Columbia University Research Pharmacist in New York, New York

Job TitleResearch Pharmacist

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 095999

Department 0910- RES Clinical Trials Office

Location Medical Center

Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week 35

Job Family Research (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

Salary Grade Officer 105

Salary Range commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description The Research Pharmacy is a division within the Clinical Trials Office (CTO). This position reports directly to the Research Pharmacy Director who oversees all operations of investigational drug services ("Research Pharmacy") at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

The CTO assists investigators and academic/research staff in developing clinical trials at P&S and provides administrative and clinical resources and infrastructure to build and sustain clinical trials research at P&S.

The successful candidate will provide essential investigational drug services to Investigators and Research Personnel with responsibilities, critical and central to the conduct of the clinical investigation according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the applicable regulatory requirements.

This position will have duties and responsibilities that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate all aspects of investigational drug supply (including all adult oncology clinical trials), maintain existing systems for management of investigational agents including perpetual inventories. Perform expiration date checks. Make recommendations for improving systems.

  • Ensure that medications are dispensed only upon a written order of an investigator and according to standard operating procedures and study protocols.

  • Write and follow applicable Standard Operating Procedures and study specific procedures. Write study specific procedures.

  • Maintain practice in accordance with JCAHO, FDA and other regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain study specific files and ensure that active protocols have been approved by an IRB, before dispensing. Maintain and follow each protocol regarding investigational drug use.

  • Dispense, manufacture, package investigational drugs upon written order of investigator, according to protocol. Maintain accountability records.

  • Dispense solid, liquid, and sterile dosage forms, including


  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment.

  • Interact with University and Hospital staff, investigators,

coordinators, sponsors, study monitors. Attend and host monitoring visits and/or meetings. Provide investigational drug information and write study specific procedures.

  • Position will supervise pharmacy technicians and other assistants.

  • Position will share on-call duties with other staff pharmacists.

  • Participate on at least one hospital committee (Oncology Protocol Review Board, Institutional Review Board, or other).

Works with chemicals, infectious agents, has contact with patients and/or research subjects.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, master's degree preferred

Four years of related experience.

Current licensure from the New York State Board of Pharmacy or be eligible for licensure in the State of New York

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications Oncology Board Certification is a plus.

Minimum 1 year of hospital-based pharmacy experience or equivalent, such as pharmacy practice residency

Essential Functions

Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)

Special Indications

This position works with: Chemicals

Contact with patients and/or research subjects

HIPAA Compliance training required Yes

Participation in Medical Surveillance required Yes

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 12-14-2018

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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