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Where to Look for Federal Jobs in Biotechnology

Where to Look for Federal Jobs in Biotechnology

Life sciences, technology, manufacturing – it’s all a part of biotechnology. With new discoveries being made every day, there are lots of opportunities to be a part of the action.

To succeed and grow in the 21st century economy, biotechnology employers need to fill each position in their companies, from entry-level to the most advanced, with qualified, skilled individuals. Because the industry is experiencing such rapid growth, biotechnology firms often demand more skilled workers than are available and are projected to need more workers than are currently enrolled in training programs.

There are two ways to learn more about the emerging biotechnology industry. There are the different stages of the biotechnology process:

Research and Development (R&D): conduct groundbreaking scientific research with state-of-the-art scientific technology.

Biotech R&D Technicians: take the first steps toward curing the world’s deadliest diseases. They design state-of-the-art products and services to meet the needs of scientists in the worldwide biomedical research community. This dynamic career path offers opportunities in a variety of research fields.

Quality Control and Assurance: perfect the systems and procedures of cutting-edge research and production. Making a biotechnology product involves meeting specifications for precision and safety. Quality Assurance requires the product to meet certain standards and specifications. These are the people who ensure that products are what the labels say they are.

Manufacturing and Production: build innovative and life-saving scientific technology. Biomanufacturing is an essential component of today’s biotech industry. A career in biomanufacturing requires creativity and innovative thinking. Biomanufacturing technicians are the experts on the development and maintenance of biotech machinery. They play an integral role in biotech research and are responsible for developing and maintaining the technology and innovative equipment that drives industry research.

Alternatively, you might want to learn about specific sub sectors of biotechnology such as:

Agriculture: conducting genetic research that may someday help fight world hunger, agricultural bio-processing is one of the newest and most exciting fields in the biotech industry. Experts agree that the future of farming in the 21st century will be shaped by agricultural bio-processing technology.

Bioprocessing: helping save lives, making companies more profitable, and determining the future of medicine. Bioprocessing is an interdisciplinary specialty that draws on several scientific fields including: engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biochemistry, biology, and, of course, biotechnology.

Bioinformatics: working with sophisticated computer equipment, analyzing biological data, and creating massive genetic databases to unlock genetic secrets. The field of biology has progressively transitioned from a bench-based skill to a computer-based science. The bioinformatics sector represents the technological future of the biotech industry.


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Top Hiring Agencies


The top hiring agencies for biotechnology professionals are in the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of the Interior. Lower-level agencies where these professionals are most needed are the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.


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    rjmst1

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    yo, yo, yo. scron dee. scron dee.

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    greeanfreak

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    biotechcrossing.com is a good source of jobs because it only shows you jobs from employer websites and every other job board out there. This is a good way to findbiotech jobs because these jobs are not often advertised. And it has more biotech jobs than any other site out there. This website will help you towards finding a biotech career that is just for you.

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    todsalin

    over 5 years ago

    14 comments

    Street smarts won't get you into high tech jobs. Sorry, you need training either by on the job or a formal education. Look at the fields that are hiring. Interning and apprenticing under a any teacher, is better than Street Smarts. Tell them you hustled a old lady for her purse during your interview and see how far it gets you.

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    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    I think that Street smarts and job experience can be as valuable if not more that scholar doctrine, in the end

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    suzyq943261

    almost 6 years ago

    3510 comments

    I think it depends on the field your looking to get in :)

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    dpiccini

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Real world experience and street smarts seem to have more presidence.
    I noticed that in particular fields the circumstances are different. Some fields require a ton of hands on experience and others require a college education with no exception.
    IT you have to be hands on, that is the only way you learn it. Real world is critical because there are a ton of things you learn in the field that you don't learn out of the books.
    Healthcare is very hands on, I beleive it just depends on the field. You can't get around experience though.

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    ksadaf

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    i do agree that hands on experience counts the most then the college education. A recent colleg graduate student find more difficuly in finding jobs rather than an experienced associate

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    neal3189

    over 6 years ago

    106 comments

    I heard on cspan today that college was a waste of time and that hands on experience and vocational was more important. Does anyone else agree. Also what happens to our former education through the government and the college credits we earned

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    neal3189

    over 6 years ago

    106 comments

    probably shouldnt make this so accessable

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