Required to work on pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiological studies
The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) in Southampton is a leading research unit that monitors the safety of marketed medicines. The Unit is associated with the University of Portsmouth and has a high national and international profile.
The post will be of particular interest to a pharmacist who is looking for a role in studying the safety of medicines in large populations (pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology). The successful candidate will work (with the appropriate level of supervision and mentoring) either on conducting studies assessing drug safety or conducting systematic reviews and methodological studies in pharmacovigilance. Being involved in such studies is a team effort which includes liaising with IT and coding staff, physicians, external healthcare professionals, the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities.
What aspects of research will I gain?
Develop research skills in conducting population-based studies on the safety of medicines and gain increasing experience in conducting such studies
Present research findings in peer reviewed journals
Attend national and international scientific meetings
Liaise with academic units, the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities
Training will be provided
Support will be available for candidates who wish to work for a postgraduate degree
Full or Part-time?
Although this position is full-time, we will consider any applicants who may wish to work part-time
Salary will be dependent on experience (pro-rata if part-time).
Good Pharmacy degree and preferably a higher degree such as Diploma, MSc or PhD in clinical pharmacy
Experience in pharmacovigilance/pharmacoepidemiology or systematic reviews is desirable though not necessary
Willingness to learn new skills
Support will be provided for career development in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology
In addition, the successful applicants will be required to be confident, innovative, self-motivated, a good team player and with good communication skills.
Internal Number: 002
About Drug Safety Research Unit
Established in 1981, the Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) is an independent unit which monitors, studies and communicates the safety and risk management of medicines. Our aim is to achieve the highest possible scientific and ethical standards, by putting the interests of patients first and to work with integrity and fairness with all our partners.