MRC-UVRI Unit Pharmacist Jobs in Uganda
MRC-UVRI Unit Pharmacist Jobs in Uganda
The Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes
in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases
Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological
research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies,
the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of
innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health
policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.
Following the signing of strategic transfer
agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the
Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018.
The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health
issues in Africa and throughout the world.
The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.
The Unit is now seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to fill the following position:Unit Pharmacist (01 Position, Entebbe)
The role is responsible for general and specific pharmaceutical related activities in each of the clinical research studies carried out in the Unit involving investigational products.Supervise and support all pharmacy related activities for the Unit and all the unit’s stations including Procurement, supply, accountability, importation of drugs, vaccines and medical equipment and all regulatory aspects for the Unit.
Roles & Responsibilities
Carry out in-house trainings on supply chain management to build capacity of the available
pharmacy team at the other MRC sites-Masaka, Kyamulibwa and Mengo.
Incorporate pharmacy inventory systems as part of good pharmacy practice in the organization’s activities.
Carry out protocol reviews for various projects work through investigational product
related issues with principal investigators and offering pharmaceutical advice.
Development and review of study tools (SOPs, checklists, temperature logs, drug transfer
logs, drug inventory logs, inventory data bases)
Participation in annual National Medicines Policy and Pharmaceutical sector strategic
Participate in forecasting and procurement of medicines and devices including Antiretroviral
drugs for the Unit.
Participate in quality assurance audits at the MRC unit and carrying out risk management
analyses in the pharmacies.
Oversee the regulatory drug requirements of the unit and liaising with key leaders at the
National Drug Authority concerning study drugs.
Oversee the importation and exportation of drugs, devices and vaccines for the Unit.
Management and maintenance of pharmacy files (drug inventory records, shipment
records, storage and temperature logs, delegation logs, document control logs)
Day to day coordination of pharmacy related activities (procurement, destruction of drugs,
inventory management, drug transfers, dispensing, and training of pharmacy staff)
Supervise, mentor and support pharmacy team members (pharmacy technicians, nurses)
Support clinicians on pharmacy related issues (dosing, contraindications, appropriate
Support the quality assurance department, the laboratory and health and safety
departments to ensure quality checks are in place.
Participate in recruitment of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
Quality management and control (ensuring completeness of drug prescriptions, data
Coordinate the destruction of all study and non-study drugs and products retained after
each study including expired drugs and ensuring that they are properly disposed of
Management of clinical supplies
Dispensing of medicines to patients when the pharmacy technician requires support.
Participating in investigator and stakeholders’ meetings
Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from a recognized University
Possession of a Masters in Clinical Trials, Public Health, Pharmacy, Epidemiology and any
other related is an added advantage
Experience managing pharmacy in a clinical care and clinical research setting.
Experience working at a middle or senior management level providing technical guidance
Experience managing a team.
Possession of post graduate certification in related fields, GPP and GCP certification is an
Should possess excellent computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office e.g. Word, Excel
and Database management skills, office equipment (printer, fax, copier, and scanner).
Working knowledge of MS Dynamics-Navision
Organized with excellent attention to detail
Excellent organisation and management skills
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with ability to communicate
throughout all levels of the organisation.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadline
Ability to Learn
Openness to Others
Concern for Excellence
Flexibility Towards Others
How to Apply
Fill an online form accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your
application documents to the e-mail below:
Unit Pharmacist: https://forms.gle/1reFVe1n5PcAjyks6
Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while filling the form is
required and will be considered during shortlisting.
Please email your application to email@example.com
Applications should include
academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional references.
Combine all application documentation into one PDF document.
Deadline is Friday 7th June 2019, 5:00pm.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Note that academic qualifications
will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
This position is open to UgandanNB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
Unit Pharmacist: UP519
The applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
P.O.Box, 49, Entebbe, Uganda
For more information and job application details, see; MRC-UVRI Unit Pharmacist Jobs in Uganda
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