Pharmacovigilance Job is the dream job for any life science students nowadays. Pharmacovigilance Career is an interesting and knowledgeable article from PV Chronicle editorial team. Pharmacovigilance career opportunities and their basic doubts will be clarified post reading this article.
A lot of enthusiasm regarding Pharmacovigilance Career and Jobs nowadays. Pharmacovigilance Jobs are increasing day by day as the outsourcing of Pharmacovigilance activities to India is planned by major pharma companies. This article is written after guiding more than 500 plus freshers and experienced professionals.
We have collated the top 10 frequently asked questions and tried to address them in a crisp and concise manner. If you are really passionate and interested about Pharmacovigilance do read the below-mentioned book An Introduction to Pharmacovigilance by Patrick Waller.
1. Desirable qualifications for Pharmacovigilance job ?
Any passionate and enthusiastic life sciences fresher’s including but not limited to B. Pharmacy, M. Pharmacy, M. Sc (Life Sciences), M.Sc (Biotech & Microbiology), MBBS, Pharm. D, Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate), B.Tech & M. Tech (Biotech), BDS, BHMS, BAMS, BNYS and B. Sc and M. Sc course as qualification can join Pharmacovigilance job.
2. What is the average salary can I expect per annum?
1.8-3 Lakhs per annum for all qualifications, except for Drug Safety Physician MBBS it varies from 5 lakhs to 8 lakhs based on their relevant experiences like Clinical research, Clinical Pharmacist, and Clinical practice is taken into consideration.
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3. Office Timings?
9 AM to 6 PM in few CRO’S and Pharma Companies.
Shifts like 6 AM to 3 PM or 2 PM to 11 PM, this may vary company to company and project to projects.Work from home option Pharmacovigilance jobs are also available and its purely depends on the company and sponsor you work for and the kind of emergency the employees are with.
4. Is Pharmacovigilance career better than Medical Coding, SAS, Clinical Data Management(CDM), Data management, Medical Writing and Regulatory Affairs?
A job with better pay and company with good work culture is always good irrespective of profile you choose.
5. I am into Medical coding/Regulatory Affairs/Insurance Claims/Clinical Data Management can I switch to Pharmacovigilance?
Yes you can switch the job profiles in less than 2 years or maximum as there are more chances that you next company might consider or not consider your current or existing experience, still it purely depends on how you perform in an interview and negotiate with HR and interviewer. The career in pharmacovigilance is good and apt for all life science graduates and postgraduates to choose.
6. How interesting is the Job profile?
It’s interesting, exciting as you deal with drugs information and their adverse effects. Working in the regulatory environment always motivates to work to the fullest.
7. Can I start the pharmacovigilance job in my native place, i.e Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad or Chennai?
Yeah sure, but as fresher please do prefer to join job anywhere while settling in hometown company is the wise decision after 3-5 years of experience and decent package. If you wanna search job in Hyderabad or Mumbai please do read our upcoming posts.
8. I am a life science fresher can I go through the pharmacovigilance interview?
Anyone can clear the interview, but with a prior pharmacovigilance training from institutes like Lara Clinical, Catalyst clinical services, Clini minds, and Gratisol Appropriate guidance from friends, senior’s working in the same department and good referral always helps.
Note: Pharmacovigilance job openings for freshers are comparatively more than experienced.
Tip: Attending walk-interviews helps a lot.
9. What’s the interview pattern or round of interviews in a Pharmacovigilance Interview?
Written tests including, Aptitude, group discussion, pharmacology, pharmacovigilance basics, group discussion and but not limited to safety narrative writing. Face to facing interview/telephonic phases including, first screening round with HR, technical round with team leaders and projects managers including pharmacovigilance knowledge and payscale, benefits are discussed during these.
Pharmacovigilance interview varies from company to company, along with above skill sets strong communication skills is always an added advantage.
10. Do we have any Government Jobs for Pharmacovigilance career?
Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), NewDelhi and India Pharmacopoeia Commision (IPC), Ghaziabad offer’s Technical associate-Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacovigilance Technical associate as entry-level jobs and experienced jobs with relevant experience. They offer both permanent and contractual positions. Currently, in India, more than 80 plus pharmacovigilance service providers are present, which includes pharma companies, contract research organization, and only pharmacovigilance service providers. We hope Pharmacovigilance Career is worth reading to understand and clarify your doubts.
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