Career paths

Completing a PhD at the Crick provides a strong foundation for a scientific career. 

After completing their PhD, the majority of our students continue working in science, taking up postdoctoral research positions at institutions all over the world. A number of students eventually go on to head their own research laboratories. Our clinical research fellows and MB-PhD students return to their clinical career track after their PhD, often carrying out research in parallel with their clinical commitments.

Not all of our students choose an academic career. Others pursue scientific careers working in pharma, biotech or technology transfer, or move into science communication, policy and administration.

The extensive skill-set gained during a PhD is not purely scientific and can be applied to many other career paths - as demonstrated by those students who move into careers in management, consultancy and finance.

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