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Vijayalakshmi Sridharan

Vijayalakshmi Sridharan


To obtain a suitable position related to clinical research and data management that will help me grow further in my career and widen my area of expertise.

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Advanced PG Diploma in Clinical Research and Data Management
James Lind Institute
May 2015 – Ongoing

Master of Health Science in Pharmaceutical Science
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Master of Science in Inorganic, Organic & Physical Chemistry
Annamalai University, India

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Madras University, India

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
Voluntary Health Service Centre, India

Professional Experience

Quality Assurance Officer
Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
May 2012 – Till date

Validation Officer – QC Laboratory
Douglas Manufacturing Ltd.
January 2008 to April 2012

Technical Support Analyst – QC Laboratory
Douglas Manufacturing Ltd.
June 2004 – Dec 2007

Laboratory Analyst (Microbiology)
AsureQuality Ltd. (Formerly AgriQuality)
October 2000 – June 2004

Laboratory Assistant – Specimen Reception
Diagnostic Medlab Ltd.
February 2000 – October 2000

Telephone Interviewer
Research International NZ Ltd.
September 1999 – February 2000

Research Technician
Clinical Pharmacology/Biochemistry Department Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Madras, India
Tuberculosis Research Centre
June 1983 – June 1999

Trainee Analyst, Quality Control Laboratory
Spencer Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Madras, India
October 1980 to November 1981

Personal Profile

– Highly motivated and ability to motivate others
– A great team player, can work well with a team to achieve common goal
– Ability to perform under pressure and willingness to take up new challenges
– Can do attitude to meet targets and deadlines


Auckland, Newzealand

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Tell us something about your previous qualifications and work experience

B.Sc Chemistry from Madras University, India
M.Sc Chemistry from Annamalai University, India.
Subjects: Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry.

PG Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, VHS, Madras, India
Subjects: Clinical Pathology, Biochemistry and Microbiology

Master's in Health Science (Pharmaceuitical Science), University of Auckland, New Zealand
Subjects: Pharmaceutical Formulation, Pharmaceutical Techniques, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affair

Currently working as "Quality Assurance Officer" in Pharmaceutical manufacturing Company in NZ.
Previous roles in Pharmaceutical industry:
Validation Officer and Technical Support Analyst.
Also, worked as an Analyst in Microbiology, Food/Dairy testing Laboratory in NZ.

Before moving to NZ employed as "Research Scientist" in Clinical Biochemistry/Pharmacology Lab, ICMR in India.

How will you describe yourself as a person?

Technically sound, Scientific person with attention to detail
Well communicative, Interacts well with internal/external clients.
Friendly and fits well in a team
Good learner, also a trainer
Able to prioritise work with good time management to meet deadlines

What are your Career Interests?

Keen to pursue my career in Clinical Research roles
Take part in conducting audits and writing reports

What are your other interests?

Like to interact with people, Interested in Medical Journals.
Occasional listening to music and reading some forensic/research based novels

Why did you choose JLI for your online learning?

My long time passion in Clinical Research
Like the specific programs with flexible timelines offered by JLI which suits people with full-time employment like me

If you have gone through some study material, how has your experience been so far?

Quite interesting, helpful to gain knowledge in the chosen field

What sort of career do you envisage after completing your program from JLI?

Looking forward to be part of ongoing Clinical Research team in Auckland, NZ as Clinical Research Coordinator or some Data Management positions

What are your key strengths?

Scientific Knowledge, good communicator, experience in GMP, GLP related to Pharma industry, QC/Micro and Clinical laboratory
Friendly person, able to work independently and also as a part of team to achieve goals
From my previous work experience gained research experience in India
Secured Pharmaceutical industry experience in NZ, developing my role/knowledge from QC laboratory to Validation and then to Quality Assurance.

What is your take on your Programme curriculum?

So far, gained some basic knowledge in the fileds related to Pharmaceutical Medicines, Epidemiology and Therapeutic areas of Clinical Research. Moving on to specific topics like ethics in Clinical Research, study preparation, relevant regulatory guidelines, different roles/responsibilies within CR etc...
Looking forward to learn more, gain knowledge and expand my career in CR

Enter any other information that you would like to mention about yourself:

I hope that with my scientific knowledge, qualifications and experience in Pharmaceutical Industry together with excellent communication skills and now with the added knowledge gaining through my course in CR with Data Management with JLI, I shall get an opportunity to be part of on going Clinical Research in Auckland, NZ.
I am sure that I will be pleased to provide the necessary support to any Clinical Research team, adding value towards the growth and success of the organization.

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