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Hello! I'm Naaz from Mumbai, India. A registered pharmacist back home, I moved to the Netherlands 2.5 years ago to learn how to ride a bike while eating a sandwich and texting at the same time. Meanwhile I also obtained a M.Sc. in Drug Discovery and Safety from the Vrije University with a specialisation in drug design and synthesis. I've had exposure to various fields of the pharmaceutical industry through internships and a full-time job as a Consulting Pharmacist. I gained insight into research and analytical thinking in my Master internship and experience with formulations, QA/QC and clinical pharmacy from my Bachelor. From each of these experiences I have learnt so much not only about the industry but also about myself. That I have a great love for research and innovation and I enjoy communicating with people; finding a profession that will bridge these two halves of my personality is my latest quest. When I'm not at home chilling with my obese cat, you can find me at my local pub watching football, practicing my Dutch, making my own cosmetic products or cooking (and instagramming) extensive meals for my family. My contact information is listed below and thanks for reading this!


Past Experience

  • Laboratory Intern
    January 2014 --- January 2015
    Worked on two different projects supported by AIIMS ( and ENABLE ( I performed the synthesis of novel antibiotics to inhibit protein-protein interactions vital for the survival of gram-negative bacteria. Designed and synthesised small fragment series and carried out their analysis and characterisation by 1D/ 2D NMR, HRMS and LC-MS.

  • Consulting Pharmacist
    January 2012 --- January 2013
    Worked with Fortis Healthcare to understand and consult on their in-house pharmaceutical and medical device needs for their 15+ hospitals across India

  • Formulations and Quality Assurance/Control Intern
    April 2011 --- May 2011
    Participated in Formulation and Quality control/assurance of enteral, semi-solid and liquid dosage forms in compliance GMP practices. Performed tests with HPLC, UV -spectroscopy, Gas chromatography and API characterisation.

  • Clinical Pharmacist Intern
    February 2011 --- March 2011
    In-house pharmacist where I dispensed prescribed pharmaceuticals and counselled patients on their correct use and side-effects. Performed stock checks and supported full-time healthcare team whenever required.


Self Assessment :
CommunicativeApproachabilityCharmOrganizationInterest in knowledgeKindness


LinkedIn Assessment :
Scientific WritingTeamworkMedicinal ChemistryResearchpharmacologyPeople SkillsPharmaceutical IndustryCritical ThinkingAnalytical SkillsComputational Drug DesignNMR spectroscopyColumn ChromatographyGPCRsPharmacyChemistryR&DcGMP practicesCommunicationGLPQuality Management

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Search literature on clinical trialsConduct literature searchesConduct research at universities Analytical skills Create SOPs


  • Master of Science (MSc) in Drug Discovery and Safety : Drug Design and Synthesis from VU University Amsterdam in 2016
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) in from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in 2012
  • in Science from Kishinchand Chellaram College of Arts Commerce and Science in 0

Training and Certification

  • Pharmacist Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Driving License
  • No