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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.

Connect with a UW alum through Huskies@Work!

More than ever, students need connections to help them explore what their career paths could look like after graduation. That’s where alumni come in.

Huskies@Work matches up alumni and students for one-time, low-commitment talks about careers. Connect online, in person …

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Making Millions Of COVID-19 Tests Is Just One Way Thermo Fisher Scientific Is Fighting The Pandemic

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a Fortune 100 company committed to pushing science and technology a step beyond, so scientists have the freedom to be bolder and more innovative. Their instruments and technology help scientists and researchers with important work like  

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Science Education Internship @ Fred Hutch

The Science Education Partnership (SEP) seeks an Intern to support their program for Washington state science teachers sponsored by Fred Hutch. Through professional development workshops and a science mentor program, teachers learn molecular biology techniques and also have the opportunity …

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Paid & Volunteer Positions to Amplify Neurodivergent Voices

Huskies for Neurodiversity is a student-led initiative that promotes visibility and acceptance of neurodiversity at UW campus and beyond. Spearheaded by a team with two neurodivergent students, their goal is to destigmatize and educate about neurodiversity and disability accommodations on …

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NYT: How to Succeed When You’re Marginalized or Discriminated Against at Work

“Hacking” your work only works if you’re a person who would be congratulated for your ingenuity.

If you’re not, Alan Henry shares his insights on what to try instead.

Click here to read the New York Times article. 

 

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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 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 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 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 …