For scientists, jobs are very difficult to find these
days. This site aims to provide scientists with information on
traditional and alternative careers with both links and featured
guest essays by scientists who offer their wisdom on how to find
a job, what their jobs are like, and other topics of interest.
Recent stories on the science job marketplace.
Careers Information for College & High School Students
Science Careers (Ph.D. level):
Traditional science careers include professorships
at research- or teaching-oriented universities and colleges.
Research scientist positions in private industry are far more
common now than twenty years ago and so are among today's typical
career choices for Ph.D. level scientists.
undergraduate teaching emphasis
scientist, private sector
What is an alternative science career? It is probably a job that
an early stage graduate student would never have predicted for
his/her future, but yet in some way is related to science and
so makes use of the individual's scientific training. This group
of careers includes jobs in science industry away from the bench,
e.g. in computational biology, regulatory affairs, marketing,
sales, technical support and business development. Other examples
are technical writer, patent attorney, patent agent, public policy
specialist, science journalist, and science textbook editor.
For a compilation of general links and information on alternative
careers for scientists, as well as specialized pages with collections
of links about careers in Patent Law, Technology Transfer, Public
Policy, Science Writing and Journalism, Science Education, and
Bioinformatics/Biocomputing, please visit our Alternative
Careers Launch Page.
To help you navigate this growing site.