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Biotech Boot Camp | Hands-On Training Program


Get started on the path to a rewarding, future-proof career in biotechnology – a fast-growing field with exciting therapeutic breakthroughs – with the Biotech Boot Camp.

This two-week intensive program at URI’s world-class Pharmaceutical Development Institute will teach the technical skills employers are looking for:

  • Quality control systems
  • Measurement & data collection
  • Troubleshooting and report writing
  • Customer service
  • Verbal & written communications skills
  • and more

You’ll have the chance to learn face-to-face, ask questions, and practice skills hands-on in a state-of-the-art laboratory setting.

Why Biotech?:

  • Rapidly growing field with constant breakthroughs.
  • Nearly 500 bioscience companies in RI & the need for skilled professionals is rising.
  • Entry level salaries range from $37-40k, with an average annual wage of $92,000.

Key Benefits:

  • Learn sought-after skills and gain a competitive advantage.
  • Open doors to a good, family-sustaining career.
  • Make connections to employers looking for talent in STEM fields.
  • Resume, Interview and Career Coaching from SkillsRI Career Services staff.
  • Job Search Assistance from SkillsRI Recruiters.

Ideal candidate:

  • Rhode Island Resident
  • Unemployed or Underemployed
  • Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the program.
  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Intermediate Math Skills
  • Desire to return to work in a new & exciting career pathway.
  • Ability to commit to 2 weeks of in-person training in Kingston, RI (transportation not provided)
  • Able to pass pre-employment industry-standard Drug and Background Checks