Senior Program Officer – INSPIRE at Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

  • Medical/Healthcare/ Pharmaceutical
  • Full time
  • 8 months ago
  • other
  • Job Qualifications MSC/MBA/MA
  • Number of vacancies 1 opening
  • Job experience 3-5 years

Job Description

Summary / Overview

  • The Senior Program Officer (Drug Level Analyst),INSPIRE NIH R01 – 1R01AI147331-01, will take part in the research and routine analytical work in the virology section.
  • The focus of the drug level analyst is to provide a quantitative measure of drugs and/or their metabolites for the purpose of pharmacokinetic, bioequivalence, metabolism and exposure-response (pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamics) studies.
  • S/he will develop, validate, and maintain state-of-the-art quantitative assays to support research and clinical care for researchers and use his/her expertise in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, genetics, and genomics to help investigators develop scientific protocols and to help clinicians optimize drug therapy in patients.
  • The person will be expected to work following Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and safety guidelines.
  • S/he will also do other duties as assigned by the Head of the Unit.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement analytical assays to assess the compartmentalized pharmacokinetics of anti-infective agents in the prevention and/or management of HIV/AIDS.
  • Carry out the quantification of small molecules using liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric (LC-MS/MS) analyses.
  • Measure concentrations of the compound of interest in samples.
  • Validate assays as per US Food and Drug Administration guidelines, Guidance for Industry: Bioanalytical Method Validation recommendations.
  • Participate in population pharmacokinetic analysis of the data.
  • Prepare budgets and supply orders.
  • Adhere to / enforce good research and laboratory practice including Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Provide monthly/regular updates of progress to both senior and junior staff
  • Provide technical expertise in support of laboratory components for the study and other research studies as assigned by the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Participate in the execution of targets within project stipulated time lines in conjunction with the PI

Qualification / Skills

  • Must hold a Ph.D. /MSc. in Chemistry with at least 3-5 years of experience.
  • She/he should have worked in an active research laboratory especially in drug level analysis.
  • Expert in the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical stages of the total testing processes.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed Resume and a one page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to “Deputy- Director, Human Resources” via:


  • Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email.
  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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