ABPI careers case studies

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The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has accumulated a large collection of 78 careers case studies. These explore the multitude of different roles within the industry with a reprentative of each role giving their own career perspective and advice. Each case study includes a profile of a person who undertakes that role, explaining what they do, what qualifications they needed and why they decided on that career. They also describe the conditions of work in their sector - whether they work alone, what it is like socially and what they are most proud of. Careers featured are:

  • Analytical chemist Analytical chemist (discovery)
  • Animal technologist Biologist (biomarkers)
  • Biologist (DPMK)
  • Biologist (imaging)
  • Biostatistics manager
  • Chemical biologist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemist (process)
  • Chemistry (discovery)
  • Clinical data manager
  • Clinical pharmacologist
  • Clinical research analyst
  • Clinical research associate
  • Clinical research manager
  • Clinical scientist
  • Clinical trials supplies
  • Commercial director
  • Drug safety officer and associate
  • Epidemiologist Executive sales representative
  • Geneticist
  • Graduate trainee biologist
  • Graduate trainee chemist
  • Graduate trainee in vivo scientist
  • Healthcare manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Industrial placement biologist
  • Industrial placement chemist
  • Industry accountant
  • Laboratory technician (biology)
  • Laboratory technician (chemistry)
  • Manufacturing operative
  • Manufacturing production manager/director
  • Mathematical modeller
  • Medical physicist
  • Medical writers
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Medicinal chemistry director
  • Neuroscience knowledge adviser
  • Occupational health manager
  • Patent attorney
  • Pharmaceutical formulation scientist
  • Pharmaceutical technlogist
  • Pharmacist (formulation)
  • Pharmacist (pre-registration)
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacovigilance scientist
  • Physical chemist (discovery)
  • Product manager
  • Production coordinator
  • Project manager/director
  • Public relations director
  • Public relations executive
  • Public relations officer
  • Quality and compliance
  • Regulatory affairs and qualified person
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Regulatory affairs consultant
  • Regulatory affairs executive
  • Regulatory associate
  • Research project leader
  • Research scientist
  • Sales representative
  • Scientific affairs manager (nutrition)
  • Senior statistician
  • Specialist medical representative
  • Statistician
  • Synthetic chemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Toxicologist (contract research)
  • Toxicology study director
  • Training instructor
  • Veterinary surgeon


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