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Job id: 092225. Salary: £51,974 - £61,021 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 03 July 2024. Closing date: 16 July 2024.

Business unit: Research Management & Innovation. Department: KCTU Clinical Trials Unit.

Contact details: Caroline Murphy.

Location: Denmark Hill Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About us

King’s CTU is responsible for a large portfolio of medicinal and non-medicinal clinical trials and has a strong commitment to manage the delivery of the service to support investigators in the delivery of efficient, cost-effective trials. Unnecessarily bureaucratic processes are not advocated within KCTU, and we are seeking a candidate committed to the efficient expenditure of public money in the delivery of trials.

About the role

The post holder will work in the pharmacy section of the operational team to provide IMP management support to Chief Investigators, to include, but not limited to identifying and agreeing the requirements for active and comparator IMPs for clinical trials, discussing intervention blinding options, sourcing suppliers, agreeing manufacturing plans, storage and distribution arrangements and technical specifications for manufacture. S/he will also develop and deliver operational plans for the area to support Chief Investigators in their delivery of multicentre trials, in accordance with relevant regulations governing IMP management practices.

Duties will include providing specialist IMP management support to Chief Investigators, maintaining adequate stock levels of the IMP at the manufacturer/vendor and study sites for the entire life cycle of supported projects, managing communications between the Chief Investigator and the manufacturer/s, and working closely with the contract’s team/s, Sponsor/s and Trial Manager/s to deliver clinical trials with specific responsibility for IMP management.

Applicants must be qualified pharmacists and have sufficient clinical trials experience i.e. in hospital, academia and/or industry. S/he should understand the rationale underpinning aspects of clinical trials legislation.

This is a full time (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

The post holder will be based at Denmark Hill but will be expected travel to other locations for project meetings as required, typically within KHP. Limited travel across the UK and overseas may be required but not on a regular basis.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Master’s degree in pharmacy or equivalent and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain (GPhC).
  2. Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent.
  3. Experience as a Clinical Trials pharmacist in either hospital or community pharmacy, academia, or industry.
  4. Knowledge of legislation and guidance relevant to IMP manufacture, storage, distribution, dispensing and administration.
  5. Proven problem-solving capability.
  6. Excellent organisational, IT and communication skills (verbal and written).
  7. Ability to work alone without direct supervision from line manager, as well as work effectively as a team.
  8. Ability to motivate self and others.

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of reviewing drug supply agreements and technical/quality agreements.
  2. Line management experience.
  3. Project management experience.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

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