C A R E E R   O P P O R T U N I T I E S

Life sciences are constantly evolving, as are related techniques and professions.  In Belgium, the pharmaceutical industry employs over 29,000 people, of whom more than 5,000 work in research and development (R&D).  With 12.8% of world exports in pharmaceutical products, our country is a leader in the field.

Employment prospects for students with a Master in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology

Biotechnology companies and the pharmaceutical industry: 34%

Teaching: 4%

Research institutes: 5%

Research and university: 16%

Doctorate: 26%

Other: 9%

Hospital sector: 6%

‘The department where I work ensures that vaccines which are proposed for clinical trial adhere to the relevant standards.  For example, our role is to prove that our products can be injected into animals during pre-clinical phases, that our personnel has received sufficient training, etc.  I work with engineers, chemists and physicists.  I also train technicians in the quality assurance procedures adopted by our company.’ - Audrey, graduate