As well as outstanding project specific research training we also provide training in a broad range of transferable skills that are applicable to a wide choice of career paths. We run on-site bespoke career sessions for our students to discuss career development opportunities with a panel of alumni.
The overwhelming majority of our PhD graduates embark upon a scientific career, mostly as post-doctoral scientists in academia, or as research scientists in industry or the healthcare sector. Recent graduates have joined research groups across the world including Australia, Switzerland and USA, as well as leading laboratories throughout the UK. Other graduates are currently taking further degrees in medicine and dentistry, working as clinical scientists in the UK National Health Service, training in patent law, or working in education.
Assistant Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Army Medical College, National University of Sciences and Technology , Islamabad, Pakistan
"The department has a well structured training programme with clearly set milestones so that the students remain on track and their advancement is closely monitored throughout their stay. Although the supervisor is the lynchpin of the instruction, a dedicated training unit worked within the department to ensure that the highest quality of training is imparted to all students."
Lecturer in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield
"Undertaking a PhD allowed me to learn new and varied scientific skills in biophysics, biochemistry and plant physiology. The facilities available for my research at Sheffield were second to none and included the use of the £5 million plant growth facility where I could grow the plants I used for my research materials in a range of climates from desert to tropical."
Non-clinical lecturer in Human Anatomy, University of Sheffield
"I look back on my time as a PhD student in MBB with great fondness and on reflection realise that it was my best learning experience throughout my years in education. I was attracted to MBB due to the department's excellent research rating and found that it offered so much more than just a centre of research excellence."