Research Pharmacist

at University of Cape Town
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Work Hours Day
Salary 612053
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR



The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) based at the Institute of Infectious Diseases

and Molecular Medicine (IDM) in the Faculty of Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary infectious disease research centre,

committed to the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment and prevention of HIV and TB in South Africa. We seek a

highly motivated Research Pharmacist to join our current group of 4 pharmacists, who will be responsible for receiving,

storing, recording and dispensing trial medication and vaccine, utilising Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good

Pharmacy Practice (GPP) for participants enrolled in clinical trials. Working with Project manager and Lead investigators

with input from the Principal Investigators and Co- Principal Investigators. This post is based at the clinical research site in

Khayelitsha and the Clinical Research Centre at Groote Schuur Hospital as well as supporting studies being conducted at

other hospitals by CIDRI-Africa investigators.


  • BPharm
  • Registration with the South African pharmacy council
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Clinical knowledge of HIV/TB management, excellent understanding of ARV management
  • Ability to work with Microsoft packages, and interact with sponsor websites and emails


  • Experience in vaccine preparation
  • Knowledge of the health care system and medication formulary being used in the Western Cape Department of

Health clinical services

  • Current Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification


  • Understanding and implementing management of trial medication and con-medication of clinical protocols being

conducted by CIDRI-Africa investigators

  • Ensure that medication for current protocols are in stock, correctly stored and correctly accounted for
  • Management of pharmacy activities as required by the sponsor with other members of the pharmacy team
  • Preparing and maintaining study documentation
  • Study administration; management of pharmacy regulatory files
  • Training of new staff and training with current staff as required
  • Input into clinic diary control
  • Equipment management and maintenance of logs for all equipment in the pharmacy area
  • Daily quality control of case report forms (CRFs)
  • Creating pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures and input into Clinical Quality Management Plans for each



Interested candidates can send their CV


To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Cover letter, and

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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