Career Connections

SLAS provides valuable career resources to help you navigate the wide range of opportunities a career in life sciences and lab automation can offer. The SLAS community is diverse and how members have come to their current jobs is as varied as the people themselves.

Career navigation map linking science and engineering to academia, industry and government careers.
Graphic credit: SLAS Student and Early Career Committee

SLAS careers often stand at the intersection of basic or applied science and engineering, resulting in diverse roles in a wide variety of settings.


SLAS Career Center

To start your job search – or to find the next step in your career path – visit the SLAS Career Center. Upload and post your résumé, search for jobs via keywords, set job alerts and more. Just click “Sign In” on the Career Center main page to set up your account.

SLAS Career Center: Get Started!


New Matter: Inside the Mind of SLAS Scientists Career Trajectories Series

Grab your airpods or headphones and catch up with the New Matter podcast career trajectories series. Hear from life sciences professionals who share their seasoned wisdom gained from their own career journeys – some more unorthodox than others!

Current episodes include:

  • From Stargazing to World Record Breaking | Career Trajectories with Rupert Dodkins, Ph.D.
  • Discovering Clues for Success | Career Trajectories with Alison Hirukawa, Ph.D.
  • "What Next?" Disease | Career Trajectories with Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D.
  • The Value of Taking a Left Turn | Career Trajectories with David Jennions, Ph.D.
  • From Dreams of Fashion to Science | Career Trajectories with Mei Wu, Ph.D.
  • Do Good for the World | Career Trajectories with Aoi Senju