Careers - Biotech
The information on this page is meant to serve as starting point for students who are exploring career options in academia and beyond. Many of the listed organizations and publications are intended specifically for students. Information will be updated regularly; please contact Karen Harmin (karen_harmin [at] hms.harvard.edu) to suggest an update. In addition, students are encouraged to get in touch with the contact people associated with each of the career areas in the DMS "Paths Program."
Harvard's Division of Medical Sciences Biotechnology Path helps to inform, encourage, enable and connect students interested in a career in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries with alumni, professors and industry professionals.
Hosts events and provides services that allow members to explore the world of business and biotechnology. Past topics include: healthcare/biotech consulting, intellectual property & patent law, venture capital, entrepreneurship, globalization, resume preparation, and networking.
A consortium of Massachusetts biotech companies that hosts an online job listing site.
A regular Friday lunchtime seminar featuring speakers from academia and industry. Focuses on scientific issues relating to business innovation and economic analysis of scientific developments.
HIC is a student-organized HMS workshop aimed at helping students succeed in medicine and life science entrepreneurship. The course is taught by industry leaders and venture capitalists. Students learn about industry trends in the life sciences, regulatory and reimbursement issues, health policy, startups and startup financing, venture capital, licensing, technology transfer, and other matters related to the biotech, medtech, diagnostics and medical device industries.
A recent news article in Nature magazine on neuropharmaceutical research, recommended by a recent alum in the industry.
A news article in Nature Jobs on industrial postdoctoral fellowships.
Personal reflections from a scientist working in industry, with a focus on questions relating to industry postdocs.
Harvard Business School offers an online program, HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe), that teaches that fundamentals of business. Graduate students in non-business fields are part of the intended audience for this program. The goal is to develop basic fluency in the language of business through three courses:
Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting.
Some companies, such as those listed below, have established
postdoctoral fellowship programs. However, just because a company is
not on this list does not mean they don’t have postdoctoral positions.