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To evaluate the effects of different substances on the body, pharmacologists prepare and guide studies. They can create new drugs and research them, or investigate the interactions between different drugs. Their job responsibilities can include conducting research to standardise medication doses, planning research grants, and analysing clinical trial results.

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Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Pharmacy (B.Pharm) / Pharmacology

  • Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)

  • Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

  • PhD. In Pharmacy

What you need to get started

  • It is important to have relevant laboratory experience in the industry, summer internship and other jobs throughout one year. This experience will help you develop a network of contacts and demonstrate your employer interest and commitment.

  • It is also possible to gain experience by working as a laboratory assistant, vacation work in the academic industry or through work shadowing.

Soft Skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Analytical thinking

  • Communication skills

  • Detail-oriented

  • Interpersonal skills 

  • Patient 

  • Empathic listening skills 

Technical Skills

  • IT skills 

  • Data analysis and interpretation

  • Laboratory skills

  • Knowledge about chemicals, toxins and their safe disposal

  • In-depth knowledge of subjects biochemistry, biology, biomedical science, chemistry, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, physiology and toxicology.


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