Build a company around your biomedical discoveries and creations. Or take your biomedical skills and apply them to business. Your analytical skills can be used for market research and your scientific knowledge can be applied to technical sales or consulting.

Alumni Spotlight

Meghana Rao, PhD, Consultant, Campbell Alliance

In the “Beyond the Lab” video series, the BRET Office of Career Development within the Vanderbilt School of Medicine interviews Vanderbilt PhD and postdoctoral alumni about their career path.

Sample Job Titles

Application scientist/specialist

Product development scientist/engineer


Market researcher

Marketing manager

Technical sales representative

Medical science liaison

Accounts manager

Business development specialist/manager/associate/director


Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)


Professional Organizations