Pharmaceutical companies have been downsizing their research labs or merging with other companies. Meanwhile, some government agencies are looking for chemists to fill nonlaboratory chemistry positions. Some outsourcing has also taken place overseas, reducing opportunities for domestic pharmaceutical jobs.
Scope & Employment Possibilities of Subject
Pharmaceutical Chemistry has widespread scope & career in following fields.
Production & Manufacturing:- A Pharma Student has creative career in production of Pharmaceutical products
Formulation Developments:- A Pharma Student plays a significant role in formulation of accurate dosage form.
Quality Assurance & Quality Control:- The success of any pharmaceutical industry is in the quality of products which lies in the hand of a pharma graduate.
Academics:- As per the UGC norms the minimum qualification for lectureship is M.Sc.
Marketing:- Pharmaceutical production unit is incomplete without marketing and sales, anything produced has to be sold.
Govt. Jobs:- (i) Drug Inspector (ii) Drug Controller (iii) Scientist in CSIR, ICMR (iv) Govt. analyst.
Entrepreneurship:- Establishment of new pharmaceutical industry is another challenging area.
Higher Studies:- A Pharma Student can opt. for MBA & Clinical Study.
Research & Development:- Discovering a new drug has assumed prime importance in pharmaceutical industry