Career Options

Studying in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, you’ll study molecular and cellular processes connected with aging, disease and oncogenesis and learn how molecular biology concepts inform research approaches. In addition, you will acquire training in fundamental and state-of-the-art molecular biological experimental strategies, bioinformatics, and computer-based analysis of protein structures.

Degree: B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Potential Career Options in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)

Biomedical Scientist
Chemical Engineer
Clinical Research Consultant
Clinical Researcher
Cosmetics Developer
Data Analyst
Environmental Scientist
Forensic Scientist
Materials Scientist
Oil and Gas Scientist
Patent Lawyer
Petroleum Engineer
Research Analyst
Science Writer

Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

Bend Anesthesiology Group
Fall Creek Internal Medicine
Grace Bio-Labs
Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Mosaic Medical
Oregon State Police Forensic Science
Serán Bioscience
St. Charles Health Systems
St. Charles Medical Laboratory and Blood Bank
Summit Health
ThermoFisher Scientific

Where are OSU Biochemistry and Molecular Biology alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford University
Computational Biologist, Oregon Health and Science University
Computer Scientist, SRI International
Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University College of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Microbiologist, Element Materials Technology
Microbiology Lead, Tophat Mushrooms
Neuroscience Specialty Representative, Vanda Pharmaceuticals
Principal Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb
Process Engineer, Genentech
QC Laboratory Technician, Genentech
Research Assistant, Oregon Health and Science University
Research Scientist, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Scientist, NanoString Technologies, Inc.
Scientist, Nurix Therapeutics
Senior Editor and Grant Writer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Staff Machine Learning Engineer, Flock Safety
Staff Scientist, 10X Genomics

Job Search

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Niche Boards

American Chemical Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
NewScientist Jobs

Graduate School

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Professional Associations

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

American Chemical Society
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemical Society
Society for General Microbiology
Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Additional Resources

Exploring Careers in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mayo Clinic Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is here to help you navigate your future path.

Contact Career Development Center