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 11,600+ jobs will need to be filled by May of 2022
  • More than 68,000 individuals employed in biotechnology in 2016, an all-time high

Source: 2017 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
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • 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 procedures
  • 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.

Contact Us

Gloucester Marine
Genomics Institute

2 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930
info@gmgi.org
978-879-4575

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