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Can pharmocologists work for biotech companies?

Asked by Daniel011 (77 points ) February 9th, 2013

I heard they only work for pharmaceutical and hospitals?

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“Biotech opportunities largely mirror those in the pharmaceutical industry. The key difference is that biotech firms are much more focused on research because they are still developing their initial products. Biotech firms tend to expand their marketing and sales forces when-and if-a viable product nears FDA approval. And it’s become common for small companies to seek alliances with larger companies that already have the requisite infrastructure in place for these functions. This means that jobs for nonscientists are scarcer in biotech than in pharmaceuticals.”

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If you are going to deliver a medicine in a pill form or another form, it seems to me you’d need a pharmacologist to develop the delivery mechanism and to research its safety and such.

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