Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry

Career Paths in Biotech & Pharma

Are you curious about the myriad of career paths available in the bioscience industry? Check out the various opportunities and resources below curated specifically for STEM PhDs.


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Alumni Spotlights

  • Senior Director, ESG Performance and Reporting Bristol Myers Squibb
Meet Arjel >
  • Director BridgeBio
Meet Jeff >
  • Chief Scientific Officer Siduma Therapeutics
Meet Timothy >
  • Director Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Meet Elenoe Crew >
  • Associate Director Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.
Meet Keerthi >

Catherine Hofler PhD 11′ Genetics

  • Director of Research Emerald Therapeutics

Gayan Mirihana Arachchilage, PhD 16′ Kent State University

  • Senior Scientist PTC Therapeutics

Siyu Feng PhD ’19 at UC Berkeley-UCSF

  • Scientist BridgeBio

Valerie Su PhD ’21, Pharmacology

  • Scientist Sanofi

Jennifer Saucier-Sawyer PhD ’15, Biomedical Engineering

  • Principal Scientist Sarepta Therapeutics

Harvey Chin PhD 10′, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

  • Principal Pharmacokineticis Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Daniel Schlingman PhD ’11, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

  • Manager Product Development Abbott

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