The life sciences field, which can include large pharmaceutical companies (i.e. Johnson & Johnson), biotechnology startups (i.e. Wave Life Sciences), and medical devices (i.e. Abbott), has opportunities for all degree concentrations. While it can be a great industry fit for those who have concentrated in the sciences and have research/lab experience, the field also has numerous opportunities in business, finance, and strategy. Whether you are looking to be in the lab or beyond the bench, the life sciences field is expected to grow. For instance, MassBioEd’s recent Life Sciences Employer Outlook report estimates the life sciences will increase in Massachusetts by 32% in 10 years.

Alos Diallo, ALM Biotechnology

Where will you be living next year, and what will you be doing?
Germany or the UK – Likely a PhD. I am applying to PhD programs in Germany and the UK, in addition to the US.

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Simon Liang, ALM Biotechnology

Where will you be living next year, and what will you be doing?
Boston, MA – I am working as a Senior Scientist at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research after being promoted prior to finishing my thesis research.

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Shivani Aggarwal, A.B. Integrative Biology

Where are you located now?
New Jersey

What are you doing?
MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society at the University of Cambridge, Trinity College on a Keasbey Fellowship

What advice do you have for Harvard undergraduates, now that you’ve graduated?

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