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USC-Allergan Fellowship Opportunities

University of Southern California/Allergan, Inc.

Los Angeles, California 90089
University of Southern California/Allergan, Inc.
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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 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. 

Drug Delivery Sciences Fellowship:

Core Allergan therapeutic areas, such as Eye Care and Medical Aesthetics & Dermatology, are highly reliant on local

delivery of drugs to enable the desired therapeutic effect. Allergan’s Drug Delivery Center of Excellence, part of

Pharmaceutical Development, has established industry-leading drug delivery capabilities (e.g. bio-erodible sustained

release) to support a diverse portfolio of small molecule and biologic drug products. The one-year Drug Delivery

Sciences fellowship focuses on the design and development of new drug delivery systems and related capabilities

including new technologies and novel adaptations of existing systems. This fellowship is intended to give postdoctoral

researchers exposure to conducting R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, while advancing the fellow’s own

scientific and professional growth. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in other

departments and disciplines within R&D. 

Pharmaceutical Development Fellowship:

The one-year Small Molecule Product Development fellowship focuses on the design and evaluation of novel oral, ophthalmic, and dermal formulations. As part of the training program, the fellow will be provided opportunities to gain first-hand experience with the different functional areas of the Small Molecule Product Development organization. This fellowship program is intended to give postdoctoral research training to support the fellow’s professional and career growth.


To be admitted to the USC-Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship program, the candidate must have completed: 

• A PharmD, MD, Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree from an accredited college or university within five years of initial appointment. 

Interested candidates should submit a current CV and a statement as to your career goals in industry and why this fellowship to 

Additional information and application materials are available at


Best Regards,

William C. Gong, Pharm.D.

Director, Residency and Fellowship Programs

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