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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.

6 Views of Working in Physics Without a PhD (via Symmetry Magazine)

The original article was written by Emily Ayshford for Symmetry Magazine.

Earning a doctoral degree is just one way to begin a career in physics. Meet six people who make crucial contributions to particle physics research, without a PhD.

Ryan …

By Emily Ayshford
Emily Ayshford
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Mayo Clinic: Careers in Laboratory Medicine (Virtual Webinar on 7/28)

Join representatives of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology as they discuss career opportunities within clinical labs and where to start your search.

Register today for the virtual webinar on Thursday, July 28 from 10-11 AM.

Mayo offers a …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Women in STEM (Virtual Career Fair)

Vault/Firsthand is hosting a national career fair for Women in Stem in late August, targeting students seeking internships, entry-level roles and lateral opportunities. Companies such as Abbott, Trinity, and Infosys, among many others, will be showcasing content in different virtual …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations
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Seven UW Faculty Members Elected to the WA Academy of Sciences

Seven professors at the University of Washington are among 25 new members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, according to a July 15 announcement. Joining the academy is a recognition of “their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement, …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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What to do with my degree: Biology jobs and salaries

Biology is one of the most popular college majors. What kinds of biology jobs are out there for you? We heard from Dr. Jeffrey S. Heilveil, who chairs the Biology Department at SUNY College at Oneonta. He has observed Biology …

By Anna Peters - College Recruiter
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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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Student Stories & Advice

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  • Postbac Researcher ORISE Fellowship

Katie Firestone

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  • Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator University of California, San Francisco

Lauren Burgess

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  • Research Associate Phase Genomics

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  • PhD Student - Chemistry University of California, Berkeley

Annette Mercedes

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  • Grad Student - Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology University of California, Berkeley

Jessica Boar

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  • Manufacturing Associate; Purification Just Evotec Biologics

Lukas M

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  • Technical Associate McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Eva B

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  • Veterinary Assistant Seattle Veterinary Associates

Featured Resources

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …