Bioscience is a sector that provides employment for a wide range of qualifications from entry level to PhD.
PEI Bioscience companies focus on:
- Human health & nutrition
- Fish health
- Animal health & nutrition
- Human/animal health diagnostics
- Contract manufacturing services
- Medical devices
Hiring needs within the Bioscience companies on PEI
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 61 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,” says Vivian Beer, Manager, HR Strategy for the PEI BioAlliance. “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. And there are some student positions including co-ops and summer placements.”
Here are five ways to help you find a job in the growing bioscience sector:
1. Send in your resumé
The PEI BioAlliance keeps an online resumé library which is shared with hiring managers in the PEI bioscience cluster. If you are currently seeking employment upon graduation or for the summer months, send your resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The resumé should be in PDF format with the file name “Resume – Your Name – Education/Credentials” and the email subject line “Add my resume to the 2021 PEI Bioscience Cluster Library.”
2. Check out the job board
Updated as positions become available, the PEI BioAlliance website has a job postings page which consolidates all open positions across the cluster, including direct links to apply. The website also provides links to learn more about the companies that are hiring.
3. Sign up for email alerts
If you prefer to receive real-time alerts directly in your inbox, sign up for our email notifications, where you’ll receive ongoing updates on the latest opportunities in bioscience. Sign up today by filling out our form.
4. Follow us on LinkedIn for our weekly job round-up
At the end of every week on the PEI BioAlliance LinkedIn page, we post a summary of all the new jobs made available the week prior. Follow us on LinkedIn for these updates and for all the latest local news in the sector.