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

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

This postdoctoral fellowship program enables fellows to gain research expertise in drug development, quantitative pharmacology, and translational research while preparing them for careers as clinical pharmacologists, or clinical pharmacokineticists in an industrial, academic, or regulatory setting.

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

Program Description

First Year

Fellows will participate in clinical pharmacology and drug-transport and metabolism studies with faculty at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Each fellow will design, initiate, conduct, and analyze various research projects as part of the learning experience.

Fellows will also enroll in advanced courses on PK/PD and clinical research methods and may attend additional courses such as biostatistics, advanced therapeutics, drug metabolism, and molecular biology.

Second Year

Fellows will work at Nuventra, applying state-of-the-art quantitative methodologies to drug development, such as conventional and population PK and PD analyses, exposure-response, and clinical trial simulations. Fellows will contribute to the design and analysis of first-time-in-human, proof-of-concept, drug-drug interaction, or other clinical pharmacology studies. They will use advanced techniques as they participate in modeling and simulation efforts for quantitative decision making.

About Nuventra

Nuventra is a clinical pharmacology consulting firm specializing in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacometrics. As the pharmaceutical industry’s ‘go-to’ resource for PK/PD, Nuventra gives clients rare access to a hands-on team of leading clinical pharmacology and PK/PD professionals experienced in a multitude of therapeutic areas and in using leading PK/PD analysis soware. Nuventra embraces the notion that simplicity and clarity lead to good decisions by translating complex PK/PD analyses into actionable insights for clients.

To Apply

Visit 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, PharmD, BCPS

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