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Fellowship in Industry Program in Partnership with Genentech

Genentech Logo The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is proud to partner with Genentech, Inc. to offer a Fellowship in Industry Program (FIP). Founded in 2017, the program aims to provide exceptional biopharmaceutical industry training for Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates. The goal of the program is to prepare fellows for a career in the pharmaceutical industry by focusing on developing leadership and communication skills. The fellowship will also concentrate on cultivating the fellow's clinical skills while honing their expertise in their area of interest.  

Genentech Fellowship | Clinical Science - Early Clinical Development

Duration: 2 years

gRED's OMNI Early Clinical Development (Genentech Research and Early Development) organization is responsible for developing and executing early development clinical strategies in healthy volunteers and patients to provide data for gRED non-oncology new molecular entities with respect to safety, tolerability, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and the utility of biomarkers. This two-year Clinical Science fellowship provides in-depth exposure to Early Clinical Development and understanding the basic principles of Clinical Research. The fellow will function as a Clinical Scientist and will support Medical Directors/senior-level Clinical Scientists on a diverse set of clinical development activities.

Fellows will spend 90% of their time on duties specific to the industry site and 10% of time on professional development activities with the Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. All fellows will be eligible for adjunct faculty status. Learn more.   

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements  

A candidate must be:

  • A permanent resident or citizen of the United States
  • PharmD from an accredited college or university before the start of the fellowship term

Application Process

Candidates must submit all the following application materials by the deadline listed below:

  • Letter of intent
  • Updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation emailed directly from letter writer to FIP Director
  • Unofficial pharmacy school transcript emailed to FIP Director
  • Official pharmacy school transcript mailed to: Sachin A. Shah, PharmD, 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211

Participation in the Personnel Placement Service (PPS) at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is strongly encouraged, but not required. Interested individuals who plan to participate in PPS should:

Before ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Request an interview and submit the following through the PPS portal or by e-mail to Sachin A. Shah, PharmD at  

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

After ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Submit application materials (see above)   

Application Deadline

December 13, 2017
Application materials must be received by 11:59pm PST    

Fellowship Program Dates

The fellowship begins on July 2, 2018 and ends on July 3, 2020.  

For more information, please contact:
Sachin A. Shah, PharmD
Fellowship in Industry Program Director
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of the Pacific
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211 | 707.423.3277

Download the Fellowship in Industry Program Brochure