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U.S. Biopharma Workforce Partnership Conference

The U.S. Biopharma Workforce Partnership Conference focuses on strengthening talent acquisition efforts by enhancing industry partnerships with academic and non-profit organizations focused on life science workforce development.  

A first-of-its-kind for the biopharmaceutical industry, the event connects industry hiring managers and talent acquisition professionals with biopharmaceutical manufacturing-focused universities, community colleges, non-degree skill-based pathway providers, and national workforce intermediaries. 

Industry Benefits

  • Partner with universities, community colleges, non-profits, and other talent providers.
  • Promote internship, job, and skills-first hiring initiatives.
  • Learn about innovative education and training programs and partnership best practices.
  • Gain insight into novel talent solutions, skills-first approaches, as well as the future of recruiting in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Host a table during structured partnering time to facilitate engagement.

Academic/Non-profit Benefits

  • Build relationships with industry.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills gaps for biopharma manufacturing roles.
  • Learn about industry growth into emerging areas such as cell and gene therapy.
  • Promote biopharma education programs.


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2024 Conference | Boston, MA

The 2024 U.S. Biopharma Workforce Partnership Conference takes place April 17-18, in Boston, MA. Attendees have the opportunity to learn new information and learn new information through:

  • Partnering & Networking
  • Affinity/Topic-driven Lunch Discussions
  • Faces of Success (graduates and partnerships)
  • Best Practice Sharing
  • Workshopping

2024 Participating Organizations

Accelerate Montana


Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Amgen Inc.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America

BioBuilder Educational Foundation


Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

Bioscience Core Skills Institute (BCSI)



Campbell University

Cecil College

Clemson University

Commissioning Agents Inc.



Eli Lilly and Company

Felician University

Frederick Community College

Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute

International Academy of Automation Engineering

IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC

Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Johnston Community College

JVS Boston

Kelly Science & Clinical

Life Science Cares

Longview Workforce Advising

Lonza Biologics, Inc.

Made in Durham

Maryland Tech Council

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiative

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

MassBio Education Foundation

Merck & Co., Inc.

MilliporeSigma/EMD Serono

MiraCosta College

Montgomery College

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation


North Carolina Biotechnology Center

North Carolina Community Colleges Systems BioNetwork

North Carolina Life Sciences Organization

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University

Oklahoma City Innovation District



Pfizer, Inc.

Propel Careers LLC

Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust

Purdue University

Raritan Valley Community College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rx Research Services  (RX RS CRO)

San Jacinto College District

Sartorius Stedim


Solano College

Texas A&M University System

The Pennsylvania State University

The Wistar Institute

Thomas Jefferson University

Thrive Scholars

University of Delaware

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Virginia State University

Wake Technical Community College

Waters Technologies Corporation

West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Year Up, Inc.

Learn More About Workforce Partnerships

Want to learn more about how you can get involved in the U.S. Biopharma Workforce Partnership Conference? Contact NIIMBL Workforce Director, John Balchunas.

Become a member

We offer a variety of membership options that give you the flexibility to choose your organization’s level of engagement based on technology interests and priorities.

Contact John Balchunas

Contact John Balchunas


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