California Life Sciences connects business and workforce leaders, as well as the academic community, to elevate talent, accelerate change, cultivate skills, foster inclusivity, promote productivity and create employment opportunities in the life sciences. We provide professional development offerings for employees and other professionals who seek to build their skills in the life sciences industry, and for employers seeking to develop and retain their staff. 

Professional Development Course Providers

Biotech Primer

Forward-thinking, non-science professionals, whose products or services are tied to the industry recognize the importance of improving their skills and competencies by increasing their knowledge of scientific concepts. Biotech Primer builds on its extensive experience to facilitate learning in a quick, easy-to-understand manner.

The Leadership Edge

The Leadership Edge is a catalyst for empowering people worldwide to continually make positive changes in their personal and professional lives. Great science or technology alone doesn’t make a great company. To turn an innovative concept into a business reality, you need leadership and commercial competence.

Inclusive Research Mentor/Manager Series

The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and City College of San Francisco (CCSF) are partnering with the California Life Sciences (CLS) through its Racial & Social Equity (RSE) work to deliver a third pilot aimed at helping life science organizations build inclusive management practices and workplaces.

Upcoming Professional Development Courses

CLS Career Center

The California Life Sciences Career Center is designed to help innovative companies recruit qualified candidates in the life sciences industry. Through our job board, job seekers at all levels can search current openings and find their next career opportunity.

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