Join us for the 2021 Biotech Job Fair on Saturday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT!

The virtual event will connect Tennessee’s premier life sciences and biotech organizations with jobseekers who are receiving life sciences degrees from any of the state’s premier medical and science programs.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with premier biotech and life science organizations across the state regarding employment. Through our Job Fair, we would like to create a convergence point for all the jobseekers and employers in Tennessee’s life-science industry.

Registration is FREE and the program will be offered virtually to preserve the health and safety of all attendees amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Tentative Agenda
8:30 a.m.     Registration and Welcome 
9 a.m.           Opening Remarks
                      5-minute Company Presentations
10:30 a.m.    Scheduled one-on-one meetings between companies and job seekers
1:30 p.m.      Event Concludes

To register as a participating company, please fill out our company participation form and email the completed form to

Jobseekers can register to attend the Job Fair here.


To polish your resume for the event, please join us April 22 for a Resume Workshop. For registration and information on the workshop, please visit our Eventbrite page.

About the Job Fair
The Biotech Job Fair is an initiative by the Academic Alliance, which has continued to bridge the gap between academic institutions and the biotech industry in Tennessee.  The Biotech Job Fair was designed to create a platform where jobseekers with life science degrees residing currently in Tennessee continue to contribute to the overall growth of the state. Our first online Biotech Job Fair occurred in August 2020 and connected more than 70 jobseekers with premier biotech companies across the state.

The purpose of the Job Fair is not only to help those looking for career opportunities, but also to become a platform wherein the industry and the academic institutions offering biotech jobs in Tennessee are able to find suitable candidates.


BioTN Academic Alliance Advisory Board

Abby Trotter, Executive Director, BioTN

Chad Riggs, Marketing Associate Technology Licensing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Isaac Rodriguez, Co-Founder & CSO, SweetBio, Inc.

Clifford Froelich, Director QCA, Cognate Bioservices, Inc.

Richard Magid, Vice President, University of Tennessee Research Foundation


President: Erika Dillard

Visual Communications Director: Laura Hamel

Events and Outreach Director: Deepa Ganesh

Sponsorship Director: Kavya Annu

Career Development Director: Kavya Annu

UTHSC Liaison: Rui Wang

St. Jude Liaison: Faten Okda

CBU Liaison: Kiara Macklin, Kristine Truong and Venu Choden

Rhodes Liaison: Jocelyn Ladomborde

Organizers from Nashville: Connie Litts and Danielle Pyle


The video recording of the 2020 Resume Workshop video can be accessed here.