Program graduates are prepared for an array of careers in the biotechnology, healthcare or pharmaceutical industries. Some of the fields students pursue include
- bioinformatic engineering,
- biomedical science,
- medicine and
- molecular biology.
Some of the companies and research institutions where graduates have secured positions include
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
- Coriell Institute for Medical Research,
- FOXO Technologies,
- INOVIO Pharmaceuticals,
- Spark Therapeutics,
- The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, and
- the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine.
A key component of the Bioinformatics and Biological Data Science PSM degree is the capstone project, which typically originates from an internship in the second year. The goal of the internship is for the student to conduct original bioinformatics research in a professional work environment.
Students often work with faculty, a member of the Bioinformatics and Biological Data Science Advisory Board or a professional working on research for a company. Students work with the program director as well as the Office of Student Professional Development to get help finding an internship suited to their academic and career goals.