Career prospects

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.

Possible occupations

  • 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)

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.