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Pharmacy Technician

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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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.


• 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 guidelines;
• 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.

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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