Biotech Job Fair for Critical SARS-CoV-2 Role

High tech coating equipment at SiO2 facility in Auburn

Auburn biotech company SiO2 is holding its second of two job fairs this Thursday, June 18, to fill up to 200 jobs expected to be created by contracts with companies now working to develop vaccines for SARS-CoV-2.

The job fair is being co-hosted at the Auburn Center for Developing Industries by SiO2 and the city of Auburn economic development department. Applicants are being interviewed from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The company is looking for individuals experienced in advanced medical manufacturing.

Top federal agencies in charge of the nation’s response to the virus crisis recently invested $142 million in SiO2 to produce specially engineered vials for the vaccine when it is developed and approved. See more at Business Alabama’s story “Feds Inject $142 Million into Auburn Biotech to Speed Vaccine Delivery.”

A SiO2 patented technology for producing the vials is seen as critical to safe and reliable delivery of the drug.

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Among the positions the company is looking to fill are: production technicians, maintenance technicians, molding technicians, quality inspectors, lab technicians, quality engineers and a supply chain manager, human resources generalist, and payroll and benefits specialist.

Those with questions can contact City of Auburn Workforce Development Director Amy Brabham at [email protected] or visit

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