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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.

University of Pittsburgh Physician Scientist Training Program info session

The University of Pittsburgh’s PSTP is a 5-year medical school program that adds a year of basic or translational research to the regular Pitt Med experience. Benefits include protected research time, $10,000 of tuition assistance for each year of medical …

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Which Public Health Degree Is Right for Me?

Are you considering a public health graduate degree? The UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health trains students for influential careers in public health practice and research, health administration, health promotion, and health policy. Attend their information session with …

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Huskies@Work — Get Matched with an Alum

Got career questions? The UW’s amazing network of alumni has answers. UW alumni are working in just about every field imaginable, in Puget Sound and all around the world. Find knowledge and inspiration, learn how Huskies landed where they are …

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An Evening with Neuroscience call for artists

Grey Matters Journal is the UW’s undergraduate neuroscience journal focused on increasing accessibility to neuroscience through publications and educational events. Their event, An Evening with Neuroscience, focuses on connecting the general public with the exciting research and discoveries of the …

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Elementary Level Teaching Opportunities for STEM Undergrads

Working with the science teaching team in Bryant Elementary School, volunteers are needed to do a virtual 20-min presentation about a higher-level topic that connects to their curriculum.

They will start their first presentation on 3-17 / 3-18.

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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 …