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This fellowship is sponsored in collaboration with IQVIA and is part of the DPET fellowship program.

  • Application deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Length: Two years

The clinical pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics/ postdoctoral fellowship program at IQVIA provides research experience that enables fellows to gain expertise in drug development, quantitative pharmacology, and translational research while preparing them for careers in an industrial, academic, or regulatory setting.

The ideal candidate should have a Pharm.D., Ph.D., or M.D. and possess strong analytical and programming skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, good organizational abilities, and evidence of leadership and team work. A background in pharmacokinetics is preferred.

Program Description

Fellows will participate in clinical pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, pharmacometric, transport, and/or metabolism studies with faculty at the School and with members of the Clinical Pharmacokinetics group at IQVIA. Each fellow will design and initiate an individual research project over the course of the two-year fellowship. Fellows will spend their first year at the School and their second year at IQVIA.

Fellows will develop expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Design and implementation of PK and PD studies in healthy volunteers, patient populations, or relevant in vitro/pre-clinical models
  • Computer PK and PD data analysis and simulations
  • Laboratory methods to evaluate clinical drug disposition problems
  • Biostatistical analysis and pharmacometrics

Fellows may participate in selected course work in biostatistics, advanced pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, clinical research methods, clinical study design, data management, advanced therapeutics, drug metabolism, and/or molecular biology.

The fellowship provides a competitive stipend, health insurance, and professional travel.


IQVIA Preceptors

Laurence Levasseur, Ph.D.
Seth Berry, Pharm.D.
Russell Reeve, Ph.D.


About IQVIA

IQVIA  helps biopharma and other healthcare companies improve their probability of success by connecting insights from their deep scientific, therapeutic and analytics expertise with superior delivery for better outcomes. From advisory through operations, IQVIA is the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services, including commercial and observational solutions. Conducting operations in approximately 100 countries, IQVIA is one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies.”

To Apply

Visit http://pharmacydpetfellowships.web.unc.edu/ for instructions on submitting an application.

Application opens: September 8, 2020
Application Deadlines:
  • Early Consideration: October 30, 2020
  • Final: December 15, 2020

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted. Following review, you may be invited to interview at UNC and fellowship sponsors. Fellowship interviews begin in early December and typically conclude in January. You will be notified of the final disposition of your application as soon as possible.

Informational Interviews

Informational interviews may be arranged for the ACCP Annual Meeting and the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. These meetings will be held virtually this year. Please continue to check the website for further details.

Contact for Program Information:

Robert Dupuis, Pharm.D.

Clinical Professor of Pharmacy and Director of Fellowship Programs
3213 Kerr Hall, CB# 7569
(919) 966-6194
fellowships@unc.edu