Research and Development – Food and Pharma

Program Details

  • Type: Post-Graduate Diploma
  • Start Date: June 24, 2024, more
  • Duration: 50 Weeks
  • Campus: Toronto
  • Admission Requirement:
  • » BSc. (or equivalent) or higher level of education.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Ask AAPS for more details.

Program Overview

Pharmaceutical and Food industries are highly dependent on Research and Development. R&D has proven to strengthens the economy and improves quality of life for all. Investing in research at all levels is vital for any nation’s long-term growth and prosperity. Recognizing the need for highly trained researcher in the pharma and food industry, AAPS R&D program provides students with the academic, technical, industry and regulatory knowledge needed in order to start research careers in the pharma and food industry.

In this program students will gain hands on experience in performing research laboratory techniques such as HPLC, Dissolution, and various Analytical Chemistry work. These skills are complimented with training on formulation, scientific writing, quality assurance, clinical research and drug safety as well as R&D techniques, processing and safety specific to the food industry.

This R&D program prepares students to work in the Research Laboratories, Compliance , Formulation, and Clinical Research Departments of Pharma companies as well as Food Product Development, Food Processing and Food Safety departments.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Research and Development – Food and Pharma Post-Graduate Diploma program may work for food companies, pharmaceutical companies or testing laboratories looking to develop new analytical test methods. Employment of scientist and analytical chemist are essential to develop and validate analytical test methods for food, drugs and cannabis.

AAPS graduates have been hired as:

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Research and Development Scientist
  • Scientific Leader
  • Data Reviewer
  • Analytical Development Chemist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Quality Control Analytical Scientist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist

    Organizations who have hired AAPS Graduates


    Graduates will receive a Post-Graduate Diploma on Research and Development – Food and Pharma. This program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. The Private Career Colleges Branch is part of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges is an appointed position by the Minister of Colleges and Universities.

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