Post-Graduation Outcomes

Where can your graduate education lead you? Our graduates—more than 170 master’s alumni and 73 PhD alumni in the last five years—show that a degree from the Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering positions students for highly compensated industry jobs, sought-after postdoctoral research positions, and tenure-track appointments at universities around the world.

UIC graduate students in bioengineering and bioinformatics recently have moved on to:

Industry roles:

  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Agile Medical Device Design (founding partner)
  • Applied Materials
  • Aptiv
  • Argonne National Laboratories
  • Baxter
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals
  • BioForce Nanoscience
  • CVS Health
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • EdgeOne Medical
  • Fresenius Kabai
  • Grayhill Inc.
  • Hospira

  • Intel Corporation
  • Life Technologies/Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • LNK Pharmaceuticals
  • Medpace
  • MR Solutions
  • Ocular Services on Demand
  • Pfizer
  • Praxair
  • RetMap, Inc.
  • Trading Technologies International;
  • UES Inc.
  • Unaxis Wafer Processing
  • Wyss Institute

Academic positions and further study:

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard Medical School: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Marshall University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Los Angeles


  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • University of Southern California
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Career Development

Engineering Career Center

The Engineering Career Center (ECC) provides helpful resources specifically geared toward UIC College of Engineering students and alumni for successfully securing internships, co-ops and jobs.

Your Future in Science

This monthly seminar series is a cross college program, supported by GEMS and UI College of Medicine. It is run by Dr. Philip Clifford, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research, UIC College of Applied Health Sciences. Dr. Clifford has been an outspoken advocate of career and professional development for PhD scientists, and is coauthor of the widely acclaimed career website, and an accompanying series of career planning articles in ScienceCareers. The series meets every third Thursday of each month to present a variety of career-development related topics.  To see topics and guests for past and future events in this series follow this link.

Graduate College Professional Success Program (PSP)

This profession development program offered by the Graduate College incorporates seminars, workshops, and some courses into a cohesive certificate-granting program. Details about PSP can be found at this site.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

The IDP is a written list of goals that include those for the student’s research project, professional skill development and career planning. It is written and developed by the student and includes a timeline for progression towards goals. As such, it serves as a framework by which the student can discuss progress with mentor(s).  All BIOE students are expect to develop an IDP after their 2ndyear and discuss it with their advisor on an annual basis. The myIDP website should be used for development of the plan and to mediate discussion of the IDP with the students and advisor.

Career Services – Versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD, LLC is an online resource for graduate students and postdocs who may be interested in non-academic careers.  Founded and led by Dr. Paula Chambers, this online resource provides information for PhD students and postdocs in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines. The resource can be accessed through the UIC Graduate College at this site.