Responsible Pharmacist and Research Pharmacist

Human Sciences Research Council

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

36 MonthsContract

Jul 7

In delivering Social Science that makes a difference, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) exists within the Division of Human and Social Capabilities. The mission of the CCBR is to understand, identify and improve community wellbeing by exploring, describing, and addressing health, education, and quality of life through novel mixed methods approaches that combines multidisciplinary capacities, and to serve as a hub for knowledge generation, capacity building and training. Through engagement and advocacy for community-informed approaches, the CCBR is a champion for this work within the Division and across the HSRC. The CCBR currently have staff in both Durban and Pietermaritzburg with plans to grow activities and capacity beyond the borders of the Sweetwaters. The CCBR is looking for a suitably qualified person to take on the roles of Responsible Pharmacist and Research Pharmacist in a clinical research trial investigating a novel pre-exposure prophylaxis drug for HIV. The successful candidate will primarily manage the clinical pharmacy according to South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC), South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAPHRA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Good Clinical and Good Pharmacy Practice Guidelines (GCP and GPP). The Pharmacist will report to the Project Director and work closely with the senior management team, cross project units, project team and site support staff to successfully implement their role. This position is offered on a 36-month contract.External AdvertResponsible Pharmacist X1Research Pharmacist X1Reference: Ref: HSCRP2021 Oversight and supervision of lab technician assigned to specimen processing; Managing pharmacy and laboratory equipmentMonitoring and ensuring adequate stock levels of pharmacy and clinical supplies are presentPreference would be given too:Previous clinical trial experience; GCP and Human Subjects Protections certification; Experience in a hospital or local authority setting in dispensing ART; Aseptic preparation of pharmaceutical injectable agents; Experience in a quality assurance role in the pharmaceutical industry; Ability to provide medication adherence counselling.

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