What happens after graduation?

The programme is designed to provide a solid foundation for a career in toxicology as either a doctoral researcher or a risk/safety assessor in the public or private sector in Sweden or abroad.

Each year 25 – 30 students graduate from the programme and start their career inside and outside Europe. Below is an overview of what students who recently graduated were doing up to 6 months after graduation.

Students working as a research assistant usually do so for 6-12 months in the same lab where they performed their Master thesis. Some of these students later become PhD students or get a position in industry/consultancy/regulatory agency.

This is a list of some companies and authorities who traditionally or recently have employed students from the Tox Master program:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Perstorp AB
  • Apoteket AB
  • Swedish Chemicals Agency
  • Cepheid Inc
  • Swedish National Food Agency
  • Goodpoint AB
  • Swedish Public Health Agency
  • Nynas AB
  • Toxintelligence AB
  • OctaPharma AB
  • Trossa AB

Some of our students also take the opportunity to perform a traineeship at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. Read more here► about the experiences of our alumni Radek Gora during his traineeship. If you think this sounds interesting, more information can be found here►.

Networking activities and platforms

Every year we organize Tox Master career events where we invite alumni from academia, the private or the public sectors to talk about their career paths and work experience. The event is followed by a mingle where you get the chance to meet and ask your questions over some snacks and drinks.

We encourage our students to join the Swedish Society for Toxicology (Svensk Förening för Toxikologi, SFT), whose purpose is to spread toxicological knowledge and information and to serve as a platform for networking between our members. SFT also arranges several seminars per year. More information can be found here►.

There is also a LinkedIn Alumni group which you can sign up for once you have joined the program.