Laboratory Technician, Pharmaceutical

Laboratory Assistant, Pharmaceutical

Minimum B. Pharma (Bachelors in Pharmacy)

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a Laboratory Assistant, Pharmaceutical is expected to perform include:

Arranging and setting apparatus and other equipment in the pharmaceutical laboratory

Conducting routine tests of various ingredients for manufacturing drugs and medicines

Assisting Pharmaceutical Chemist inperformingstudies and experiments

Performing routine tests of different ingredients and recording observations, as desired

Grinding and mixing chemicals and other raw materials in prescribed proportions for study, research or manufacture of drugs and medicines

Collecting and testing samples at various stages of production to determine effects

Ensuring compliance to specifications

Maintaining precision apparatus and equipment in good working order and in safe custody

Keeping laboratory clean and tidy

Preparing samples for getting them tested by Pharmaceutical Chemist

Researching and analysing drugs and medicine under Pharmaceutical Chemist?s guidance

Skilled in maintaining records

Skilled in preparing samples and microscopic slides

Knowledge of using microscopes, machinery, fitters, etc.

Skilled in operating and calibrating equipment in basic laboratory environment

Knowledge of quality control techniques to monitor and maintain laboratory equipment

In-depth knowledge of the chemicals used in manufacturing pharmaceutical drugs

Knowledge about the effects of different salts on human body

Not applicable

Attention to detail

Multi-tasking abilities

Team player




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 are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Laboratories usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from laboratory to laboratory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL) handicapped and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous/dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR5,000 toINR20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players. The Indian Healthcare sector grew from$45 billionin 2008 to$81 billionin 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020. This sector has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of around $ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP.

Pharmacy is a fast growing sector. It is second only to IT, with a 15% annual growth rate and exports crossing 12,000 crore. Jobs in the pharmaceutical industry range from those in sales and marketing to high-end specialist R&D jobs. A Laboratory Assistant, Pharmaceutical has a lot of employment options and has a bright future in India.

Pharmaceutical companies

Pathology labs

Government and private research centres

Cities and towns across India