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Enhancing Care Foundation (ECF) Recent Available Job Opportunity – Job Ref: 76

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Enhancing Care Foundation (ECF) is a not-for-profit organisation based in South Africa that provides key health system strengthening, capacity building, clinical and non-clinical research services. The vision is to be the premier institute of research and development in the fields of HIV, TB and other related diseases.

Job Title: Clinical Research Pharmacist

Job Location: Durban

Report to: The Senior Pharmacist

Duration: This is a one-year fixed term contract, which is renewable, based continued funding.

The Clinical Research Pharmacist performs a variety of professional level functions in the development and implementation of research/investigational protocols involving approved and unapproved drugs with regulatory and hospital guidelines, bearing in mind the goals and objectives of research studies. S/he works closely with researchers and research support staff to ensure all pertinent data relating to study and pharmacy’s role in study is communicated in an accurate and timely fashion.


  • Reviews protocols for clinical investigational drug trials, as required
  • Conduct pharmacy-related activities in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP)
  • Comply with all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Implement and maintain study specific procedures according to protocol requirements
  • Train staff on pharmacy related aspects of protocol and pharmacy study specific SOP’s
  • Monitors pharmacy activities to ensure adherence to study protocols and dispensing procedures.
  • Prepare for any monitoring and auditing visits from regulatory authorities or sponsors
  • Interpret prescriptions and dispense medication according to protocols
  • Advise participants on the correct use of medication
  • Calculate and monitor adherence to medication and provide adherence counselling
  • Maintain drug accountability records for all medication
  • Conduct stock control to ensure the correct availability of stock levels and monitor expiry of medication
  • Prepare medication for destruction in accordance with SOP’s
  • Administer, process and file relevant documentation
  • Completes reports including incident reports, adverse drug reaction reports
  • Compile weekly drug accountability reports and study specific reports as and when required
  • Attend and contribute to interdisciplinary team meetings
  • Complete pharmacy CRF’s as required, and file accordingly
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are adhered to;
  • Perform any other duty within skillset and capability as and when required


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy
  • Unendorsed South African driver’s license and willingness to travel between sites
  • Microsoft Office proficiency essential
  • Current registration with professional body – South African Pharmacy Council
  • In possession of GCP (Good Clinical Practice) certification is preferred but not essential
  • Internship and community service to have already been completed when applying
  • Experience in Clinical Trials / Research x two years highly recommended, but not essential
  • Planning and administration skills
  • Ability to draft and distribute professional correspondence
  • Organisation skills including file organisation are essential
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Strict attention to detail will be critical to success
  • Ability to maintain confidential information is required
  • Ability to work in a demanding, challenging and high-pressured environment with a positive attitude, is required
  • Working independently as well as in a team environment, with a willingness to serve as much as to direct, will be expected

To apply

Submit a detailed CV and cover letter to include your current notice period and salary expectation in your cover letter

Application Deadline: Friday, 10 May, 2019

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