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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.

Huskies for Neurodiversity

Are you neurodivergent? Share your story!

Winner of the 2021-2022 Husky Seed Fund Award, Huskies for Neurodiversity is a student-led initiative that will promote visibility and acceptance of neurodiversity at UW campus and beyond. Spearheaded by a team with two neurodivergent students, …

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Opportunities at Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute

The Survey Research Program at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute conducts survey research and data collection activities for scientific investigators at the institute as well as outside organizations. They are currently looking to fill the following roles:

Research …

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Can’t Find a Job in Handshake? Try Searching with Keywords

With thousands of jobs and internships for students in Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for you? Utilizing filters and keywords in your job search can be incredibly useful for locating the jobs you want.

Keywords …

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Job post for a personal care assistant

Hi! My name is Amelia O’Hare and I am a graduate student studying landscape architecture and urban design. I am passionate about creating spaces that are welcoming and inclusive and environmentally designed for a changing world. I moved to Seattle …

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UW Substance Use Research Open House 11/3

Interested in opportunities to help with substance use and addiction research? You are invited to a virtual research open house Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 6:30-8:00pm which will consist of presentations by faculty and students from multiple research centers at the …

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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 …