Biotechnology recruiting from North Carolina's highly skilled workforce

North Carolina has more than 64,500 directly employed life science professionals.

Those workers are evenly distributed across R&D companies, manufacturing sites, and CROs. Below are some resources and initiatives that can help secure talent for your growing life science company.


North Carolina is committed to making industry-tailored workforce training a top priority.

NCBioImpact brings together key partners to meet the needs of the state’s pharmaceutical and biomanufacturing companies. Training partners include the North Carolina community colleges, facilities at our State universities, and the following training partners:

NCBIO ensures that industry has a part in developing training. And Golden LEAF, a statewide foundation that dispenses funds from a legal settlement with tobacco companies, contributed more than $70 million to the consortium.

Ongoing funding is provided by the North Carolina General Assembly.

"We came to North Carolina for the workforce, and we've been able to hire extremely talented people. It's a truly powerful experience to get them in a room together. This state has so much to offer. We look forward to hiring more North Carolinians."

-Andy Sheldon, former CEO, Medicago USA

“When I started the company ten years ago, people told me I should be in Silicon Valley or Boston. But I said we could recruit all the talent we need right here. And that proved to be the case.”

-Todd M. Pope, president and CEO of TransEnterex
Named to Time magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018

For questions or more information, contact:
Laura Rowley, Ph.D.
Director, Life Science Economic Development

Life Science Economic Development

919-549-8864 |