Life Sciences & Biotech
Research & Development Capacity
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Specialized Biotechnology Training Initiatives
- City College of San Francisco offers a Certificate in Biomanufacturing.
- The “Biotech Partners Program” is a nonprofit organization created in 1993 through the collaborative efforts of Bayer HealthCare and the city of Berkeley, with support from more than 35 corporate, government, education and industry partners. “Biotech Partners Program” focuses on hands-on science and technology curriculum and serves 120 students annually. Upon completion, students receive a “Certificate of Achievement in Bioscience”. Biotech Partners holds a 100% graduation rate and has placed over 3,100 students in biotechnical internships.
- In 2015, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded over $275 million in grants to support conservation and science and technology learning museums in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- USF offers a Professional Science Master’s degree in Biotechnology, as well as a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Biology. USF Graduate Program in Biotechnology
- Stanford University offers a Graduate Degree in Biotechnology, as well as biotechnology research opportunities in its Department of Chemical Engineering. Stanford Biotechnology Graduate Certificate
- UC Berkeley offers an Extension program in a variety of Life Science and Biotechnology fields. It also offers the Amgen Scholars Program for undergraduate research in Biotechnology. UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program
- UCSF offers several PhD and Master’s Graduate programs in Bioscience and Bioengineering. UCSF Bioscience and Bioengineering Degree Programs
- UCSF also has ongoing industry partnerships with the following Biotech companies: Facebook, Pfizer, Genentech, GE Healthcare, Nikon Instruments and Technical Instruments, and Abbott Diagnostics. UCSF Industry Partnerships
Available Talent Pool & Employment Outlook
- The San Francisco Bay Area enjoys a unique collaborative effort between industry and academia in developing the region’s biomedical workforce. The Bay Area’s learning institutions and private companies guide, shape and in many instances help fund faculty, develop curricula and provide hands-on training.
- By 2020, it is predicted that San Francisco Metropolitan regional jobs in the fields of Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology, and Computer and Information Research Science will grow by 123.7, 76.3, and 57.6 percent, respectively.
- As of December 2016, the Biotech sector (Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services) employed 127,500 workers in the San Francisco Metropolitan area.
- In 2014, the San Francisco Bay Area employed 63,907 workers in the Life Sciences sector.