Two Top-Ranking Schools Join Jobs Board Site

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 General News
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SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 30 Building on its reputation asa leading online job board and careers tool site for life-scienceprofessionals, Bio Career Center ( hasbroadened its reach by adding two new schools -- the University of Texas M. D.Anderson Cancer Center and Michigan State University.

"By adding these two schools to the site, we are extending our presence inthe middle of the country," said company president Nick Folger. "And in doingso, we can continue to help graduate students find the assistantprofessorship, research team and/or employer that is right for them."

Located in Houston on the sprawling campus of the Texas Medical Center,the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world's most respected centersdevoted exclusively to cancer education research, prevention and patient care.The medical facility was voted one of "America's Best Hospitals 2008" by U.S.News & World Report.

Michigan State University is known internationally as a major U.S. publicuniversity committed to advancing knowledge and transforming lives throughinnovative teaching, research and outreach for more than 150 years. Theschool is ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2009 edition as among the bestuniversities in Biological Sciences and Chemisty.

Already a part of Bio Career Center's elite consortium of higher educationinstitutions are Berkeley; Caltech; Emory; Scripps Institute; Stanford;University of California, San Francisco; University of Colorado, Denver;University of Miami; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University ofPennsylvania; University of Washington; Vanderbilt; and Weill Cornell MedicalCollege.

Since January, Bio Career Center has expanded its service each month,offering new and unique tools to assist those entering and currently in lifescience fields. Its successful additions include: Bio Skills Select -- amultiple-choice question and answer tool, which assists employers andcandidates in the job match process; Career Navigator -- a proven online tooldesigned to help those in the life science sector transition within theirfield with success; and Expert Seminar Program -- a dual-purpose service thatprovides employers a chance to meet potential candidates, and vice versa,while giving M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s the opportunity to perfect their networking,interviewing, and business etiquette skills.

"With 15 of the top 35 life science institutions as members, we canprovide employers with high level talent and support the career aspirations ofthe best scientists," said Folger.

About Bio Career Center

Bio Career Center features a jobs board that gathers the life sciencespostgraduate and clinical communities of each member school into one place, astaff that liaises with employers and deep and rich content that focuses onthe many career options for life sciences Ph.D.'s and M.D.'s. Bio CareerCenter can be accessed via member (university) Web sites or at The service is free to students and alumni ofmember institutions.Contact: Ms. M.C. Eckard 877-862-4656, Ext. 108

SOURCE Bio Career Center

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