Career options in pharmaceutical Sciences

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Published on August 26, 2008

Author: amitmgupta31


Slide 1: Amit M Gupta 1 BE PREPARED Flexible Careers and Fantastic Job Opportunities in pharma field FOR Amit M Gupta Lecturer, Agnihotri College Of Phrmacy, Wardha. (M.S) India Slide 2: Amit M Gupta 2 Imparting futuristic and comprehensive education of global standards with a high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and invigorating environment. MISSION OF SUSSCESS Can be achived by  So what is pharmacy professition? : Amit M Gupta 3 So what is pharmacy professition? Pharmacy as a career option has always been in demand. India being a huge nation of about a billion populations. “The B Pharm programme gaven us an in-depth insight into the subject matter related to pharmaceutical industry. Today, at the end of fourth year, we have a sound knowledge of drug therapy that would be beneficial to our family and the society.” Slide 4: Amit M Gupta 4 The various vocations a Pharmacy professional can opt for are Slide 5: Amit M Gupta 5 Career options after completing B Pharm or M Pharm 1. Teaching - B Pharm - First Class students are eligible to teach as lecturers in the D Pharm programme, where as M Pharm, First Class students can get a lecturer’s job in pharmacy degree colleges. While in teaching profession they can do research in pharmaceutical field and strive to become a well-known Research Scientist. Slide 6: Amit M Gupta 6 2. Pharmacist – Being in the health-related field, the B Pharm graduate can be Health-system Pharmacist or Hospital Pharmacist or Community Pharmacist. 3. Quality Assurance Health Manager – The Pharmacy graduate can play an important role in the development of clinical care plans, can investigate adverse medication events and in some cases can suggest preventive measures. 4. Medical Transcription - The B. Pharm graduate can work with medical practitioners to maintain the patient treatment history, the drug to which he/she is allergic etc. Slide 7: Amit M Gupta 7 5. Analytical Chemist of Quality Control Manager – The pharmacy graduate can play a crucial role in controlling product quality. The drug and the Cosmetics Act (1945), Rules 71(1) and 76(1) says that the manufacturing activity should be taken up under the supervision of a technical man whose qualification should be B. Pharm. 6. Sales and Marketing – Ambitious achievers with pleasant personality and good communication skills can opt for the job of Medical Sales Representative. The companies prefer pharmacy graduates for this job, as they have a good knowledge about the drug molecules, their therapeutic effects and the drug – drug interactions. 7. Clinical Research - B Pharm/ M Pharm degree holders can take up career in clinical research. The human testing phase is called the clinical trial. A pharmacist can work as clinical research associate or clinical pharmacist and can rise to the position of project manager. The clinical research associate plays an important role of monitoring and overseeing the conducts of clinical trials, which are conducted on healthy human volunteers. They have to see that the trials meet the international guidelines and the national regulatory requirements. Slide 8: Amit M Gupta 8 8. Data Manager - A pharmacist can seek employment as “Data Manager” to store the data in the computer and process it using software developed for the purpose. 9. Regulatory Manager - A pharmacy graduate can work as “Regulatory Manager”(RM) in companies and contract research organisation. As an RM he has to oversee regulatory documentation such as Clinical trial approval permission, marketing approval permission etc. 10. Career in Regulatory bodies - A Pharmacist can be absorbed in the Regulatory bodies like Food and Drug Administration. Pharmacist having experience in clinical trial centres can also work as an inspector to inspect the clinical trial process. For these government jobs the student needs to appear and pass the MPSC examination. 11. Biotechnology is a fast growing branch and the B Pharm graduates can opt for post graduate diploma programme in Bioinformatics. Slide 9: Amit M Gupta 9 12. They can handle the job of monitoring the conduct of clinical trials that are conducted on human volunteers. It is their responsibility to see that the clinical trials are carried out as per the international guidelines. 13. The B Pharm Science programme is considered as a paramedical programme. The B Pharm Science graduates can therefore work in hospitals as hospital pharmacist or community pharmacist. 