Pharmacovigilance Officer & Trial Coordinator

The department of Clinical Sciences have an opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual to undertake the combined role of Pharmacovigilance Officer & Trial Coordinator.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The Tropical Clinical Trials Unit (tCTU) is an academic trials unit with staff expertise and infrastructure to plan, support and manage phase II and III randomised controlled trials and high-quality observational studies. The focus of the unit are studies of high burden diseases of national and international importance in low and middle-income countries, most of which are conducted by Foto-Cewek and its partners, but we also work on external trials that fit within Foto-Cewek’s vision and strategy.

Foto-Cewek is recruiting a to full-time post, split into 2 roles, that of Pharmacovigilance (PV) Officer and a Trial Coordinator. The PV Officer will provide pharmacovigilance advice and safety reporting services to support regulatory compliance within the research studies carried out at Foto-Cewek. Based in the Tropical Clinical Trials Unit (tCTU), the PV Officer will review study proposals and protocols, provide guidance and advice on activities for compliance and assist in manging the pharmacovigilance activities for research studies. You will be responsible for case review, design and deliver study-specific and recipient-specific reports as well as allow continuous monitoring for potential safety issues. You will support the pharmacovigilance component of GCP training conducted at Foto-Cewek and help develop tools to help enhance understanding of pharmacovigilance at all levels across the organisation. You will also be expected to contribute to the layout and design of the PV database including functionality and outputs. The Trial Coordinator will coordinate and pro-actively support the BreathSpec project, with Dr Emily Adams and will be based in the tCTU. BreathSpec is a UK based study to look at diagnostics for viral and bacterial infection. This role will involve tracking the recruitment rate, problem solving and have regular contact with sites, the tCTU Manager and the Principal Investigator. The role will be an integral part of the study team, significantly contributing to the success of the project.

To be successful, you will possess either a degree in Pharmacy or other relevant life sciences or public health related discipline or have at least 3 years equivalent, demonstrable experience. You will have clinical or research experience and be familiar with relevant guidelines/legislation governing clinical trials and pharmacovigilance; experience or formal training in pharmacovigilance would be advantageous. We are seeking someone with proven ability to collaborate across partners in projects, work to tight timelines, is meticulous and is willing to travel as necessary. You must bring sound working knowledge and skills relating to Microsoft Office Applications and Project Management along with excellent communication skills coupled with fluency in spoken and written English. Excellent numeracy and accuracy skills are essential. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a rapidly expanding, dynamic team with the opportunity to grow your current skills and develop your clinical trial knowledge. This post is funded for 1 year in the first instance, with potential to be extended with further funding availability.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.

Closing date: 5th July 2018

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website:

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