Career pathways for graduates of the programme

Career prospects: where can I work after graduation?

Career perspectives (I145-1)

The career prospects for graduates are regarded as excellent. In addition, demographic changes and advances in medicine will make a change in the way of thinking in healthcare unavoidable and offer opportunities for new areas of employment. The broad-based curriculum of the course means that there are many areas within the healthcare system where you can use your degree and job prospects are very good.

Many graduates have given very positive feedback. It shows that many continue on to do a master's programme and/or start a career in an attractive field of work such as in the pharmaceutical industry, in R&D or in diagnostics in hospitals.

Job sectors

Business and industry, research and development
  • Fundamental research, applied research
  • Quality management
  • Product development
  • Development of testing procedures and studies
Laboratories, research and development
  •  Fundamental research (e.g. molecular diagnostics, investigations into pathomechanisms and genetic defects)
  •  Development and execution of scientific and general evaluations
  •  Development, design and setting up of laboratory facilities
Clinics and medical service centres
  • Collaboration in diagnostics using imaging processes
  • Quality management, hygiene
  • Medical engineering, laboratory technology, environmental protection, environmental medicine
  • Collaboration in the design and execution of clinical studies
Government agencies in the fields of safety, environment and hygiene
  • Quality management
  • Hygiene management

Careers of former students

We are delighted when students stay in touch with us and allow us to show you the career paths they have taken.

Julia Grüter (Novartis, Basel)

Bachelor in "Molecular and Technical Medicine"

Then employed in laboratory near Basle in the field of cell culture.

Since 2015 at Novartis in Basle in cell bank production.

Neftali Ramirez (University Hospital Freiburg)

After taking a bachelor's in Molecular and Technical Medicine, took a master's in Medical Diagnostic Technologies at Furtwangen University.

Since 2016 PhD candidate at University Hospital in Freiburg in the field of immunology. Subject of PhD thesis: "Transcriptional dysregulation of CVID patients harboring C104R TNFRSF13B mutation".

Minas Salib (University of Oxford)

Minas Salib is currently a PhD/DPhil student in the field of "Neurosciences" at the University of Oxford. He received an MRC Research Scholarship during his doctorate and a Senior Hulme Scholarship from Brasenose College, University of Oxford.

Besides his research, he is a co-founder of a non-profit organisation (Science Innovation Union) and works as a Health Care Analyst for various consulting agents in the healthcare sector.

Academic career:

Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Technical Medicine  at Furtwangen University (one of the first graduates). Internship at DKFZ (German Cancer Research Centre), Heidelberg, and semester abroad at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Bachelor's thesis at Zentrum für Integrative Neurowissenschaften and Hertie Institut für Klinische Gehirnforschung, Tübingen.

Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Neurosciences at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. He carried out his master's thesis at the University of Oxford.

Since 2015 PhD/DPhil student in the work group of Prof. Somogyi at the University of Oxford.

Thesis topic: “Rerelationship of medial septal neurons in influencing behaviour dependent network oscillation by using in-vivo electrophysiological recordings and juxtacellular labelling of single neurons in the medial septum and the local field potential in the hippocampal formation”

Graduate (Pharma company)

Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Technical Medicine. Internship semester in Portsmouth/ England (Cellular and molecular neuro-oncology). Bachelor's thesis at the University Hospital Heidelberg in the field of "Experimental neuro-surgery".

Master's degree in Biotechnology - Biomedical Science and Technology at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.

After graduation he worked as a technical assistant in the Potency Assay Skill Center of a pharmaceutical firm working on the development and execution of cell-based potency assays for bio-pharmaceuticals in the area of CMB (Customer Manufacturing Business).

Promotion to "Analytical Scientist (Expert)" in Potency Assay Skill Center of a pharmaceutical firm working on the development and execution of cell-based potency assays for  NBEs (New Biological Entities).

"I enjoyed my time at university in Schwenningen."

Julia Küsel (University Hospital Freiburg, Institute for Human Genetics)

Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Technical Medicine. Internship and bachelor's thesis  (Establishment of molecular-genetic Investigation Methods using the Example of Genodermatosis Patients) at Institute for Human Genetics at the University Hospital.

After completing her thesis she has worked since 2014 in the field of molecular genetics at the Institute. The work of the Institute is the diagnosis of various inherited diseases, including genodermatosis, inherited tumour predisposition syndrome and metabolic diseases, e.g. cystic fibrosis, connective tissue diseases.

Main areas of responsibility were at first labwork (DNA extraction, Sanger sequencing, MLPA, qPCR, NGS) and the establishment of a quality management systems based on the guidelines of the German Medical Association and the ISO DIN EN 15189. In addition she worked in the Research Division of the Institute (Research focus: cornification disorders / ichthyosis / sequencing of large-scale cohorts).

Institute for Human Genetics is also a Centre for the Research and Diagnostics of Genodermatosis Patients. Under medical supervision, Julia Küsel was Head of Diagnostics (coordination of tasks, analysis, diagnosis). She was also at times acting Head of the Molecular Genetics Department. Today she is the Deputy Head of the Department and the contact person in various genodermatosis cases.

Dorina Zöphel (University Medicine Greifswald)

Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Technical Medicine. Graduated August 2015. Internship semester at Institute for Tropical Medicine in Tübingen, working on "Establishment of drug assays for Schistosomula".

Bachelor's thesis in Haematology/Oncology Department of the University Hospital Freiburg, with the title: "Optimization and Validation of NGS-based Detection and Quantification of tumour-specific Mutations in circulating Tumour-DNA in Patients with gastroinstestinal Stromatumours."

Between the bachelor's and master's degrees: internship in the Cancer Society Research Centre in Auckland /New Zealand.

Master's degree in Human and Molecular Biology at the University of Saarland. Master's thesis in Haematology/Oncology Department of the University Medical Centre Greifswald, with title: "BCL11B-specific Protein Knockdown due to Ubiquitin-mediated Degradation."

Since 2018 doctoral student in Haematology/Oncology Department of the University Medical Centre Greifswald.