After your studies
The specialisation in Microbiology is an excellent preparation for a career in research, either in academia, at a governmental institute, or a company. Our students also apply their academic background in a more societal context, for example as policy officer, teacher, or consultant.
- Researcher at a university or research institute
- Risk analyser
- Researcher at a governmental research institute
- Consultant at a consulting firm
- Researcher in a company, either a large or a start-up company
- Policy officer at a governmental organisation or an NGO
- Project coordinator in water or ecosystem management
- Communications officer at an environmental organisation
- Consultant at a governmental agency, like a ministry
- Teacher in biology (College or secondary education level)
From the graduates of the Master’s programme in Biology, 50% found a job within their field. The gross starting salary based on 37 hours a week is €2,800. (Source: Studiekeuze123)
PhD positions at Radboud University
Every year, Radboud University offers about 5 to 10 PhD positions in this field of research. Of course, many graduates also apply for a PhD position at related departments in the Netherlands, or abroad.
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).