Career prospects

After your studies

About fifty percent of our students start their career with a PhD position. At Radboud University we offer about ten PhD positions in Physical Chemistry every year. Most students continue their careers as researchers, policy advisors, consultants or managers in companies and governmental organisations. Graduates have found jobs at MIT, UC Berkeley, ASML, AkzoNobel, DSM, Shell, and Unilever.

Whatever job you aspire, you can certainly make use of the fact that you have learned to:

  • Solve complex problems in a structured way
  • Understand the professional jargon of different disciplines and work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Use mathematical computer tools
  • Perform measurements with complex research equipment

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.