Biotech-Careers Blogs

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Submitted by Sean Maden on Fri May 22, 2015.

The biotech industry is booming. Some reservations notwithstanding, influxes of venture capital reflect economic robustness in the biotech market, and the recent pledge of funds for personalized (or "precision") medical research by the Obama administration reflect widespread public interest in the industry.

Amidst this upswing, many are still hesitant to call Seattle a biotech hub. This is for several ... Read more

Submitted by Sean Maden on Mon May 18, 2015.

You're finishing your program and want to find a rewarding job, but nothing seems to work. How can you improve your chances?

If only there was something to be done between filling out forms and waiting for replies, something that could help you in your pursuit. The job application process can be arduous. It doesn't help that online applications ... Read more

Submitted by Sandra Porter on Thu August 21, 2014.

Once you’ve found a job or jobs to apply for, the question arises: how much should you expect to be paid? Read more

Submitted by Sandra Porter on Fri February 15, 2013.

This article is the second in a series on finding a job in biotechnology.

One of the greatest benefits of attending a community college program in biotechnology or biomanufacturing is that you get to meet other people who are interested in science and science careers. It’s hard to believe when you’re in school but the connections you make to ... Read more

Submitted by Sandra Porter on Fri January 25, 2013.

This article is part of a series on finding a job in biotechnology.

You worked hard as a biotechnology / bioscience / biomanufacturing student. You made solutions and media, ran gels, purified proteins, cloned DNA, cultured cells, and did math problems every single day. Now it’s time to take the skills and put them to work. But how? How ... Read more

Submitted by Sandra Porter on Thu January 17, 2013.

Julie Reis, a National Board Certified Science Teacher from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, CA, recently told us how she uses biotech-careers.org for a student career search activity. Students follow her directions, complete the worksheet information on brightly colored paper, and post their results around the classroom.

Ms. Reis has kindly made her student instructions and worksheet ... Read more

Submitted by Sandra Porter on Wed July 18, 2012.

Doing an internship is an important first step in a biotechnology or bioscience career. Internships provide a way to get work experience, give you a chance to learn and practice new laboratory techniques, and make you connections with other professionals in your field.

But how do you get started? How do you find that first internship position? ... Read more