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Physical & Life Sciences

Welcome to the Physical & Life Sciences interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers related to the study of non-living systems such as the earth, atmosphere and space or living organisms such as people, animals, and plants.

People who pursue careers in Physical or Life Sciences often work in research roles, which can vary widely in terms of topic, goals, and work setting.

Finding Funding for Unpaid Internships

Most internship opportunities available for UW students are paid, however an unpaid internship can be a good option for students in particular industries. This resource from the Career & Internship Center outline ways to pursue funding for unpaid internships at …

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Solving Global Problems Workshop 10/18

If you’re interested in biology and education, you are invited to the Solving Global Problems Workshop this Monday, October 18th from 4-5pm at the Foster Business Library hosted by Synbio for Everyone and iGEM. Synbio for Everyone is an RSO …

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Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program applications open 11/1

Applications for the Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program (NSSSP) will be accepted starting Monday, November 1st, 2021.

Students should apply if they have an interest in the neurosciences and desire lab experience in neurological biomedical research.

Applicants chosen to participate …

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Upcoming Medical Lab Sciences information sessions

A critical part of health care, Medical Laboratory Sciences is a profession of highly knowledgeable and skilled individuals who perform clinical laboratory tests on blood, other body fluids, or tissue samples. People trained as medical laboratory scientists work in clinical …

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Positions open at Microphiles Journal

The Microphiles Journal is an undergraduate microbiology journal focused on showcasing the diversity of microbiology to all audiences while providing an opportunity for students to develop their skills in scientific writing and illustration.

They have positions open for illustrators, writers, …

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Featured Classes

Advance Your Data Science Skills in Health Sciences

By watching the 3 videos in this LinkedIn Learning path, you’ll learn to build extensive data science modeling and analysis…

Featured Resources

Physical & Life Sciences Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in positions …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform.  You can access a General Sciences and an Applied Science practice interview.

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Career Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Third Edition

Worldwide, more than 2,700 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies comprise a trillion-dollar industry, with many of the top companies—and one of …

Vault Guide to Medical Equipment Manufacturing Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Chemicals Industry Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Earth Science Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Chemistry Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Biology and Life Sciences Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …