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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.

Biotech Is on a Hiring Binge, But Lags Behind on Diversity

By Brian Gormley

It has been a roaring year for the sector, but a survey finds women and people of color are still underrepresented at the top

Employment and pay in biotechnology are swelling, driven by rocketing investment in a …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor Ariel Ackermann
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Infographic: The McKinsey Biotech Innovation Index

By McKinsey & Company

McKinsey’s Biotech Innovation Index assesses innovation and funding in terms of four indicators: discovery (measured in numbers of patents and publications); translation (measured in numbers of new biotech companies and average amounts raised in early-stage financing); growth …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor Ariel Ackermann
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Harvard Biotech Club: 2021 Biotech Career Fair

Held annually in October, the Harvard Biotech Career Fair is for anyone seeking a job in various science-related sectors. This event places specific emphasis on assisting students, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows in finding jobs.

While the fair …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor Ariel Ackermann
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The Rewards of Life Sciences Consulting: A Conversation with Putnam’s Remco op den Kelder

All consulting work is objective-driven in some form or another. Consultants are driven to transform their clients’ business models: to identify core challenges and opportunities, recommend a strategy for optimization, and often to implement that strategy to create sustainable change. …

By Stephan Maldonado - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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How Data Science Is Fueling the Healthcare Revolution

The healthcare sector is swimming in data. Up to 30% of the world’s stored data now comes directly from the healthcare industry thanks in large part to the widespread adoption of wearable technology, digital health coaches, and virtual pharmacies—all of …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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