Graduate destinations for Life Sciences

Find out what our graduates have done with a Life Sciences degree.

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Megan Dawson 

Megan is an Account Manager in Genetics at Thermo Fisher Scientific.  

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“The University of Dundee has taught me a lot about becoming a professional and how to conduct myself in a business environment. I have a wealth of knowledge that has prepared me for my career”

Megan Dawson, BA (Hons) Pharmacology graduate 2020, MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with Business graduate 2021, from Scotland

Micha Thompson 

Micha is a medical writer for a global healthcare communications agency. 

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“I was able to focus my honours year project on science communication. The university now offer even more varied honours year projects, which is amazing. It just shows that you have more options than going into scientific research or further education. The variety of coursework that I did during my time at the university definitely helped me prepare for the job I do today.”

Micha Thompson, Biochemistry graduate 2018, from Scotland

Mhairi Towler

Mhairi is the founder and CEO of science animation company Vivomotion and part-time lecturer in science at Dundee and Angus College.  

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“I chose Dundee as I knew it had a wonderful reputation in both Life Sciences and the Creative Industries. I am literally a product of the strength of these 2 sectors combined, so it made perfect sense for me to set up business here.”

Mhairi Towler, BSc Biochemistry graduate 1996, PhD Cell and Molecular Biology graduate 2000, PgCert Teaching and Learning in HE graduate

Lisa Maria Käfer 

Lisa is a postdoctoral researcher in a research lab in Switzerland following MPhil degree in 2016 at the University of Cambridge and PhD in 2020 at the University of Basel, Switzerland. 

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“My experiences that followed my time in Dundee were great but the best times I had in Dundee. Both, because of the University, but mostly because of the people and the support I received.”

Lisa Maria Käfer, BSc Hons Neuroscience graduate 2014, from Germany

Daniel Squair

Daniel is a PhD student in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee. 

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“I returned to education through the college system, undertaking an Access to Science course and an Applied Sciences HNC in Perth. I was worried that I might struggle with university-level science, however the supportive teaching staff and world-class research facilities quickly alleviated any doubts, and I became confident and assured in my abilities.”

Daniel Squair, BSc (Hons) Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery graduate 2018, from Scotland

Liang De Wang 

Liang is currently a PhD student at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. This followed an MSc in Immunology at Imperial College London and a three-year stint at National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore. 

“The University of Dundee has allowed me abundant networking opportunities to enrich not just my career, but also expanded my horizons on how my perceptions on certain issues used to be in the past. Collectively, these were instrumental in informing my decisions and how best to charter my life ahead beyond graduation.”

Liang De Wang, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences graduate 2016, from Singapore

Solyana Ngusbrhan Kidane

Solyana is a Universal Health Care (UHC) Coordinator at the World Health Organization based in Eritrea. 

“[The University of Dundee] gave me transferable skills, life-science background, that had rich research and writing capacity building has been pivotal. More importantly, there are a lot of emotional intelligence one gains by being exposed to diverse, unique, atmosphere, such as that found in University of Dundee.”

Solyana Ngusbrhan Kidane, BSc Pharmacology graduate 2015, from Eritrea

Katie Paget

Katie is a Science Lecturer and Learning and Teaching Skills Mentor at Dundee and Angus College. This followed a PhD at the University of Dundee and working as a Science Learning Officer at Dundee Science Centre. 

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“I was really interested in a lot of the research that was happening in Dundee in medical microbiology and preferred the course description. I transferred to Dundee for my 3rd and 4th years, it was really easy to transfer and they were very welcoming and supportive of my transition. I really enjoyed the course and the atmosphere of Dundee uni.”

Katie Paget, BSc (Hons) Microbiology graduate 2005, from Scotland

Pawat Piyakitcharoen

Pawat is working as an IP & Commercialisation Officer, Research and Innovation Services at the University of Dundee. 

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“I have connected with many people, from academics to business investors, and have been able to take the experiences I gained from my Master’s project and the internship to good use.”

Pawat Piyakitcharoen, MSc Biomedical and Molecular Science with Business graduate 2020, from Taiwan

“I have been fortunate enough to get a position as a Research Associate in the Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation under the Alessio Ciulli Group right after graduating. I am currently working as a Structural Biologist Associate in the AC collaboration group with Boehringer Ingelheim. As a structural biologist, my work is mainly preparing protein to perform an assay with. I spend most of the time purifying protein of interest and setting up biophysical assay to screen for compounds. In addition, I am currently learning more on X-Ray crystallography technique and hopefully more of Biophysical assay in the future. I really enjoy my time working in Alessio’s group as everyone is very kind and helpful.”

Darren, BSc Biological and Biomedical Science Joint Degree Programme with the National University of Singapore graduate.