Two to four positions are available each year. Scientists with a PhD, MD, DVM, (or PharmDs who opt out of the clinical fellowship) are eligible for basic science post-doctoral fellowships in Pharmaceutical Sciences. PharmD graduates who have already completed a residency or equivalent training prior to starting a fellowship are eligible for a Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship.
Research is laboratory-based and has the overarching goal of improving drug therapy by better understanding interindividual determinants of differences in drug disposition and response. As the faculty all have appointments at the University of Tennessee Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, fellows have the opportunity to teach and to audit relevant courses.
View all current open clinical fellowship positions. Each position contains a detailed description, requirements and contact information.
The Goal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Postdoctoral Training
The goal of postdoctoral training in Pharmaceutical Sciences is to train PharmD, PhD, DVM, and MD scientists for independent academic careers. Training is highly individualized based on each fellow's background, expertise, and interest.
Research conducted by post-doctoral fellows is laboratory-based, with the overarching goal of the departmental faculty being to improve drug therapy by better understanding of the interindividual determinants of differences in drug disposition and response.
All Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty have appointments at the University of Tennessee Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, and fellows have the opportunity to participate in teaching and auditing relevant courses.
Fellows with PharmD or MD degrees and adequate clinical training are trained as clinical scientists.
Scientists with a PhD, MD, DVM (or PharmDs who opt out of the clinical fellowship) are eligible for basic science post-doctoral fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences. See Basic Science Fellowships.
PharmD graduates who have completed a residency or equivalent are eligible for a Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty
Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty are members of several interdisciplinary Cancer Center Programs, including Hematologic Malignancies, Solid Malignancies, Cancer Prevention and Control, and Neurobiology and Brain Tumor.
Pharmacogenomics of antileukemic agents in children
Pharmacotherapy in children
Medication safety and outcomes
Pharmacogenomics and leukemia therapy
Pharmacogenomics and cis-regulatory architecture of pediatric leukemia
Pharmacogenetics and regulation of drug detoxification genes
ABC transporters and mitochondrial biology
Pharmacokinetics and anticancer drug development
Pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents and drug resistance
Stem cells in normal and malignant development