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.

Apply today for Genentech’s Outstanding Student Award!

ATTENTION Juniors and Seniors pursuing science degrees! The Outstanding Student Award (OSA) was founded in Pharmaceutical Technical Development (PTD) to recognize students who excelled in disciplines related to the field of biotechnology at selected schools.

OSA application deadline Wednesday October …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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IAP Micro-internships are in Handshake – Apply now!

Looking for a short-term project or internship over IAP? Consider a micro-internship! Build skills, connect with employers and explore a career path. Check out these micro-internships:   

Program Manager with Intune @ Microsoft 
Climate Engineering and Sustainability @ Transsolar Inc. 
Goddard Space Flight …

By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes
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Exploring careers? Start with the Career Exploration Series!

CAPD is coordinating the second annual, institute-wide Career Exploration Series that begins on September 12th and runs through IAP! 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.   

Visit the events page …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Postdoc Story: Máté Bezdek

Department, Lab or Center: Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Prof. Tim Swager

Number of years at MIT: 2

What is the focus of your research?

I work on making molecules and materials that have applications as sensors for environmental health …

By Ashley Ann Thomas
Ashley Ann Thomas Social Media Marketing Manager
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From Bench to Biotech

Life sciences class brings biotech industry experience into the classroom with part-time internships for graduate students.

by Leah Campbell | School of Science Publication Date: March 9, 2022

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By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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