NGO Jobs – Pharmacist at Medical Research Council

Title: Pharmacist
Project Leader
Masaka, Uganda


The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a
request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British Government for
collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection
and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency.
The Unit is a center of
excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts large-scale
epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, virological and
immunological research and behavioral studies, clinical trials, virological and
immunological research and behavioral studies, and has generated a wealth of
research results that have been used to inform policy and practice, and that
have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
over time.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Importation,
    storage & preservation, preparation for administration, labeling to
    preserve blinding, accountability & disposition of Investigational
  • Documentation
    of procedures processes and events related to the Investigational Product
  • Developing
    and maintaining pharmacy SOPs under supervision of the Pharmacist.
  • Importation,
    inventory & dispensing of Approved Drugs.
  • Compliance
    with ICH/GCP Guidelines.
  • Supervision
    of junior staff.
Skills and Experience:
  • BSc
    in Pharmacy.
  • Training
    or experience in clinical research an added advantage.
  • At
    least 2 years of post-qualification professional experience.
  • Experience
    in clinical trial setting is desirable.
  • Understanding
    of ICH/GCP guidelines on human research
  • Computer
    literacy with proficiency in word and excel are desirable.
  • Good
    interpersonal/communications skills.
  • Fluency
    in verbal and written English.
  • A
    good understanding of Luganda.
  • Highly
    organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Ability
    to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
 Other terms and conditions
for the post are within the MRC salary scales and will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

to Apply:
All interested applicants
should send their documents including cover letter, copies of academic
qualifications, curriculum vitae and names plus telephone contact details of
three (3) referees should either be addressed to:
The Human Resources &
Administration Manager
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
Uganda Virus Research Institute, P. O. Box 49 Entebbe
Or sent by email:

2nd May 2013 at 17:00 Hrs

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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