Bioscience Careers

Resources

General Career Links

Branching points blog
http://www.branchingpoints.com/
Career options and professional development tips for PhDs

Nature Careers & Jobs
http://www.nature.com/nature/careers/index.html
Articles and blog posts on careers in science

Science’s Next Wave
http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/
Comprehensive career development resource

Other Resources on Science
http://www.sciencemag.org/
Search hundreds of ads, post your resume/cv, and receive job email notifications

Employment and Career Links for Biomedical Engineering
http://www.engineeringdegree.net/resources/biomedical-engineering-a-closer-look/ 
A site with many links to job listings and career development resources

Re-envisioning the PhD
http://www.grad.washington.edu/envision/
A national project designed to re-envision graduate education

http://www.grad.washington.edu/envision/ project_resources/phd_resources.html
This page is more useful because it is specifically about career options

Career Guide

http://books.nap.edu/html/careers/contents.html The National Academies Guide
CAREERS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond


Local Opportunities

Educational Outreach at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
provided by Nancy Hutchison (Winter 2001 speaker)
http://www.fhcrc.org/education/
Information on outreach programs (HutchLab and Science Education Partnership) directed toward high school students and high school teachers

Making Connections
provided by Nancy Hutchison (Winter 2001 speaker)
A mentoring program designed to ignite young women’s interest in science, math or technology
Facilitate workshops, March 24th and May 26th, 2001
Contact: Jennifer Bentley, jenrben@u.washington.edu
Melba Taylor, Making Connections Coordinator, 206-616-2366, melbat@u.washington.edu

Seattle Girls School
An independent school in central Seattle serving fifth through eighth grade girls.
Seeking faculty, community collaborations, and opportunities to work with mentors on projects
Contact: Marja Brando, Head of School, Box 22576, Seattle WA 98122; 206-709-2228
http://www.seattlegirlsschool.org

Garfield High School
Provided by Lynett Kimmel
Volunteer SAT tutoring/mentoring program for students who do not have the financial resources for a class or to hire a tutor
Contact Linda O’Neil at highschooltutors@hotmail.com


Biotech

Fellowship Opprtunity
http://innovation.stanford.edu

BioView
http://www.BioView.com
BioView has thousands of job postings as well as tips on finding biotechnology employment.

Symbios Inc
http://www.symbiosinc.com/main.html
This site offers a searchable database featuring the complete job listings of nearly 500 companies within the biotechnology & pharmaceutical industries

Life Science Washington
http://www.lifesciencewa.org/


Business

All links provided by Charlie Hart

Biospace.com
http://www.biospace.com/
Company profiles, product pipelines, and job opportunities for biotech and pharmaceutical companies worldwide


Informatics

Science’s Next Wave on Bioinformatics
http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/ 1998/04/17/31

New Biomedical and Health Informatics Degree Program beginning Autumn 2001
http://depts.washington.edu/uwmeded/dbhi/index.html
Visit website or email informat@u.washington.edu to learn more


Teaching/Education

Science’s Next Wave on Educational Outreach
http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/ 2000/04/05/4

Science’s Next Wave on Teaching
http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/ 1999/05/06/14

UW’s K-12 Institute for Science, Math, and Technology Education
http://www.depts.washington.edu/k12smt/
The UW K-12 Institute for Science, Math, and Technology Education promotes partnerships that link the UW community with the K-12 community.

UW Resource Guide
http://www.outreach.washington.edu/k12guide/
The UW K-12 Resource Guide is a searchable database providing information about a wide variety of educational resources offered by the University of Washington.

Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC)
http://www.astc.org/
The Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC) is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering the public understanding of science.

Huckabay Teaching Fellowship
http://www.grad.washington.edu/pff/huckabay.htm
UW fellowship for graduate students to design curriculum and teach within the university

Lakeside School
Provided by Kristina Peterson (Fall 2000 speaker)
http://www.lakesideschool.org/employment/ job_openings.html
Check this site for current job openings at a local private high school (including substitute teaching)


Science Policy

Science’s Next Wave on Science Policy
http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/ 2003/02/04/4

Some Organizations that Do Policy Research
http://web.mit.edu/career/www/graduate/fieldpolicy.html

AAAS science & technology policy fellowships
http://fellowships.aaas.org/

National Academies science policy fellowship
http://www.nationalacademies.org/internship/


Technology Transfer

Next Wave’s on Technology Transfer
http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/ 1999/11/04/2
Read first-hand experiences of people who work in this field and network to find a career in technology transfer


Consulting

McKinsey & Company
http://www.mckinsey.com/Careers/Your_background/Advanced_professional_degrees
Apply to McKinsey’s 3-day summer program, Insight Healthcare

Boston Consulting Group
http://adcbridge.bcg.com 
Apply to the Bridge to BCG workshop


To submit opportunities, please email us at phd@u.washington.edu