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By: Todd Smith

Careers and career pathways in biotechnology

Summer is about road construction. Summer is also a good time for website construction. In that spirit, we updated Biotech Careers and added many improvements in content layout and information integration. Major updates include new layouts for content and improved ways of showing related content. Other changes and fixes improve the site's look and feel. We also improved how we ... Read more

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Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Tue Jan 30, 2018

MHC-I with antigen from Molecule World

Lately I’ve been thinking about immunology, and not just because it is flu season, it is because Digital World Biology (DWB) is collaborating with Shoreline Community College to design a five-week bioinformatics course that will be component of their one year immuno-biotechnology certificate (1).

An aspect of the course will cover the ways in which industry studies and utilizes ... Read more

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By: Todd Smith

What is Biotechnology

The biotechnology (biotech) industry is incredibly diverse. Recently, I wrote about the size of the biotech industry , which is, of course, related to how biotechnology is defined. As a strict definition, biotechnology is the use of biology to turn raw materials into useful products. However, the act of developing a biotech product requires many enabling ... Read more

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By: Todd Smith

Geneticist Inc. is working in collaboration with Biotech Careers to give people new to the field of biotech an understanding of what it’s like to work at a biorepository. Geneticist is a biobank of human tissue samples , a facility that stores diseased and regular tissue samples and data to be distributed, upon request, to various laboratories, pharmaceuticals, ... Read more

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By: Sean Maden

The requirements of "good communication skills" and "comfortable working in a multidisciplinary setting" on a biotech job listing are common, but what do these mean in practice? For work in biotech, there's often more than meets the eye in a job posting.

Biotechnology is an inherently multidisciplinary field, now more so than ever. A single lab can employ personnel ... Read more

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By: Sean Maden

Finding the best fit isn't an easy task. Here are some tips for sorting out where you might want to work. Read more

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By: Sean Maden

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

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By: Sandra Porter

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

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By: Sandra Porter

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

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By: Sandra Porter

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

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