Tissue Engineering: Career prospects for graduates

Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field. Graduates of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine master’s degree program have solid knowledge in the fields of cell and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Combined with practical experience gained during the program, this opens up a wide range of career opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Where are graduates employed?

  • Medical and biotech labs
  • Analytical development and quality control
  • Development, manufacturing, and quality assurance of biotechnology and pharmaceutical products
  • Process development
  • Research institutions in the fields of medical, biotechnology, and nanotechnology research
  • Sales and customer support
  • Advanced doctoral degree program in a technical scientific field

What jobs and functions do graduates perform?

  • Researcher
  • Scientific employee
  • Project employee
  • Quality manager, quality management employee
  • Scientist
  • Product manager
  • Project supervisor
  • Department manager in the fields listed above (research, development, quality control)

What are some of their typical tasks and activities? 

Research and development in the field of cell and tissue engineering
Researching cell-cell interactions and relevant signaling pathways and signaling networks in cells; analyzing intra- and extracellular signal transduction; developing bioreactors for the targeted simulation of cells in order to generate viable artificial tissue
Production and development in the field of regenerative medicine
Isolating and characterizing stem cells; developing pharmaceutically relevant products on the basis of (stem) cells; researching interactions of relevant biomolecules with stem cells; researching and developing the differentiation potential of stem cells; developing methods for the utilization of stem cells in regenerative medicine and gene therapy
Development of new products in the field of cell and tissue engineering

Developing cell- and biomaterial-based medications and medical products; characterizing and refining tissue engineering products; testing new medications on cell and tissue cultures; approval processes

Development of new products in the field of nanotechnology, especially in combination with cell and tissue engineering
Drug delivery, biocompatibility of materials, biochip technology, in vivo imaging, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip technology
Manufacturing of biotechnology and pharmaceutical products

Downstream processing, miniaturization of biotechnological processes, quality assurance, quality management, cultivation technology, process control