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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.

Physical & Life Science employers attending the UW Tri-Campus Virtual Summer Job & Internship Fair

Come join the UW Tri-Campus 2022 Virtual Summer Job & Internship Fair hosted by the UW Career & Internship Center!

Register now in Handshake to join us on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 1:00-3:30pm remotely via Handshake and secure your …

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Research Exposed! seminar in fall

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is excited to announce that the speaker line-up has been finalized for autumn term’s Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 I) course. Research Exposed offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a …

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Autumn 2022 courses from UW Epidemiology

EPI 220 – Sexually Transmitted Infections: Causes & Consequences

Who gets STIs and why?  How do you prevent  and treat STIs?  What new STIs have recently emerged?  In this course, you will:

Identify populations at risk for STIs
Gain familiarity with …

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Should You Do a PhD?

Are you considering a PhD and need help deciding?  You can access this short e-book with 8 tips to help you decide:

  PDF: https://sfmartins.gumroad.com/l/ShouldIDoAPhD
  Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YRB38W3

For a free copy, please email the author directly at Samuel.martins@live.com or text via LinkedIn.

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Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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An Evening With Neuroscience 5/6

Grey Matters is the University of Washington’s undergraduate neuroscience journal, committed to making neuroscience accessible and exciting for everyone through their quarterly journal and annual event, An Evening With Neuroscience. An Evening With Neuroscience is a casual event that anyone …

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Student Stories & Advice

Claire Wate

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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

Casey C

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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 …