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BioCapital Life Sciences Career Fair

At the BioCapital Life Sciences Career Fair, a job application every minute

Congratulations to the Maryland life sciences community for a successful BioCapital Life Sciences Virtual Career Fair on February 18th, where 18 life sciences companies across the region met with nearly 200 job seekers in our virtual exhibit hall. In all, job seekers submitted nearly 400 job applications over the course of a six-hour career fair – that’s more than one job application every minute!

It is also nearly 400 votes for a career in life sciences in a single day. These are men and women who rightly believe a career in life sciences can improve quality of life through innovation – and quite literally save lives.

For employers, a career fair focused on life sciences proved critical. 

“At GSK, we strive to attract the best people and the BioCapital Life Sciences Career Fair allowed us to make some valuable connections. We truly enjoyed the event and loved the virtual platform. A major plus was that the fair attracted attendees at all career levels – students seeking internships, recent graduates, PhDs, and seasoned professionals. This made the event worthwhile because we could share and promote the various types of career opportunities available at GSK.” – KaShauna G. Rohlehr, MBA, PMP, Associate Director – Alliance, Program and Project Management, Rockville Biopharm, GSK

With one of the largest life sciences clusters in the nation, Maryland is at the tip of the spear for vaccine development for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Our work matters to the world, and the BioCapital Life Sciences Virtual Career Fair reaffirms that people are the guiding force behind the industry’s work.

A big thanks to the career fair’s participating employers: Kite Pharma; GSK Rockville Biopharm; ABL, Inc.; QIAGEN; SERAXIS; Immunomic Therapeutics; Cognate Bioservices; Amarex Clinical Research; Adaptive Phage Therapeutics; Trove Therapeutics; Evon Medics, LLC; EzBiome; Fina Biosolutions LLC; Hansoh Bio; Navitas Clinical Research; Origene Technologies; Salamandra; and Thrive.

Learn more about the @Maryland Tech Council’s life sciences events at https://members.mdtechcouncil.com/mdtcalendar