14. Since they have a good knowledge of therapeutic effects of drugs and that of drug-drug interaction, they are more suitable for a job in clinical research. They can opt for the post of clinical pharmacist or clinical research associate in a clinical research laboratory. Slide 10: Amit M Gupta 10 Apart from the areas mentioned, some pharmacists also work as………….. Slide 11: Amit M Gupta 11 Various other roots of study after B.Pharma Slide 12: Amit M Gupta 12 Applications of Biotechnology Food Pharmaceutical Chemical Textiles Medicine Nutrition Environmental Conservation Animal Sciences BIOTECHNOLOGY Slide 13: Amit M Gupta 13 Slide 14: Amit M Gupta 14 Further studies in India To improve the job opportunity and for better placement, the value-added and career-focused programmes offered by the different institutes are as under: - 1. MET Institute of Medical Sciences Programmes: Post Graduate Diploma in Technical and Analytical Chemistry and Post Graduate Diploma Pharmaceutical Business Management Tel: +91 22 26440096 /57, Toll free: 1800-22-0234 email: This is the only government-recognised programme in Mumbai and till date it has recorded 100% success in placements at prominent corporates. 2. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Pune Website: 3. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Deemed University) Website: Slide 15: Amit M Gupta 15 Coures offered by ICRI Slide 16: Amit M Gupta 16 Branches For MBA : Amit M Gupta 17 Branches For MBA Branches For MBA : Amit M Gupta 18 Branches For MBA Slide 19: Amit M Gupta 19 Some important qualifications offered by Indian institutes to enter the field of Biotechnology are: - M.Sc. Biotechnology M.Tech. Biotechnology M.Sc.Medical Biotechnology M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology M.Sc. Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Slide 20: Amit M Gupta 20 M.Tech./ M.Sc/ MBA - Biotech Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai  offers a M.Sc. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi  offers a M.Sc University of Poona, Pune  offers a M.Sc. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  offers a M.Sc. Anna University, Chennai offers a TIFR - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research offers a M.Sc – in biological sciences & PhD Integrated of {Only M.Sc - 3 yrs Duration} Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune (PUMBA) offers a Master in Business Administration in Biotechnology of 2 Years Duration Prominent Post Graduation Courses in Biotechnology M.Sc. / M.Tech Goa University offers a M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology of 2 yrs duration Anna University, Centre for Biotechnolo-gy, Guindy, Chennai offers a M.Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology of 2 yrs duration Post Graduation in Marine / Industrial Biotechnology How to apply : Amit M Gupta 21 How to apply Shaw opines that Biotechnology in India has crossed its nascent stage to have sufficient business-revenue driven models in Pharma Bioinstrumentation Bioengineering Clinical studies Enzymes Human health Vaccines Diagnostics Contract research Veterinary Bio-fertilisers Bio-pesticides Bio-remediation Agri-Biotech With IPR and Patent filing becoming the norm, even law students can aspire to a piece of the Biotech pie. Ernst and Young’s Global Biotechnology Report 2006, conveys the opinion of experts who say that the application of Biotech beyond healthcare may be more ‘tantalising’ in its application in Agriculture (an example is BT cotton) and manufacturing, one of the focus areas of Reliance. Slide 22: Amit M Gupta 22 Bioinformatics Hub Bioinformatics can be thought of as a central hub that unites several disciplines and methodologies. On the support side of the hub, Information Technology, Information Management, software applications, databases and computational resources all provide the infrastructure for bioinformatics. On the scientific side of the hub, bioinformatic methods are used extensively in molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, other emerging areas (i.e. metabolomics, transcriptomics) and in CADD research. Perspective : Amit M Gupta 23 Perspective Principles of drug discovery Computer driven drug discovery Data driven drug discovery Modern target identification and selection Modern lead identification Computer-Aided Drug Designer Drug Discovery Processes Today : Amit M Gupta 24 Drug Discovery Processes Today Molecular Biological Hypothesis (Genomics) Chemical Hypothesis Physiological Hypothesis Primary Assays Biochemical Cellular Pharmacological Physiological Sources of Molecules Natural Products Synthetic Chemicals Combichem Biologicals + Initial Hit Compounds Screening Drug Discovery Processes - II : Amit M Gupta 25 Drug Discovery Processes - II Initial Hit Compounds Secondary Evaluation - Mechanism Of Action - Dose Response Initial Synthetic Evaluation - analytics - first analogs Hit to Lead Chemistry - physical properties -in vitro metabolism First In Vivo Tests - PK, efficacy, toxicity Drug Discovery Disciplines : Amit M Gupta 26 Drug Discovery Disciplines Medicine Physiology/pathology Pharmacology Molecular/cellular biology Automation/robotics Medicinal, analytical,and combinatorial chemistry Structural and computational chemistries Bioinformatics Slide 27: Amit M Gupta 27 Wishes you to be …………….OPTIMIST Slide 28: Amit M Gupta 28 Thank You Amit M Gupta Lecturer, Agnihotri College Of Phrmacy, Wardha. (M.S) India

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