We are committed to help our students for their successful career development. Based on an Individual Development Plan (IDP), each SBB student discusses his/her career goals with our faculty on a regular basis. Here, we summarize typical career paths of our SBB alumni.
1. Careers in academia
Some of our SBB alumni became faculty in universities (see their Career Stories below). Others became staff scientists in research institutions. Post-doctoral training (typically, 2-5 years) suitable for your career goals is crucial to pursue an academic career. Our faculty advise each SBB student about how and when he/she should seek post-doctoral opportunities.
2. Careers in pharmaceutical / biotechnological industries
For their R&D, many pharmaceutical and biotech companies use approaches of structural biology and biophysics. They also need representatives who can explain how their drugs work at a molecular or atomic level. So, the industries offer many career opportunities for structural biologists and biophysicists. Some SBB alumni joined a company immediately after their graduation. Others became senior scientists in industries after several years of postdoctoral training in academia (see below).
3. Other careers
Some SBB alumni are engaged in other professions such as a patent agent in a law firm and a computational analyst in an Internet provider. So, the graduate training at SBB can lead to various career paths!
Here, we showcase some of our alumni's career paths.