Program Features

Biotech Training Program

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy features a unique and innovative curriculum designed to prepare students to become entry-level technicians. Through immersive, hands-on laboratory training, students develop the technical and career skills essential for success in biotechnology and life science laboratories.

Unique Features and Opportunities

Academic Calendar

  • Nine-month training program: Early September through mid-May.
  • Two eleven-week semesters followed by a twelve-week paid internship.
  • Classes meet Monday-Friday, 8.30 am to 2.00 pm.

Unique Features and Opportunities

Academic Calendar

  • Nine-month training program: Early September through mid-May.
  • Two eleven-week semesters followed by a twelve-week paid internship.
  • Classes meet Monday-Friday, 8.30 am to 2.00 pm.

Curriculum

  • Curriculum based on modern biotech methods and instrumentation.
  • Three to four hours of daily intensive, hands-on lab training.
  • Competency based assessments of essential laboratory skills.
  • Presentations of experimental results to develop scientific rhetoric and comfort in front of a group.


Paid-Internships

  • Twelve weeks of paid experience in industry laboratories on the North Shore and in Boston.
  • Practical experience working alongside professional scientists in an operational laboratory.

Career Mentorship

  • Small class size fosters one-on-one coaching of career skills.
  • Weekly presentations by industry professionals emphasize the skills needed for success in a specialized work environment.
  • Assistance with professional development and job placement provided to program graduates.

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 practicesTechnicians at Work - GMGI
  • 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


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

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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