The Academy is committed to providing the essential skills for starting a career. Once working in a lab, additional opportunities to specialize in unique career paths may become available.

Job Availability and Industry Hiring

Massachusetts is one of the world leaders in biotechnology, employing more individuals than any other state. These numbers tell the story:

  • Over 100 biotechnology companies based on the North Shore
  • Industry forecasts predict 11,900+ jobs will need to be filled by May of 2023
  • More than 70,000+ individuals employed in biotechnology in 2017, an all-time high

Source: 2018 MassBioEd Annual Job Trends Forecast

Laboratory Jobs and Responsibilities

Most new graduates are hired as laboratory, manufacturing, or quality control technicians, however, entry-level technicians can be employed in a diverse array of fields. Some examples include:

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Hospitals
  • Agricultural labs
  • Academic labs

Entry-level technicians work as an integral part of a team of scientists and have a multitude of responsibilities that include:

  • Practicing strict laboratory safety protocols
  • Following standard operating procedures that adhere to current good laboratory practices
  • Calibrating, operating, and maintaining instrumentation to ensure functionality
  • Performing tests in the laboratory to produce reliable data
  • Maintaining accurate and reliable records
  • Preparing consistent solutions and buffers for use in the laboratory

Our mission is to conduct world-class marine biotechnology research which expands the regional economy.

Gloucester Marine
Genomics Institute

417 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Gloucester Biotechnology

55 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930

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