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Career Prospects

All specialisations of this Master’s programme are an excellent preparation for a career in research, either at a university, at an institute or at a company. However, many of our students also end up in business or government positions. As the Master’s in Chemistry contains a free elective programme, you’ll get the possibility to gain expertise in your specific field of interest. This is a major advantage when looking for a job, not only because you’ll have the required practical experience, but also because you’ll already know your talents and ambitions.

PhD positions

If you would like to have a career in science, it’s possible to apply for a PhD position at Radboud University. Of course, you can also apply at any other university anywhere in the world.

Positions in business or governmental organisations

To get an idea of the various career opportunities, a sample of jobs performed by our alumni:

  • Reliability Modelling Engineer - Shell
  • Drug Master File Manager - Synthon
  • Chemistry Teacher - Fontys Lerarenopleiding Tilburg
  • European Patent Attorney - AOMB Intellectual Property Consultants
  • CEO - GuruScan BV
  • Freelance science writer - BMedia
  • New Business Development Manager - Sappi Fine Paper Europe
  • R&D Project leader - Farm Frites
  • Process Engineer - Recticel
  • Account Manager - TMC
  • Sales Manager - FutureChemistry
  • Technical Support & Quality Engineer - Lighthouse Instruments
  • Information specialist - Radboud University
  • Researcher Sustainability Assessment - Wageningen University
  • SAP EWM Consultant - Grolsch
  • Research Associate - SynAffix BV
  • Capgemini Future Leaders program - Capgemini

Radboud Career Service

Radboud Career Service Science helps students, PhDs and alumni with advice and counselling, either in an individual interview or in a workshop with fellow students. Career Service Science can introduce you to people at national and international companies and organisations that offer interesting jobs and internships. With their extensive knowledge of the labour market and recruitment experience they are here to advise you on how to find the job you desire.