Drug Delivery Sciences Fellowship

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

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