Pharmacists / Senior Pharmacists at Noguchi

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research hereby invites internal applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of
Pharmacists / Senior Pharmacists.

Job Summary:

  • The job role requires conduct of Clinical Trials to stimulate cutting edge research.
  • The position is full-time with a commitment to the development and delivery of a pharmacy service for Clinical Trials involving medicinal substances (pharmaceuticals).
  • As part of a team, the successful candidate will be expected to provide other pharmacy services including dispensary, procurement, and clinical pharmacy services.

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Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, collaborate and provide expertise in support of clinical drug trials.
  • Provide accurate and efficient dispensing of medication.
  • Provide direct and functional supervision and maintain overall responsibility for pharmacy operations in assigned areas.
  • Perform cross-functional duties including those of the Admixture Pharmacist.
  • Develop and maintain policies and guidelines for pharmaceutical clinical trials that support and facilitate Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Act as research expertise to advise on trial design, procurement of Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP), randomization blinding and documentation for in-house Clinical Trials.
  • Maintain communication with research staff, pharmacy, and Principal Investigator of Clinical Trials.
  • Support grantsmanship and collaboration on other researches consistent with the job classification, as required to promote linkage between research and industry.

Specific Duties:

  • Develop and review Clinical Pharmaceutical Trial proposals and liaise with Specialist Clinical Teams to assess potential ethical issues, and feasibility including Pharmacy capability and capacity to support the proposal.
  • Submit all Clinical Trial Proposals to the FDA and Research and Ethics Committee.
  • Ensure that all pharmacy FDA queries are resolved during the feasibility and study set up phase.
  • Support the Principal Investigator of the Clinical Trials in applying for Clinical Trial Authorization.
  • Support the Principal Investigator in the maintenance of study site documentation to the standard required by the Clinical Research Organization.
  • Liaise with other clinical trial centres to assure standardised practice.
  • Support good clinical practice, good manufacturing practice and current national and international regulatory requirements as appropriate.
  • Ensure the appropriate and timely authorization and dispensing of IMP as required.
  • Provide appropriate advice to clinicians, nursing staff and patients on taking Investigational medical products as per the clinical trial protocol guidelines.
  • Facilitate the training of students, clinicians, nursing staff and allied health professionals on good clinical trial conduct and practice liaising with accredited education providers where necessary.
  • Attend study site meetings as required including feasibility, set up, initiation and study close out.
  • Support the provision of appropriate trial participant counselling in the use of their IMP.
  • Maintain a pharmacy binder which contains a study summary, protocol, dispensing procedures, completed samples of required paperwork,
    dispensing checklist, billing procedures and any other relevant materials for each investigational trial.
  • Maintain and coordinate distribution of an up-to-date University of Ghana clinical investigational drug trials list, as scheduled.
  • Maintain temperature monitoring and cold chain of investigational drugs and vaccines.
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Qualification Required & Experience:

  • Candidate must possess BPharm/PharmD and a Master’s degree (MSC/MPH/MPhil) in a relevant area from a recognized university.
  • Must be registered with the Pharmacy Council/Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana
  • At least three (3) years relevant post-qualification experience, for Pharmacist and at least six (6) years for Senior Pharmacist preferably working in a researchfacility and possessing the requisite knowledge in clinical trials.
  • Experience in conducting and managing clinical trials will be an advantage.
  • Exceptional team player and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and flexible working hours.

Location: Accra

How To Send An Application For The Position: Pharmacists / Senior Pharmacists

Applicants are required to submit the complete application pack addressed to the Registrar, University of Ghana, through: vacancies@ug.edu.gh (Electronic copy only). Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

The application pack should be submitted as a single PDF file and should contain the following:

  • Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional employees (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at: www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd;
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copies of relevant educational and/or professional certificates; and,
  • Two reference letters, at least one of which should be from a Head of Unit in the University of Ghana, with whom the applicant has worked.

The reference letters should, among others, include the following information on the candidate:

  • Professional competence and work output
  • Leadership abilities and sense of responsibility
  • General Contribution to the work of the University (or relevant organization)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Any other relevant information
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Closing Date: 30th June, 2023

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