Biotech & Pharma

The Biotech & Pharma Career Interest Team is supported by the Biotility program at the UF Center of Excellence in Regenerative Health Biotechnology (CERHB).  Biotility is a state resource for biotechnology and medical device industries, and for individuals seeking to transition into industry careers.  Biotility provides high-quality short-courses for professionals, students preparing to enter industry careers, and researchers, all of whom seek to expand and deepen their knowledge in technical and regulatory details unique to biotechnology industries and translational research.  UF graduate courses that are especially relevant to biotechnology careers will be included in the career course listing.

Contact:  Tamara Mandell, MEd, CERHB Assistant Director for Education and Training (

Biotility has moved to a new testing and training facility!  Come visit us in Foundation Park, 14193 NW 119th Terrace, Alachua, FL 32615

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is hosting

our last virtual Career Development Seminar 

next Thursday, April 15 between 4-5PM.


Our speaker, Dr. Gabriel Fung is a Biotech Equity Research Associate at Mizuho Securities USA. Dr. Fung received his Ph.D. in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 2016. He received numerous awards and honors during his graduate training. Since then, Dr. Fung has worked in the field of Equity Research focused on biotechnology at LifeSci Advisors, Raymond James, and now at Mizuho Securities.


Please join us for Dr. Fung’s seminar titled “Biotech Equity Research: Learning the Stock Market Without Reddit”

Meeting Link

Zoom Meeting ID: 944 7556 1112 (Passcode: 788645)


If you are interested in a post-seminar virtual happy hour with Dr. Fung, please contact Mai ( and/or Sid (


Biotility Certificate Short Courses

Many course are available online anywhere, any time:

Some courses are available live and online:

Topics include:
Basics of Project Management
cGMP for (Bio)Pharmaceuticals
cGMP for Dietary Supplements
cGMP for Medical Devices
Cleanrooms & Gowning
Core Concepts of Biomanufacturing and Quality Systems
Corrective Action Preventive Action
Creating and Maintaining Document Filing Systems
Creating and Maintaining Document Templates
Document Change Control
Document Review
Environmental Monitoring
Equipment Qualification
Establishing a Document Control System
FDA Labeling Regulations
Good Documentation Practices
Guide to FDA Warning Letters
Inventory Management
Laboratory Safety: Bloodborne Pathogens
Laboratory Safety: Chemical Hygiene Plans
Medical Device Design Controls
Process Validation
Quality Audits
Regulatory Approval for Medical Devices
The 5 Pillar Strategy for a Lean Workplace
Writing Controlled Documents

Genentech Postdoc Program: Informational Meeting – March 31st

The SACNAS@Genentech Professional Chapter will be hosting an Informational Meeting that will include a panel and networking portion on March 31st, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00PM (PST). This event will be able to answer questions about applying to Genentech through two different mechanisms as well as first-hand perspectives of what it is like to be a postdoc at Genentech!

March 31st, 2021 Schedule:
4:00 – 5:00PM – Intro and Panel (Platform: Zoom)
5:00 – 6:00PM – Virtual Networking (Platform: Gather.Town)

Sign up here to be added to the event and a calendar hold will be sent out to the e-mail provided with more information provided closer to the event date. Please sign up by Friday, March 26th, 2021.

SACNAS: Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
The SACNAS@Genentech Professional Chapter is the first Professional SACNAS Chapter in the country and is geared towards early career outreach initiatives and professional development for the internal Genentech Community.

The Genentech Postdoc Program is one of the most established and largest industry postdoc program and currently has over 130+ active postdocs.