Carnegie Mellon University

Our 2017 Graduates

Employment Destinations by Region

Employment destinations by region

Destination Outcomes

Destination outcomes

Placement of 2017 Ph.D. Grads

Employer

Job Title

City

State/Country

Autel Robotics Computer Vision Engineer Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University (2) Postdoctoral Fellow Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Columbia University Postdoctoral Researcher New York New York
Cornell University Postdoctoral Researcher Ithaca New York
Highmark Health Decision Support Analyst Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Researcher
National Institute of Standards and Technology Postdoctoral Fellow Boulder Colorado
Nokomis Scientist Charleroi Pennsylvania
University of Edinburgh Postdoctoral Researcher Edinburgh Scotland
University of Leiden Postdoctoral Researcher Leiden Netherlands
University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Fellow Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Source: Post-graduation data compiled from 100% of graduating Biological Sciences Doctorate students. This includes students who graduated in August 2016, December 2016, & May 2017. (Download PDF Pamphlet)

Note: Some recent graduates chose not to provide employer, job title, salary, and/or graduate school information in their response. This information includes all full-time salaries reported with the exception of internships, military service, or those positions outside the U.S.

Admissions & Enrollment Statistics

Ph.D. Admissions

Academic Year 2014-15

Academic Year 2015-16

Academic Year 2016-17

Number of students applied 358 356 302
Number of students admitted 62 53 65
Number of students enrolled 12 12 16
Ph.D. Enrollment Fall 2017 5 Year Average
Total Enrollment 81 81
     Female 21% 18%
     Minority 1% 1%
     International 57% 57%
Ph.D. Degree Completion Rates as of Fall 2017 Graduated Still Enrolled Left program 
2010 Cohort 72% 0% 28%
2011 Cohort 67% 17% 17%
2012 Cohort 30% 70% 0%
Ph.D. Time to Degree Median Time to Degree
2014-15 Graduating Class 5.7
2015-16 Graduating Class 5.8
2016-17 Graduating Class 5.5

Carnegie Mellon University, Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, 9/2018

Placement Information for Prior Years

Academic Year 2015/2016

• Post Doc, Royal Observatory, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
• Quantitative Researcher and Developer, ITG, Boston, MA
• Scientist, Nokomis, Inc., Charleroi, PA
• Quantitative Researcher, Citadel LLC, Chicago, IL
• Machine Learning Engineer, Qeexo, Pittsburgh, PA
• Material Data Scientist, Toyota, Ann Arbor, MI
• Data Scientist, Neal Analytics, Seattle, WA
• Research Scientist, Systems Engineering Group, Inc., Columbia, MD
• Post Doc, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL
• Chief Technical Officer, Hamiltonian Group, Washington D.C.
• Post Doc, Harvard SEAS, Cambridge, MA
• Software Developer, Epic, Verona, WI
Academic Year 2014/2015 

• Engineering Physicist, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, LLC, Kanagawa, Japan 
• Proprietary Trader, T3 Trading Group, New York, NY 
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 
• Post Doc, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan 
• Post Doc, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 
• Data Analyst, CGG, Houston, TX 
• Post Doc, MIT, Cambridge, MA 
• Researcher, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Pathum Thani, Thailand 
• Software Engineer, Intel, Phoenix, AZ 
• Post Doc, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville, South Africa 
• Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Academic Year 2013/2014

• Engineer, Quest Link, San Diego, CA
• Assistant Professor, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
• Data Scientist, Drawbridge Inc., San Mateo, CA
• Post Doc, Duke University, Durham, NC
• Senior Data Science Engineer, Castlight Health, San Francisco, CA
• Systems Engineer, Data Science Automation Inc., McMurray, PA
• Post Doc, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
• Quantitative Analyst, WorldQuant LLC, Old Greenwich, CT
• Software Engineer, Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, CA
Academic Year 2012/2013

• Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 
• Post Doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel 
• Post Doc, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• Material Scientist, RJ Lee Group, Pittsburgh, PA
• Process Engineer, Lam Research, Fremont, CA
• Post Doc, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
• Post Doc, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
• Post Doc, MIT, Cambridge, MA
• Post Doc, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Academic Year 2011/2012

• Post Doc, Rice University, Houston, TX
• Post Doc, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
• Post Doc, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 
• Post Doc, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
• Post Doc, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan 
• Research Scientist, Schlumberger, Houston, TX
• Research Scientist, Sage Bionetworks, Seattle, WA
• Sr. Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Technology Associate, Thomson Reuters, New York, NY
• Sr. Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Research Scientist, Nokomis Inc., Charleroi, PA
• Post Doc, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
• Post Doc, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Academic Year 2010/2011

• Post Doc, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
• Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
• Post Doc, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
• Post Doc, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
• Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany
• Post Doc, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN
• Post Doc, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
• Sr. Engineer, Covidien Inc., Mansfield, MA
Academic Year 2009/2010

• Post Doc, Durham University, Durham, England, UK
• Post Doc, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany
• Research Scientist, Nokomis Inc., Charleroi, PA
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
• Post Doc, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Academic Year 2008/2009

• Assistant Professor, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Academic Year 2007/2008

• Post Doc, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
• Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
• Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Washington, DC
• Post Doc, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
• Post Doc, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM
• Post Doc, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
• Post Doc, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, VA
• Research Scientist, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Staff Physicist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Baltimore, MD
• Post Doc, Imperial College, London, England, UK

Academic Year 2006/2007

• Research Scientist, Physical Optics Corporation, Torrance, CA
• Post Doc, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
• Post Doc, Korean Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, Korea
• Post Doc, IUCAA, Pune, India
• Post Doc, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
• Post Doc, University of Sussex, Brighton, England, UK
• Quantitative Analyst, Citibank, New York, NY
Academic Year 2005/2006

• Research Scientist, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Seagate, Cupertino, CA
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
• Post Doc, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
• Post Doc, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
• Post Doc, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
• Post Doc, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
• Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing, China
• Research Scientist, Intrigue Technologies Inc., Bridgeville, PA

Academic Year 2004/2005

• Post Doc, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
• Analyst, Barclays Capital, New York, NY 
• Research Scientist, Google, Mountain View, CA
• Post Doc, Kyoto, Japan
Academic Year 2003/2004

• Post Doc, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM
• Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Financial Consultant
• Post Doc, Columbia University, New York, NY
• Research Scientist, Arete Associates, Santa Rosa, CA
• President, South Asian Physics Foundation
• Research Scientist, Boeing Corporation, Seattle, WA
• Quantitative Analyst, Pequot Capital Management, Westport, CT
• Post Doc, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
• Post Doc, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
• Research Scientist, Raytheon, Waltham, MA

Academic Year 2002/2003

• Professor, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
• Royal Society Post Doc, University College, London, England, UK
• Post Doc, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, VA 
• Assistant Professor, Penn State University, McKeesport, PA
• Post Doc, Penn State University, State College, PA
Academic Year 2001/2002

• Post Doc, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
• Post Doc, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
• Post Doc, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
• Post Doc, Max Planck Institut, Dresden, Germany
• Research Scientist, Caliper Technologies Corp., Hopkinton, MA
Academic Year 2000/2001

• Post Doc, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
• Staff Engineer/Scientist, IBM, East Fishkill, NY
• Post Doc, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
• Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA
• Post Doc, Fermilab, Batavia, IL
• Post Doc, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
• Research Scientist, IMC Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
• Post Doc, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
• Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Research Scientist, IBM
Academic Year 1999/2000    

• Software Engineer, Avanti Systems, Toronto, Canada
• Staff Engineer/Scientist, IBM, Burlington, VT