Career resources

Resources for “alternative” science careers. I’ve listed resources that I’ve found particularly helpful or that have otherwise piqued my interest.


Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower, edited by Cynthia Robbins-Roth

“So What Are You Going to Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside Academia, by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius

Guide to Non-Traditional Careers in Science, by Karen Young Kreeger

Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development, by Toby Freedman

Do What You Are: Discovering the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type, by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger


Office of Career Services at Harvard University: The office of career services at your alma mater should be your first stop! They serve alums too (or at least have online resources), so it’s ok if you’re not a current student.

Science Careers, from the journal Science

Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development: This is the companion website for the book by Toby Freedman. Check out especially the job resources page and all the sublinks.

Audrey’s Network and her blog


The Alternative Scientist



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