Job Title: Pharmacist-NIAID-DHJob Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DH-13-941161
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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/ Per Year
Monday, August 26, 2013 to
Friday, August 30, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.
This position is located in the Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) which is responsible for a global research portfolio designed to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. DAIDS accomplishes this through planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs in: 1) fundamental basic laboratory research, 2) discovery and development of therapies and treatment strategies for HIV infection and its complications through basic research and clinical trials, and 3) discovery and development of vaccines, topical microbicides, and other prevention strategies through basic research and clinical trials. For more information, visit http://www.niaid.nih.gov/.
- U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- Must be a licensed Pharmacist
DUTIES:Back to top
If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:
- Providing senior level pharmaceutical expertise, guidance, and training for pharmacy issues related to sponsored clinical trials both in the United States and internationally.
- May have responsibility as a Project Officer or Co-Project Officer for a significant research contract which involves developing, coordinating, and administering a broad range of managerial, technical, fiscal, and pharmaceutical activities accompanying the contract and its relationship with pharmaceutical companies, clinical site investigators, and pharmacists.
- Ensuring that sites participating in sponsored clinical trials meet appropriate guidelines and standards regarding investigational agent ordering, storage, dispensing, inventory management and quality assurance.
- Responsible for oversight of the procurement of investigational agents used in sponsored clinical trials, involving the identification of the pharmaceutical manufacturer, negotiation with company representatives, estimation of study product requirements and arrangement for shipment, and review of data agents received for FDA compliance and adherence to specifications prior to their distribution to clinical sites.
- Providing leadership and guidance to protocol team members on the development of the investigational agent section of clinical protocols such as drug dosage, drug interactions and potential toxicities.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
GS-14 Basic Qualification Requirements:
Education: Four-year Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education; or successfully completed a 5-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in pharmacy from an approved pharmacy school;or successfully completed a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree.
Licensure: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS 13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: collaborating with physicians on design of drug treatment plans related to sponsored clinical trials both in the United States and internationally; identifying drug reactions or interactions; reviewing pharmacy plans for appropriateness of design, pharmaceutical information and compliance with Food and Drug Administration requirements; ensuring that sites participating in sponsored clinical trials meet appropriate guidelines and standards regarding investigational agent ordering, storage, dispensing, inventory management and quality assurance; overseeing and coordinating the procurement of investigational agents used in sponsored clinical trials; reviewing pharmaceutical data on investigation agents to be able to appropriately respond to questions on properties, handling and storage, preclinical and toxicity data, and problems with supply.
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This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.