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Biocareers — from the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and SciWeb, a comprehensive online career resource center designed to connect job-seekers and recruiters in the biotechnology industry.
BioJobNet: Biotechnology Career Network — where job-seekers looking for employment in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, and life sciences can search for jobs (by market, location, discipline, and job type) as well as post up to three resumes and cover letters. Free to job-seekers.
BiologyJobs.com — for job-seekers who are specifically interested in the Life Sciences, including agriculture, anatomy/physiology, bioinformatics/biotechnology, botany, cell biology, conservation, ecology, environmental science, genetics, marine science, medicine, natural resources, pharmacology, toxicology, veterinary medicine, and zoology. Search for jobs and post your resume. Membership required. Free to job-seekers.
BiomedScientistJobs.com — an international job site for life sciences (biology, ecology, genetics, immunology, and more) and medical/healthcare researchers. Job-seekers can browse job postings by discipline, location, employer, and sector — or search for job openings based on those same criteria. Registering allows job-seekers to post multiple CVs/resumes and receive email job updates. Free to job-seekers.
BioSpace — where biotechnology, life science, and pharmaceutical professionals can browse job opportunities (by region, job category, and company) as well as gather information on regional career fairs. Free to job-seekers.
Biostatistician Jobs — a job site for biostatisticians, where job-seekers can search job listings (by job title, company name, location, keyword), post your resume, register for a job-search alert, and find salary and other career resources. Part of the Health Care Job Store, which includes more than 400 Health Care Job Sites. No cost to job-seekers.
CEN-ChemJobs — the online classifieds and careers site of Chemical & Engineering News, which lists chemistry, pharmaceutical, and biotech job openings. Job-seekers can search jobs (by area of specialization, industry, job level, education, salary) as well as post your resume. Job-seekers can also register for a job alert program and find helpful career resources. Free to job-seekers.
DrillingSite.com — a petroleum industry job board for job-seekers looking for employment in the oil and gas market. Job-seekers can search job postings (by keyword, position, location, job category), as well as post your resume. No cost to job-seekers.
Energy Careers — featuring positions in all facets of the energy industry, where job-seekers can view current job postings as well as sign-up for a resume service that offers confidentiality, automatic notification of potential opportunities, and complete control over the distribution of your resume. Free to job-seekers.
Future Morph — a great job and career site for science, technology, engineering, and math professionals and students. Search job postings (by keyword and location) or browse latest listing. Find job profiles and other career information, as well as industry news and trends, and much more. No cost to job-seekers.
GIS/GPS/CAD Career Center — where job-seekers can browse or search job openings and find employment related resources targeted to the geo-spatial and lbs industriesas well as post your resume and credentials. Free to job-seekers.
International Pharmajobs.com — for life sciences professionals in Europe and the U.S., where you can search job listings (by keywords, field of interest, and location), post your resume/CV, and register for a job-search agent. Also publishes free industry newsletter (PharmaTalk). Free to job-seekers.
jobscience.com — a job site for healthcare and biopharmaceutical research professionals, where you can post your resume, search job openings (by industry, region, field, industry, or company), register for a job search agent, and find useful career tools (such as company profiles, salary information, and more). Free to job-seekers.
LifeSciencesWorld — where job-seekers can search for job openings (by category, country, and keywords) in the biotechnologies and biofinances industries. Free to job-seekers.
naturejobs.com — a job site for practicing scientists and Ph.D. students in the sciences, where job-seekers can search for jobs (by keyword, location, company, and area of expertise), post your resume, and use a job alert tool — and where students can search for graduate assistanceships. Free to job-seekers.
New York Biotechnology Association — a nonprofit trade association for the biotechnology industry in New York state that includes job listings at every level of the biotech industy from its more than 250 member companies.
PharmaOpportunities — a great job site for the pharmaceutical, biotech, life science, healthcare industries, where job-seekers can search for job listings (by keyword, location, industry), post your resume, review company profiles, and create job alerts. Also includes links to a wide variety of career tools. No cost to job-seekers.
Phds.Org Science, Math, and Engineering Career Site — contiains job listings and other information for scientists and would-be scientists at all levels, from high school students to Nobel laureates, and is designed to help scientists prepare for the changing demands of today’s market, to facilitate the hiring of new Ph.D.s, and to provide a voice to early career scientists.
Science Careers — a great job site for scientists, where you can search hundreds of job postings (by keyword, job classification, posting date, employer type, and location), post your resume or CV, and sign up for a job alert emails. From the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Science Magazine. Free to job-seekers.
Sciencejobs — from the New Scientist Planet Science, a recruitment database that offers a comprehensive listing of current scientific, technological, and acadeic vacancies available on the Web. Currently has more than 300 jobs in the database.
Space Careers — a one-stop reference source for employment in the space industry, with more than 500 links directly related to space jobs. Search for jobs and post your CV. No cost to job-seekers.
SPIE Career Center — from SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, a career and job site for optics, photonics, and imaging professionals. Job-seekers can browse through job listings, post your resume or CV, get more information about companies and career expos, and take advantage of a big online technical library. Free to job-seekers.
The Agency: Recruiting for Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, and Biotechnology Executive Jobs — where professionals can view current job listings (within clinical, international, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, R&D, and sales and marketing), submit your CV or resume, review biopharma news, and find some great career resources. Free to job-seekers.
ThinkJobs.com — a great job site for engineering, technical, computer, and energy professionals. Browse through job listings or search for open positions (by keyword or location). Job-seekers can also submit your resume and create a job-search agent. Focus is on Southeastern U.S. Free to job-seekers.
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