Workforce & Education

BioOhio-Photos-Career-Fair-1A skilled and available workforce has been and will continue to be integral to the growth of Ohio’s bioscience industry. In recent years, Ohio’s diverse bioscience industry has made great strides in forming, attracting and growing companies. This unprecedented growth has demanded an abundant and available talent pool.

BioOhio regularly tracks open positions with a sampling of the state’s bioscience industry – including over one hundred companies from the medical device, pharmaceutical, research, laboratory services, manufacturing, agricultural biotechnology, and health & life science IT fields. While this is only a fraction of the industry as a whole, it is a strong indicator of growth in the state.

At any given time since tracking began, this pool of companies has had, on average, 1,200 open positions across all aspects of operations in Ohio.

Recent number of open positions at surveyed companies

November 2014:  1,290  |  February 2015: 1,487  |  May 2015: 1,312 | June: 1,536

We understand job searches can be daunting tasks, and it is difficult to know where to begin. Below are links directly to the employment pages for many of these companies. Content on this page is regularly updated, but please understand the actual job listings are posted and maintained by the companies themselves.

In addition to companies listed below, many more organizations are working to build the right team.


While not comprehensive, below you will find examples of open positions in various industry sectors, along with links directly to employer career pages.

Medical Devices & Equipment

Sample positions include:  Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, R&D Engineering, Technicians, Chemical & Pharmacy Operations, Mechanical Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing, Software Engineering & IT, Finance & Accounting, Administrative staff, Clinical Trial Administration, Sales Administration

Astro Medical Devices Corporation Midmark
AtriCure Norman Noble
Cardinal Health Norwood Medical
Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products Omnicare
Cleveland Medical Devices Philips Healthcare
Ethicon Roscoe Medical
Fluke Biomedical Seneca Medical
GE Healthcare Technologies Sigma-Aldrich Group
Gyrus ACMI (Olympus) Sparton Medical Systems
Haag-Streit USA (Reliance Medical) STERIS Corporation
Hitachi Medical Systems America Toshiba Medical Systems
Interplex Medical ViewRay
Invacare Corporation Zimmer Surgical
Mammotome ZIN Technologies / ZIN Medical

Pharmaceuticals, Therapeutics, Chemicals & Biologics

Sample positions include:  Process Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Assistant Microbiologist, Maintenance, Marketing, Sales, Maintenance Technicians, Quality Assurance Operations Associate, Filling Operators

Abbott Nutrition Givaudan Flavors Corporation
Alkermes GOJO Industries
AMRESCO (VWR) Kutol Products Company
Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Ashland Specialty Ingredients Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
AstraZeneca (Amylin Ohio Facility) Meridian Bioscience
Betco Corporation Momentive Specialty Chemicals
Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane (Roxane Laboratories) Nitto Denko Avecia
Canberra Corporation Omnicare
Cardinal Health Patheon Pharmaceuticals
Diagnostic HYBRIDS (a Quidel Company) PharmaForce
EMD Millipore Prasco
Forest Pharmaceuticals Ricerca Biosciences
GFS Chemicals Teva Women’s Health

Research & Laboratory Services

Sample positions include:  Laboratory Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, IT staff, Clinical Safety Manager, Biostatistician, Laboratory Assistant, Legal Intern, Senior Chemist, Flow Cytometry Project Specialist, Research Biologist, GLP Auditor, Entry-level technicians

Advanced Testing Laboratory IMARC Research
Affymetrix Laboratory Corporation Of America
Battelle LexaMed
Camargo Pharmaceutical Services MedLab
Charles River Laboratories Medpace
Chemical Abstracts Service North American Science Associates (NAMSA)
Cleveland HeartLab Nottingham-Spirk
ClinicalRM Pathology Laboratories
Community Blood Center / Community Tissue Services Quest Diagnostics
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories WIL Research Laboratories
CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting Services

Health & Life Science IT

Sample positions include:  Clinical Content Developers, Healthcare Data Analyst, Account Managers, Technical Positions, Systems Administrator, Database Administrator, Software Developer, Software Test Engineers

Chemical Abstracts Service ImageIQ
CoverMyMeds MediQuant
Explorys Netsmart
HealthBridge Streamline Health Solutions
Health Care DataWorks

Agricultural Biotechnology

Sample positions include:  Formulation Scientist, Assistant Brand Manager, Forklift Operator, Graphic Design, IT staff

Agrium US  Poet Biorefining
Bunge North America Oilseed Processing  Scotts
Garick  Turf Care Supply Corporation
Nachurs Plant Food Company