Careers and stakeholders

The Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is awarded to students with advanced skills in the development of scientific methodologies, able to coordinate national and international research projects and with specialized knowledge in the field of applied biotechnology, development and application of drugs, diagnostics, vaccines and nutraceuticals produced through biotechnological processes. The specific roles and professionalism of the graduate in the Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, according to the nomenclature and classification drawn up by ISTAT are:
- Chemist representatives and disseminators;
- Biologists and related professions;
- Biotechnologists;
- Pharmacologists.
The main professional career includes:
- researcher at public and private research institutions;
- researcher in industry (research and development sector);
- industry operator (production sector);
- industry operator (marketing sector);
- clinical monitor.

Graduates will be able to find employment in the following professional fields:
- Teaching activity in the scientific disciplinary field in secondary level education institutions;
- Teaching and research activities in public and private universities;
- Scientific research and technological development activities in public companies (National Health Institute, CNR, AIFA, National Environmental Agency, Research Institutions, etc), in both national and international public and private companies aimed at preclinical activities in the biomedical field;
- Scientific research and development activities in the biotechnological, pharmaceutical, diagnostic and cosmetic industry, in the food and food processing industry;
- Scientific research and technological development activities;
- Clinical monitoring and pharmaceutical technical scientific information activities;
- Management activities in quality assurance and environmental safety assessment and assurance;
Graduates will also be able to be involved in activities connected to the development, management and regulation of biotechnological companies in the public and private sectors, with managerial and consultancy functions in the following fields:
- therapeutic, with particular regard to the development and testing of products with innovative therapeutic potential to be applied to human and animal pathology;
- production and planning, in connection to patents in the health field;
- formulation, with reference to the preparation of vectors, cells and advanced pharmaceutical forms for the administration of new therapeutic products;
- diagnostic, through the management of molecular analysis technologies and cellular biotechnologies applied to the medical, pharmacological, toxicological, cosmetological and environmental fields;
- experimentation in the biomedical field, with reference to the use of in vivo and in vitro models for the understanding of the action mechanism of new drug.
The course allows to obtain the qualification to the profession of biologist.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

The programme interacts with local, national and international stakeholders, such as professional organizations, manufacturing companies and service providers.