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MSc Clinical Research

Duration :2 years

Eligibility : Graduate in science stream with min 55%


Institute of Clinical Research (ICRI)in collaboration with Ajeenkya D Y Patil University – School of Management, offers MSc Program aimed to provide specialized skill-sets for Clinical Research industry. The USP of the MSc program is its industry vetted curriculum coupled with experiential learning through full-time employment opportunities in the second year.

Clinical Research is a systematic study for new drugs in human subjects to generate data for discovering or verifying the Clinical, Pharmacological including Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic or adverse effects with the objective of determining safety and efficacy of the new drug.

Clinical Research is conducted in 4 phases:

Phase 1 – Trials:This is the first time the new drug is administered to a small number, around 20-80 healthy, informed volunteers under the close supervision of a doctor. The purpose is to determine whether the new compound is tolerated by the patient’s body & behaves in the predicted way.

Phase 2 – Trials:In this phase, the medicine is administered to a group of approximately 100-300 informed patients to determine its effect & also to check for any unacceptable side effects.

Phase 3 – Trials:In this phase, the group is between 1000 & 5000, for company to use statistics to analyze the results. If the results are favorable, the data is presented to the licensing authorities for a commercial license.

Phase 4 – Trials:This is a surveillance operation phase after the medicine is made available to doctors, who start prescribing it. The effects are monitored on thousands of patients to help identify any unforeseen side effects.

The clinical trials market worldwide is worth over USD 26 billion and the industry has employed an estimated 2,10,000 people in the US & over 70,000 in the UK, and that form one-third of the total research and development staff.

There are more than 2,50,000 positions vacant globally & salaries vary in the region of approximately USD 40,000 per annum for a Clinical Research Coordinator. A career in Clinical Research offers excellent job opportunities in USA, Europe, Singapore & India.

Career Avenues:

For Doctors:

Principal Investigators / Co-investigator / Medical Advisor / Drug Developers / Regulatory Affairs Manager / Clinical Research Physician

For Paramedics, Pharmacists & Life Science Graduates:

Medical Writers / Clinical Research Associates / Site coordinators / Clinical Research Manager / Drug Development Associates / Clinical Data Management / Pharamcovigilance Executive / Clinical Trail analyst / Drug Reviewer / Drug Safety Physician & many more

For Management Professionals:

With Life Science/Health Science background- Business Development / Clinical Project Management / Clinical Research Management / Regulatory Affairs

Some of the regular recruiters:

Accenture, Cipla, Clinigene, CliniRx, Clinisys, Cognizant, Excel Lifesciences, Global Spectrum, Jubilant, iGate, Indegene Life Systems, Manipal Accunova, Neemans, Nicholas Piramal, Novartis, Panacea, Quintiles, Ranbaxy, Sanofi Aventis, Siro Clinpharm, TCS & more

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