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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

( MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS , Uganda )
The Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on IDS is seeking keen, experienced and suitably qualified Ugandans to join a team of dedicated clinical and research staff working on a trial of Adjunctive Dexamethasone in HIV infected Adults with • Cryptococcal Meningitis. The posts will be based at the Unit’s stations in Entebbe and Masaka.
Terms: These positions will be remunerated according to the Ugandan MRC/UVRI Unit systems. The initial appointments will be for a period of up to 2 years with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Position: Pharmacy Technician (1)
Duty Station: Entebbe.
Reports to: Pharmacist
Key roles and responsibilities;
Day to day dispensing and accountability activities of drugs including Investigational Product (IP).
Monitoring drug/IP stocks and timely preparation of orders.
Monitoring drug/IP expiry.
Developing and maintaining pharmacy SOPs under supervision of the Pharmacist.
Drug/IP integrity- storage, preparation and dispensing, emergency transfer, accountability and disposal, and documentation of all these processes.
Routine and preventive maintenance of pharmacy equipment e.g. fridges, freezers, safety cabinet etc.
Temperature monitoring.
Supervision of nurses whenever they assist in dispensing drugs.
Diploma in Pharmacy is essential
Up to date registration with Allied Health Professionals Council.
Additional training in other relevant areas e.g. Public Health, Research methods and ICP/GCP is added advantage
At least 2 years practice in a clinical setting is essential.
Experience in clinical trial setting is desirable.
Comprehensive and current understanding of common pharmaceutical products especially those used in HIV/ AIDS Care is essential.
Understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines on human research and computer literacy with proficiency in word and excel are desirable.
Personal integrity, resourcefulness, forward and analytical thinking, reliability and openness, are core desirable attributes.
Experience: 2

How to apply:
Start date: As soon as possible
Applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, cover letter clearly indicating position applied for and names plus telephone and email contact of three relevant referees should be addressed to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS P.O. Box 49 Entebbe OR send by email to: mrc@mrcuganda.org Closing date is 8th March 2013 at 05:00pm