Workforce Surveys

To ensure that the regional educational infrastructure responds to the industry’s evolving workforce needs, the BayBio Institute conducts workforce surveys and analyses to inform curriculum development and training for academic institutions in Northern California.

Demand for Talent: Current & Projected Workforce Trends in the Life Science Industry
Two of the most pressing questions for the life science industry today are “where are the jobs?” and “where are the jobs going to be?” This first-of-its-kind national analysis provides insights into these questions, drawing from thousands of current job postings and interviews with strategic industry leaders across the country about their projected talent needs.

California Industrial Biotech Workforce Survey
California’s industrial biotechnology sector experienced record-setting growth over the last five years, according to results from the second annual statewide California Industrial Biotechnology Workforce Survey. Conducted by BayBio and BIOCOM in collaboration with Radford, the survey revealed that industrial biotechnology companies – those focused on biofuels, feedstock and bio-based industrial chemicals – grew 632 percent between 2006 and 2010.

The Industrial Biotechnology Workforce Survey informs the life sciences training infrastructure and demonstrates to legislators the potential for economic growth and job creation within the industry.