Future Careers

Physiology & Pharmacology Discipline

The Physiology & Pharmacology IBMS graduate will be trained to enter any specialized field of modern biomedical science in academia, industry, education, consulting, or medicine. After obtaining their Ph.D., graduates typically obtain a position as a postdoctoral research fellow in an academic, industrial (e.g., biotech or pharmaceutical), or government research laboratory before pursuing their first independent professional position.

Typical job outcomes for our graduates include:

  • Research and/or teaching faculty positions at a major university or medical school
  • Research scientist in a biotech or pharmaceutical company
  • Research scientist at a government or military research laboratory
  • Analytical chemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Research scientist (life sciences)
  • Research scientist (medical)
  • Clinical research associate
  • Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry
  • Pharmacologist
  • Scientific publishing and journalism
  • Management and administration


The fields in both Physiology & Pharmacology research is always growing. A few good employment resources are the APS Career center http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Careers and the ASPET Career Center https://www.aspet.org/aspet/education-careers/careers/aspet-career-center.


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