Upcoming Event:
BioME Virtual Coffee Hour with Dr. Nirav Shah

Join us for our next BioME Virtual Coffee Hour on November 6 from 9-9:45am.

Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, will give us his thoughts and opinions on COVID vaccine and treatment development, but also talk about his background and career path. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, giving the audience a chance to ask their own questions.

Events On-Demand:
Watch our events any time online!

Did you know that you can watch our events on-demand? They can be accessed at any time. Watch or share the recordings from the September & October BioME Virtual Coffee Hours, BioME Member Cost Savings event and more.

Upcoming Event:
ME Bioscience Day 2020

ME Bioscience Day is a statewide event that aims to get middle school students excited about science and inform them of the opportunities they might have working in a science related field in their future. Traditionally, professionals volunteer to visit local middle school classrooms to talk with students about their career in science, their daily tasks, and the opportunities that are available in science based careers.Because of the pandemic, we are not able to send our companies to schools but we are currently producing video presentations in lieu of "live" ME Bioscience Day that science teachers will be using both in their classroom and virtually the week of November 16.

ME Bioscience Day 2020

Though we are not coordinating volunteer visits' at middle schools, we would love for our community to get involved. We encourage you to become a 2020 ME Bioscience Day supporter. Sponsorship cost: $300.
Partner Event:
MCE 2020 Life Sciences Venture Summit

Join MCE from 2-3:30 on November 5th to learn how Maine’s entrepreneurial ecosystem supports life science startups, and what additional steps we need to take to foster and grow more life sciences companies like them. BioME is a proud sponsor of this series!

Harold Alfond Foundation
$500 million investment in Maine's future

The Harold Alfond Foundation has announced grants and investments totaling more than $500 million to help grow the state's workforce and economy.

“The Harold Alfond Foundation strategically selected these programs, each of which expands access to higher education and builds a pipeline of talent in key areas well-poised for economic growth in Maine, such as biotech, engineering, healthcare and IT,” Dana Connors, president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, said. “Each of these institutions play a critical role in strengthening Maine’s future. The value of these investments and their impact on the success of Maine’s economy and people cannot be overstated.” 

Grant recipients include the University of Maine System, the Roux Institute at Northeastern University, the University of New England, Thomas College, FocusMaine, Colby College, Waterville Creates!, and Jackson Laboratory

New Member Cost Savings Program:
Mercer (Group Healthcare Insurance)

We've recently added Mercer to the our growing list of cost savings programs!
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Their group health insurance programs with national and local associations provide small employers (generally between 5-50 employees) quality group medical benefits at competitive pricing.

BioME Member Benefits
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance plans designed for small employers
  • Fully Affordable Care Act-compliant
  • Best in class online platform for insurance quoting and management
  • Competitive product bundles
  • Quick and easy-to-use online enrollment process
  • Simple and convenient ongoing benefits management and administration
  • Reduced administrative costs

Noteworthy Job Openings

Production Manager II, Bio-Rad
Research Fellow - Motyl Lab, MMCRI
Sr. Project Manager - Microbiology, IDEXX
Scientist - Environmental Laboratory, Katahdin Analytical Services
Project Manager/Sr. Project Manager GRS, The Jackson Laboratory
Microbiology Scientist I, Nova Analytic Labs
Research Associate - Epidemiologist, USM
QC Molecular Analyst, Abbott
Senior Scientist I/II/III, SDIX

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