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
Strong communication skills
Excellent analytical ability
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
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
Medicine manufacturing units
Cities and towns across India
Government pharmaceutical colleges and institutes across India
Private pharmaceutical colleges and institutes across India