Authors: Glenn Tillotson
At around the same time as I was an undergraduate completing a degree in microbiology and biochemistry the film Star Wars was released. Thus, I was convinced that members of the pharmaceutical industry were all Stormtroopers running at the behest of various warlords – roll forward 30 years and I can proudly say “I was wrong”. As a naïve pseudo-academic I was totally unaware of the many and varied avenues of career existed in the pharmaceutical industry.
The vast range of opportunities cover basic benchwork, clinical research with all its attendant activities, IT, medical affairs (a topic close to my heart), drug safety, regulatory affairs, manufacturing and drug development or posology and other areas where the skills and enthusiasm of new graduates can be employed.