Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the University of Southern California and Allergan, Plc
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
Contribute to the advancement of Allergan’s science in one or more areas of sustained or targeted drug delivery.
Collaborate with other scientists, both within and outside the department, to design and evaluate drug delivery systems and enable new products that address unmet medical need.
Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science, polymer chemistry, colloidal chemistry, physical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry or a similar field.
Subject matter expertise in areas such as drug delivery, formulation, physical chemistry and material science. Knowledge and experience in cell biology or biochemistry is also desirable.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry
Perspective candidates who are attending the AAPS PharmSci 360 Meeting should contact Trever Todd, Ph.D. to confirm a meeting on Tuesday, November 6 at 9:00am at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (place to be determined) for an information session to learn about the fellowship program. He may be reached at Trever.Todd1@allergan.com
If you are not attending the AAPS Meeting, you may also 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