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Lead Pharmacist - Clinical Trials

Job Description

This new post has been developed after review of requirements for optimal development and delivery of clinical trials in NHS Lothian; and provides an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual.

The successful candidate will set the strategic direction and vision manage deliver evaluate and develop pharmacy clinical trial services across a number of hospital sites in NHS Lothian Acute Division in collaboration with Research & Development (R&D). The job will require collaborative working with the multidisciplinary research team; pharmacy services across NHS Lothian; and the East of Scotland region/SCAN to lead on development of new models of pharmacy clinical trials services that support research across NHS Lothian and Scotland to ensure resilience and business continuity for clinical trial delivery.

The individual must have a degree in pharmacy and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and eligible to work in the UK; a post graduate qualification in clinical pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences. Experience in working at a senior level in a pharmacy management/professional leadership post or equivalent experience in health related posts including pharmacy and public health posts (not necessarily in the NHS); significant experience in clinical trials planning delivery and monitoring; service development and staff management is essential to delivery of this post.

The job will require travel across the acute hospital sites in NHS Lothian with main office base within the Queen's Medical Research Institute Little France but will also have space available at the Western General Hospital with the pharmacy clinical trials team. No on-call commitment or out of hours working is required.

For further information please contact Melinda Cuthbert Associate Director of Pharmacy Acute/SCAN on  ( Phone number removed )  or Fiona McArdle Deputy R&D Director on  ( Phone number removed ) .

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