Archived News Items
Feb. 3: SpencerStuart has a nice overview of Health IT workforce needs and drivers in their latest Life Sciences Monitor newsletter.
May 1: Howard Root writes about the workforce need for employees who can develop, manufacture and market medical devices, especially quality engineers
(July 2012) The NIH Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group released its highly anticipated report June 14.
(September 20, 2012) The Council of Graduate Schools issued a report on Professional Science Masters' alumni employment. 78% of 2011-2012 graduates have found related employment.
(October 17, 2012) Edeniq in Visalia is hiring engineers! See their webpage if you're interested in the biofuels sector.
(November 29, 2012) The presidential election signaled the next wave of hiring in health Information Technology (hIT), according to Bloomberg and FierceHealthIT
February 2011: 2011 CALIFORNIA BIOMEDICAL INDUSTRY REPORT, issued by California Healthcare Institute, BayBio and PricewaterhouseCoopers, is now available. The reported total employment in California during 2009 was 267,772 - a 2% year over year loss of jobs - suggesting the sector is weathering the economic times surprisingly well.
April 20: Nature's April 20, 2011, issue includes articles and editorials about "The Future of the PHD," that call into question the workforce need for PhD level scientists and engineers both here and abroad.
April 24: National Medical Laboratory Professional Week is April 24-30 tis year! The American Society for Clinical Pathology is one organization celebrating the "medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care."
April 27: San Diego State University won a marketing award in recognition of the press it received for the BRIDGES program, the federally supported biotechnology training program designed in partnership with BIOCOM, San Diego Workforce Partnership and San Diego Miramar College.
May 4: Dart NeuroScience LLC is looking to hire someone with the right combination of biological research and information technology experience - even at the bachelor's degree level! This is a position with a lot of room for growth at the bioinformatics 'edge.'
May 20: Nature Biotechnology surveyed popular job search engines to answer the question, Who's Hiring? Check out the list of companies - many of them are based in California. The other 'lesson learned' is that not all companies post jobs on all popular search engines.
May 24: BIOCOM Institute and its partners are offering a new certificate for Biomass Production Training. There are 24 slots; applications (were) due June 6, 2011.
June 27: BIOCOM Insitute is launching the online Life Science Immersion Program this summer to help scientists with the transition into the life science industry. For more information contact Dana Tennis at DTennis@biocom.org or 858-455-0300 x 130.
July 26: The Business-Higher Education Forum released a brief featuring the alignment of Professional Science Masters' (PSMs) with workforce demand. It features the CSU system's committment to PSM programs state-wide. See also the New York TImes article published July 22 about masters' degrees, including the PSM.
Nov. 15: Check out the Bioentrepreneur Blog at Nature. They are describing career paths and providing information about working in an early stage biotech companies as well!
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