Career Links

The sites listed below contain listings and information specific to jobs and careers in the sciences. There are also a large number of online jobs Web sites (not listed here) that are not specific to science but list many science-related jobs.

  • General science career and job info
  • Ecology & related fields
  • Environmental science and policy
  • Environmental fields
  • Biomedical fields

Guide to Landing a Job –

Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists and Engineers:

National Academy of Sciences – Careers in Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond
Information on careers and job resources from the National Academy of Sciences.

American Institute of Biological Science:
A collection of links to career advice and job postings in a wide range of biology fields. Includes job opportunities at AIBS.

Science’s Careers:
Online career information and resources from the journal Science.

Another online database of biology jobs.

Zookeeping and Aquarist Careers:
Information and advice on starting a career at a zoo or aquarium. Includes links to other sites with job postings and career information.
A resource for job seekers and employers who are specifically interested in the Life Sciences. Biology job categories in the database include Agriculture, Anatomy/Physiology, Bioinformatics/Biotechnology, Botany, Cell Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Marine Science, Medicine, Natural Resources, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Veterinary Medicine, and Zoology. Search job listings or post your resume.

Careers in Biology:

Complete Guide to an Online Biology Degree:
This website offers a comprehensive look at the growth of online higher education programs at not-for-profit universities. It also provides tips for pursuing a graduate graduate degree program while working and a list of the top STEM-based undergraduate programs calculated with the ROI against a student’s degree.

Zippia – Biology Major Career Paths
Zippia is a resource site for job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations with knowledgeable data. They have been featured in USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC and the NY Times, among other leading publications.

Ecology and Environmental Jobs:

PM Environmental – Environmental Consulting Career Advice
Interviews of professionals in the environmental consulting industry. They give responses on career paths, classes to take and entry-level positions.

Environmental Careers World:
From Environmental Careers World, an environmental position recruiting firm. The site lists positions ranging from field assistants, to post-doctoral positions, to faculty positions in and out of the US, with universities, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. [From Scout Report for Science and Engineering]

Employment Opportunities in Wildlife and Fisheries Science:
From Texas A&M University – a resource for jobs in wildlife/fisheries all over the country.

The Ecological Society of America:
News and plenty more about every topic in ecology. Job announcements, internship, and fellowship opportunities (ESA Careers Page), plus information on Careers in Ecology.

An e-mail discussion group sponsored by the Ecological Society of America. Frequently carries job, internship, and graduate assistantship announcements in ecological and environmental fields. An archive of job announcements is available via e-mail. For a list of some of the recent postings most likely to be of interest to undergraduates, go to our own page of jobs postings.

Society for Conservation Biology:
The best source to begin a search for conservation-related employment or information on programs in conservation biology.

Ornithological Jobs:
Lots of bird-oriented job opportunities and graduate fellowships available online. From listings in the Ornithological Newsletter of the Ornithological Societies of North America.

International Center for Tropical Biology at the University of Missouri at Saint Louis:
Information on current topics in tropical conservation biology, includes links to other major organizations concerned with tropical ecology (e.g. Organization of Tropical Studies, Smithsonian Institution).

The Nature Conservancy:
Includes searchable job listings at TNC (under Get Involved).
US Department of the Interior

Department of Interiors:
A searchable index of jobs throughout the Dept. of Interior, including FWS, BLM, USGS. Tip: try using “Biologist” and “Biological Technician” as search keywords.

United States Geological Survey:
Advertises many internships that are reserved exclusively for recent college graduates and also posts advertisements for jobs at many environmentally-oriented government agencies.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service:
Lists employment and volunteer opportunities plus information on careers.

The Environmental Protection Agency:
Advertises many internships that are reserved exclusively for recent college graduates and also posts advertisements for jobs at many environmentally-oriented government agencies.

Green Jobs:
from the Sustainable Business Network. Listings of job opportunities in a wide variety of “green” businesses and organizations, plus some fellowships and internships.

E Jobs:
Environmental Jobs and Careers in New England. The site contains information on jobs with state government, engineering and consulting firms, environmental laboratories, law firms, and non-profit organizations. Although primarily targeted at the New England region, there are also links to organizations in other geographical regions and general employment resources.

Environmental Careers Organization:
A nonprofit organization that offers paid internships in the environmental science and policy.

CONSULTmarine: Jobs in the Environment/Marine sciences:
From the Society of Wetland Scientists. A listing of jobs at all levels, graduate assistantships, and postdoctoral opportunities in all areas of wetland-related science.

Environmental Career Opportunities:
provided by the George Washington University Green University Initiative program. Many links to job opportunity sites in all environmental fields.

Environmental Jobs and Careers:
E Jobs links to environmental opportunities in the USA and Canada. Employment includes careers such as environmental engineers, nature and wetlands scientists, GIS, technicians, chemists, earth sciences / geologists, policy and law, wildlife conservation, planning, education, wastewater treatment and operations, program and project management, etc.

Ducks Unlimited:
Ducks Unlimited (DU), one of the most powerful hunting/ conservation organizations in North America, works “to fulfill the annual life cycle needs of North American waterfowl by protecting, enhancing, restoring and managing important wetlands and associated uplands.”  Jobs related to wetlands and waterfowl research and management are posted regularly at the DU Website.

EE-Link: Job Postings:
Listing of jobs mostly in environmental education.  The EE-link site also has a page of links (EE Link: EE Jobs)  to other sources of biology & environmental jobs.

American Fisheries Society:
Job listings in fisheries and related fields. Includes permanent jobs at all levels, graduate fellowships, and listing of student research opportunities and internships.

Environmental Career Center:
designed to help people work for the environment through comprehensive environmental and natural resources job listings, career news, inside tips and advice, employer interviews, and career research reports.

Biomedical Jobs:

Biomed Net:
A comprehensive site for biologists. Free registration is required. Includes career resources and a searchable database of job announcements.

FASEB Career Resources:
Biomedical job announcements and career resources from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Bio Online Career Center:
List of mostly biotechnology and pharmaceutical jobs. is a bio-pharmaceutical network integrating community features, advanced e-commerce functions, scientific tools, directories & an advanced career board for Life Science professionals. is a career website for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. Provides career information, job listings, resume database and industry events. Job Seekers will find numerous job openings, resume building advice, salary data, interview tips, stock investment updates, and critical career information.  Job seekers can search job postings or register for free and post a resume for employers.


2020 Annual Conference

THEME: Looking Forward: Biology Education in the Future
HOST: Dutchess Community College
WHERE: Poughkeepsie, New York
WHEN: April 17-19, 2020