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Research Support Specialist, Pharmacy
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2022
Title Research Support Specialist, Pharmacy
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Pharmacy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
The UB Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS), headquartered in the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), conducts innovative research and fosters international collaborations in new areas of drug development. In addition, UB CIGBS has held a highly regarded NIH contract for global pharmacology laboratory quality assurance that has recently been renewed through 2029.

We are currently seeking to add a laboratory Research Support Specialist to our team to support our Clinical Pharmacology Quality Assurance (CPQA) Laboratory Program. This position is an outstanding opportunity for individuals to foster valuable laboratory skills in the realm of clinical research trials. Some of these skills include validating and utilizing laboratory developed tests that employ liquid chromatography in tandem with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry and other detection equipment, interacting with clinical trial researchers to assure sample collection and storage parameters have been properly identified and followed, and understanding the importance of and following applicable regulatory requirements, such as ISO, FDA, and sponsor standards.

The CPQA program is a global cross-network program that develops and conducts quality assurance activities in support of HIV clinical and translational research. CPQA works with laboratories participating in HIV clinical trials to improve the quality of pharmacology data, increase awareness of the importance of pharmacology at clinical sites, and provide a mechanism for ensuring the quality of pharmacology data in HIV clinical trials.
Job Duties:

Ideally, candidates for this position will have the skills, training, and cognitive aptitude to technically support all CPQA Programs. Job duties may include the following:

Follow all CPQA policies and standard operating procedures to competently, and safely, perform assigned technical and laboratory administrative support, including, but not limited to:

  • Use, monitor, and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Order, use and maintain laboratory resource inventories and associated records
  • Prepare, qualify, and maintain reagents for laboratory developed tests
  • Create, update, and maintain laboratory and program-associated records
  • Prepare, ship and track US and international shipments of CPQA Proficiency Testing panels
  • Assist CPQA assessors in pre-assessment phase of external document reviews such as procedures, test records and documented evidence
  • Assist in external accreditation and vendor audits of the CPQA Program
  • Contribute to technical reports and other CPQA reports, and documents as needed; complete according to timeline(s) and deadline(s).
  • Complete annual training and continuing education as required by the institution, sponsor, and laboratory policies

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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