Investigate how medicines interact with the body. Determine how medicines work so they can be used effectively and safely.
• Design, plan, and conduct experiments to determine how medicines are broken down, absorbed, and spread through the a body.
• Design, plan, and conduct experiments to determine how medicines affect the body.
• Design, plan, and conduct experiments to determine how medicines interact, and how these interactions affect the body.
• Analyze data from the experiments.
• Record and publish the results.
Where and When:
• Usually work in a laboratory.
• Usually work 40 hours per week.
What or Who They Work With:
• May work with laboratory technicians.
• May work with medical professionals to determine what medicines need to be studied, or what new medicines should be developed.
Education and Training:
• Must have a Doctorate's degree. It may be a PhD in pharmacology, or a PharmD from a pharmacy school.
• May have both a PhD and a PharmD.
Related School Subjects:
Science, math, writing, and reading.
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