Workforce Development

CSBI Workforce Development programs are focused on identifying the top high demand, future need occupations in industry.

2016 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report

Key Findings Support Industry Hiring Demand with a Strong Need for Knowledge-Based Employees

The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) released the 2016 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report June 9, 2016 at the BIO International Convention held in San Francisco, California. The report provides a national snapshot of the current and projected talent
needs in the life sciences industry.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE KEY FINDINGS.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL REPORT.

2018 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report

Details coming soon.

Life Science Industry Sector Definitions

 

 

 

A feature in Nature: Life sciences workforce trends evolve with the industry

 

CSBI Workforce Development Co-Chairs Kathy Nugent (BioAlabama) and Lori Lindburg (BayBio Institute) co-authored an article appearing in the January 2015 issue of Nature that highlights the national 2014 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report 2014 conducted by the CSBI. The report is based on a series of interviews with over 100 life science company executives and job data from more than 23,0000 job boards and offers some important real-time insights into the evolving needs of the life science industry in a period of global economic transition.

Nature subscribers: http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v33/n1/full/nbt.3116.html
Non-Nature subscribers: http://rdcu.be/b4Lk
Or view the article PDF; [CLICK HERE]

 

2014 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report

Key Findings Support Industry Hiring Demand with a Strong Need for Knowledge-Based Employees
a report of the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI)

 

The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) released 2014 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report in conjunction with the 2014 BIO International Convention.   The report provides a national snapshot of the current and projected talent needs in the life sciences industry.

 

Qualitative and quantitative data support the fact that the life sciences industry continues to experience demand at all levels, with a strong need for knowledge-based employees.  Job postings in the life sciences industry remained at historic highs with over 73,000 positions posted last year, a 15% increase over 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

Nature Biotechnology: An interdisciplinary shift in demand for talent within the biotech industry

an article highlighting the Demand for Talent report findings of the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) and Booz & Company

 

To address these questions and to begin to develop a national snapshot of the current and projected talent needs in the life sciences industry, the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI), in collaboration with Booz & Company, conducted a series of interviews with 26 strategic industry leaders—including CEOs, heads of R&D, commercial development, human resources and manufacturing—from March to May 2013. These interviews were conducted in parallel with quantitative analysis using Burning Glass, a proprietary platform that aggregates, extracts, codes and normalizes job data from more than 23,000 job boards, newspapers, employers and other websites.

 

Demand for Talent:  Current & Projected Workforce Trends in the Life Science Industry
a report of the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) and Booz & Company

Two of the most pressing questions for the life science industry today are “where are the jobs?” and “where are the jobs going to be”? In collaboration with Booz & Company, the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) is unveiling a first ever in-depth national analysis designed to provide insights into the most pressing current and projected workforce needs in our industry.

CSBI Workforce Development Best Practice Session

Innovative Industry-Academic Partnerships
CSBA Retreat, Nashville, TN
November 30, 2016

Industry-academic collaborations for supporting STEM education, workforce development and entrepreneurship was the subject of a recent panel of the CSBI Workforce Development Committee at the recent CSBA Retreat in Nashville, TN.  The panel, which included examples from Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Utah, evolved out of a key recommendation from the 2016 CSBI Workforce Trends Report released earlier this year.  The report found that meaningful collaborations between industry and academic partners is one of the best ways to ensure critical development of the talent pipeline for the life science industry.  Panelists and their respective CSBA state associations offered suggestions for how other states might find funding and partners to develop similar collaborations.

 

Powerpoint slides and videos of the panel can be found HERE.

  • MISSOURI: Bio Research & Development Growth (BRDG) Park
    Dr. Richard Norris, Director, Center for Plant and Life Sciences, St. Louis Community College

  • UTAH: BioInnovations Gateway / Medical Innovations Pathway
    Kelly Slone, President & CEO, BioUtah

  • TEXAS: Austin Community College Incubator
    Dr. Linnea Fletcher, Biotech Department Chair, Austin Community College/Bio-Link

  • TENNESSEE: Vanderbilt ASPIRE Program, Biomed Research Education and Training Office of Career Development: 
    Dr. Ashley Brady, Dir. of Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine