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

  • Early Application Deadline: October 30, 2020
  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Length: Two years
  • Recruitment Brochure

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD). The fellowship emphasizes coursework and hands-on experience focused on the application of population and physiologically-based PK/PD modeling and simulation techniques to guide drug development. Fellows spend their first year in Chapel Hill, NC at the University of North Carolina, and the second year at GSK research facilities in Collegeville, PA.

At the completion of the Fellowship, the post-doctoral fellow will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of clinical research in drug development;
  • Describe the nature and relevance of clinical data evaluations relative to drug development;
  • Design and implement studies to examine drug absorption, drug disposition, pharmacodynamic endpoints and drug interactions in healthy human volunteers or diseased patient populations;
  • Understand foundational concepts related to population PK/PD and physiologically-based PK modeling and simulation techniques;
  • Understand important considerations in clinical trial design and the conduct of clinical investigations in specific patient populations (e.g., pediatrics);
  • Perform PK/PD and statistical data analysis using relevant software packages;
  • Prepare a manuscript, seminar and other scholarly vehicles for communication of scientific results.

Requirements: minimum of a PharmD, MD, or PhD with knowledge of PK/PD analyses. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team are essential. Interested applicants can apply through this web site:

GSK Preceptor

Rajendra Singh, Ph.D.

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 with 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

Information 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
3313 Kerr Hall, CB # 7569
(919) 966-6194