Pharma industry jobs – Department wise and their designations

Pharma industry jobs for freshers:

Pharma industry is a healthcare industry produces medicines, vaccines and medical devices etc to cure, control or to prevent the diseases or health related conditions. Number of vacancies are available for freshers(B Pharmacy, M pharmacy, M Sc, B Sc) in pharma industry.

Before going to detailing about various fresher pharma industry jobs, you should know the overall view of pharma companies and their types.

Related: Different types of pharmaceutical industries and their plants.

Here pharma industry and their departments given below. Offered jobs in those departments along with their designations explained briefly.

Production department:

Production department present in API plant, Formulation plant of pharma industry. It involves operating the equipment, producing the active pharmaceutical ingredient or drug formulations. Usually BSc(Chemistry), B Pharmacy, Msc(Chemistry) graduates are employed here as Officer. Machine operators also required here. Diploma(Pharmacy/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics) or even 10th /12th class qualified people also employed here as operator.

Quality control/AQC(API QC):

Present in API and Formulation plant. If it a Research and Development plant, this department usually called as Analytical Research and Development(ARD). It works same as QC.  Packaging QC and Product QC are types. B Pharmacy, Msc and M Pharmacy graduates are employed as Officer/ Quality control analyst/ Quality control Technician.

Quality assurance(QA):

QA department present in API(Bulk drugs) and formulation plant. DQA works as same QA in R&D plant. In Process Quality Assurance (IPQA), Analytical Quality Assurance(Analytical QA), Validation and Qualification are sections in this department. B pharmacy, M pharmacy and Msc graduates are employed here as Officer

Formulation Research and Development(FRD):

This is known as FRD. It is present in R&D plant. It develops the various formulations after conducting the several trial batches. M Pharmacy, B Pharmacy and Msc graduates are employed here as Junior Research Associate(Jr.RA).

Technology transfer(TTD):

After developing a final successful batch (formulation) in the R&D. It has manufactured for commercial marketing batches  in the Formulation plant. This department take care of it. Usually B Pharmacy and M Pharmacy graduates  employed here as Officers.

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Remaining pharma industry jobs are available in the following departments. Required qualification and assigned designations given below.


Qualification: Diploma (Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics)

Designation: Officer


Qualification: Any Bsc

Designation: Officer


Qualification: ITI/ 12th (HSC)/ Diploma/ Bsc/ DME (Diploma in Mechanical Engineering)

Designation: Technician

Apart from these, They are several other departments also present like Regulatory affairs(M Pharmacy) , Pharmacovigilence(M Pharmacy), Clinical Data Management(CDM)(M Pharmacy). But these are not present in every pharma company, they may outsource their work to Contract Research Organistiaon.

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