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Genentech Fellowship | Clinical Pharmacology

Genentech Logo The joint UOP-Genentech Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship program builds on the synergy between the fellow's broad Doctor of Pharmacy training and Genentech's innovation in drug development to prepare the individual for a career in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will be part of the gRED Clinical Pharmacology Department, which is responsible for applying the principles of quantitative pharmacology to enable selection of a safe and effective dose, route and regimen for small molecules and biologics. The fellow will gain drug development experience at Genentech by completing research projects in clinical pharmacology and/or modeling and simulation and collaborating with scientists across disciplines. These experiences will potentially lead to publications and presentations at scientific conferences and give the fellow exposure to career opportunities in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. Learn more about Genentech.

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. All fellows will be eligible for adjunct faculty status.

Activities at Genentech

The Fellow will function as a Clinical Pharmacologist and will support research and development projects, which may include the following activities:

  • With guidance from the Genentech and University of the Pacific mentors, design and implement a clinical pharmacology and/or modeling and simulation research project(s).
  • Present the results of the research project(s) at Genentech, University of the Pacific, a local and/or national scientific meeting and/or publish them in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Serve as a Clinical Pharmacology lead for a healthy volunteer study for a small and/or large molecule project (e.g., food effect, drug-drug interaction, formulation bridging, bioequivalence)
  • Serve as a Clinical Pharmacology lead on cross-functional project sub-teams (including clinicians, pharmacologists, biomarker experts, biostatisticians, regulatory experts), facilitating discussions of clinical pharmacology-related issues
  • Develop clinical pharmacology plans for small and/or large molecule projects and obtain buy-in from the project team with support from their mentor
  • Author clinical pharmacology sections of documents (e.g., clinical trial protocols, investigator brochures, clinical study reports, health authority premeeting packages, NDAs, BLAs)
  • Develop hands-on modeling and simulation skills (e.g., noncompartmental, compartmental, PK/PD, and population PK modeling)
  • Develop an understanding of ICH, FDA, EMA, PMDA and other relevant Clinical Pharmacology guidances and apply them in their work
  • Develop an understanding of Phase I-IV drug development in different therapeutic areas

Fellowship Program Dates

The fellowship begins on July 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2022.

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 e-mail (pharmfip@pacific.edu) 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
  • One professional writing sample
  • Unofficial pharmacy school transcript emailed to FIP Director
  • Applications directed to: 

Sachin A. Shah, PharmD, FAHA
Director, Fellowship in Industry Program
3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211

Application Deadline

December 13, 2019. Application materials must be received by 11:59pm PST

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Personnel Placement Service
Participation in the Personnel Placement Service (PPS) at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is strongly encouraged, but not required. Request an interview and submit the following through the PPS portal or by e-mail to Sachin A. Shah at pharmfip@pacific.edu:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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For more information, please contact:

Sachin A. Shah, PharmD, FAHA
Fellowship in Industry Program Director
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of the Pacific
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy
3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211
pharmfip@pacific.edu | 707.423.3277