Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences
for Undergraduates and Recent College Graduates
This is a fellowship for recent college graduates who would like to take a year or two off before enrolling in graduate or medical school. It allows the individual to work in a research lab at the NIH full time, gaining an intensive experience in how research is conducted. Opportunities for taking courses at the FAES Graduate School are also available.
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution.
The summer intern program at the National Institutes of Health offers an opportunity for undergraduates to develop experience in biomedical research at one of the top research institutions in the world. Summer internships last for 8 to 10 weeks and are available at the NIH campuses in Bethesda, Frederick, and Baltimore Maryland.
Links for Graduate School in Biology
- Information on the Graduate Record Exam
- The Medical College Admission Test
- The National Science Foundation Home Page
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Web site
- NSF FastLane (on-line application)
- Peterson's Educational Portal
- Graduate School Information
- US News and World Report
Study/research abroad. Programs that are designed specifically for biology, chemistry and pre-med majors. All programs are all-inclusive and conducted in ENGLISH.
Large Pharmaceutical Companies
Web sites for career opportunities at many of the major pharmaceutical companies. These companies hire college graduates with a biology degree for many different types of careers in research and development.
- Bristol Meyers Squibb
- Proctor & Gamble
- 3M Pharmaceutical
Web Sites for Biology Careers and Employment
- Careers in Environmental Sciences at clarkson.edu
- Careers in Biology at emporia.edu
- Biotech careers at medzilla.com
Find out about science careers through the Science website
The Cooperative Program at Clarkson allows you to graduate within 4 years while you gain experience in the pharmaceutical industry through arrangements with companies such as Proctor and Gamble.
A list of websites for some biotechnology companies that might have positions for recent college graduates with training in biology/molecular biology
- Thermo Scientific
- Life Technologies
- Elan Pharmaceuticals
- Alexion Pharmaceuticals
‘Big Companies’ that Hire Biologists
Many large companies conduct research and development in the biological sciences and might be interested in hiring recent graduates.
‘Smaller Research Institutes’ that Hire Biologists
These institutes perform biomedical research and may need to fill technical positions with recent college graduates, or they may have openings for graduate study.
Are you thinking about graduate school or medical school in the near future? The Kaplan course may be helpful for preparing you to do your best on these types of standardized tests.