Career Prospects for PhDs

Based on the different groups that were forerunners of the department, the largest percentage of our PhD graduates has gone into Academia. This is not surprising since, until recently, we have been a primarily research-oriented department. However, an increasing number of our PhD graduates are now going into industry and R&D positions. Our graduates can be found in businesses, research organisations and health services around the world.  They are also building their own start-ups. The sectors in which Bioengineers work include:

  • Medical Technology Industry
  • University Research Departments
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • Business Start-Up
  • General engineering
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Finance and Professional Services
  • Management Consultancy
  • Teaching

We have regular Career Fairs at the Department; employers at recent fairs included Roche, Equivital, Team Conculting, Deallus Consulting, Cambridge IP, and TTP. Our dedicated Industrial Liaison Manager, Robert Ferguson, is available for advice and guidance.
He is also available to discuss placements or internships at companies. Please check our Career webpages for more information.

PhDs Graham Peyton and Hamid Soleimani, 2017

2017, PhDs Graham Peyton and Hamid Soleimani
becoming entrepreneurs with their company Microsonix.