A simple web search says biotech is really big. One estimate indicates that the industry will have $400 billion in sales in 2017 with growth to over $775 billion by 2024 . Another report suggests there are over 77,000 employers . That’s big, but is it real, and what you can do with this information?
The requirements of "good communication skills" and "comfortable working in a multidisciplinary setting" on a biotech job listing are common, but what do these mean in practice? For work in biotech, there's often more than meets the eye in a job posting.
Biotechnology is an inherently multidisciplinary field, now more so than ever. A single lab can employ personnel ... Read more
The biotech industry is booming. Some reservations notwithstanding, influxes of venture capital reflect economic robustness in the biotech market, and the recent pledge of funds for personalized (or "precision") medical research by the Obama administration reflect widespread public interest in the industry.
Amidst this upswing, many are still hesitant to call Seattle a biotech hub. This is for several ... Read more
You're finishing your program and want to find a rewarding job, but nothing seems to work. How can you improve your chances?
If only there was something to be done between filling out forms and waiting for replies, something that could help you in your pursuit. The job application process can be arduous. It doesn't help that online applications ... Read more
This article is the second in a series on finding a job in biotechnology.
One of the greatest benefits of attending a community college program in biotechnology or biomanufacturing is that you get to meet other people who are interested in science and science careers. It’s hard to believe when you’re in school but the connections you make to ... Read more
This article is part of a series on finding a job in biotechnology.
You worked hard as a biotechnology / bioscience / biomanufacturing student. You made solutions and media, ran gels, purified proteins, cloned DNA, cultured cells, and did math problems every single day. Now it’s time to take the skills and put them to work. But how? How ... Read more
Julie Reis, a National Board Certified Science Teacher from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, CA, recently told us how she uses biotech-careers.org for a student career search activity. Students follow her directions, complete the worksheet information on brightly colored paper, and post their results around the classroom.
Ms. Reis has kindly made her student instructions and worksheet ... Read more
Doing an internship is an important first step in a biotechnology or bioscience career. Internships provide a way to get work experience, give you a chance to learn and practice new laboratory techniques, and make you connections with other professionals in your field.
But how do you get started? How do you find that first internship position? ... Read more