Could someone please expand on what the basic functions of a pharmacist as a clinical pharmacologist in the pharmaceutical industry are;and what are the basic skills required to work in this area (like math, organizaional skills, etc.)? Thanks
02-21-2010, 01:51 AM
If you are at the forefront of pharmacological research in industry, then involves animals. If assessing which med to use for a particular pt, then attention to detail, good knowledge of side effects essential. I think the area which may utilise a clinical pharmacolgist would be clinical trials.
03-22-2010, 10:46 PM
Clinical trials for sure. Interpretation of animal PK/PD data and applying that in early phase (I and II) human trials that are looking mostly at safety/tolerability and a little crude efficacy.
In terms of day to day tasks, it is so varied but if you just look up some job descriptions (google is your friend) you will get a crude idea. After that, if it interests you and you want to find out more, you might want to try contacting a company or a specific pharmD via email that has that job title. I did that and have had some really informative phone conversations result from it.
Also, not sure why this was posted in the NCPA sub-forum