At Illumina, we’re on a mission to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome.
Genomics will change everything—from how we diagnose and treat cancer to how we feed the world’s population—and we know igniting genomic curiosity in students is a critical first step to achieving our mission.
We are committed to equitable access to STEM education for all, with the goal of empowering students to envision themselves as future scientists, innovators, and trailblazers. We believe we can make a difference in their lives today, so they can make a difference in the lives of others tomorrow.
The resources below will help you bring genomics into your classroom in dynamic and exciting ways to inspire the next generation—whether you’re an educator or a learner.
Every year, Illumina celebrates DNA Day throughout the month of April. Together with schools, districts and nonprofit partners, we will provide educational programs and activities for all grade levels.Get Started
I Am a Scientist teamed up with Illumina to create Spark Kits featuring inspiring scientists doing cutting-edge work. These multimedia kits include stories, lesson plans, illustrations, and career support for students interested in pursuing diverse careers in biotechnology.
Did you know that 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet?1
If you’re an educator looking to share more about career possibilities in genomics with your classroom, or a student wondering if a career in genomics is right for you, you’ve come to the right place.
With the help of our employees, we’ve created a series of career cards to highlight the diverse career opportunities in the field of genomics. These cards provide a snapshot of in-demand roles here at Illumina, including education requirements, average starting salary, and essential job skills.
We’ve also asked employees to give you the inside scoop on what their day-to-day looks like. Find out what they work on, who they work with, and just how varied the wide world of genomics really is.
Be sure to check back often. We’ll be adding more careers throughout the year.
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