Introduction to Drug Development

A 2-part overview of the central process driving biotechnology industry today

Networking for Your Career

Industry Overview and Job Packages

​Industry Overview and Job Packages

Industry Interviews

​Industry Interviews

Negotiating offers and Making the transition

The Organization of Business

The Organization of Business

​Negotiating offers and Making the transition

Quality 101

A 2-part introduction to the quality systems vital to every biotechnology industry

Industry Career Workshops at NIH (Bethesda) and UMB (Baltimore)

         2-hr workshops on how to transition from academics to biotechnology industry

Biotechnology thrives on talented employees that add to their abilities over time through work experience, seminars, meetings and short courses

​​​Current Events


​BIOTrain is a sector partnership of biotechnology companies, government, nonprofits, led by Montgomery College and working together to shape a technical workforce that is ready for today and tomorrow  

At Montgomery College, Germantown

Saturdays November 4 and December 2, 2017 10 am- 4 pm



“We are here today to actually introduce job seekers here in Montgomery County to opportunities and careers in biotechnology, life sciences and health sciences,” said Brian Gaines, CEO, MdBio Foundation.

According to Gaines, Montgomery County is the epicenter for biotechnology in the state of Maryland.

“In Maryland, there are over 500 companies that are engaged in biotech, life sciences, health sciences, healthcare information technology, so it is a wide range of companies,” Gaines said. “There are literally thousands of jobs right here in Montgomery County as well as across the state of Maryland.”

The idea of the visit was so job seekers at the county’s One Stop Career Center could learn firsthand about this growing industry. For one, you don’t have to have a college degree in science to land a job in the biotech industry. Read more. 

Saturdays December 9, 2017 and January 20, 2018 10 am- 4 pm

Pharmaceutical Operations

A 2-part exploration of biopharmaceutical businesses: how they work, why they work that way, and how to navigate a career in them

​​Job Postings

(Open and scroll down to Careers)

Saturdays October 28 and November 18, 2017 10 am- 4 pm

UMBHoward Hall  room 450    10/23/2017   1:30-3:30

NIH   Building 35   room 640    11/1/2017    2:00-4:00

​UMB Howard Hall  room 450    11/6/2017    1:30-3:30

UMB Howard Hall  room 450    11/20/2017  1:30-3:30

NIH Building 35     room 610    11/29/2017  10 AM- 12 PM

UMB Howard Hall  room 450    12/4/2017    1:30-3:30

UMB Howard Hall  room 450    12/18/2017  1:30-3:30

NIH Building 50      room 640    1/26/2018   10 AM- 12 PM

NIH Building 35      room 610    4/25/2018    11 AM- 1 PM


Training Modules Download registration form, sign it, scan it, and send it to (Details and past events on Training Modules tab.)

Friday November 17 2017

11 am- 4 pm

Building Tomorrow's BioHealth Workforce

a symposium for STEM Career Counselors

​BioBuzz event follows from 5-7 pm

Current Training Modules​