Employers: Life Science Programs and Resources for Recruiting Talent

A variety of workforce development programs and resources are available to help life sciences companies recruit highly skilled talent.  

  • Job Board: Companies recruiting talent can use NCBiotech’s Career Center to post jobs and explore resumes from qualified life sciences professionals seeking new positions.  

  • Networking Opportunities: NCBiotech’s monthly Career Development Network events offer companies an opportunity to connect with local talent. If you are interested in participating in a career fair, contact Susan Lankford.

  • North Carolina Life Sciences Apprenticeship Consortium​: NCBiotech is organizing a North Carolina Life Sciences Apprenticeship Consortium as part of its Build Back Better Regional Challenge award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The consortium encompasses biopharma manufacturing companies, North Carolina community colleges, and other organizations. Additionally, the consortium is creating a career pathway where students can take the BioWork certificate program, learn valuable on-the-job skills at apprenticeships, and gain full-time employment. For more information or to join the consortium, contact Dasiané Branch

Diversifying the Workforce

If your company is seeking to diversify its workforce, explore these opportunities to attract applicants from new talent pools in North Carolina: 

  • Underserved populations: As part of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge, NCBiotech is working with coalition partners to educate underserved populations on training and job opportunities in life sciences manufacturing. Opportunities exist to be part of our Ambassador Program, where ambassadors are speaking to inspire more people to pursue well-paying jobs in the life sciences. To learn more about the Ambassador Program, contact Andrew George.

  • Military​: NCBiotech’s Military Outreach and Veteran Engagement (MOVE) program can help your company connect with transitioning military personnel. Opportunities exist to hire military personnel for internships. For details on the program visit our MOVE webpage. For more information, contact Jacob Key.

  • STEM-focused Youth: A variety of programs are helping to attract youth in STEM to pursue fulfilling careers in the life sciences. These programs include BULLS, NIIMBL bioLOGIC, and OpenDoors. To learn more or to get involved, contact the program organizers. 

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