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Working in Southeastern North Carolina


Life science training is led locally by the region’s academic flagship, the University of North Carolina Wilmington. UNCW graduates biology, biochemistry, chemistry and marine-science specialists. The university’s MARBIONC marine biotech commercialization effort’s Business of Biotechnology program allows marine-science postdoctoral fellows to earn MBAs while conducting research.

And there are 14 other colleges, universities and community colleges developing talent throughout the region. Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke especially support our region’s life science activity, awarding bachelor’s degrees in biotechnology.

The region’s community colleges teach the skills needed for biotech jobs, and support unique biofuels, marine biotech and agricultural biotech curricula at Brunswick, Robeson and Southeastern community colleges, with associate degrees and credits that articulate to four-year universities across the state.

If you’re looking for job opportunities in the life sciences, the NC Biotech jobs board is a constantly updated free listing of positions in Wilmington and throughout the Southeastern Region. The board allows companies to manage their job listings and includes a system for collecting applications from potential employees.