Life Science Jobs for Military Veterans

The Biocom Institute is the nonprofit arm of Biocom that focuses on STEM outreach for students and life science workforce development and programs for military veterans. I wanted to reach out and let you know about an upcoming opportunity for veterans in your programs and network.

On October 13th, we’ll be holding a half-day “Veterans in Life Science Career Exploration” symposium at Biocom (address included in flyer). This program is open to veterans of all stages of transitions with interest in exploring career opportunities in the life science sector. Attendees will hear from top executives in the industry speak about the variety of jobs in this thriving sector and the ways their own companies are seeking and utilizing key skills veterans have. HR professionals from leading companies will speak to the benefits of hiring veterans and share advice for successfully navigating the transition into this industry.

Below is just a brief overview of the event (and more information in the flyer as well):


In Attendance

  • Executives and hiring managers from veteran-friendly life science companies
  • Local college and university veterans services
  • Veterans who have successfully transitioned into the life science industry
  • Transitioning veterans 

Welcome & Industry Overview

This segment will offer an overview of the life science industry in San Diego, outline the scope of the industry’s ecosystem, and introduce examples of the utilization of veterans’ unique skillset in the life science industry.

Featured Speaker: Norm Fjeldheim | Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer; Head of Global Facilities | Illumina

Making the Switch: Advice from the Experts in Industry Transition

This panel will feature human resources and hiring managers from leading life science companies and will offer key insights into making the transition into the life science sector.

Company Spotlights: We Want You!

During 15-minute presentations, experts from companies representing a variety of sectors in the life science industry will offer insight into their specific sectors including what they do, what jobs exist in that sector, and where veterans would be, or have been, a good fit.

Education and Certification Resources

Throughout the symposium, attendees learn about interesting jobs for which veterans would be a good fit, and colleges and universities will be onsite to offer guidance and information regarding how to acquire the educational and technical requirements needed to attain such jobs.

This program is free to veterans and they can sign up here:



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