2 Pharmacist at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

November 14, 2022

Job Description

Position Number: MUWRP/05/11/2022

Position Title: Pharmacist (2) Positions

Position Location: Mukono General Hospital (1) & Kampala (1) –Please specify location preference location

Contract Tenure: 6 months with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funding.


Position Summary: To ensure smooth conduct of a vaccine trial and assure compliance with the protocol and GCP/ICH guidelines, dispensing IP, recording and maintaining data and source documents.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Receipt, storage and inventory of investigational product.

Full understanding and implementation of protocol requirements for investigational product.

Preparation and dispensing of investigational product as per protocol and site SOPs.

Maintain accurate and complete record of used/unused vials of the investigational product as required by protocol/sponsor.

Maintain blinding of clinical staff as per protocol.

Ensure good functioning of freezers, bio-safety cabinets as per manufacturer and/ or site SOPs

To ensure that all IP storage units are locked when not in use.

Maintain temperature and/ or humidity monitoring data on digital display, panel-mounted circular chart temperature recorders and manual temperature checks.

Ensure that the alarm system is fully functioning and that a back-up system is identified in case of appliance break down.

Maintain GCP/ICH and ethics training as required.

Undertake protocol specific training at MUWRP

Attending monthly meetings with the Pharmacist of Records to review pharmacy events during the past month, and staff meeting as may be required.

Acquiring and maintenance of requisite licenses, registrations and certificates.

Participate in QA/QC monthly/quarterly checks during enrolment and annual assessment of pharmacy performance and requirements

Other duties as may be assigned.

Required Education and Knowledge and experience:

B. Sc in Pharmacy

At least 2 year of post-qualification professional experience.

Training or experience in clinical research and added advantage

Good interpersonal/communications skills.

Fluency in verbal and written English and Luganda.

Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated

Ability to handle multiple task simultaneously


Essential Functions

Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ability to work on own initiative.

Ability to professionally communicate in writing, verbally or other means deemed appropriate.

Supervisory controls: The candidate will report directly to the Research Manager.

Physical ability: Ability to professionally communicate in writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate. The ability to work in MUWRP’s collaborative Sites.

How to Apply:

  • Apply directly to job openings in MUWRP’s career portal below.  Open Job Description and ClickApply Now.
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