2134-Pharmacologists and Related Professionals

Job Title: 

Pharmacologists and Related Professionals

Job Description: 

Pharmacologists and related professionals study the structure, composition, and life processes of humans, animals and micro-organisms and apply this knowledge to prevent disease in humans and animals, promote health and physical fitness and develop animals for economic exploitation. They work in diverse fields such as anatomy, genetics, pharmacology, physiology, bacteriology and virology.


Tasks include:

  • undertaking research in laboratories and in the field to increase scientific knowledge of living organisms; to discover new information; to solve problems in areas such as the environment, agriculture and health; and to develop new products, processes and techniques for pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental use
  • designing and conducting experiments and tests
  • gathering human, animal, insect and plant specimens and data, and studying their origin, development, chemical and physical form, structure, composition, and life and reproductive processes
  • examining living organisms using a variety of specialised equipment, instruments, technologies and techniques such as electron microscopes, telemetry, global positioning systems, biotechnology, satellite imaging, genetic engineering, digital imaging analysis, polymerase chain reaction and computer modelling
  • writing scientific papers and reports detailing research and any new findings which are then made available to the scientific community in scientific journals or at conferences for scrutiny and further debate
  • designing and carrying out environmental impact assessments to identify changes caused by natural or human factors
  • providing advice to governments, organisations and businesses in areas such as conservation, management of natural resources, the effects of climate change and pollution
  • assisting researchers in their conduct and implementation of clinical research projects
  • performing monitoring activities in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), which include investigator/site selection as well as management and co-ordination of site related activities
  • developing systems to track projects including all study, investigator and ethical review board information, patient recruitment activity and financial management
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Bacteriologist Geneticist
Biophysicist Physiologist
Pharmacologist Clinical research professional

This unit group excludes

Biologist (2131)
Zoologist (2131)

Specific Occupations: 





Animal scientist

Medical scientist

Clinical research professionals

Other pharmacologists and related professionals

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore