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Careers in Biotechnology

Connect to a Bright Future


Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing sectors, offering graduates excellent opportunities for a rewarding career. Students in the biotechnology program are well-prepared for R&D careers, and careers in industry. Our graduates are trained to build on their science and to explore their opportunities. Alumni of the program work in laboratories, development, regulatory affairs, and are also finding rewarding careers in technical marketing and sales, either with multi-national corporations or emerging start-ups.

Companies are eager to connect with our students. Students engage with Bayer School advisors and faculty for individual guidance through all phases of the job search process. Additionally, through organizations such as the Biotech Club, students learn about company interviewing techniques, networking and best practices to help them prepare to interview effectively.

Top employers include:

  • Helomics
  • Jackson Labs
  • Medimmune
  • Merck
  • Mylan
  • Smith & Nephew
  • ThermoFisher
  • VWR International

Students may also choose to further their studies in a medical school or a PhD program.  Recent graduates have gone on to further their studies at institutions such as:  Columbia University, Duke University, LECOM, University of Arizona Medical School and the University of Maryland.

Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences

A critical need in the life sciences industry is for individuals with both scientific and fundamental business training who can serve as group, project and program managers for emerging life science companies. These individuals will provide an important link between university scientists, the firm's laboratory or development staff and the company's executive management. The MS program provides not just science education, but the soft-skills like communication, leadership which are essential for evolving careers in biomedicine. As a working adult you can develop your current career or use the education to change your career pathway.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology at the Bayer School is a state-approved program designed to train students with a bachelor's degree in the sciences for careers in industry or to provide a foundation for further graduate education working towards a medical degree or Ph.D.