Career prospects

After your studies

As a Master’s student of Medical Epigenomics you’re trained in using state-of-the art technology in combination with biological software tools to study complete networks in cells in an unbiased manner. Once graduated, this will be a great advantage: you’ll be able to bridge the gap between biology, technology and informatics, and thus have a profile that is desperately needed in modern, data-driven biology. For example, you’ll know how to study the effects of drugs in the human body. Apart from research into genomics and epigenomics, you could also work on topics such as miniaturising workflows, improving experimental devices, the interface between biology and informatics, medicine from a systems approach.

Possible occupations

  • University or research institute
  • Pharmaceutical company, such as Synthon or Johnson & Johnson
  • Food company, like Danone or Unilever
  • Biological or medical consultant
  • Biology teacher
  • Policy coordinator, regarding genetic or medical issues
  • Patent attorney
  • Clinical research associate

When you enter the job market, you’ll have:

  • A thorough background of epigenetic mechanisms in health and disease, which is highly relevant in strongly rising field of epi-drug development;
  • Extensive and partly hands-on experience in state-of-the-art ‘omics’ technologies: next-generation sequencing, quantitative mass spectrometry and single cell technologies;
  • Extensive expertise in designing, executing and interpreting scientific experiments in data-driven research;
  • The computational skills needed to analyse large ‘omics’ datasets.

Doing a PhD at Radboud University

If you would like to have a career in science, it is possible to apply for a PhD position at Radboud University. Of course, you can also apply at any other university worldwide. Many of our students have already successfully secured a PhD position.

Put your studies to work!

To prepare you for finding a job, Radboud University offers various forms of job market orientation, so that you can prepare for your future during your studies. Career Service Science assists students and young alumni with their journey into the job market. You can contact them for help with job orientation, application tips, and information about internships and vacancies. Furthermore, students organise the BBB Career Event each year, the ideal place for students and employers to meet.

Keep learning after your Master’s

Do you want to keep pace with the rapid progress in our current society after your studies? Then a post-master might be something for you. The Radboud Academy offers many opportunities for lifelong development.