Life and Physical Sciences

Welcome to the Pitt’s Life & Physical Sciences Career Community! Students in this fast-growing sector may pursue careers in Education, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products, Environmental Services, Medical Devices, Medical Laboratories, Consulting, Financial Services, Engineering, Technology, Government, and more. 

Through this community, you will find industry resources, career advice, job/internship and networking opportunities, workshops, events, and advisors to help you strategize a plan to achieve your post-graduation goals in these exciting fields. We look forward to meeting you!

Please feel free to explore our other industry-specific community pages relating to these fields that offer additional resources to assist with your career path. We look forward to meeting you!

A Complete Guide to the Biotech Job Hunt

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Why is Relevant Experience So Important?

Understanding What Relevant Experience Means

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Having relevant experience is important before applying for a job. For a vacancy that receives several applications, employers will need to save time while going through …

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What Can I Do with My Life Science Degree by Karen Walpole

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How to Get a Job in the Life Sciences Field out of College by Hannah Harshman

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Connect with Alumni

  • Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair (Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology) University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Research Technician UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • 中国上海市
  • Machine learning researcher Huawei

Runyu Bi

  • New York, NY
  • Data Scientist Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Research Instructor University of Pittsburgh
  • Wuhan, Hubei
  • Chemist Wuhan University
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Account Executive Untappd, Inc
  • Muskegon, MI
  • Physician Trinity Health
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Shan Wu

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Biostatistician UPMC
  • Aurora, CO
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellow University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Anesthesiologist UPMC Mercy

Career Center Resources

Did you know?

Some of the top employers for Class of 2020 grads in the sciences included UPMC, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Quest Diagnostics. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details!

Career Center In-Person Services

  • Address: 200 William Pitt Union
  • Phone Number: 412-383-4473
  • Hours: Front Desk open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
  • Consultant Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Internship Team Drop-In Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Career Center Virtual Services