Industry Job Boards

If there are any biopharma, biotech or medical device industry job boards that you think should be included, please let us know.

Our Assessment

Many industry job boards have been around for a long time. No doubt at their inception they were great innovators, among the first job boards online. As the maturing job board industry has advanced alongside life online many industry job boards have been left behind. (See the "Zombies" below).

Today, the relatively few industry job boards that dominate the space collectively provide a great resource. However, the way that jobs are syndicated across many sites means you should expect a fair amount of duplication.

Over 90 percent of job searches start with a search engine, most popular being Google. That means niche job boards have to compete for a top position on the search engine results page. It is one of the ways that they maintain their high visibility.

Being at the head of Google's search results is not a bad thing but other—equally valuable resources—might be "relegated" to a page two or three position and possibly missed. Also, bear in mind is that most search engines (and especially Google) will organize their results based on a variety of factors including your location and search history.

Our Ratings

No stars mean we find the site has little to no use. Five stars mean we think the site is awesome! Decide for yourself...

Bio Careers

Claims to be the first and only career service dedicated to expanding professional options for life science PhDs and MDs. The site provides online career resources and job postings to post-graduate and alumni candidates, and recruitment services to employers.

Bio Careers requires log-in to view jobs and premium content but the site's latest posts (which we viewed via their RSS feed/links) suggests content is infrequently updated and jobs may be old.


Careers and Jobs Feeds
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BiologyJobs.com

BiologyJobs.com says it is geared toward biology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic, postdoc, education, and conservation employment opportunities.

The site has few, if any, recently paid posts. New jobs are being scraped from other sites, mostly third-party recruiters. That is not a bad thing if you can get through the "false-positives."


Job Search
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BioPharma Dive

As good as BioPharma Dive is for news and insights on topics ranging from drug discovery to company mergers and acquisitions their job board is a huge disappointment. No original jobs or employers with positions on the site being back-filled by Jobs2Careers.com.

 


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BioSpace

BioSpace says that it advances the life sciences industry. It also serves as a portal for news and careers.

Long established resource with a lot of assets for job seekers including an excellent job board, updated and diverse job posts.


Job Search
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BiotechEmployment.com

One of many niche sites published by eJobstores.com.

99% of jobs appear to be are pulled directly from Indeed.com, as does the job search function. If you know how to search on Indeed.com's site, BiotechEmployment.com adds little value to the job search although having Indeed.com's database filtered by skill set might be convenient for some. Other sites in the series include:

You get the idea.


Job Search
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Biotechnology-Industry.com/

Biotechnology-Industry.com is one of 200 niche sites published by CareerMarketplace.

The site has many new posts each month. What makes this site different (and useful) is that the majority of jobs are posted by relatively few recruiting firms, headhunters, and staffing companies. Their sister sites BioMedicalEngineer.com and ChemicalEngineer.com follow an exactly similar pattern.


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cafepharma.com

cafepharma is a long-standing site that provides news and resources for thebiopharmaindustry

along with other resources for industry professionals.

Given cafepharma's longevity and popularity its job section (supplemented by Indeed.com posts) is disappointing with fewer than 20 original jobs posted on average each month. The site'sjobs rating sectionis no match for peer review sites likeGlassdoor.comorIndeed.com.We factored these and other shortcomings into our rating.


Job Search
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Cell Career Network

Cell Career Network says it is a global job board which showcases the latest science and research job vacancies for the life sciences.

On average fewer than 100 jobs posted for the U.S. each month. Job search powered by Adicio/CareerCast, itself a network of niche job boards.


Job Search
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chemjobs

chemjobs is a job search tool for finding chemical and related jobs worldwide. It includes a filter for life sciences. The site is published by Reed Business Information.

No careers section with fewer than 500 jobs posted in the life sciences section.


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EnvironmentalScience.org

EnvironmentalScience.org's mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.

EnvironmentalScience.org's job board is powered by ZipRecruiter. As a result, there aren't many paid posts from employers if any at all. As a research and careers resources tool the site might have value for some.


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FierceBiotech

FierceBiotech is a respected source for biotech news. It covers topics like emerging biotech start-ups, FDA decisions, VC deals, and other industry news.

FiercePharma hosts the Life Sciences Job Network. It provides a good number of jobs which are well organized and easy to navigate. In addition to geographic and skill sets categories, the network includes:


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GenomeWeb

GenomeWeb is an independent online news organization based in New York. GenomeWeb serves the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives. Members use and develop the latest tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics.

Useful tools and references in the resources page and careers blog. Although the number of job posts averages fewer than 300 each month, they all appear to be highly relevant.


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GorillaMed

GorillaMed claims to be the "the most comprehensive list of pharmaceutical, device, entry level and medical sales jobs in the world."That might be stretching it.

The site has a good crop of new jobs posted covering a variety of positions. We would have rated the site higher if registration was not required to see the poster details, especially in view of so few "GorillaMed Exclusives."


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HireLifeScience.com

HireLifeScience.com is an employment resource and networking tool for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and life science industries.

HireLifeScience.com is well organized with most major employers represented across multiple categories.


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iHireBiotechnology

iHireBiotechnology is entirely focused on uncovering biotechnology jobs as well as facilitating hiring in this sector.

