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The Department of Biology actively provides information and resources on obtaining a science-related job as a service for our students and alumni. Current students may be able to use part- or full-time jobs in an internship ~ a career-oriented work experience where students earn university credits. For more information on internships, see the Internships page on our web site.
The Biology Department has a strong commitment toward helping our students prepare for jobs in their chosen field. Each week we post a list of biology-related jobs in the Pacific Northwest (see "Jobs List" below to link to current listing). Students and alumni are encouraged to check out the current jobs listing, local employer list, and other resources on our web site and in the department.
Click here to go to the Current Jobs List. These biology-related jobs are updated weekly and are generally posted on Wednesdays. Primarily entry-level positions and part-time (experience-gaining) jobs are listed. Contact employers directly for additional information about the position or to apply. [NOTE: The jobs list is in pdf format which requires Acrobat Reader to open. If you don't have the latest version of Acrobat Reader, go to the Adobe website, for a free download.]
We also maintain a list of companies with previously-advertised positions. Contact them directly to see if they:
- Have current openings;
- Anticipate hiring in the future; and/or
- Keep resumes on file to contact as needed.
Each entry contains either the position that was advertised (with job duties and qualifications) or simply lists all the positions the company has posted. In either case, use this list to identify where you might want to work based on the types of jobs the different companies have advertised. Click here to go to the Previously-Advertised Jobs List. [See note above regarding Acrobat Reader.]
The following links take you to various resources that specialize in biology-related jobs.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service job listing (http://www.ars.usda.gov/careers/) includes plant, animal, aquatics, insects, and soil-related jobs across the United States. The "Other" listings are entry-level jobs and may be an excellent opportunity to pursue. You can sign up to have the list e-mailed to you.
- Access Excellence (http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/CC/) has links to careers in Biotechnology as well as The Biotechnology Career Guide resource.
- Bio.com (http://www.bio.com/careercenter) is a job resource center where you can post resumes and look for jobs in science. References and articles provide assistance in getting a science-related job.
- Undergraduate Research in Biology (http://firstmarket.com/fitzroy) provides summer and part-time positions available to students.
- Science Careers (http://www.sciencecareers.org) is a database of science jobs (many for biology).
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In getting a job, particularly for your first job, you must have a resume that details your education and experience. It should be formatted so it clearly and succinctly displays your skills and qualifications. Here are some additional links for preparing your resume.
- First Job (Check back with us later ~ this section is still being compiled)
Department of Biology
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
FAX: (509) 359-6867