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Industrial pharmacists

OaSIS code 31120.02

Industrial pharmacists participate in the research, development, promotion and manufacture of pharmaceutical products.

Overview

Also known as

  • Industrial pharmacist

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Participate in research for the development of new drugs
  • Formulate new drug products developed by medical researchers
  • Test new drug products for stability and to determine absorption and elimination patterns
  • Coordinate clinical investigations of new drugs
  • Control the quality of drug products during production to ensure that they meet standards of potency, purity, uniformity, stability and safety
  • Develop information materials concerning the uses, properties and risks of particular drugs
  • Evaluate labelling, packaging and advertising of drug products
  • Promote pharmaceutical products to health professionals.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Chemists (21101)
  • Pharmacy technicians (32124)
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants (33103)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

3 – Health occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

31 – Professional occupations in health

Sub-major group

311 – Health treating and consultation services professionals

Minor group

3112 – Pharmacists and dietitians

Unit group

31120 – Pharmacists

Occupational profile

31120.02 – Industrial pharmacists

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
5 - Highest Level
Applying New Knowledge
5 - Highest Level
Clerical Activities
5 - Highest Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
5 - Highest Level
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Government departments and agencies
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
5 - Highest Level
Deductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Fluency of Ideas
5 - Highest Level
Inductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Information Ordering
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Critical Thinking
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Oral Comprehension
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Oral Expression
5 - Highest Level
Problem Solving
5 - Highest Level
Product Design
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Analytical Thinking
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Independence
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important