Event Update: April 15
BioME Student Showcase is going virtual!

The BioME Student Showcase/Maine BioGENEius Challenge competition is now virtual! Contestants will upload their projects and present to judges virtually. Application deadline extended to April 3, 2020. The Spring Networking Reception that was to follow on April 15th is cancelled.

High School Students
Maine BioGENEius Challenge

Please submit a PDF of your poster using this link: Due to the unplanned circumstances, we are also extending the application deadline to Friday, April 3, 2020. 16 finalists will be selected and notified by April 9 th . Individual virtual presentations/interviews will take place on April 15.

College Students
(undergraduate and graduate)

Please submit a 1-page overview of your project and resume by Friday, April 3, 2020. 10 finalists will be selected and notified by April 9 th . All finalists should prepare 5 slides in PowerPoint. On April 15 we will conduct a Zoom video conference with all judges and finalists and you will be sharing your screens and doing 3-minute pitch presentations then.
Scholarships: Deadline Extension
Maine School for Science & Mathematics

As a follow up to ME Bioscience Day, BIOME will be funding 4 scholarships for Maine middle schoolers in the form of 1-week-long summer science camps at the  Maine School of Science and Mathematics  in Limestone, ME.

The application deadline has been extended to April 27, 2020.

Maine life sciences response to COVID-19: advancements & impact

How is COVID-19 affecting Maine bioscience businesses and what have they done to help? Please help us report this data by taking a moment to share how COVID-19 has affected your company through this quick survey.

Guest post: FocusMaine Intern Experience
Register your Summer 2020 interns

Register your Summer 2020 Interns for the FocusMaine Intern Experience! Events provide professional development, social opportunities, and networking for summer interns working in Maine. This program facilitates connections among interns and a deeper understanding of Maine’s opportunities for launching a career. The goal of the FocusMaine Intern Experience (FMIE) is to improve the perception of Maine as a vibrant place to live and work and increase the attraction of skilled workers to Maine.

For the last 3 years, FMIE has provided exceptional experiences to interns across the state. In 2019, nearly 700 interns at more than 45 employers in 2019 across the state participated in our programming. We look forward to continuing to partner with businesses throughout Maine and expand our reach in 2020.  Registration of interns is at no cost to your organization; corporate event sponsorship opportunities are available.
To register interns or discuss the program  contact Kate Howell, Program Manager, at 202-352-6248 or  kate@educatemaine.org

Save the Date: June 24
Women in Bioscience

BioME is (hopefully) organizing our third annual Women in Bioscience event on June 24, 2020 at Grace in Portland. The event will feature a moderated panel discussion of acclaimed female scientists and entrepreneurs focusing on success stories, career advantages and obstacles for Maine women in bioscience.

Join us for an amazing panel discussion and plenty of quality networking over delicious cupcakes, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks (cash bar). Open to all gender and ages.

Location: Grace, 15 Chestnut St, Portland, ME 04101

Noteworthy Job Openings

Production Team Leader, Abbott
Application Integration Engineer - IDEXX
Project Coordinator - Bigelow Laboratory
Research Associate I (Epidemiologist) - USM
Animal Technician Interns - MDI Biological Laboratory
Product Manager, Protein Detection - Thermo Fisher Scientific
Software Engineer, Full Stack Developer - MedRhythms
Manufacturing Specialist - Enercon Technologies
Marketing Enablement Manager - Covetrus
Student Intern - Jackson Laboratory
Senior Biologist - Stantec

To see these and more openings, please visit our Job Board