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PAREXEL International LLC Research Pharmacist in Glendale, California

Research Pharmacist

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Job ID74207BR Glendale, California

Parexel is looking for a part-time Research Pharmacist in the Glendale, CA EPCU to manage pharmacy related processes and medication handling according to applicable legislation, guidelines and SOP’s. This role provides work direction to Pharmacist Assistants’ and manages quality through operational quality control (QC) procedures.

This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in the clinical research environment!

Your Activities:

  • Communicating and interacting with Sponsors directly on issues of drug shipment and


  • Tracking drug inventory and orders drug supply from Sponsor

  • Meeting with Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) and/or Pharmacy Technicians to review

study medication dispensing procedures for each study

  • dispensing study medication as necessary

  • Ensuring proper blinding/randomization of study medication

  • Supervising preparation of labels and drug accountability forms

  • Performing accountability for studies

  • Ensuring proper drug storage, drug accountability and record keeping (e.g., temperature logs, etc.) as well as proper transportation between facilities

  • Understanding and utilizing the Rees Scientific systems for the Pharmacy

  • Reviewing all concomitant medications brought in by study participants

  • Coordinating dispensation of concomitant medications

  • Providing and/or overseeing the provision of drug regimen review and medication management services for study participants admitted to GAMC

  • Ensuring that the CCTMG Pharmacy meets all applicable requirements necessary to operate as a

satellite pharmacy under the GAMC Inpatient Pharmacy license

  • Determining the necessity for the creation of departmental Clinical Operating Guidelines

(COGs) to meet medication management and drug regiment review requirements of the


  • Managing all aspects of departmental performance improvement strategies including identifying areas for improvement, developing an action plan in conjunction with all affected areas/staff, tracking results and reporting results to Director, Clinical Operations

  • Providing clinical and scientific monitoring

  • Assisting in preparing abstracts, manuscripts, protocols and/or books for publication

  • Representing CCTMG through presentations and attendance at scientific meetings

  • Reviewing Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents including initial application, amendment

application, progress reports and close out reports

  • Ensuring proper reporting of adverse events to IRB and the Sponsor (or Sponsor Representative)

  • Participating in the Regulatory Compliance meetings in such activities as reviewing new FDA

guidelines, establishing timelines for IRB meetings, reviewing activities with the IRB and

updating newly proposed studies

  • Performing Quality Assurance (QA) functions and signs off on study Flow Sheets when required

  • Contacting primary medical doctors as needed to obtain study participant history, diagnosis or

approval for participation in a study

  • Reviewing all newly proposed study protocols and provides feasibility comments to appropriate

department representatives

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Your Skills:

  • Excellent clinical pharmacy knowledge

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Computer proficiency

    Your Profile:

  • B.A., B.S., or equivalent and Pharm.D. required

  • Valid California Pharm.D. license

  • Fluent in verbal and written English

  • 2-5 years’ experience in clinical research or hospital environments preferred

EEO DisclaimerParexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.