Career Development Resources


What can I do with a degree in Pharmacology?


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A question often asked by those interested in a pursuing a degree in pharmacology. But graduates in Pharmacology can find themselves with a wide range of career opportunities to pursue. This page contains several resources for Pharmacology graduate students to use as they consider their career paths and interests. The goal is to inform students about career development information and activities that are available at the national, local, and university level. Additionally, actively pursing the resources within these links can help build important career connections as well as begin career networking.

For some students, choosing a career path can be a difficult and stressful decision; however, these resources can help aid in the transition from student to professional life. Career exploration and job searching should be an exciting time for a graduate student, NOT a difficult or uncomfortable task.


Interested in Academics & Teaching?
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Academic Institutions in Minnesota
An institution you're already all familiar with! Several campuses around the state.
A Private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Minneapolis, Minnesota
A top-ranked, evangelical Christian university based in St. Paul, Minnesota
A private, Catholic, liberal arts, and archdiocesan university located in St. Paul and Minneapolis
A private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota
An American private liberal arts college in Saint Paul
A private Catholic liberal arts university, located in St. Paul and Minneapolis
A two-year college located in Bloomington
One of the largest and most diverse community colleges in Minnesota
A Community and Technical College, is a two-year college located in Saint Paul
A coeducational, residential, four-year, private liberal arts college in Northfield,
a private liberal arts college in the historic town of Northfield

Interested in going in to the Industry?
Local Companies Looking for Advanced Science Degree Hires

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Based in Minnesota, Target is the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Walmart.
Medtronic is a medical device company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Their operational headquarters is in Fridley, Minnesota. Medtronic is the world's largest standalone medical technology development company.
The 3M Company, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul.
Activesoft is an IT staffing agency that offers flexible staffing options. Many companies are leveraging the services of staffing companies to gain access to talent and adjust their workforce based on the cyclical needs of their business. Activesoft offers contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and project team staffing options to quickly increase and decrease your workforce.
VALERE is located in Minnesota with consultants delivering creative and information technology services to clients in retail, healthcare, finance, advertising and e-commerce industries. They call the Twin Cities home and strive to make our community better by giving back.
Honeywell International, Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments.
CG3 is a specialized firm focused on bringing new ideas to market and driving growth in the healthcare, scientific and technology industries.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul office of Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) provides project management leadership services to Twin Cities businesses seeking better ways to transform strategy into tangible, sustainable results.
Minnesota based Medical Technology Consultant company.
Emerson Consultants is a medical technology reimbursement consulting firm located in downtown Excelsior, MN.
Healthcare Consultants with a branch in Minneapolis.
Antares Pharma is a revenue-generating, product focused, specialty pharmaceutical company that has developed three proprietary platforms, two of which now include FDA approved products.
Medpace Inc. is a clinical research organization and drug and medical device development service, critical to the advancement of global clinical trials.
Radiant Research, Inc. is a comprehensive clinical research and development company serving the biopharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products industries for over 22 years. Radiant employs the skills of more than 500 clinical research professionals exclusively focused on providing professional, high quality study conduct and drug development services.
R&D Systems, a Minnesota-based biological products company, started by producing hematology controls and calibrators for use in hospitals and clinics.
Toxikon is a preclinical contract research organization. We contract and partner with biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries to deliver exceptional product development services from concept to final product.
Urologix is the leader in less invasive, in-office BPH treatment. Based in Minneapolis.
Vascular Solutions is a medical device company committed to providing superior clinical solutions for diagnostic and interventional vascular procedures. Headquartered in Minneapolis.
The Boston Scientific Corporation (abbreviated BSC) is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a range of interventional medical specialties, including interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, peripheral interventions, neuromodulation, neurovascular intervention, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, endoscopy, oncology, urology and gynecology.
Develops and markets medical devices for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Developing an implantable device to treat morbid obesity. Information for investors and prospective employees. Based in St. Paul.
MEDTOX operates a SAMHSA-certified drug testing laboratory, a CAP and CLIA-certified clinical laboratory and a diagnostic division which is an FDA registered establishment. Based in Saint Paul.
Provide innovative solutions and superior support to help healthcare professionals and providers ensure safety, enhance patient outcomes, and improve the total cost of care. Global Headquarters in Saint Paul.
St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ) is an American global medical device company headquartered in Little Canada, Minnesota.
General Mills, Inc., is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. It is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.
It doesn't just stop at the ones listed. The twin cities area is home to thousands of companies looking for the best and brightest young minds!