Career prospects

After your studies

Medicinal chemists are indispensable in the preclinical stages of drug development. We stimulate our Master's students to develop a critical mind and a problem solving attitude. Some of them will become the next generation of top scientists and, in our experience, all of them will have a job within a couple of months after graduation.

Approximately fifty percent of our graduates will become a PhD student at a university, while others will work at a research institute in the (bio)chemical or health industry or in one of our spin-off companies. A small portion chooses a job outside of the scientific world, for example as policymaker at a governmental organisation.

Possible occupations

  • PhD student at a university or research institute
  • Researcher in the (bio)chemical or health industry
  • Researcher in one of our spin-off companies
  • Policymaker at a governmental organisation

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.

Why stop learning after graduation?

In order to keep pace with the rapid progress in our current society, you must continue to work on your development even after getting a degree. This allows you to keep up with societal change and make a worthwhile contribution to both your personal development and to wider society. For any questions regarding this lifelong development, Radboud Academy is pleased to help you. ​So, are you looking to deepen your knowledge after obtaining a Master’s degree? Then a post-master might be something for you. Or do you want to learn to translate your academic skills into an actual job? Then you can participate in our Young Professional Programme after your Master's (in Dutch).