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Sector and Career


The biotechnology sector continues to be one of the fastest growing economic sectors1 in the U.S. creating new opportunities within the four primary sub sectors; agricultural feedstock and chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment and research, testing and medical laboratories. The following list of resources is provided to assist you in learning more about this emerging field and opportunities at UMBC.

UMBC Resources and Centers

Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
Shriver Center
UMBC Career Services Center

Biotech Industry News & Trends

BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization)
BioWorld Online
Biotech Now

General Industry Information

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-09 "Biological Scientists
Biotech Salaries

Biotech Job Search Sites

iHire Biotechnology
Science Careers

Professional Organizations and Societies

American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Society for Microbiology
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Drug Information Association
European Patent Office
Food and Drug Administration
Food and Drug Law Institute
Institute of Food and Drug Assocation
Maryland Biotechnology Center
National Institutes of Health
Parental Drug Association
Regulatory Affairs Professional Society
Society for Industrial Microbiology
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Engery
U.S. Patent Office
Women in Bio

Literature, References and Databases

National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Library of Medicine
National Agricultural Library
U.S. Patent Search