Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology


For information on clinical research and careers in the field, contact

100 East Woodfield Road, Suite 350
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: (847) 517-7225

For information on the industry, publications, and job listings, contact

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20004-2654
Tel: (202) 783-8700
Fax: (202) 783-8750

To read Clinical Chemistry as a Career, visit the association’s Web site.

900 Seventh Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20001-5329
Tel: (800) 892-1400
Tel: (202) 857-0717
Fax: (202) 887-5093

The AAAS is “an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world.” Visit its Web site for a wealth of information about internships, careers, and scientific and medical research.

1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005-3928
Tel: (202) 326-6400

This organization has information on certification for medical laboratory technicians.

906 Olive Street, Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63101-1448
Tel: (314) 241-1445
Fax: (314) 241-1449

To learn more about pharmacology and the association’s Biotechnology Community, visit its Web site.

2107 Wilson Boulevard, # 200
Arlington, VA 22201-3096
Tel: (703) 243-2800

For information on all areas of law, law schools, the bar exam, career guidance, and its Biotechnology Law Committee, contact

321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-4714
Tel: (800) 285-2221
Tel: (312) 988-5000

For information on certification, contact

One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756-1000
Tel: (603) 650-7811

Contact the board for information on training and certification for medical geneticists.

6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 525
Rockville, MD 20852-9836
Tel: (301) 634-7315

Visit the society’s Web site for a career blog and information on ACS-approved environmental chemistry and general chemistry education programs, careers, earnings, professional journals, competitions and programs for high school students (including the National Chemistry Olympiad, the ACS ChemClub, and a summer research program for economically disadvantaged students), and membership and scholarships for college students.

1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-4839
Tel: (800) 333-9511
Tel: (614) 447-3776

For information about medical genetics and genomics, contact

7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814-4837
Tel: (301) 718-9603
Fax: (301) 718-9604

For information on medical and biological engineering, contact

1400 I Street, NW, Suite 235
Washington, D.C. 20005-2259
Tel: (202) 496-9660

For information on careers in the biological sciences, contact

950 Herndon Parkway, Suite 450
Herndon, VA 20170-5528
Tel: (703) 674-2500
Fax: (703) 674-2509

For more information on the specialty of intellectual property law and the association’s Biotechnology Committee, contact

1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22202-4154
Tel: (703) 415-0780
Fax: (703) 415-0786

For information on the practice, study, and teaching of marketing, contact

Chicago, IL 60601-6320
Tel: (800) 262-1150

For information on certification, contact

10700 West Higgins Road, Suite 150
Rosemont, IL 60018-3722
Tel: (847) 823-5169

For information on a career as a medical writer, contact

30 West Gude Drive, Suite 525
Rockville, MD 20850-4347
Tel: (240) 238-0940
Fax: (301) 294-9006

Contact the APA for information on student membership and continuing education.

2215 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-2907
Tel: (800) 237-2742
Tel: (202) 628-4410
Fax: (202) 783-2351

For information on careers and educational programs, contact

11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 302
Rockville, MD 20852-3110
Tel: (240) 283-6600
Fax: (301) 881-2080

For information on membership and careers, contact

6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 750
Rockville, MD 20852-9842
Tel: (301) 347-9300
Fax: (301) 347-9310

For information on clinical laboratory careers and certification, contact

1861 International Drive, Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102-4412
Tel: (571) 748-3770

For information on certification specialties, contact

33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603-5308
Tel: (800) 267-2727
Tel: (312) 541-4848
Fax: (312) 541-4472

For information on education, careers, and its mentoring program, contact

528 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2314
Tel: (703) 836-6981

For more information on education and careers in engineering, contact

1818 N Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20036-2476
Tel: (202) 331-3500
Fax: (202) 265-8504

The ASIP represents biomedical scientists who investigate mechanisms of disease and provides continuing education and professional development services for its members.

1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20852-1641
Tel: (240) 283-9700

For information on careers, contact

1752 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-2904
Tel: (202) 737-3600

For information on undergraduate and graduate programs in pharmacology, the online publication "Explore Pharmacology," and a career center for students, visit the ASPET Web site.

1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852-1633
Tel: (301) 634-7060
Fax: (301) 634-7061

For information on careers in quality control/assurance and job listings, visit the society’s Web site.

PO Box 3005
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005
Tel: (800) 248-1946
Fax: (414) 272-1734

To learn about careers and student competitions and scholarships, contact

2950 Niles Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085-8607
Tel: (800) 371-2723
Tel: (269) 429-0300
Fax: (269) 429-3852

Visit the society’s Web site for detailed information on gene and cell therapy and job listings.

555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3800
Tel: (414) 278-1341
Fax: (414) 276-3349

Visit the society’s Web site for information on educational programs, membership for college students, and for the guide, "Careers in Human Genetics."

