Friday, December 6, 2013

Career Options for Bioscience Graduates...Updated

Here is an updated list, with additions by colleagues and Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Toronto.


  1. Business
    1. Management Consulting
    2. Innovations Officer
    3. Market Analyst
    4. Recruiter
    5. Venture Capitalist
    6. Founder and CEO of own company
  2. Communications
    1. Writing/Editing for Scientific Journals
    2. Writing/Editing for General Science Newspapers/Newsletters/Hospitals
    3. Writing for Grant Writing Services (ie. UHN)
    4.  Science Consultant for Entertainment Industry
    5. Patent Officer/Tech Transfer Officer/Patent Agent
    6. Science/Medical Liaison
    7. Science Translation
  3. Government
    1. Research and Development
    2. Grant and Research Administration
    3. Office of Innovations
    4. Policy
    5. Intelligence Analyst
    6. Forensics
    7. Biodefence Research
    8. Regulatory Affairs
    9. Education
  4. Biotech Industry
    1. Pharma Field Scientist
    2. Biotech Application Scientist
    3. Pharma or Biotech Sales
    4. Forensics
    5. Cosmetic Industry Scientist
    6. Food Supplement Industry
    7. Medicinal Plant R & D
  5. Education
    1. Research Professor
    2. Teaching Stream Professor 
    3. Lecturer
    4. Lab Course Coordinator
    5. High School Teacher / Head of Science Department
    6. Tutorial Services
    7. Science Outreach Programs
    8. Graduate Professional Development Programs
    9. Think Tanks
  6. Non-profit
    1. Independent Science Research Foundations
    2. Social Programs
    3. Public/Global Health Organizations
    4. Environmental Policy and Research
    5. Health/Hospital Research Scientist (Clinical Trial Management)
    6. Food Science / Nutrition Programs in Hospitals

  1. Professional
    1. Doctor
    2. Pharmacist
    3. Dentist
    4. Veterinarian
    5. Lawyer
    6. Health Professional
    7. MBA/Financial


  1. University/Hospital Research Institutes
    1. Grant Administration
    2. Graduate Administration
    3. Undergraduate Administration
    4. Career Centre
    5. Research Facilities
    6. Animal Care
    7. Health and Safety
    8. Training
    9. Planning


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