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Are you interested in working in biotechnology? Attend MassBioEd INFO SESSION to learn more!

MassBioEd’s Life Sciences Apprenticeships MassBioEd is seeking people interested in a unique opportunity for free paid training, professional mentoring, and a paid one-year life sciences apprenticeship at biopharmaceutical companies in Massachusetts. Apprenticeships offer a pathway to full-time permanent employment. This is a registered apprenticeship program that includes 6 months of training (with a $1000 stipend per month) followed by a year long paid apprenticeship (where wages start at $16 and progressively move up to $22/hour over the course of the year and benefits are offered).

Biotechnology Manufacturing Technicians help deliver life changing biological products and therapies to patients. Highly skilled technicians prepare materials necessary for cellular growth and production, monitor operations, and document workflows. Beyond basic foundational scientific knowledge, BMTs develop strong analytical and collaboration skills. Biomanufacturing is dependent on multiple functional areas working together, offering BMTs an introduction to an array of subsequent career paths.

Candidates will be selected in early March 
  • Virtual classes will take place April through July
  • August and September will involve hands-on practice at Northeastern’s lab in Burlington
  • October thru September – year long on-site apprenticeship with employer
Candidates in this program will be trained as Biotech Manufacturing Technicians in one of the following areas:
  • Upstream Processing
  • Downstream Processing
  • Metrology Technicians
MassBioEd is specifically looking for people who are:
  • Consistent
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent at communication and documentation
  • Team players
  • Analytical/Problem Solvers
  • Open to working any of the shifts in a 24/7 operation
  • Have a work history that shows their ability to stick with a job for a year or so.
  • Have integrity and are able to speak up if they see something wrong with the manufacturing process
  • Have reliable access to transportation – training sites and employer sites are not accessible by public transportation
  • Have access to computer and wifi (for training)
  • Mathematically and scientifically inclined
  • This could be a great fit for people who have worked in a commercial kitchen

Register for the Info Session