Biomedical Research

Explore a career in Biomedical Research.

Biomedical research is the broad area of science that involves the investigation of the biological process and the cause of disease. Scientists discover ways to prevent ill-health, and to develop beneficial products, medications, and procedures to treat and cure diseases and conditions that cause illness. This research can be carried out in various settings:

  • Academia
  • Industrial research
  • Government agencies
  • Hospitals and medical facilities
  • Non-government institutions
  • Foreign institutions

Gain Experience

You can become involved in research at a variety of levels. These careers will often require you to gain experience early on in your undergraduate career.

  • Successful candidates have:
    • Analytical skills
    • Laboratory and/or technical skills
    • Ability to work independently or on a multidisciplinary team
    • Strong academic accomplishments and content knowledge
    • Organizational skills
    • Research experience
    • Oral and written communication skills
  • Hiring and application cycle:
    • Internship Cycle – competitive programs in the fall and spring
    • Graduate Program Application Cycle – fall
    • Job Cycle – fall and spring

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