Research & Development
There are actually different areas within research & development to consider that include drug discovery and preclinical research, clinical research, and process development.
- Drug discovery and preclinical research jobs
These are the typical “scientist” jobs for PhDs as they pertain to the initial screening of potential therapeutic compounds and testing the efficacy and safety of the compounds on animals. The specific job titles will vary from one company to another, but they will likely contain the word scientist in one form or another (e.g., principal scientist, senior scientist, or just plain old scientist.)
- Clinical research
- Process development