Part-Time Clinical Research Pharmacist III

Location
Rockville, MD, USA
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Ref
req466
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRPD's ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRPD's support services are strategically aligned with the program's mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRPD services include comprehensive clinical trials monitoring, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases. CMRPD's collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program's mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

THIS IS A SIX (6) MONTH ASSIGNMENT WITH POSSIBLE EXTENSION. HOURS ARE PART TIME, APPROX 20 HOURS/WEEK. SPECIFIC HOURS ARE NEGOTIABLE.

The Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides comprehensive clinical support to the NIAID Division of Clinical Research (DCR) supporting clinical research to control and prevent diseases caused by virtually all infectious agents. This includes basic and applied research to develop and evaluate therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics.
  • Coordinate daily with the in-country Pharmacist to ensure consistent update of inventory of (a) investigational products (IP) to include what IP is due in from the US, what stock is in Kinshasa, what is en route to sites and the status of stock at each site, (b) IV solutions, and (c) Ancillary supplies (iv tubing, filters, etc.)
  • Work with pharma partners and Leidos Biomed logistics team to order additional supplies in timely fashion
  • Work with in-country Pharmacist to coordinate with site pharmacists to ensure accountability and temperature logs are uploaded into Huddle
  • Review and update current pharmacy information on Huddle and PALM cloud sites to ensure it is current and well organized
  • Work with in-country Pharmacist and the INRB team to ensure training of pharmacists at new sites / retraining of pharmacists as needed
  • Possible consultation/coordination within other countries within West Africa
  • International travel not required, but could be an option
  • This position is located at Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland (with possible telework available)
  • This is a 6 month term position

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a U.S. registered pharmacist BS degree (B.Sc. in Pharmacy preferred) in related discipline and at least 5 years of prior relevant experience or Pharm.D. with 4 years of prior relevant and progressively responsible clinical research and/or pharmacy experience
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Understanding of clinical operations and logistics management
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage competing priorities
  • Resourcefulness in problem solving
  • Ability to follow through with delegated tasks and take accountability
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Knowledge of medical/scientific objectives and terminology
  • Familiarity with requirements of clinical protocols
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