Intro to Biotechnology & Developing Lab Skills (Virtual Training Program)

Providence, RI 02903

Posted: 01/04/2022 Industry: Manufacturing/Warehouse Job Number: 2766

Job Description

Skills for Rhode Island's Future (SkillsRI) is actively recruiting candidates for the Intro to Biotechnology & Developing Lab Skills (Virtual Training Program), brought to you by RI Bio and their partners.

Training: Intro to Biotechnology & Developing Lab Skills (Virtual Training Program)

Location: Virtual Learning & Training / Online Course

Training Provider: URI Pharmacy Development Institute / RI Bio

Start Date: 1/1/2022

Training Duration: Self-Paced Learning; estimated 16 hours to complete.

Learning Objectives: Whether you’re displaced due to COVID-19, a returning veteran, want to upskill for a better career, or a student interested in exploring the future, this course will get you started on the path to science and a rewarding, future-proof career. And it’s not just for science nerds – biotechnology offers many different opportunities to make a positive difference in the world around you through science and innovation. The work is fascinating and potentially life-saving.

Course One: Introduction to Biotechnology

Delves into current trends in biotechnology spanning pharmaceutical, antibiotic and vaccine development. 6 class modules, typically takes 10 hours to complete.

  • What exactly is biotechnology?
  • From snake oil to aspirin and the beginnings of pharmaceuticals
  • Are your medications natural, semi-synthetic or synthetic
  • The serendipity of the discovery penicillin and Vaccines then and now
  • Empirical to stratified to personalized medicines
  • Genetic Engineering

Course Two: Developing Lab Skills – (for Intro to Biotechnology graduates)

Develop important lab basics that are sought-after by employers such as micropipetting, buffering solutions and basic genetic engineering. 8 modules, typically takes 6 hours to complete.

  • Fundamental, virtual training in laboratory techniques used across biotechnology industries.
  • Demonstrations, instructor-generated modules.
  • Student-based simulated training.
  • Includes cell culture and basic genetic engineering.
  • Covers micropipetting, making and buffering solutions.

To receive your certificates of completion, you must complete all modules in each course by May 1, 2022. Certificates will be distributed electronically.

Why Biotech?:

  • Rapidly growing field with constant breakthroughs.
  • Nearly 500 bioscience companies in RI & need for skilled professionals rising.
  • Entry level salaries range from $37-40k, with an average annual wage of $92,000.

Key Benefits:

  • Learn sought-after skills and gain a competitive advantage.
  • Open doors to a good, family-sustaining career.
  • Make connections to employers looking for talent in STEM fields.
  • Resume, Interview and Career Coaching from SkillsRI Career Services staff.
  • Job Search Assistance from SkillsRI Recruiters.

Ideal candidate:

  • Must be a Rhode Island resident.
  • Over 18+ years old.
  • High School graduate.
  • Interest in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM).
  • Access to a computer and internet connection.
  • Must take Intro to Biotech course in order to take Developing Lab Skills.
  • Currently unemployed and/or under-employed with a desire to re-enter the workforce.

Applicants interested in this training opportunity will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future to determine eligibility and compatibility for the training program.

Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future’s team will guide and provide you with support throughout the selection process.

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker access to work.

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