Srinagar, June 18 (KNS): Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kashmir held a webinar on Saturday on “Central Laboratory Project Management: The Promising Career Option in Pharmaceutical Industry”.
This is the second webinar in the series the department has launched to highlight career opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector.
The Dean of Research, Prof. Irshad A Nawchoo, was the chief guest and the Dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, Prof. Nahida Tabassum, was the guest of honor on this occasion.
Sourabh De, Director, Project Management India, Q2 Solutions, IQVIA, was the main contact.
Professor Nawchoo highlighted the importance and role of medicinal plants, particularly Kashmir which his team had documented and how this data can be of immense value, especially for pharmaceutical professionals wishing to work on screening and the discovery of new drug molecules.
Professor Nawchoo also urged students and researchers to stay focused on their research so that they publish in quality journals that will allow them to compete with others when applying for new positions or obtaining grants from different agencies.
Professor Nahida Tabassum discussed opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector and how pharmacy professionals have contributed to society, especially in times of COVID. She talked about different pharmacy job opportunities like pharmaceutical/medical journalism, as well as the staggered recruitments done by IQVIA in 2021, where 57 of its 59 recruits were from a pharmacy background.
In his lecture, Sourabh De explained the company history and current position of IQVIA (Earlier Quintiles) and Q2 Solutions, as well as its importance and reputation in the pharmaceutical industry. He also discussed the areas where human clinical trials and central laboratory (CL) project management fit into the overall pharmaceutical drug development value chain.
Prof. Mubashir Hussain Masoodi, the webinar organizer and head of the department, explained how such career-focused webinars can be beneficial for pharmacy faints while choosing their career. He spoke about the existing programs run by the department and the grants received by the faculty and the department, such as UGC SAP-I & II and DST-FIST.
The webinar was attended by a large number of students and scholars from different parts of the country, as well as faculty members and department alumni currently working at SKIMS, DFCO, drug testing labs and other other organizations similar to J&K.(KNS)