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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Biochemistry



The major in biochemistry contains two program tracks, one in molecular biology and biochemistry (offered by the School of Arts & Sciences), the other in biochemistry alone (offered by the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, formerly Cook College). Both tracks prepare students for graduate study in related fields, medicine and other health professions, or employment in industries involving biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, scientific research, and agricultural development.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Anesthesiologist Dairy Technologist Process Development Specialist
Biochemist Geneticist Product Manager
Biomedical Engineer Laboratory Supervisor Quality Control Inspector
Chemist Patent Attorney Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Clinical Research Specialist Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. Science Teacher
College Professor Pharmacist Toxicologist
Cytologist Physician .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Biotechnology Firms Energy Firms Pharmaceutical Companies
Chemical Manufacturers Health Maintenance Organizations Research & Development Labs
Colleges/Universities Hospitals Research institutes
Computer Firms Law Firms .
Crime Labs Medical Instrument Companies .


Government Agencies
Centers for Disease Control Drug Enforcement Agency National Institutes of Health
Department of Agriculture Environmental Protection Agency Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Department of Defense Federal Bureau of Investigation Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Public Health Service
Department of the Interior National Cancer Institute .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
Alice Chao DDS, Dentistry for Children Dental Assistant

The Seeing Eye DNA Extraction Technician

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Biochemistry
Organization Job Title
American Cyanamid Assistant Researcher

Ciba-Geigy Corp. Assistant Scientist

Hoffmann-LaRoche Assistant Scientist

Centocor - a J&J Company Assistant Scientist

Drug Screening Systems, Inc. Biochemist

Bristol-Myers Squibb Chemical Lab Technician

Covance Clinical Research Assitant

Celgene Laboratory Technician

Rutgers University Laboratory Technician

Insmed Research Associate

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Research Technician

Columbia High School Science Teacher

Merck & Co. Staff Chemist


Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Biochemistry
Schering-Plough Corp. Analytical Chemist

Salem County Voc./Tech. Schools (M.Ed & Ph.D) Asst. Superintendent

Hoffmann-LaRoche Associate Scientist

J&J-RWJ Pharmaceutical Research Associate Scientist

Schering Plough Research Institute (MS Biochem.) Biochemist

Nutrition & Food Consulting (PhD Biochemistry) Consultant

Simon & Schuster Developer of Educational Multimedi

UMDNJ NJ Dental School (DDS) Director of Admissions

Palatin Technologies (MBA) Director of Business Development

Castrol Oil, Inc. Formulation Chemist

Sanofi-Aventis (PhD Neuroscience) Head, Clinical Documentation

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Johns Hopkins University PhD Biophysics

Montclair State University M.Ed. Educational Admin.

New Jersey Medical School MD Medicine

Rutgers University PhD Biochemistry

Rutgers University PhD Education

Rutgers University PhD Neurosciences

St. Joseph's University MBA Marketing

SUNY Stony Brook PhD Biochemistry

UMDNJ DO Ophthalmology

UMDNJ NJ Dental School DMD Dentistry

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