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Clinical Trial Pharmacist (EBOVAC) Sierra Leone

Department of Clinical Research

Salary:  £44,978 to £51,490 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Saturday 30 June 2018
Reference:  ITD-CRD-2018-14

The Department of Clinical Research in the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases is seeking to appoint a Pharmacist who will be responsible for the management and supervision of the pharmacy and project pharmacists, control of Investigational Products (IP), supervision of temperature-controlled stock and cold chain management as part of the overall coordination of a clinical trial of prophylactic Ebola vaccines in Sierra Leone. This study is part of the EBOVAC1 project and is a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., INSERM, the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences of Sierra Leone (COMAHS) and other collaborating research partners in the US and Europe. 

The post-holder will be required to provide professional pharmacy advice and support to the Clinical Research Department at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, specifically the EBOVAC1 clinical trial team in Sierra Leone. The team includes investigators, trial management staff, clinicians, nurses, pharmacists and cold chain technicians. The role would work to ensure that clinical trials conducted by the team in Sierra Leone are compliant with the relevant legislation and guidance on pharmaceutical products’ storage and utilisation. The Trials Pharmacist will also assist in the preparation and review of pharmacy specific documentation and contribute to the development/revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Investigational product and other temperature-controlled stock management.

The successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, previous experience with blinded clinical trials, preferably as a clinical trial pharmacist that has conducted unblinding in medical emergencies, previous experience of IP-related GCP quality procedures including writing SOPs and IP control documentation and audit responses including the preparation of CAPAs, previous experience in overseeing cold chain management, excellent English language communication skills, both written and verbal. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This full-time post, based in Sierra Leone, is funded until 30 November 2019. The appointment will be made on the School’s Professional Support Pathway Grade 7 in the range £44,978-£51,490 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the pension scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference ITD-CRD-2018-14. 

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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