Comprehensive (but generic) careers advice and resources page with several thousands of jobs aggregated from a variety of sources. Jobs can be filtered by job title and/or location with additional search tools after log-in.


Job Search
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iHirePharmacy

Although geared towards pharmacy recruiting the site has a lot of paid posts for pharmaceutical sales reps.

Like iHireBiotechnology, a comprehensive (but generic) careers advice and resources page. The ability to filter by state and job (in this case pharmaceutical sales) makes this site worth bookmarking.


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JobWatch

JobWatch is published by CenterWatch, "a trusted source and global destination for clinical trials information for both professionals and patients."

We find the tagline "The source for clinical trial jobs and career resources" exaggerated. With fewer than 50 jobs in their entire database, CentreWatch is JobWatch's saving grace. It provides useful material for researching the employment landscape.


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Life Science Network

Life Science Network is a portal for the life sciences with modules for members to share different types of content.

What the site lacks in quantity of job posts it makes up for in their quality. The downside is many posts are from outside the U.S. and those remaining may be for non-profit organizations. Their sister site Science HR follows a similar pattern.


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Medcepts

MedCepts is a network for independent sales reps and contractors, medical product distributors, independent consultants, and industry entrepreneurs. The site publishes a job board which has a good number of posts for people selling medical, biopharma, biotech, and related medical products and services.

RSS feeds for MedCepts' featured opportunities, recent listings, and popular categories make it possible to stay up-to-date with new opportunities as they are published.


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Medical Device Industry Now

Medical Device Industry Now is part of a network of over 200 geographic and niche employment sites published by CareerMarketPlace.com. As its name suggests, the site focuses on the medical device industry.

Yet another job board pulling its search results from Indeed.com making it of limited use (unless you want your search "filtered-to-fit").


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MedReps.com

MedReps.com is one of the sites that has adapted to the twists and turns of the internet's development. It serves job seekers searching for medical sales jobs, pharmaceutical sales jobs, and related positions.

The site has plenty of well-organized employer-posted jobs which are easy to navigate. MedReps.com also has a great careers-related blog.


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MedZilla

Another veteran site that has improved with age, MedZilla brings together biotechnology, pharmaceutical, science, medicine and healthcare professionals, and employers.

Easy to navigate job search with on average over 1000 current listings searchable by company and location, etc.


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New Scientist

New Scientist is a U.K. publication online and in print that covers international news, opinions, and more for STEM professionals and their industries.

The job board has a variety of employer-posted jobs for the U.S. with easy navigation for chemists, operations, and life sciences, etc.. The New Scientist's career hub is an excellent resource.


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MedDeviceJobs.com

MedDeviceJobs.com is one of industry’s long-established job boards.

The site claims over 5100 job posts on the site and over 1300 currently active. We liked the site well enough to not bother validating that claim. Easy navigation and well-organized content.


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PharmaDiversity.com

This is what they say: "Search for pharmaceutical and biotech jobs from across the U.S along with news and information specific to America's leading pharmaceutical companies with a desire to create a diverse and culturally rich workforce."

The site is powered by HealthJobs.com. As a result, without very specific search terms the results are mostly irrelevant. Using the refinement tool can help narrow search results down to biotech and biopharma employers. Nothing in the posts or company profiles indicates a diversity-specific focus.


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PharmaJobs77.com

Part of Jobs77.com network of sites, PharmaJobs77.com is an aggregator sourcing international jobs from company sites, job boards, and newspapers, etc. Related sites include:

Although the nearly 2,000 jobs represent a good cross section of the industry we were unable to find any unique postings. The filtering function (and therefore the ability to create good job agents) is hit and miss. This, and questionable search results, affected our scoring.


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PharmaOpportunities

PharmaOpportunities is a life science and healthcare job board and networking portal. It that brings together job seekers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry with employers recruiting life science and healthcare professionals.

A clean interface makes using the site easy to use. We couldn't find many paid posts and searching requires filtering out foreign language items. Other than that, a site worth checking out.


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PathologyJobsToday.com

PathologyJobsToday.com is published by The American Journal of Pathology. The magazine seeks to publish high-quality, original papers on the cellular and molecular biology of disease.

All the jobs posted appear to be sourced from the web, most notably from Indeed.com. As with other sites pulling jobs from aggregators like Indeed.com the advantage is having search filters automatically applied for you.


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Research Network

ResearchNetwork.com is a career and networking website for research professionals and the companies that seek to employ them.

The site has job posts for a number of disciplines and industries, many for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical sectors.


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Science Careers

Science Careers is published the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a multidisciplinary scientific society and a publisher of several science journals promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to address problems the world faces today.

Science Careers has plenty of recently placed, well organized employer-posted jobs. The site has an easy user interface makes navigation and sorting results simple. The careers advice section is very good.


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Zombie Sites

UrbanDictionary.com describes a "zombie site" as "...common among small service businesses whose owners were once persuaded to "have a website" (usually because 'everyone else has one') but who subsequently take no active interest in maintaining its contents and relevance."

These sites come up from time-to-time among a long list of job boards that are no more. These, however, are still "live" (as in walking-dead).