Health Job Careers at MRC/UVRI Uganda – Pharmacy Technician

About MRC/ UVRI:
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 behavioural studies, clinical trials” virological
and immunological research and behavioural 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
overtime. The Unit is based at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in
Entebbe and invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill
position below under the HIV Care Research Program.
Job Summary: To manage and dispense
anti-retroviral drugs and drugs for opportunistic infections
and other illnesses for subjects in ongoing studies under supervision of
Unit Pharmacist.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Day
    to day dispensing of drugs including Investigational Products (IP)
  • Monitoring
    drug/IP stocks and timely preparation of orders
  • Monitoring
    drug/IP expiry
  • Developing
    and maintaining pharmacy SOPs.
  • Maintaining
    Drug/IP integrity, storage, emergency transfer, disposal and accountability.
  • Documentation
    of all Drug / IP management processes
  • Temperature
    and humidity monitoring
  • Routine
    and preventive maintenance of pharmacy equipment e.g. fridges, freezers, safety
    cabinets etc
  • Other
    duties as assigned by Unit Pharmacist.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Diploma
    in pharmacy.
  •  Other
    relevant training in public health, research methods, ICH/GCP will be an added
    advantage.
  • Experience
    in a clinical trial setting will be an advantage.
  • Comprehensive
    and current understanding of common pharmaceutical products.
  • Understanding
    of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research.
  • Computer
    literacy including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Good
    communication skills and customer care orientation.
Successful
applicants will serve 2 year(s) contract with a possibility of renewal
inclusive of 6 months probation Other terms and conditions for the post are
specified in the MRC staff code. A good salary commensurate with qualifications
and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.
Location:
The
position will be based in Entebbe.
Start date:
As soon as possible
How to Apply:
Applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae and
names plus telephone contact details of two (2) referees should either be
addressed to:
The Human
Resources & Administration Manager, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS,
P.O. Box 49, Entebbe
Or send by
email: mrc@mrcuganda.org
Deadline: Saturday, 20th October 2012
Only short
listed candidates will be contacted for interviews
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