A Pharmacologist develops, identifies, and tests drugs to cure, treat, and prevent diseases, and will test gases, dust, food colorings, and chemicals to determine if they are harmful. The Pharmacologist will conduct drug research and testing on biological specimens such as animals, plants, and humans.
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Pharmacologist Job Description Template
We are looking for a dedicated, detail-oriented Pharmacologist to be responsible for developing chemical compounds and substances which can be used as new medications. The Pharmacologist investigates the effects of pharmacological products on organic life systems, investigates the effects of harmful chemicals, and researches the potential beneficial and harmful effects of chemicals on certain regions of the body.
To be a successful Pharmacologist, you should be capable of operating medical machinery and equipment used in research and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You should be analytical, detail oriented, and dedicated to your work.
- Studying the effects of drugs, chemicals, and other substances on humans, animals, and plants.
- Studying the effects of new or modified medicines and recording the reactions that take place.
- Identifying potentially harmful and beneficial side effects, recommending proper dosages, and describing the circumstances in which the drug should be administered.
- Identifying hazardous substances in the environment by analyzing chemicals used in workplaces, pesticides, food preservatives, and households.
- Performing experiments using cultured cells, laboratory animals, plants, human tissue, precision electronic instruments, and computers.
- Analyzing complex scientific data.
- Writing detailed reports and presenting findings to senior colleagues and scientific peers.
- A Medical or Doctoral degree.
- A state license and certification to administer drugs to humans.
- A strong working knowledge of mathematics and science.
- The ability to gather, analyze, and understand medical data.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- The ability to handle medical equipment and other machines used in research.
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