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Careers in molecular life sciences
Ready for the next step in your career? Companies of all sizes want to recruit graduates of this master of science degree. Your scientific insight and organizational know-how are just what employers in this industry look for.
The biotech industry, pharmaceuticals, hospitals and research institutes. This is where our graduates find work. With this degree, you have profound knowledge of the molecular and cell biology of prokaryotic and several eukaryotic organisms. And you have the skills to effectively manage projects. This mix of science and organizational skills makes you an ideal candidate for the following positions:
Project leaderAs a Project Leader, you manage projects of 3 to 4 months. You communicate with the lab technicians to ensure the project runs smoothly. You also contribute innovative ideas. And you communicate with management on aspects like quality assurance, industry guidelines, statistics, patents and financial issues. In this position, you work for a pharmaceutical, biotech or other life science company.
ResearcherAs a researcher within life sciences, you'll be involved in planning and conducting experiments and analysing results. You'll usually carry out your experiments and research on your own, but you'll be part of a larger team and will share your findings and relevant information with professional colleagues.
Lab ManagerIn this position you bring together your management skills and knowledge of safety and lab procedures to ensure that laboratories operate smoothly. You are responsible for all aspects of the lab, including equipment, employees, supplies, software, and documentation. This could be at a pharmaceutical, biotech or other life science company.
PhD candidateWith this Master of Science you can also go on to do your PhD in applied research.
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