Faculty of Biological Sciences

PhD Careers

Our PhD alumni find a variety of career paths open to them spanning from further research and employment both within and outside of academia.

The Careers Centre at Leeds University and the University Staff and Departmental Development Unit  provide dedicated training and support to postgrad students both throughout their studies and after graduation.

There is also an excellent programme of training within the Faculty

Examples of posts held by recent research graduates include:

Post-doctoral or research fellow roles at:
Pribright Institute
University of Bristol
Kings College London
University of Hamburg
Uppsala University, Sweden
James Hutton Institute
Diamond Light Source Harwell
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Careers outside of universities:
Scientific Licensing Officer at FERA
Development Scientist at Tissue Regenix Ltd
Medical writer at Fishawack communications
Trainee patent attorney
NHS Management Training Scheme
Scientific Recruitment Consultant