As part of his pharmaceutical science studies, Duncan Maher completed work placement at Ipsen Pharmaceuticals where he gained valuable industry connections and experience.
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
The work placement and quality of studies provided at RMIT, give you the best possible platform to launch your career in the pharmaceutical industry. I gained industry connections and experience that I wouldn't otherwise.
One of the main reasons I chose to study the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) at RMIT, was because of the 40 week industry placement you complete as part of the degree.
Through work placement and other work integrated learning opportunities, you’re given the best possible platform to launch your career in the pharmaceutical industry.
I completed my placement at Ipsen Pharmaceuticals, working in medical affairs and providing patients and healthcare professionals with information on Ipsen products. Ipsen operates in 115 countries and provides targeted healthcare solutions for debilitating diseases.
The placement allowed me to use the theory and lab skills I’d gained over the previous three years and apply them to real life situations in the pharmaceutical industry.
I also gained industry connections and experience that I wouldn’t have been able to get through typical university study.
My placement taught me how crucial medical information is to both patients and healthcare professionals. It also developed my presentation skills, time and people management, critical thinking and adaptability.
I love what I do because it gives me the ability to impact on lives across the globe. My dream job is to work in research and development, to help provide affordable and effective medicines to all people.