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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.

Grey Matters Journal Fall Artist & Designer Recruitment

Grey Matters Journal is the University of Washington’s undergraduate neuroscience journal focused on increasing accessibility to neuroscience through quarterly publications, activities and events, and content creation. Each quarter, teams of students write, edit, illustrate, and design beautiful articles that showcase …

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New Resume Templates from the Career & Internship Center!

The Career & Internship Center has compiled more than a dozen great examples of resumes and CVs geared towards different interests and industries, including the Physical & Life Sciences. Be sure to check out more than one!

A resume is …

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Women in STEM Career Fair: ‘Beyond the Glass Ceiling’ Panel Discussion

Our recent Women in STEM Career Fair featured a panel discussion entitled “Beyond the Glass Ceiling.” The discussion included panelists from Infosys, Instrumental, Trinity Life Sciences, and Holland & Hart, and focused on how to navigate the interview process, negotiating offers, issues …

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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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Student Stories & Advice

Kaitlin Beel

Student Stories & Advice
  • MPaT (Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics) University of Minnesota
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Flora Walchenbach

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  • Atmospheric Science University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Elizabeth Gilson

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  • Master of Molecular Science and Software Engineering University of California, Berkeley
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Jenny Jiang

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  • Ph. D in Biomedical Science University of Iowa
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Molly Stephenson

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  • Research Scientist Assistant University of Washington Department of Microbiology
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Matthew Prado

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  • Wind Tunnel Model Stress Engineer Boeing
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Grace Grotz

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  • Surgical Veterinary Assistant Ballard Animal Hospital
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Mahika Rao

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  • Biology Technician National Park Service
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Navera Ahmed

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  • Project Manager I King County Solid Waste Division
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Emily Chen

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  • Research Technician Fred Hutch Cancer Center
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Charlie D

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  • Staff Geologist Georesources, LLC
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Claire Wate

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  • Postbac Researcher ORISE Fellowship
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Featured Resources

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Consulting Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs books are a valuable career exploration tool for libraries and career centers. Written in an …

Vault Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Jobs, Third Edition

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

Vault Career Guide to Health Care Management, Fourth Edition

Health care management, also known as health care administration, encompasses a wide range of jobs in a variety of organizations, …

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 Dental Care 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 Alternative Health Care Jobs, Second Edition

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