Research Pharmacist

LABioMed - Torrance, CA
Posted: January 5, 2019

About Us:

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) is a 501(c)3 independent non-profit biomedical research organization that was founded in 1952. The Institute has over more than 120 principal investigators and 400 researchers in total — MD’s, MD/PhD’s, and PhD’s — working on over 1,000 research studies. We are academically affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and work in partnership with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our research is funded by many sources including: grants from the NIH and other government entities, Industry and teaching contracts and royalties, as well as private donors and other non-profit foundations.

** This position is on-call to cover employees when they are out of the office **

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing all aspects of investigational product preparation, distribution and reconciliation
  • Complying with SOPs, GCP, GPP, study protocols, and any applicable State or Federal regulations to ensure the efficient and compliant operation of the Pharmacy
  • Maintain close cross-functional relationships with clients and the clinical team to best design, plan, implement and direct IP activities to best meet the clinical objectives
  • Assisting the clinical team with study-related activities such as protocol review and developing study manual for drug preparation
  • Coordinate quality assurance activities relative to drug inventory, preparation, and other activities related to GMP, GCP, and ICH guidelines
  • Ensuring that IP is stored in compliance with the protocol
  • Ensuring that IP is correctly prepared and labeled for dosing in a manner that is in strict compliance with the study protocol, randomization code, SOPs and any other applicable regulations
  • Ensuring availability of sufficient test and reference products for study execution, as appropriate
  • Working with clients in identifying critical issues relative to IP preparation and administration, and presenting possible solution(s)
  • Participate in sponsor monitoring visits relative to project IP documentation and accountability, as requested
  • Other responsibilities, as assigned
  • Detail oriented a MUST
  • Ability to work creatively in a fast paced environment
  • Attend and productively participate in staff meetings and trainings as needed
  • Maintain high degree of responsibility for client confidentiality
  • Maintain a pleasant, courteous, tactful attitude with all contacts
  • Work with minimal supervision in exercising initiative in organizing and completing daily tasks
  • Solve minor problems by using judgment based on knowledge of Institute policies and department practices and procedures
  • Meet established productivity and task management standards for assigned duties
  • Overtime is a condition of employment and may be required based on the needs of the Institute
  • Responsible for other tasks as may be required for efficient operation of the department


  • 5+ years in the pharmacy field
  • Proficiency with PC and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Staffing and Recruitment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to interact in an appropriate and professional manner
  • Demonstrated cooperative behavior and positive-problem solving and conflict resolution skills


$60.00 an hour



Torrance, CA

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