Experts in Quality Assurance of Medicines

Organization: US Pharmacopeial Convention
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in pharmaceutical science, quality control and quality assurance, and public health to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

Summary of the Position:

USP seeks candidates (both full time and consultant) with varying levels of experience for anticipated work on opportunities funded by various bilateral and multilateral entities, including but not limited to the U.S. Agency for International Development, World Health Organization, World Bank, Global Fund, and others. Work under these opportunities supports USP’s Global Health Impact Programs (GHIP), part of the Global Public Health division at USP.

Examples of key knowledge areas include:

· Global pharmaceutical markets, particularly as they relate to lower and middle-income countries

  • Quality Control/Quality assurance disciplines related to medical products and technologies, particularly pharmaceuticals
  • International regulatory requirements and guidelines for medical products including WHO and ICH guidelines
  • Health systems strengthening, especially relating to regulatory systems; knowledge of/experience in both public and private sector systems strengthening highly preferred
  • Technical assistance to manufacturers and/or laboratories of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical products, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and/or Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs)

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience implementing global programs in quality assurance and control and/or pharmaceutical services and care

· Experience with USAID, CDC, Global Fund, or other large donor-funded programs, particularly pertaining to global health

· Experience with the Prequalification program of the World Health Organization

· Advanced degree in pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, public health, or a science-related field required

· Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, with potentially significant frequency and/or duration, and to lower and middle income countries

  • Ability to establish and nurture relationships and interact with people at different levels and culture
  • Proficiency in other languages is an asset

How to apply:

Please submit resumes to Brent Keener at bvk@usp.org

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