Welcome to the ERPC!
PharmaFest is a career development event where students will learn how their degree can lead to a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Students can meet with companies to learn more about the pharma industry, discover pathways to meaningful careers, and discover immediate and future employment opportunities. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in ECU’s Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building. Learn more here.
The Future of Pharma is Here
Pharmaceutical research and manufacturing are a thriving industry in our region and state. East Carolina University is at the forefront of meeting the needs of this industry through education, research and partnership.
The Eastern Region Pharma Center, housed in ECU’s new Life Sciences and Biotechnology building, is supported through funding from the Golden Leaf Foundation and the university. Working in partnership with 15 pharmaceutical companies and five regional community colleges, the center is a leader in workforce development for this growing industry.
work in nearly 800 life sciences companies in North Carolina
is the annual average salary in the biosciences industry
13.4% job growth
in eastern North Carolina, including 10,250 new jobs since 2020
The pharmaceutical industry is growing. With 31% industry growth since 2001, pharma offers high-paying jobs from eastern North Carolina to the Triangle and beyond.
No matter where you are in life — in high school, in college or in the current workforce — ECU and the Eastern Region Pharma Center has the facilities, programs and pathways to lead you to an exciting career in the pharmaceutical industry.
With support from our industry and community college partners, the Eastern Region Pharma Center in ECU’s new Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building provides 21st-century laboratory and manufacturing space to lead in the education of students and the current pharmaceutical workforce.