If you’re curious about starting a career in life sciences, this guide offers helpful resources.
These resources showcase opportunities available to all types of workers. North Carolina is a leading life sciences hub and employs more biological product manufacturing workers than any other state. In 2020, companies announced 3,000+ new life sciences jobs.
Curious about how to start your career in this arena? Our FAQ page covers questions you might have. The includes training options for biopharmaceutical manufacturing jobs, company locations, job opportunities and salary ranges.
Clearing your path to a meaningful life sciences career starts here.
Biomanufacturing processes derive products from natural sources such as plant and animal cells, blood, and microbe cultures. Biomanufacturing typically involves engineering a cell to produce a certain protein. From there, the new cells are multiplied and securely stored, then used to create a specific product.
Companies like Biogen, Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, and Novartis Gene Therapies use biomanufacturing to produce treatments for MS, vaccines, insulin, and potentially curative gene therapies. While biomanufacturing processes are typically thought of in a medical context, they also show up in everyday life. For example, Novozymes makes enzymes to stonewash blue jeans and to keep bread fresh. Biomanufacturing processes can also be used in toxic waste disposal and food processing.
Jobs and career opportunities are available in:
- Food industry
- Veterinary sciences
- Environmental sciences
- And more
You might start here because you need a job, but the skills, training and education workers receive in biopharma manufacturing can lead you to a fulfilling career.
Opportunities abound in North Carolina’s life sciences ecosystem. If you’re interested, we can help you find training programs and educational opportunities across the state. Use this guide to find the resources you need. Whether you’re pursuing a job fresh out of high school or making a career change, this is an ecosystem that is expanding with opportunities. If you have questions or need more information, start with this list of community colleges offering BioWork. Your local school will be able to provide specific direction.
Header image photo credit: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals