Clinical Pharmacologist

Minimum B. Pharm

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a Pharmacologist is expected to perform include:

Studying effect of drugs on human beings and animals

Evolving formula for manufacture of drugs and medicines for prevention and treatment of diseases

Experimenting with animals, to determine effects of various chemical substances in their vital processes

Detecting poisonous substances which cause ill-effects, illness and death

Synthesising and extracting useful chemical substances used in prevention and treatment of diseases

Standardising dosage of drugs and methods of immunization against various diseases

Detecting toxic and non-toxic properties of food preservatives and colouring matters

Developing new drugs for treatment of particular diseases

Skilled in analysing and interpreting data

Skilled in writing reports

Proficient in designing experiments to be conducted

Knowledge of using computers, high technology measuring systems and other sophisticated equipment

Knowledge of chemical processes and transformations

Knowledge of laws, legal codes and ethical guidelines

In-depth knowledge of chemical properties of different substances

Familiar with effect of different substances on human body

Not applicable



Inquisitive mind





Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include reaction by harmful chemicals, infections by animals, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 25,000 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR 30,000 to INR 50,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Sector in India

According to CII, healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The Indian pharmaceutical industry is driving product development and breaking new grounds in medicine research worldwide. The Indian domestic pharmaceutical market was estimated to be US$ 10.76 billion in 2008 and is expected to grow at a high compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9 per cent till 2010 and thereafter at a CAGR of 9.5 per cent till 2015.

The Indian pharmaceutical industry is one of the world's largest and most developed, ranking 4th in volume and 13th in terms of value. It has been witnessing an upward trend since the past decade and holds ample employment opportunities as well. Future for Pharmacologists in India is very bright as the Indian pharmaceutical sector is expanding and is competing on a global platform.

Government/private hospitals

Medical colleges

Research institutes

Pharmaceutical companies

Cities and towns across India