Job Opportunities

  • If you are looking for a research position after you graduate, and want to combine your skills in molecular biology and passion for wildlife conservation, please consider the following job opening with the US Forest Service and National Genomics Center. 

    *The employer is a Carleton alum, and realizes that the start date would have to occur after graduation

  • The laboratory of Dr. Sophie Dumont at the University of California San Francisco has an opening for a full-time research specialist starting in May 2017. 

    Interested candidates should formally apply via AP Recruit at Please include a CV containing previous research experience, GPA and three references. Also, please include a short cover letter on why you are interested in this position and on your career goals.

  • MS Program in Biomedical Sciences

    February 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    This 1-year, non-thesis MS program in the biomedical sciences at Iowa State University includes one year of graduate course work, laboratory training, and collaboration with faculty on a project of choice. By the end of the program, students will earn a Master's in Biomedical sciences.

     The Department of Biomedical Sciences within the college of Veterinary Medicine has access to state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces. In addition, students will have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty whose research interests range from molecular neurotoxicology, to pediatric immunology, to targets for antiparasitic drugs.

    This program is for students planning to:

    • Enter professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary, PA, etc.)
    • Pursue a PhD
    • Teach in higher education
    • Land a career in industry 

    Application Deadline: May 1st, 2017

  • Animal Keeper at a Wildlife Refuge

    February 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Work with Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

    This position includes being responsible for the daily care of tigers, lions, bears, leopards, cougars, servals, caracals, bobcats, coyotes, a rhesus macaque, and hoof stock. Daily care includes cleaning, feeding, and madicating.

    Additional duties include: habitat maintenance and construction, animal husbandry and enrichment, record keeping of animal behavior, educational public tours, and customer service.

    $50/week compensation, housing provided.

    To apply:

    Send cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to 

    Emily McCormack
    Subject: Internship Program

    Position begins on August 15, 2017

    Apply by: April 1, 2017

  • Environment America Fellow

    January 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Become an Environment America Fellow! Start your career in environmental action and advocacy by working closely with our experienced advocates and organizers

    In 2017 we need to defend the progress we've made and stay focused on what America can do and must do for our environment. You’ll help us recruit a team of staff that will work to:

    • Protect the bees by banning toxic chemicals that are helping to drive bees and other pollinators toward extinction.
    • Commit more communities and campuses to 100% renewable energy -- and to fight to keep more fossil fuels in the ground.
    • Protect the parks and other places we love.
    • Most of all, we're committed to inviting everybody to join us. Because no matter what our political divisions might be, we still breathe the same air, drink the same water, and love the same mountains, rivers, forests and parks.
  • The laboratory of Dr. Samara Reck-Peterson (’93) at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine has an opening for a full-time research technician. Based in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Department, the laboratory focuses on determining the molecular mechanisms of intracellular transport. The lab is also interested in understanding how defects in transport cause neurological diseases in humans. A wide range of experimental approaches are employed, including molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry as well as state-of-the-art single-molecule and live-cell microscopy techniques. Additional information on the laboratory is available on the website:

  • Highlands Biological Station Positions

    November 21, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Highlands Biological Station in North Carolina is seeking unpaid Assistant Naturalist Interns and paid Botanical Garden Assistants and Assistant Naturalists for the summer of 2017. Applications are due April 14, 2017 and March 11, 2017 for unpaid and paid positions, respectively.

  • MS or PhD UMN College of Veterinary Medicine

    November 21, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Earn your MS or Ph.D. degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Its strengths in genetics, infectious disease, immunology, comparative medicine, and zoonotic agents will prepare you for success at the intersection of animal, human and ecosystem health. Key scientific fields are facing shortages of new graduates, and an advanced degree rooted in comparative veterinary medicine will give you an advantage to address longstanding health issues. Apply by December 15, 2016 for admittance in the fall of 2017.

  • Get an on-campus paid internship to develop leadership and management skills that employers and graduate schools are looking for! This two-semester paid internship is for students of any major who want to develop real world skills in management, budgeting, communication, public speaking, marketing, and event planning. Interns receive a $1,500 stipend and attend an all-expenses-paid leadership training retreat. Apply by December 1, 2016.

  • The program offers a wide range of research and training opportunities, form advancing basic ocean sciences (e.g. physical, biological and chemical oceanography) to solving emerging ocean and coastal threats (e.g. sea level, ocean toxins, coastal hazards, navigation, energy). Students admitted in the program will receive full financial support. The deadlines to apply are December 8, 2016 and February 15, 2017 for a Fall 2017 start date.

  • SciTechsperience Internship Program

    November 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    SciTechsperience is a state-funded program that connects college STEM majors to paid internships at small to medium-sized companies across the state of Minnesota. This year at least 275 students will be hired through the program. There are already 50+ jobs posted at and many of their partner companies are hoping to hire students for the winter or spring semester. Students can enroll by visiting the website and completing the student enrollment form. Once approved they’ll be able to view the job board and can begin searching for an internship.

  • Elite Medical Scribes Positions Open

    October 18, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Medical Scribes work one-on-one with physicians. This gets them in "the front lines" of medicine and helps them learn a vast amount of medical terminology. They are also able to build personal relationships with the physicians, which allows for great letters of recommendation. Elite Medical Scribes is looking to hire medical scribes in various Mayo Clinic locations. They hire both pre-health professional students and recent graduates!