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

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.