University of Wisconsin–Madison

Scientific Research & Development

You may be working in a lab, individually or part of a team. You might be out in the field or in an office setting utilizing analytical and critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. Your work could span any number of paths that include positions in: scientific research & development; biotechnology; bioinformatics;  research related to behavioral sciences, biological, chemical, physics, pharmaceutical, environmental, or patents;  forensic science, and scientific consulting.

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From therapeutic and drug development to translational and integrated science, Wisconsin has it all. Accounting for one of the states’s largest economic drivers, biotech and biopharma continue to flourish in Wisconsin.

Check Out Related L&S Courses

There are a wide array of courses open to L&S students that will help you explore careers in Scientific Research & Development. Check them out to gain insight and earn academic credit:

For non-science majors. The twentieth century physical world picture and its origins. Selected topics in classical physics: relativity and the quantum theory with emphasis on the meaning of basic concepts and their broader implications rather than practical applications. Three lectures per week. Learn more and register at MyUW

Introduction at the non-calculus level. Not recommended for students in the physical sciences and engineering. Principles of mechanics, heat, and sound, with applications to a number of different fields. Two lectures, two discussions, plus one two-hour lab per week. Learn more and register at MyUW

Seminar course designed primarily for sophomores or transfer students to begin independent research in chemistry. Taken concurrently with 1-3 research credits with faculty member. Supports independent research experience. Learn more and register at MyUW

Exploring Research in Science is an opportunity for first-year, second-year and transfer students to gain an understanding of the science research landscape at UW-Madison, to explore ways that scientists from different disciplines approach research, and to build skills in thinking like a scientist. The course will provide guidance on finding a research mentor and will expose students to science careers. Learn more and register at MyUW

Making Connections

Student/Professional Organizations

UW-Madison has a variety of scientific and research related student organizations to consider joining. They range from pharmaceutical, chemical, biological, undergraduate research, and environmental sciences. Check out a few on our list

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Graduate School Resources

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