Profession pharmacologist

Pharmacologists study the manner in which drugs and medicaments interact with organisms, living systems, and their parts (i.e. cells, tissues, or organs). Their research aims at identifying substances that can be ingested by humans and that exert adequate biochemical functions for curing illnesses.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Pharmaceutical legislation

    European and national legal framework for the development, distribution, and use of medicinal products for humans.

  • Microbiology-bacteriology

    Microbiology-Bacteriology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Pharmaceutical chemistry

    The chemical aspects of identification and synthetic alteration of chemical entities as they relate to therapeutic use. The way various chemicals affect biological systems and how they can be integrated in drug development.

  • Communicable diseases

    Communicable diseases is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Pharmacovigilance legislation

    Regulations used to control and monitor adverse drug reactions at EU level.

  • Toxicology

    The negative effects of chemicals on living organisms, their dose and exposure.

  • Laboratory techniques

    Techniques applied in the different fields of natural science in order to obtain experimental data such as gravimetric analysis, gas chromatography, electronic or thermic methods.

  • Biological chemistry

    Biological chemistry is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Pharmaceutical technology

    Pharmaceutical technology is the branch of pharmaceutics which deals with the technological design, development, manufacture, and evaluation of drugs and medicinal products.

  • Medicines

    The medicines, their nomenclature and the substances used in the manufacture of medicines.

  • Pharmacology

    Pharmacology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Pharmaceutical drug development

    Drug manufacturing phases: pre-clinical phase (research and tests on animals), clinical phase (clinical trials on humans) and the sub-phases required to obtain as an end product a pharmaceutical drug.

Skills

  • Work safely with chemicals

    Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Mix chemicals

    Mix chemical substances safely according to recipe, using the proper dosages.

  • Maintain laboratory equipment

    Clean laboratory glassware and other equipment after use and inspect it for damage or corrosion in order to ensure its proper functioning.

  • Perform laboratory tests

    Carry out tests in a laboratory to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific research and product testing.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Apply safety procedures in laboratory

    Make sure that laboratory equipment is used in a safe manner and the handling of samples and specimens is correct. Work to ensure the validity of results obtained in research.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Run laboratory simulations

    Run simulations on prototypes, systems or newly developed chemical products using laboratory equipment.

Optional knowledge and skills

recommend product improvements chemical preservation biology develop scientific research protocols write scientific papers pharmaceutical industry develop scientific theories write research proposals pharmaceutical manufacturing quality systems develop pharmaceutical drugs contribute to registration of pharmaceutical products professional documentation in health care analyse cell cultures archive scientific documentation assess environmental impact develop vaccines analyse blood samples conduct experiments on animals phytotherapy lead clinical pharmacology studies control production assist in clinical trials general medicine nuclear medicine manufacture medicines provide specialist pharmaceutical advice