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Careers & Opportunities-Physiology & Pharmacology

The Physiology & Pharmacology Discipline IBMS graduate will be trained to enter any specialized field of modern biomedical science in academia, industry, education, consulting, or medicine. After obtaining their Ph.D. degree, graduates typically obtain a position as a postdoctoral research fellow in an academic, industrial (e.g., biotech or pharmaceutical), or government research laboratory before pursuing their first independent professional position.

Typical employment outcomes for our graduates include:

  • Research and/or teaching faculty positions at a major university or medical school
  • Research scientist in a biotech or pharmaceutical company
  • Research scientist at a government or military research laboratory

Non-research-intensive career outcomes may include:

  • College-level teaching
  • Scientific publishing
  • Science policy, management and administration
  • Academic administration
  • Patent law
  • Science journalism, and many more

The field of Cancer Biology research is always growing. Good employment resources include the The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Career Resource and the American Physiological Society Career Resource.

Postdoctoral Fellowships of recent graduates:

  • Johns Hopkins
  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Chicago
  • Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  • Buck Institute
  • University of Colorado Denver

Careers paths chosen by our alumni:

  • Teaching at undergraduate institutions
  • Basic research in academia and industry
  • Basic research in military medicine
  • Translational research as clinician scientists
  • Patent law and intellectual property
  • Drug development and clinical trials
  • Toxicology, Medical Examiner’s Office