CASTL is hiring a Marketing and Partnerships Manager

Why Us – Who Are We and What Do We Do?

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) provides world-class technical skills development and training in life sciences specializing in biopharmaceutical manufacturing for Canada. It is a unique partnership between academia, industry, and government to address the future skills needs of the fast-growing bioscience sector.

CASTL delivers on the economic demand for individuals who are work-ready to enter, thrive, and meet the needs of the Canadian bioscience industry. CASTL offers multiple applied learning streams and pathways for individuals to acquire the hands-on technical training, theoretical knowledge, and professional skills to have a successful career in life sciences.

CASTL is the exclusive provider of National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) licensed training programs in Canada and will deliver NIBRT’s training curriculum at its headquarters facility in Charlottetown, PEI and through a pan-Canadian network.


Host Organization: Prince Edward Island BioAlliance

Established in 2005, the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance (PEI BioAlliance) is the private not-for profit sector-led, partnership of businesses, research and academic institutions, and government agencies dedicated to building the bioscience sector in Prince Edward Island (PEI) and beyond. We believe that developing a pipeline of skilled talent for the Canadian bioscience sector is of critical importance to the future of the industry in our region and in our country. Our 15-year history of building human resources (HR) capacity locally has generated a passion, established partnerships, and strengthened our commitment to address this challenge for Canada.


What is the Unique Opportunity that Awaits You?

The purpose of this role is to support the partnership development and client services function of CASTL to promote and deliver the CASTL Online Academy and industry technical training while also supporting marketing and communications efforts.

What Will You be Doing?

  • Develop, implement and manage social media content for CASTL on its various platforms.
  • Day to day management and upkeep of the CASTL Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database.
  • Conduct market research about Canadian biopharma industry trends and other research as required.
  • Provide customer service support for the CASTL Online Academy and for the internal CASTL training team in the delivery of high-quality bioprocessing online training.
  • Develop, in collaboration with the Director of Communication and the CASTL Program Manager, marketing materials including: promotional brochures, power point presentations, e-newsletters, and others as required.
  • Maintain the CASTL website content.
    Any other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time by your manager.

Who are we Looking For?

You are passionate about marketing and content development – you love storytelling! You also enjoy providing customer service excellence and problem solving for the best possible outcome. Relevant experience or education in life sciences and bilingualism will be an asset in this role.

  • A passion for marketing and social media content development and storytelling
  • Strong customer centric focus and customer service skills are a must
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are essential for this role.
  • Highly-organized individual with past experience using tools for newsletter distribution, website content management, or a demonstrated aptitude to learn new technologies quickly
  • Be personable and operate with a high degree of integrity, transparency and professional values
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced and quickly growing team to deliver products and services across Canada
  • A willingness to learn and grow in an exciting and priority sector for Canada


  • 2-5 years’ experience in marketing or communication
  • Relevant education marketing or communications or a combination of education and experience
  • Relevant experience in providing customer service excellence in a professional business setting
  • Relevant education or work experience in life sciences, preferably in biotechnology, would be considered an asset
  • Bilingualism would be considered an asset


We offer a competitive wage package. Your salary will be commensurate with your experience and expertise.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume by email to:

Sidney Reid, Director of Client Services, CASTL


Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2022

Thank you for your interest, only those individuals invited for an interview will be contacted.

Our Hiring Commitment

The PEI BioAlliance and CASTL are committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation or any other category protected under the law. The PEI BioAlliance is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.