To post job/internship opportunities, employers must email BioHealth.info@Maryland.gov a request to post a job/internship link which includes the link to the job description (including application instructions, and the point of contact’s name, title, organization address, phone and email.)
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Maryland’s colleges and universities offer dozens of biohealth technology certificate, two and four year and advanced degree, continuing education and specialized training programs in fields ranging from nanotechnology to biomedical engineering, biotechnology manufacturing to clinical trials project management. A sampling of life sciences related programs are listed below. For more questions, or specific training needs, please contact the Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of BioHealth and Life Sciences for more information.
Four Year Colleges and Universities:
The continuing growth of Biotechnology companies is dependent upon the level of training and education and skills of their workers. Maryland’s colleges and universities not only offer a wealth of biotechnology education and training programs, but also most will customize training targeted to specific needs. A number of private and nonprofit organizations also offer training. These programs include:
Bio-Trac® offers hands-on biotechnology training workshops that are ideal for bench and research scientists. Team-taught by active researchers at a graduate/post graduate level, Bio-Trac workshops focus on the latest relevant technologies in cell and molecular biology. Bio-Trac provides custom designed training programs for government, private and academic institutions as well as conducting 20+ offerings at the Montgomery College Bioscience Education Center in Germantown, MD.
Training modules developed with industry input from board with large industry representation. In addition to designing training modules based in industry input, BioTRAIN staff work closely with Montgomery College’s other Biotechnology certificate degree and programs to place students.
Biotechnical Institute (BTI)
Free skill-based scientific training provided to qualified adult high school graduates who are unemployed or underemployed to become entry-level biotechnicians/lab techs. BTI partners with Baltimore CC and has a successful placement record.
The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)
An array of management and leadership development seminars and workshops provided to help the medical science and public health community to advance their professional knowledge. FAES offers 120+ courses in 12 departments.
Maryland Tech Connection (MTC), operated out of Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation
Biotechnology and IT training for long term unemployed “blending industry-led training and work and learn strategies with strong job seeker wrap-around supports.” The program serves 12 counties and the city of Baltimore, and includes 59 partners.
INCUBATORS & RESEARCH PARKS
Companies looking to open their first office in Maryland have a wide variety of incubators (with lab space and without wet lab space) to choose from. Use our incubator search tool to find the right space for you. Several of the incubators are housed in research parks where they have ample room to grow and leverage the park’s resources. Browse through Maryland’s research parks for a snapshot of what is available.