6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852-9837
Tel: (301) 634-7300

For information on education and careers, contact

8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60631-3417
Tel: (800) 444-2742
Tel: (773) 867-1777
Fax: (773) 639-3000

This organization “represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceutical products, manufacturers and distributors of bulk active pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic pharmaceutical industry.”

601 New Jersey Ave NW, Suite 850
Washington, D.C. 20001-3051
Tel: (202) 249-7100

For information on industry events and job listings, contact

901 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203-1854
Tel: (703) 525-4890
Fax: (703) 525-1424

For information on AALS members and answers to FAQs about law education, contact

1614 20th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-1001
Tel: (202) 296-8851
Fax: (202) 296-8869

Visit the association’s Web site for information on getting started in clinical research.

99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 150
Alexandria, VA 22314-1559
Tel: (703) 254-8100

The AGT works to promote interest in genetics as a career and foster an open exchange of ideas among those working in the field. Visit its Web site for information on careers and membership.

219 Timberland Trail Lane
Rocky Top, TN 37769 -5937
Tel: (423) 567-4AGT

The association’s membership includes “companies of all sizes who manufacture and distribute in vitro diagnostic products, as well as consultants and other suppliers providing essential materials and services to the industry.” Visit its Web site for more information.

PO Box 441766
Indianapolis, IN 46244-1766

For information on career opportunities in academia, contact

9037 Ron Den Lane
Windermere, FL 34786-8328
Tel: (407) 876-5973

The goal of the association is to “promote the scientific study of the interrelationship of genetic mechanisms and behavior, both human and animal.” Visit its Web site for information on membership for college students.

For more information about bioinformatics, visit

For information on careers in biomedical engineering and bioengineering, contact

8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1125
Landover, MD 20785-7226
Tel: (877) 871-2637
Tel: (301) 459-1999

For information on biophysics and graduate programs in the field, contact

5515 Security Lane, Suite 1110
Rockville, MD 20852-5013
Tel: (240) 290-5600
Fax: (240) 290-5555

For information on biotech careers in Canada, contact

1 Nicholas Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
Tel: (613) 230-5585

For information on biotechnology, contact

1201 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20024-6129
Tel: (202) 962-9200
Fax: (202) 488-6301

For information on biotechnology careers and industry facts, visit the institute's Web site.

1201 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20024-6129
Tel: (202) 312-9269
Fax: (202) 355-6706

For information on pharmaceutical careers in Canada, contact

4100 Yonge Street, Suite 501
Toronto, ON M2P 2B5
Tel: (416) 223-2333
Fax: (416) 223-2425

For information on careers in Canada, contact

1485 Laperriere Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7S8
Tel: (613) 728-1759
Fax: (613) 729-6206

For information on pharmacy careers in Canada, contact

1785 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y6
Tel: (613) 523-7877
Fax: (613) 523-0445

For information on pharmaceutical careers in Canada, contact

275 Bay Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 5Z5
Tel: (613) 238-4870
Fax: (613) 236-2727

For information on pharmacology careers in Canada, contact


For information on laboratory management careers, education, and industry facts, visit the CLMA’s Web site.

330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611-7621
Tel: (312) 321-5111

This nonprofit association represents the manufacturers of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements.

1625 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006-4017
Tel: (202) 429-9260
Fax: (202) 223-6835

The DIA “provides professionals at all levels and across all disciplines access to timely and authoritative information to advance careers, skills, and innovation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related fields.” Visit its Web site for more information.

21 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036-1570
Tel: (202) 601-8900
Fax: (202) 776-0136

For information on search engine marketing and a blog, visit

401 Edgewater Place, Suite 600
Wakefield, MA 01880-6200
Tel: (781) 876-8933
Fax: (781) 224-1239

The DMA is a global trade association that advocates industry standards for responsible marketing.

225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 325
Alexandria, VA 22314-2856
Tel: (212) 768-7277

The eMarketing Association is an international organization that provides resources, certifications, and educational programs to individual marketers, companies, and governments committed to the advancement of marketing.


The federation has nearly 30 member associations that focus on biological and biomedical sciences research.

9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3999
Tel: (301) 634-7000

For information on food and drug law issues, contact

1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 910
Washington, D.C. 20005-2732
Tel: (800) 956-6293
Tel: (202) 371-1420
Fax: (202) 371-0649

Visit the society’s Web site for information on publications and membership for graduate students, as well as to read Careers in Genetics.

6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 550
Rockville, MD 20852-9838
Tel: (240) 880-2000

For information on careers in Canada, contact

55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1220
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5
Tel: (613) 236-0455

The Insights Association works to represent, advance, and grow the market research and analytics industry.

