MSc in Medical Epigenomics Radboud University
Medical Epigenomics is a specialisation of the Master’s programme in Medical Biology. The other specialisations are:
- Human Biology
- Science, Management and Innovation
- Science in Society
- Science and Education (in Dutch)
As a Master’s student of Medical Epigenomics, you’re trained in using state-of-the-art technology in combination with biological software tools to study complete networks in cells in an unbiased manner. For example, you’ll know how to study the effects of drugs on the human body.
When you enter the job market, you’ll have:
- A thorough background of epigenetic mechanisms in health and disease, which is highly relevant in a strongly rising field of epi-drug development;
- Extensive and partly hands-on experience in state-of-the-art ‘omics’ technologies: next-generation sequencing, quantitative mass spectrometry, and single-cell technologies;
- Extensive expertise in designing, executing and interpreting scientific experiments in data-driven research;
- The computational skills needed to analyze large ‘omics’ datasets.
With this background, you can become a researcher at a:
- University or research institute;
- A pharmaceutical company, such as Synthon or Johnson & Johnson;
- A food company, like Danone or Unilever;
- Start-up company making use of -omics technology.
Apart from research into genomics and epigenomics, you could also work on topics such as miniaturizing workflows, improving experimental devices, the interface between biology and informatics, medicine from a systems approach.
Alternative future jobs include:
- Biological or medical consultant;
- Biology teacher;
- Policy coordinator, regarding genetic or medical issues;
- Patent attorney;
- Clinical research associate.
PhD positions at Radboud University
Each year, the Molecular Biology department (Prof. Henk Stunnenberg, Prof. Michiel Vermeulen) and the Molecular Developmental Biology department (Professor Gert-Jan Veenstra) at the RIMLS offer between five and ten PhD positions. Of course, many graduates also apply for a PhD position at related departments in the Netherlands, or abroad.
Radboud Career Service
Radboud Career Service Science helps students, PhDs and alumni with advice and counseling, either in an individual interview or in a workshop with fellow students. Career Service Science can introduce you to people at national and international companies and organisations that offer interesting jobs and internships. With our extensive knowledge of the labour market and recruitment experience, we’re here to advise you on how to find the job you desire.