Video Series, Job Search Tool, and Career Event Support Life Sciences Talent Growth

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s “Discovery Starts with Me” series was created to support the attraction, retention, and development of life sciences talent within Greater Philadelphia. Through a series of short videos and testimonial quotes shared on LinkedIn and Twitter, talent ambassadors from the region’s research institutions, cell and gene therapy companies, and contract manufacturing organizations are telling their stories about what led them to Greater Philadelphia, the impact they are making in their work, and what they enjoy about the region’s quality of life.

Dr. Kobby Essien, Director of New Product Planning at Adaptimmune, and Dr. Lindsey A. […]

Five Organizations Partner to Design New Biotech Training Program to Connect Philadelphians with Quality Jobs in the Region’s Rapidly Growing Life Sciences Sector

The Wistar Institute, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, Iovance Biotherapeutics, PIDC, and The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Launch Recruitment for the Pilot Program.

Partners in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem are collaborating to create a new workforce development training model to connect biotech jobs with a wider range of Philadelphians, including residents from disadvantaged communities. In a field that often requires PhDs or master’s degrees for most roles, the program – “Biomedical Technician Training Program: Aseptic Manufacturing” – will create opportunities for Philadelphians with at least a high school equivalency. The initiative is one way the region is working together […]

Study Updates Projections For Region’s Future Cell & Gene Therapy Talent Needs

Two years after releasing the results of an independent study analyzing the workforce landscape and future talent needs of the Greater Philadelphia region’s cell & gene therapy sector, the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth and the University City Science Center are releasing a new and updated report. 

Economic consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) was reengaged to refresh and update the “Cell and Gene Therapy and Connected Health Workforce Analysis” completed in 2019-2020 to reflect changes in the industry. The result is a current and detailed workforce demand and supply study for Greater Philadelphia’s cell & gene therapy hub.

The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing Helps Companies and Talent Achieve Their Visions

Life sciences companies looking to locate in Greater Philadelphia consider many factors in their decision-making, from the ability to achieve their vision to the opportunities to collaborate. To foster this growth, The Chamber is developing a series of testimonial videos with Greater Philadelphia’s leaders describing the region’s attributes.

Vice President and Executive Director at the Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB), Parviz Shamlou, sat down with the Chamber to detail how the Greater Philadelphia region has fostered JIB’s success.

JIB is one of the many life sciences organizations thriving in Greater Philadelphia. In addition to early phase pre-clinical process development, […]

Philadelphia’s Talent Pipeline Collaborative Readies Region For Cell And Gene Therapy Job Growth

Claire Greenwood, Executive Director, CEO Council for Growth, and Patricia Day, Manager, Leadership Engagement, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia elaborate on the creation of the Life Science Talent Pipeline Collaborative in an op-ed originally published at CellandGene.com.

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