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ApprenticeshipPHL – Biomedical Sciences


Wistar is a world leader in early-stage discovery science in the areas of cancer, immunology, and infectious disease. Their Biomedical Technician Training (BTT) Pre-Apprenticeship Program provides pre-apprentices with the background in molecular and cellular biology and the laboratory skills they will need to enter the Biomedical Research Technician (BRT) Apprenticeship Program and/or obtain positions as laboratory technicians or research assistants in the life sciences. Wistar’s BRT Apprenticeship provides a career pathway in a research laboratory environment. Through advanced training, apprentices acquire skill sets to facilitate experimental procedures, manage a laboratory and monitor lab safety, conduct data analysis on experiments, and other highly-skilled techniques with the goal of supporting a lead scientist and staff in the laboratory to advance scientific hypotheses and outcomes.


• BTT Pre-Apprenticeship Prerequisites: 16 years of age; high school diploma/GED, and college-level pre-requisite courses in biology, chemistry, math, English and applied computer technology.
• Applications are accepted between October and February for a May start date.