groups.
  • Interact with cross-functional partners including Clinical, Manufacturing, Research and Development, Drug Safety, Toxicology, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Labeling, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Medical Writing, Publishing, Medical Affairs, and Marketing to discuss issues specific to Regulatory Affairs, and apply the information acquired.
  • Review scientific documents supporting regulatory filings, review current regulations and guidelines, and perform other regulatory intelligence, as needed.
  • Gain knowledge of overall drug development procedure and role Regulatory Affairs play in devising drug development plan and product approval.
  • Identify regulatory team needs and data gaps and collaborate internally to help drive appropriate solutions and projects.
  • Develop, implement, and present a longitudinal research project.
  • Serve as a rotation preceptor to pharmacy students.
  • Collaborate with the USC-Neurocrine Medical Affairs co-fellow.
  • Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Regulatory Sciences.
  • Participate in the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat.

Application Requirements

  • PharmD, MD, or PhD in applicable field from an accredited university
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • In addition to applying through USC, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent through American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Personal Placement Service (PPS) to request a first-round interview.
    • Application materials are due to PPS by November 30, 2021
  • Interviews at the ASHP Midyear meeting are limited and are granted on a competitive basis. Please apply for an interview by submitting your CV and letter of intent through the PPS portal.

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

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

USC

The one-year Academic Pharmacy Fellowship is designed to train future faculty members to become national leaders in addressing the global deficit in health professions education and training in digital health.  Fellows will be able to develop pharmacy education to include the development of digital health skills at their respective academic institutions. Additionally, the fellow will be able to create digital health awareness and training to be included in residency programs and teaching certificate programs, to ensure digital literacy of our future pharmacy practitioners and educators. As evidenced by the rapid move to the virtual delivery of healthcare services precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected demand for clinical faculty members with this specialized skill set will continue to grow.

Objectives of the Academic Pharmacy Fellowship Program

Upon completion of this fellowship, the learner should be able to do the following:

  • Develop and implement projects related to digital health in pharmacy education and training programs
  • Use the Kirkpatrick Model to design evaluation tools to assess and evaluate learner outcomes as the result of curricula and educational interventions
  • Disseminate results of scholarship of teaching projects via presentations and peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts
  • Design and coordinate a course within a Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Incorporate evidence-based instructional methods in the delivery of educational interventions for student pharmacists and other trainees
  • Identify key elements of the academic environment and faculty roles within it

Training and Graduate Coursework

  • The Academic Pharmacy Fellow will complete graduate coursework during the fellowship including Principles of Biostatistics (PM510) and selected courses from Academic Medicine tailored to the fellow’s background and interest that can lead to a Certificate in Academic Medicine.
  • Sample coursework can include ACMD 511 Competencies in Academic Medicine and Health I, ACMD 512 Competencies in Academic Medicine and Health II, ACMD 513 Professionalism in Academic Medicine and Health, and ACMD 514 Accreditation and Program Evaluation in Academic Medicine.
  • Please see website for courses in the Academic Medicine program. Certificate in Academic Medicine | Academic Medicine Program (usc.edu).
  • Professional meetings, workshops, other coursework and training specific to digital health will be provided throughout the fellowship training as these opportunities become available.

Application Requirements

  • Interest in a career in academia
  • PharmD from an accredited university
  • Successful completion of an accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program is required, successful completion of an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency program is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ethics, and professionalism

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021.

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are to be submitted online at:

https://provost.sma.usc.edu/prog/fellowship , where you will be asked to submit the following:

  • Email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of intent (LOI)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to residentfellow@usc.edu or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

When submitting documents, please submit as a PDF file and use the following naming conventions:

  • Last name_First name_CV.pdf
  • Last name_First name_LOI.pdf

Application Deadline

Important dates and deadlines will be posted on the USC Fellowship Program page at: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/ 

Contact

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

Lisa W. Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Associate Director of Residency Programs
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Email: lwgoldst@usc.edu

Or

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.edu, residentfellow@usc.edu

The two-year Clinical Translational Sciences Fellowship provides the framework for the fellow to gain skills in bridging clinical and basic sciences research under the guidance of mentors and the resources of the USC School of Pharmacy. The goal is to develop practitioners with skills for positions in academia and/or pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis in translational research.

Objectives of the Clinical Translational Sciences Fellow

  • Train clinical scientists in clinical, population, and/or translational research through didactic and experiential instruction, and the conduct of a focused research project
  • Train practitioners in a subspecialty of clinical practice with the research skill sets to advance evidence-based practice. Depending on the candidate, subspecialty areas can include cardiology, genomics, infectious diseases, psychiatry, among others
  • Complete graduate coursework to develop research skills as it relates to the research
  • Complete research for presentation at national scientific meetings and for publication in the appropriate scientific journal
  • Submit for grants at the appropriate organizations related to further research

Application Requirements

  • Candidates must have a defined research interest along with a senior faculty advisor (Associate or Professor) for the fellowship. Co-faculty advisors are encouraged. See proposal guidelines (link to PDF for proposal guidelines)
  • Candidates must have professional doctoral degree, e.g. Pharm.D. or M.D.
  • Candidates must have completed a PGY1 residency (mandatory) or a PGY2 residency (preferred)
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in clinical research

Key Dates for This Fellowship

  • Call for applications: June 1
  • Application deadline: July 31
  • Award decision: August 31
  • Recruitment: September to June 30
  • Fellowship start date: July 1

Contact Us

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

Tien Ng, Pharm.D., FHFSA, FACC, FCCP, BCPS AQ Cardiology
Vice-Chair and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Or

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