IMU ( INTERNATIONAL Medical University) alumnus Lam Jun Rong ( pic) started his degree studies in pharmaceutical chemistry at IMU in 2011 and graduated with his degree in 2014.
He is now working as a chromatography service engineer at PerkinElmer Malaysia, a company which specialises in providing high- end scientific instruments such as Inductive Couple Plasma ( ICP) and Gas Chromatography ( GC).
“I am currently handling after- sales service and maintenance of the scientific instruments, which involves technical and analytical methodology support as well as providing reliable and committed service for customers from the private and government sectors”, says Lam, who is the eldest son of the family and has two siblings.
Immediately after his graduation, Lam contacted the company where he had his previous industrial attachment for job placement while working as a research assistant under Dr Thirumurugan Rathinasabapathy for synthesis and development of medicinal products.
Commenting on the IMU pharmaceutical chemistry programme, Lam says, “I am most grateful for the industrial attachment that was conducted while I was studying for my degree. I could actually see what needs to be done in a real working environment.
“I am lucky to be placed at my current company, PerkinElmer, which exposed me to various scientific equipment used in pharmaceutical industries such as ICP and GC, and trained on samples preparation and analysis.”
Lam says the pharmaceutical chemistry programme was tightly fitted with enriching lectures and most importantly there were hands- on practical where laboratory experience is second to none.
“It is a fantastic course with great lecturers and friends who encourage me to cooperate and communicate professionally,” he says.
This pharmaceutical chemistry degree from IMU is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry ( RSC), UK. The course is undertaken entirely at IMU and completed in three years, or six semesters.
IMU is the first university in Malaysia to provide an undergraduate course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Upon completion of the pharmaceutical chemistry degree, graduates can enter the workforce and begin their career as chemists in pharmaceutical and other chemical industries.
After obtaining the IMU BSc ( Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree, those who meet the academic criteria can also continue to pursue the Master of Pharmacy programme at the University of Sydney or Curtin University in Australia.
They are given credit exemptions in the Master of Pharmacy programmes.
The graduates of the Master of Pharmacy degrees from these universities can register as practising pharmacists in Australia and Singapore, but not in Malaysia currently.
If you are a student who has pre- university results, a passion for chemistry and interest to work in the pharmaceutical industry, make an online application today and pursue this interesting and rewarding career in pharmaceutical chemistry.
If you have just completed your SPM and do not have pre- university qualification, consider enrolling in the one- year IMU Foundation in the Science ( FiS) programme, the direct route for entry into any IMU local degree programme.
IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with over 24 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education.
Established in 1992, it pioneered the world’s first partner medical school programme and has since gained international recognition with over 30 world- class university partners in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Ireland and China.
IMU’s main campus is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, with branch clinical schools in Seremban, Kuala Pilah, Batu Pahat and Kluang.
For more information, refer to www. imu. edu. my, e- mail start@ imu. edu. my or call IMU at 03- 2731 7272.
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