Internships

The Temple Biotechnology program has connections with industry and research centers that provide internship opportunities for students. Employers include

  • Charles River Laboratories,
  • CHOP,
  • EUROFINS,
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center,
  • GlaxoSmithKline,
  • Johnson and Johnson,
  • Merck,
  • Prescient Healthcare Group,
  • Regional CROs and CMOs,
  • Temple Healthcare System, and
  • WUXI.

Careers

Since Philadelphia and the surrounding Delaware Valley is a hub for pharmaceutical companies, chemical industries and the health sciences, biotechnology graduates are in high demand in this regional employment market. More generally, given recent growth in the biotechnology sector, the demand for a highly trained workforce with a strong science background has soared.

Career Services

Office of Student Professional Development

The College of Science and Technology Office of Student Professional Development offers assistance to students as they navigate the search for postgraduate positions and research opportunities. The college also hosts job fairs, networking events and workshops.

Learn more about the Office of Student Professional Development.

Job Fairs

The College of Science and Technology job fairs, held each fall and spring semester, are open to undergraduate and master’s-level science and technology majors, as well as alumni of the college. Job fairs typically draw more than 60 employers, including Apex Life Science, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the city of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology, Elsevier, Lockheed Martin, and the Wistar Institute.

The job fairs give you opportunities to

  • explore potential career paths,
  • network with Temple alumni and
  • talk to employers in your field of study.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology job fairs.

University Career Center

You can visit Temple University’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence. You’ll have access to

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Biotechnology PSM may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Aerospace Engineers

$113,030.00

Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Managers

$137,720.00

Bioinformatics Scientists

$76,690.00

Bioinformatics Technicians

$47,400.00

Biological Technicians

$43,800.00

Biomedical Engineers

$88,040.00

Civil Engineers

$84,770.00

Mechanical Engineers

$85,880.00

Nanosystems Engineers

$97,250.00

Nuclear Medicine Physicians

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* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).