Career Outcomes

UC Davis Chemical Biology Trainees are each members of five different source graduate groups on campus. Students graduating with a PhD from these graduate groups in the years 2009-2017 had an average time-to-degree as follows:

  • Chemistry: 5.19 years;
  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology: 5.77 years;
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology: 5.25 years;
  • Biomedical Engineering: 5.42 years; and,
  • Biophysics: 5.61 years.

Additional information about the career outcomes of recent graduates from UC Davis Chemical Biology Program labs is provided below.  Here we use the career type classification of Pickett and Tilghman¹ (Research, Teaching, Science-related, Not related to science and Further Training).  Of the 91 students that completed their PhD training in the 30 laboratories associated with the UC Davis Chemical Biology Program from 2014-2018, 34 (37%) currently have research-intensive careers, 20 (22%) have science-related careers, 23 (25%) are in further scientific training and 5 (5%) are involved in a primarily teaching position with 8 (9%) unknown and 1 (1%) in a career not related to science

Career outcomes for PhD graduates from UC Davis CBP labs from 2014-2018 (91 total)

Training Outcomes Pie Chart

Pickett, C.L., Tilghman, S. (2017) PeerJ Preprints