How do I go about finding a job for my B.S. Biochemistry degree?

The following is a sample list of "Biochemistry" job postings in BioSpace:

Director of Biochemistry

10X Genomics

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

10x Genomics is looking for an outstanding scientist and leader to lead and grow its Biochemistry Department. The ideal candidate will be an excellent manager of people and posses a deep background in biochemistry, as well as a broad understanding...

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Research Associate, Biochemistry

Aspyrian Therapeutics

San Diego, CA

Aspyrian Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company located in San Diego, California, developing novel cutting-edge anticancer therapeutics based on a proprietary technology exclusively licensed from the National Cancer Institute at...

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Sr. Scientist - Biochemistry

Global Blood Therapeutics

South San Francisco, CA

We seek a senior level experienced protein biochemist/enzymologist to make significant contributions to our drug discovery projects. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team including medicinal chemists, structural...

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Senior Scientist - Mechanistic Biochemistry

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Waltham, MA

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously...

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Quality Control Supervisor, Biochemistry


Gaithersburg, MD

Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a clinical-stage vaccine company committed to delivering novel products to prevent a broad range of infectious diseases. Our recombinant nanoparticles and adjuvant technology are the foundation for groundbreaking...

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Associate Director, Research & Development - Proteomic and Protein Biochemistry

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg - Corporate Headquarters, MD

If you're inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions -- join us. MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you'll have the opportunity to make a...

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Senior Scientist in Project Progression and Biochemistry Line

Pfizer Inc.

Andover, MA

About Pfizer A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career...

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A BS in Biochemistry will get you into many career opportunities in traditional science and technology, production, research, biotechnology, clinical, drug development, analytical labs, quality control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) industry. The available fields are so broad and there are so many opportunities that you need to ask yourself whether this will be a short term job(highly recommended to consider getting a PhD if you want to excel in Research and Development (R&D)) or long term (no more study). Due to the globalization and outsourcing of technology jobs, there are actually more job opportunities in Quality (QC/QA) that a biochemistry degree will be adequate. However, you need to understand what GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (21CFR 210, 211 for Pharmaceuticals or 21 CFR 820 for medical devices) if you want to standout during your interviews. For practice, you should look up and sign up in the career sections of big companies like Johnson and Johnson, Genentech, Gilead, Amgen, Stryker, Medtronics , etc., study their products and technologies and company culture to find out whether that's an ideal company for you. Also, sign up to free services provided by BioSpace, Monster, and temporary/contract employment agency such as RealStaffing, and other legitimate agencies. Finally, never, never pay anyone to help you find a job.

+1 The only thing I would add is that I prefer over Monster. Indeed does a great job of aggregating job listings from all over into one single destination. Here are some basic links to get you started:

1. Entry level, full-time bio chemistry jobs in SF

2. Entry level bio chemistry jobs in Arizona

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