Biochemistry focuses on the chemical processes occurring in the wide variety of living systems and touches essentially all aspects of our own lives. Our Northeastern program engages you in two integrated paths to a career in biochemistry: rigorous coursework that prepares you to interpret the ever-expanding knowledge base and hands-on learning that positions you to leverage cutting-edge technology to solve fundamental problems in the chemistry of life.

Job Titles

Assistant ResearcherAssociate Analyst
Associate Researcher*Chemist
Chief Medical Resident*Dental Surgeon*
Genetic Counselor*Intellectual Property Attorney (Patent Law)*
Microbiology Lab Technician*Pharmacist*
Research Investigator*Research Technician
Technical Sales Representative

Positions that require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Acceleron Pharma Inc.Bristol-Myers Squibb
bluebird bio

Broad Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Harvard Medical School





Rubius Therapeutics

Sanofi Genzyme

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Nova Biomedical Corporation


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:
Food ProcessingGovernment: local, state and federal
Sales and MarketingScientific and Lab Research

Internships and Co-op

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities:

  • Data Science Intern
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Scientist Intern
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biomedical Researcher
  •  Biotechnology Researcher
  •  Clinical Researcher
  •  Dentist*
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Epidemiologist
  •  Genetic Counselor
  •  Government Health Official
  • Patent Attorney
  •  Pharmaceutical Researcher
  •  Professor
  •  Public Health Administrator
  •  Regulatory Affairs Expert
  •  Sales and Marketing Professional
  •  Science Policy Wxpert
  •  Science Writer/Editor
  •  Veterinarian

Use NUworks,, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the program’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


Websites for Career Exploration

Career Videos

Careers in Clean Energy

Careers in Forensics:  Part 1

Careers in Forensics:  Part 2

Careers in Forensics:  Part 3

Careers in Forensics:  Part 4

Careers in Forensics:  Part 5

Careers in Forensics:  Part 6

Careers in Public Health, Part 1

Careers in Public Health, Part 2

Careers in Public Health 1

Careers in Public Health 2

Careers in Public Health 3

Careers in Public Health 4

Careers in Public Health 5

Careers in Sustainability 1

Careers in Sustainability 2

Careers in Sustainability 3

Careers in Sustainability 4

Careers in Sustainability 5

Environmental Justice

Using Your Science Degree in Business

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry-specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities. Review the LinkedIn Guide for tips to build a strong LinkedIn profile and visit LinkedIn for more information on how to leverage your social media network.