Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry
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The Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry will work in collaboration with the head of the Pharmacy Department and fellow lecturers to support students as well as to mentor and build capacity of fellow faculty to review and develop a draft curriculum for the Masters of Pharmacy program. The PCRV will assist with the development of short-term Continuous Professional Development – (CPD) courses in medicinal chemistry for department staff and other interested individuals in related professions. Additionally, the PCRV will mentor 4 students in developing lab research projects as part of the undergraduate research course – which will involve supporting the students through the process of developing a research proposal, data collection, data analysis and reporting findings as part of their education. The goal of this assignment is for the PCRVs to help the college establish sustainable Medicinal Chemistry courses through curriculum development and staff training.
Peace Corps Response established its “Advancing Health Professionals” program in 2019. Response Volunteers serving with the AHP program seek to improve health outcomes on a societal level through the provision of high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include programming such as nursing education, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions which enhance the quality of healthcare.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Malawi together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Lab research in medicinal chemistry
• Active pharmacist license if holding a PharmD
• Fluent in English language and good communication skills
• Experience working in a limited resource setting
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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