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.
The Pfizer-NCBiotech Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gene Therapy was developed to support the scientific and professional development of postdoctoral fellows interested in establishing careers in gene therapy.
Contact Laura Rowley to discuss details about this program and connecting with fellows.
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:
- The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center: A unique, cross-disciplinary instructional center that provides hands-on biomanufacturing training in simulated-GMP facilities
- BioNetwork: the NC Community College System training initiative dedicated to professional development in the life sciences
- Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise: Tactical training with a focus in research, particularly in the areas of drug discovery and translational research
- Pharmaceutical Services Network: Pharmaceutical education and training to new and existing companies in Eastern North Carolina and beyond
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