Skills Profiles II (2009-2012)

February 2009 – January 2012

Industry need: Biotechnology’s fusion of science and business creates unique requirements for occupations in the sector. Executives and managers must have technical expertise; technical staff often need entrepreneurial skill sets. Finding people with the full package for a specific position can be challenging for employers. For these reasons, occupational descriptions from other sources don’t exactly fit the bio-economy context.


Objective: To create occupational profiles for the following key positions that are unique to the industry: Quality Assurance Manager, Biofuels Plant Manager, Animal Care Manager, Contract Manufacturing Project Manager, Clinical Research Data Manager, and Bioinformatician.


Supporting projects leveraged:

  • Labour Market Information for the Biotechnology Industry
  • Bioenergy / biofuels / industrial situational analyses
  • Bio-economy Skills Profile I



These practical products provide invaluable skills information and hands-on tools to employers, job seekers and students to assist them with HR planning and skills development. The Bio-economy Skills Profiles are integrated into the BioSkills Recognition Program so users can easily identify the skills they would like recognized by industry.


Funded by the Government of Canada’s Sector Council Program.