CHANDLER, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) officially launched the AZBio Career Center at AZBio Expo 2016 and highlighted the value of a single focused site for life science and healthcare career opportunities to the assembled industry leaders and life science innovators.
AZBio Expo 2016 also featured a panel of industry leaders with a focused discussion on how talent creates a competitive advantage. The panel was moderated by Mara Aspinall, founder of Health Catalysts, and included Stacie Mallen, Vice President of Human Resources at Ulthera/Merz Pharma GmbH; Brady Young, VP of HR for the Translational Genomics Research Institute; Adrienne Scheck, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute; and Tom Longstreth, Director, Talent Acquisition at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a member of the Roche Group.
According to the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Update provided by the Flinn Foundation and prepared by TEConomy Partners (formerly Battelle Technology Partnership Practice), Arizona’s bioscience industry (including hospitals) represented 110,410 jobs in 2014. Non-hospital biotech employment across the state represented 24,040 jobs.
“Companies don’t innovate, people do,” Joan Koerber-Walker, president and CEO of AZBio, shared with the audience of innovators and business leaders. “Yet, when it comes to connecting talent to a wide range of opportunities across our life science and healthcare community, we make it difficult.”
The new AZBio Career Center has been designed to streamline the process by providing a single site online where job seekers and employers can connect and engage.
The AZBio Career Center contains a growing list of life science and healthcare positions as well as useful tools for professionals searching for promising careers in Arizona’s growing life science industry.
AZBio also announced that a Virtual Life Science Career Fair, powered by the AZBio Career Center, will be held during Arizona Bioscience Week in September of 2016 to provide the opportunity for talented life science professionals to connect with career opportunities across Arizona’s growing life science and healthcare sector.
“Arizona’s research organizations, life science innovator companies, and leading healthcare systems are working together with a single focused goal of improving the quality of life for people here in Arizona and around the world,” shared Joan Koerber-Walker, president and CEO of AZBio. “The AZBio Career Center will make it easier for these organizations to connect with quality talent and grow their teams so that together they can grow our industry.”
For more information on Arizona Bioscience Week, visit www.AZBio.org/AzBW.
To access the AZBio Career Center, visit http://Jobs.AZBio.org.
A key component in Arizona’s life science ecosystem, the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) is the only statewide organization exclusively focused on Arizona’s bioscience industry. AZBio membership includes patient advocacy organizations, life science innovators, educators, healthcare partners and leading business organizations. AZBio is the statewide affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and works in partnership with AdvaMed, MDMA, and PhRMA to advance innovation and to ensure that the value delivered from life-changing and life-saving innovation benefits people in Arizona and around the world.
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