Jobs – Drug Quality Analyst

Job Title: Drug Quality Analyst (4 Vacancies)
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary: The Drug Quality Analysts will mainly perform  analysis of pharmaceutical and other public health products submitted for the purpose and report results.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Test and supervise testing samples of pharmaceutical raw materials and products, medical devices (including condoms), public health products and other health related products according to SOPs.
  • Actively participate in and supervise analytical method validation and the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for various operations in the department.
  • Ensure timely analysis of drugs and write scientific analytical reports following each sample testing
  • Responsible for preparing accurate and timely complete worksheets for each sample tested and present all raw data to the data analyst for computation.
  • Work closely with other staff members within the department regarding issues related to the analysis/testing of samples.
  • Actively participate in the testing and supervision of local intra- laboratory and international inter – laboratory proficiency samples, review and report results.
  • Quickly respond to queries and advise on appropriate response to particular situations.
  • Significantly collaborate with local pharmaceutical manufacturers to strengthen their quality control and assurance.
  • Participate in cGMP inspection to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure that all the required or necessary equipment, chemicals and reagents, reference materials, books and other appropriate literature are appropriately used and as per SOPs.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Biochemistry from a recognized university
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficient in computer applications, especially word processing, use of spread sheets, Excel and Access.
  • Proficiency in pharmaceutical analysis and/or analysis of health related products will be an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of WHO Good practices for pharmaceutical quality control laboratories and analytical practices especially ISO 17025.
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies
  • Past exposure and experience in pharmaceutical analysis is an added advantage
  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Attention to details.
How to apply for the job: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their handwritten application letters with a detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts, contact addresses and day time telephone numbers of three (3) work related referees; should be submitted to the Executive Secretary/Registrar,
National Drug Authority,
Plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue,
P O Box 23096,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 25th July 2014 by 5PM
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