1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20005-1744
Tel: (202) 800-2545

For information on the <i>Journal of Validation Technology</i>, contact

70 Blanchard Road
Burlington, MA 01803-6810
Tel: (339) 298-2143

The ISCB supports a diverse group of professionals in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology, including researchers, technicians, and students, by providing opportunities for networking, distributing information, and rewarding the outstanding scientific contributions of its members.

525-K East Market Street, Room 330
Leesburg, VA 20176-4113
Tel: (571) 293-2113
Fax: (619) 374-2890

For a glossary of terms, job listings, and information on certification and <i>Pharmaceutical Engineering</i> magazine, visit the society’s Web site.

6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 600
North Bethesda, MD 20852-3958
Tel: (301) 364-9201
Fax: (240) 204-6024

For information on certification, visit

The institute is a nonprofit genomic research organization that developed the first self-replicating synthetic bacterial cell and has made many other scientific breakthroughs in the field of genomics. Visit its Web site for more information.

4120 Capricorn Lane
La Jolla, CA 92037-3498
Tel: (858) 200-1800

For information on the LSAT and law schools, contact

662 Penn Street
Newtown, PA 18940-2176
Tel: (215) 968-1001

LTEN is a professional organization focused on training educators specializing in the biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries.

4423 Pheasant Ridge Road, Suite 100
Roanoke, VA 24014-5300
Tel: (540) 725-3859

For information on the medical device industry and job listings, contact

1333 H Street, NW, Suite 400 West
Washington, D.C. 20005-4707
Tel: (202) 354-7171

The association represents persons “actively engaged in the design, manufacturing, management, service, technical support, or education of technologies used in healthcare delivery.” Visit its Web site for more information.

3422 South 119th Street
Omaha, NE 68144-4622
Tel: (801) 879-5433

For information on careers in Canada, contact

900-405 The West Mall
Toronto, ON M9C 5J1
Tel: (866) 586-3332
Tel: (416) 620-1915

The NACDS “represents traditional drug stores, supermarkets, and mass merchants with pharmacies.” Visit its Web site for industry information.

1776 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22209-2516
Tel: (703) 549-3001
Fax: (703) 836-4869

Visit the association’s Web site for information on patent law, job listings, and membership for students preparing to become patent lawyers or patent agents.

701 Exposition Place, Suite 206
Raleigh, NC 27615-3359
Tel: (919) 230-9635

Visit this organization's Web site to read advice for entry-level pharmaceutical sales reps, pharmaceutical sales managers, and pharmaceutical sales trainers.

2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 5050
Washington, DC 20006-1811
Tel: (800) 672-9104

For more information on bioinformatics, contact

8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894-0001

For more information on nanotechnology, visit

The PDA is a “provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community.” Visit its Web site for information on membership and continuing education.

4350 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814-4495
Tel: (301) 656-5900
Fax: (301) 986-0296

This nonprofit organization's mission is to provide scientific and technical continuing education.

9302 Lee Highway, Suite 700
Fairfax, VA 22031-1214
Tel: (571) 490-8409
Fax: (571) 490-8408

For industry facts and information about drug research and development, visit the PhRMA Web site.

950 F Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20004-1440
Tel: (202) 835-3400

PMI is a nonprofit membership association for project managers. Visit its Web site for more information.

14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299
Tel: (610) 356-4600
Fax: (610) 356-4647

For information on regulatory careers, job-search resources, certification, and continuing education, visit the society’s Web site.

5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852-1796
Tel: (301) 770-2920
Fax: (301) 841-7956

Visit the institute’s Web site to read timelines, feature stories, and oral histories; view videos; and access other resources about chemistry, engineering, and life sciences.

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702
Tel: (215) 925-2222

The SLAS is an international community of more than 16,000 scientists, technologists, researchers, academics, and data informatics professionals. Visit its Web site for more information.

1301 West 22nd Street, Suite 708
Oak Brook, IL 60523-2043
Tel: (877) 990-7527
Tel: (630) 256-7527

For information on scholarships and student memberships aimed at those preparing for a career in technical communication, contact

3251 Old Lee Highway, Suite 406
Fairfax, VA 22030-1504
Tel: (703) 522-4114

For information on careers in quality assurance, contact

154 Hansen Road, Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22911-8839
Tel: (434) 297-4772

The USDA offers articles and blogs on agriculture, updates on policy and bills, as well as biorechnology and educational programs and career resources.

1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-1300
Tel: (202) 720-2791

The FDA is "responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.” Visit its Web site for more information.

10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Tel: (888) 463-6332

To learn more about patents and trademarks, contact

600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-5790
Tel: (800) 786-9199
Tel: (571) 272-1000

The Word of Mouth Marketing Association advocates for ethical word of mouth marketing practices through education, knowledge sharing and professional development.

200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601-6528
Tel: (312) 577-7610
Fax: (312) 233-0063