Minimum- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

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The tasks a Chemist, Biological is expected to perform include:

Conducting tests and studying metabolic processes in plants and animals

Determining their nutrition requirements, their ability to detect and separate poisons from materials and composition to their biological fluids to develop and produce antibiotics, serum, vaccines and drugs

Applying modern techniques like chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry radioactive tracers and Warburg manometry for analysis of biological compounds under both normal and pathological conditions

Isolating enzymes and other active principles from tissues and studying their action and properties both at cultural stage and by actual application

Analysing and studying plant, animal and microbial materials to determine their composition of fat, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, trace elements etc.

Studying biological fluids and materials such as blood, urine arebrospinal fluid, liver tissue and hormones and co--relating findings to normal or pathological conditions

Conducting studies for separation and qualitative detection of poison in body for pathological and other purposes

Knowledge of conducting various tests in plants and animals

Ability to analyse results

Proficiency in following rules for safe lab practices

Knowledge of the chemical processes in living organisms

Will be updated

Keen learner



Hand-eye dexterity


Exceptional communicator

Strong interpersonal skills

Research and problem solving skills

It is not a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous and dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include back aches, general fatigue, allergies due to poisonous gases used in lab, etc.

Health risks include exposure to compressed gases, fear of blasts of equipment due to experiments in lab, risk of exposure to biological fluids like blood, urine, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsof experience ?INR25,000 toINR26,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsof experience INR30,000 toINR40,500 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsof experience ?INR45,500 toINR50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Indian Pharmaceuticals Sector

Life Science Sector has three sub-sectors Pharmaceuticals, Bio-pharmaceuticals and Contract Research. Pharmaceutical industry falls under the broader umbrella of Life Sciences. Pharmaceutical industry is further classified into five sub-segments - Domestic Formulation Companies, Export Oriented Formulation Companies, API Manufacturers, Contract Manufacturing of Formulations, and Nutraceuticals Products. Apart from core sub segments, Pharmaceutical is affected by Biopharmaceuticals and Contract research. Currently, the Indian pharmaceuticals sector ranks third globally in terms of volume sales and 10th, in terms of value. With the evolution of the sector, the boundaries between these sub-sectors are getting blurred. Biotechnologists are increasingly catering to pharma clients, while pharma companies now have biotech products in their fold.

Indian pharmaceuticals sector has increasingly demonstrated growth in mid-teens over the last few years- inherent nature makes it recession proof. The pharmaceuticals sector presents diverse and lucrative opportunities for both domestic and foreign multinational companies.The sector is expected to reach US$ 60 billion in 2017 (CAGR of 18 percent)whereas the industry size is expected to reach of US$ 100 billion by 2020, thereby employing 1.5 million people in the sector by 2015, 1.898 million by 2018 and 2.464 million by 2022.

Universities, museums, conservatories across India

Government agencies specializing in agriculture, wildlife control and forestry conservation

Research institutions

Private industries - agricultural processors, pharmaceutical companies, oil companies and commercial suppliers of plants and animals

Botanical gardens

Towns and cities across India