by Ethan Paquet
The PEI BioAlliance is a private sector-led not-for-profit organization dedicated to building the bioscience industry on PEI.
The bioscience industry is made up of 60 companies across PEI, including Charlottetown, Summerside, Souris, Victoria, and Kensington. Just over 2,200 people work in human health areas such as pharmaceutical and device manufacturing, as well as animal, plant and fish health products and services and natural products.
Vivian Beer, Manager, HR Strategy for the PEI BioAlliance, says about 350 jobs are advertised through the BioAlliance each year.
“The PEI BioAlliance attracts talent to bioscience companies on PEI by promoting their job postings. My role is to connect potential candidates with these opportunities.”
Opportunities include Scientists, Researchers, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Production roles ranging from Process Engineers to Packaging Technicians, and many other manufacturing positions. There are also a number of business administration positions in areas like finance, accounting, sales and marketing. There are also some student positions including co-ops and summer placements.
Those interested in working in PEI’s bioscience sector can submit a resumé to the Bioscience Resumé Library, where it will be shared with the senior hiring managers of PEI Bioscience companies. Open positions are posted on the PEI BioAlliance website. You can also sign up for job alerts to be the first to hear about new job openings.
For more information about the PEI BioAlliance, visit www.peibioalliance.com
A video describing the work of PEI bioscience companies can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbcjt0o4gNE&list=PLnEokp72WBQmmyKh-81CyvBziP43XVHtm&index=2