Chemist, Pharmaceutical

Minimum B. Sc in Pharmaceuticals

Minimum experience of 2 to 7 years is required

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

Directing and supervising manufacture of drugs and other pharmaceutical products such as tablets, syrups, ointments, etc. according to prescribed formulae

Assembling various chemical ingredients in required quantities to prepare medical compounds

Analysing the compounds, if necessary, to ascertain their conformity to prescribed standards

Mixing ingredients according to standard formulae, either manually or by mechanical devices

Conducting analysis of final products at different stages of production to ensure that they conform to specifications

Performing experiments to formulate new pharmaceutical combinations

Developing new products and studying their stability

Supervising production and carrying out investigation to improve manufacturing process for syrups, drugs, antibiotics, vitamins, vaccines, etc.

Procuring pharmaceutical products and ensuring their proper storing in specified conditions

Explaining composition and uses of drugs to customers, in order to increase sales

Knowledge of adequate dosage of medicines, appropriate form of medication such as tablet, injection, ointment, inhaler, etc.

Efficient in storing the medicines appropriately and securely

Proficient in implementing guidelines for drug use and following medical regulations

In-depth knowledge of manufacturing and quality management of intravenous medications

Skilled in keeping up to date and contributing to research and development

Not required

Strong communication skills

Patient predisposition

Excellent analytical ability

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Pharmaceutical Workers and other Medical Staff

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

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system is available

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

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience -INR30,000 toINR50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Health Care Sector

According to a report by India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020, on the back of increased population growth in India's low income communities.

Large investments by private sector players are likely to contribute significantly to the development of India's hospital industry and the sector is poised to grow to US$ 100 billion by the year 2015 and further to US$ 280 billion by 2020.

The diagnostic market is the fastest growing segment of India's healthcare industry, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), with the segment forecasted to grow to US$ 17 billion by 2021. The rising consciousness for health and hygiene coupled with the presence of highly resistant diseases has made it imperative to develop advanced medicines and treatments. This has resulted in a great potential for employment and strong career options for aspiring Chemists, Pharmaceutical nationwide.

Government and private hospitals

Medical colleges

Research laboratories

Medicine manufacturing units

Cities and towns across India