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Life Sciences, Biotech, & Pharma

Interested in pursuing a future in Life Sciences, Biotech, & Pharma? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Life Sciences, Biotech, & Pharma

 

Are you interested in biology, medicine, or agriculture and curious how you could use that passion in your future work? A career in life sciences, biotech, or pharma has the potential to make a huge impact on individuals and society as a whole in these rapidly-growing industries. These industries include epidemiology, zoology, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and medical devices among others.

You may want to pursue this career field if you are curious about researching, developing, and manufacturing drugs, medical diagnostics or devices, whether through a biotech start-up or established pharmaceutical company. Explore this page for resources, alumni, and opportunities in the life sciences, biotech, and pharma.

Exploring careers? Check out the IAP Career Exploration Series

This IAP, CAPD is happy to announce an institute-wide Career Exploration Series! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, employers, and alumni to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.  

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By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration Tianna Ransom
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PKG Center: IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge

The IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge is MIT’s 21 -year old annual social entrepreneurship program housed in the PKG Public Service Center. Since its founding in 2001, IDEAS has enabled MIT student-led teams to apply their education and expertise in collaboration …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor Ariel Ackermann
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Mass General Brigham hospitals’ Innovation Teams

Are you interested in medical innovation and problem solving with some of the world’s leading clinicians? If so, you should consider applying for the MGB MESH Innovation Teams program. We are currently looking for new technical team members with skills …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor Ariel Ackermann
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Day in the Life: Entry-Level Scientist in Biotech

Source: FirstHand

What are your responsibilities?

In my job, I investigate the solid form of a compound or active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to see the way its molecules are arranged. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are two such APIs. The compounds come …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor Ariel Ackermann
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MSKView: A Diversity Recruitment Event for MSK Scientific Laboratories

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a world-renowned cancer center known for its innovative cancer research and outstanding patient care. More than 100 laboratories are pursuing cutting-edge research in immunologyneurosciencepharmacologychemical biologystructural biologydevelopmental …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor Ariel Ackermann
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