Fresher Pharmacy Technician NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit



Job Title:    Pharmacy Technician

Organisation: Medical
Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station:  Entebbe,

Reports to: PriMe project leader

Position Code: PT -121


About US:

The Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) 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 and cancer. 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


Job Summary:  The pharmacy technician is responsible under
the direction of the pharmacist for the pharmacy operations at the UVRI site of
a European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) funded
multicentre phase III double-blind, randomized, controlled study to evaluate
the efficacy and safety of VPM1002 in comparison to BCG known in HIV-exposed
and HIV-unexposed newborn infants known as “priMe” and other IVaC studies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Participation in clinical care of patients in research and
ensuring adherence of the priMe trial and other IVaC clinical trials or studies
to good pharmacy practice, good clinical practice and the national medicines
control regulatory requirements;

Participation in the procurement of investigational
product and other concomitant medicines including all drug related items and
ancillary supplies for the clinic and laboratory;

Participation in the importation, storage, dispensing and
accountability of investigational product and other concomitant medicines at
the site;

Ensuring that all study and non-study drugs and products
retained after each clinical study including expired drugs are properly
disposed of and destroyed according to relevant guidelines and Standard
Operating procedures;

Participation in quantification, stocking and storage of
medicines and ancillary supplies at the site;

Performing daily stock update of all concomitant drugs
dispensed and also generate relevant reports from time to time as required;

Participation in all stock taking activities for drugs and
other supplies dispensed and ensuring that up to date and accurate stock
records are maintained;

Performing training and educational functions by assisting
the Pharmacist in training pharmacy staff and other clinical study staff on
pharmacy procedures and other study protocol specific pharmacy requirements;

Participation in the developing and updating of all
relevant pharmacy standard operating procedures and other related documents.
These may include but not limited to, dispensing guidelines, drug packing
guidelines, drug destruction guidelines, product tracking and prescription

Ensuring that all storage units for investigational
products and other medicines including their temperature monitoring devices are
routinely calibrated and serviced according to relevant guidelines;

Ensuring that storage conditions for investigational
products and other medicines are continuously monitored and accurate records
kept according existing relevant guidelines;

Initiate and contribute to scientific publications related
to the relevant projects undertaken; and,

Perform any other duties as required by management as
regards to pharmacy.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma in pharmacy from a
recognised Institution;

Possession of other relevant training e.g. public health,
research methods, ICH/GCP etc. is an added advantage;

At least two years of experience in a clinical setting;

Experience working in a clinical trial setting is desired;

Should have comprehensive and current understanding of
common pharmaceutical products;

Understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research;

Should have current registration with the Allied Health
Professionals’ Council.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application




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.


Combine all your
application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic documents into
one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the
application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic
disqualification. Only online applications will be accepted.


The applications
should be addressed to:

The Head of Human

Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Consider your
application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the
closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to
automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you
consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in
accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the
right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to
authenticate their validity.


Deadline: 22nd January 2021 by 5:00pm.


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