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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.

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
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Research Mentoring Certificate Program

Apply by Nov 30

Thursday mornings in January

MIT is launching a Research Mentoring Certificate Program this IAP (January 2022). This 4-week session is open to all graduate students at MIT interested in mentoring and will cover the fundamentals of …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor
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Student Story: Valeria Robayo, 2023


Valeria is a current junior at MIT majoring in course 15-1 (Management) and double minoring in German and Biology. She was born in Bogotá, Columbia and grew up in Houston, Texas.

When asked why she chose MIT, she stated …

By Ashley Ann Thomas
Ashley Ann Thomas Social Media Marketing Manager
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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
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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
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Featured Resources


Kendall Square has been called the most innovative square mile in the United States, in part due to the high …

Toolkit: How to transition from academia to industry

At first glance, academic training can seem ill-suited to careers in industry. However, there are plenty of ways in which …