BioOhio, the state’s bioscience membership and development organization, will host a statewide career fair featuring employment opportunities at growing biomedical firms, pharmaceutical companies, and research organizations.
Coordinated by BioOhio and supported by NatureJobs, the free event will be held on May 25 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm at the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington.
“It’s great to have such a robust bioscience economy in Ohio,” commented BioOhio Senior Director of Workforce Bill Tacon. “The manufacturing sector in particular is showing a significant rebound, as exemplified by their strong presence at this year's event."
Employers will come from cities throughout Ohio. They include Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, inVentiv Communications, NAMSA, Roxane Laboratories, PharmaForce, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, Ben Venue Laboratories, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Medpace, Aptalis Pharma (formerly Eurand), Oakwood Laboratories, Aerotek, and Patheon Pharmaceuticals.
These companies will be seeking candidates for positions related to medical research and development, manufacturing, biomedical engineering, quality assurance/control, regulatory, study management, toxicology, biochemistry, marketing, and more. Based on previous years' attendance, more than 200 job seekers are expected at the May 25 event.
A graduate-to-be attendee at last year's Columbus career fair found the event to be extremely helpful. "This fair allowed me to get an idea of what employers are looking for in college graduates," he said.
Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes and dress professionally. Details and candidate pre-registration are available at www.bioohio.com/event1.aspx
Ohio's bioscience industry directly employs more than 62,500 workers, according to the recently published Ohio Bioscience Growth Report. Since 2000, Ohio bioscience employers have added 10,222 jobs, a 19.5% increase in contrast to an 8.6% decline in total employment in Ohio during the same time period.
Members of the media wishing to attend should contact Matt Schutte at BioOhio, 614-675-3686; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BioOhio (formerly Omeris) is a non-profit organization supported by the Thomas Edison Program of the Ohio Department of Development. Its mission is to accelerate bioscience discovery, innovation and commercialization of global value, driving economic growth, and improving quality of life in Ohio. BioOhio is headquartered in Columbus, with regional business development affiliates in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Athens.