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.

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

Kendall Square has been called the most innovative square mile in the United …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Day in the Life: Inside a Life Sciences Consulting Case

The Project:  L.E.K. Consulting is supporting a diagnostics company in developing a strategic plan for its business over the next five to ten years. The client wanted to understand the market opportunity for its key products, with a particular …

By Phil Stott - 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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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 Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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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 Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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Featured Resources


Proclinical is one of the leading international life sciences recruitment agencies. We assist experienced professionals with finding permanent jobs and …

Labssense hosts positions from startup healthcare companies seeking individuals interested in working with various cutting-edge technologies such as CRISPR, AI-enabled …

Since the magazine was founded in 1956 New Scientist has also been helping to put brilliant scientists to work with …