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Careers in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

28 Aug 2013

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of patients and the general health of the human mankind? Do you want to work in a healthcare industry to ensure that high quality pharmaceuticals are continued to be developed, produced and improved? If this is what you want, consider a career as a pharmaceutical chemist. Pharmaceutical chemists contribute directly to the discovery and development of medicines. They work together with scientists from a variety of disciplines as well as healthcare professionals in ensuring that high quality pharmaceuticals are developed and produced. Pharmaceutical chemists mainly work in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of research and development, production, quality control/quality assurance, sales and marketing. They can also work as coordinators of clinical trial studies in multinational drug companies or in chemical industries, government laboratories and environmental protection unit. Pharmaceutical Chemists can also be employed in government laboratories and chemical industries in the areas of oleochemicals, food, biotechnology, cosmetics and toiletries, assuming active roles in research and development, quality control/quality assurance, sales and marketing activities. Besides these areas of work, graduates can undertake postgraduate degrees in related disciplines. PC If you are interested to become a pharmaceutical chemist, you must undergo a course of study in pharmaceutical chemistry or related fields of study. This is one of the programmes offered at the International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university founded 21 years ago.

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