Thursday, July 29, 2010

Career in Clinical Research

'Clinical research the emerging career option for life sciences, dental and medical graduates'.

Dear Friends,

Do you want to fulfill your dream through making your career in clinical research & want to earn Lacs of rupee?

If yes the following description will definitely helpful to choose the emerging field.

You should know about the following things before making your careers in the clinical research industry –

1. What is Clinical Research?
2. What are eligibility criteria to enter into this field?
3. Why student should choose the clinical research as a career?
4. Are the job opportunities really in plenty?
5. What is minimum package for fresher and experienced candidate?
6. How one can choose the right institution?
7 Which is the best institute to do the course in India ?
8. Job work profile in clinical research.
9. Clinical Research companies who recruits the candidate.

1. What is Clinical Research?

Clinical research is applied research. In simple terms, it involves testing of new medication in human population. The purpose is to evaluate whether the medication is safe and effective when it is used for the disease under question. Clinical trials also tell us what is the appropriate dose and route of administration. The whole task of clinical trials is carried out in a phased manner. Initial testing called Phase-I is carried out on healthy volunteers to understand the safety profile and observe how the body handles the drug (ie pharmacokinetics). The subsequent phases, Phase-II and III are carried out on patients suffering from the disease to understand the efficacy (whether it really works) and safety of the medication.

2. What are eligibility criteria to enter into this field?

Ø A graduate or postgraduate in Bioscience/Life Sciences (with any of the following subjects: Biotech, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Nursing, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Home Science).

Ø A graduate or postgraduate in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ø Graduate or postgraduate in Health Sciences (MBBS / BDS / BAMS / BHMS / BUMS / BVSc / BSSM) OR

Ø Graduate from a recognised university in Allied Health Sciences (BMLT / BScMLT / BPT / BMIT / BScMIT / BHIA / BScHIA / BOT / BSc (Sp & Hg) / BASLP / BSc Opt

3. Why student should choose the clinical research as a career?

A graduate in life sciences or medical sciences is often at cross roads after completion of his/her degree. Many of them are not confident of their career and are anxious about their next move.

There is also a category of students who are neither content with their graduation nor happy with the type of jobs offered to them. With the rising cost and competition, they are also not confident of pursuing post graduation in the main stream.

After completion of graduation in life science, B.Pharma students are having only few options like marketing Job or Medical Representative.

Clinical research is a booming field of third largest industry of the world

4. Are the job opportunities really in plenty?

India is becoming a hub for clinical research; the demand for professionals in this field is growing rapidly. Clinical research business in India will be worth $1 billion by 2010. Thus, there will soon be a massive demand for clinical research professionals, making it an interesting career option with massive growth potential. According to a survey, there are 2,50,000 vacancies available worldwide and 50,000 job openings in India by 2010. Highest remuneration packages owing to the shortage of skilled professionals.

5. What is minimum package for fresher and experienced candidate?

There is high demand for trained professionals in this field; the pay package is impressive at the entry level.

Fresher can expect a pay packet of around three lakhs or more per annum.
If you have a master's degree backing your qualifications, then the amount is almost doubles.
Clinical research is an industry where experience counts, thus the longer you are in this field; higher the salary you can expect.

6. How one can choose the right institution?

Good institutions will alone guide students towards the right path. The following points are to be considered while selecting the institution.

ü The management
ü The infrastructure
ü The faculty
ü Placement records
ü Training methods

7. Which is the best institute to do the course in India ?

There are so many Institutes are available in India .
Anybody can get the information from the net

8. Work profile in clinical research.

At the Sponsor/Contract Research Organization

Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Trial Administrator, Project Manager, Medical Writer, Quality Assurance Manager/ Executive, Medical Advisor (These positions are exclusively for medical professionals, the rest are available for any life sciences graduate/post graduates), Medical Monitor, Data Entry Operator, Data Manager, Data Validator, Bio-statistician, Manager- Regulatory Affairs.

At the Clinical trial site

Principal Investigator, Co-investigator, Clinical Research Coordinator, other hospital staff (Lab technician, Nurse, Pharmacist) as per requirement.

9. Clinical Research companies who recruits the candidate.

Excel Life Sciences
Pharma Arc
QRG hospital
Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital
Fortis CRO
Advanced Clinical Research
Frontier Lifeline hospital
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer hospital
Ganga Ram hospital
RML hospital
APC pharma
Apollo Hospitals
Glaxo Smithkline
Sahajanand Medical
Sanofi Aventis
Asian Clinical Trials
Scitech Patent Art Services
Hindustan lever Limited
Semler Research Centre
Asian Heart Institute
Asiatic Clinical Research
i3 research
Pharma Arc
Quest diagnostics
Siro Clinpharm
BA Research
Sitec Labs Sandoz
Bangalore Allergy Centre
Smart analyst
Bharathi AXA
Intas Pharma
Biogen idec
Spectrum CR
Bombay Bioresearch Centre
Bristol Meyers Squibb
IRL Research Ltd
SRL Ranbaxy
Cadila Healthcare Ltd
Johnson & Johnson
St.Johns Medical
Caliber Point
Jalaja Technologies
Swiss Re
Cardinal Clinical Research
Jaslok Hospital
Synchron Research
Jubilant Clinsys
Themis Medicare
Chanre Diagnostics
Torrent Pharma
Charak Pharma
Translational Medicine India Inc
Chiltern International
Triesta Sciences
Chiron Panacea Vaccines
Medpace International
Tata Memorial Hospital
Chowpatty Medical Centre
Mulbere Health Care
Themis Medicare
Narayana Hrudayalaya
Torrent Pharma
Narayana Nethralaya
Translational Medicine India Inc
Apheta Clinical Research
Neeman International
Triesta Sciences
National Aids Research Inst.
Unichem Labs
Nicholas Piramal
Vedic Life Sciences

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1 comment:

  1. I am give you another big company name that allows Career in Clinical Research and name of this is WorkSure Medpharma India pvt ltd. So add this company in your list.