Careers in Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmacology and Toxicology make great career options to students interested in applied sciences. Those who are interested in chemistry, life sciences and understanding substances behavior can chose Pharmacology and Toxicology as a career choice. The study in Pharmacology and Toxicology requires rigorous lab hours including analytical bent of mind to understand how materials work and how using those material properties lives can be make better by use of natural and synthetic substances. 

Pharmacologist and Toxicologist work right from the drug's conception to its administration. Pharmacologist research and test drugs and chemical compounds for development of drug therapies, prevention of drug interactions, and a variety of other uses. Their role is also to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of physical illnesses and psychological. The pharmacologist works in the laboratory for basic research in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology, in educational institutions or in hospitals.

Role of Pharmacologist

  • Search the efficacy and safety of a drug.
  • Make tests to study the mutagenic (mutation), carcinogenic and teratogenic (malformation) of certain chemicals and drugs.
  • Set up the customary dose of the drug.
  • Partake in the research of new products (new drugs or new production techniques).
  • Make available in a row on drugs.

Skills required to be Pharmacologist

  • Knowledge of biology, biochemistry, physiology, pathology and biostatistics.
  • Skills in statistics and mathematics.
  • Demonstrate skills in information technology and computer science.
  • To show interest in developing new cures and treatments.
  • Analytical and data processing
  • Abilities to solve problems
  • Creative and innovative approach
  • Curiosity
  • Precision
  • Patience and tolerance
Pharmacology and Toxicology is a graduate programme and offered as masters and research qualification. College graduates in Chemical Sciences and related disciplines like bio-sciences, pharmacy or chemical engineering etc can chose to study graduate course in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Admission requirements may vary depending on course and institute requirements.

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