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U.S. Hot Spots for Biotech Jobs, 2014 Edition

Below is this year’s GEN List of top 10 U.S. regions in which to secure a biotech job. To generate its list of the top 10 U.S. regions in which to secure a biotech job, GEN identified the regions most frequently cited in biotechnology and pharmaceutical job listings. Over the past month, GEN collected data by scrutinizing five employment websites—LinkedIn, Bio-Space, Medzilla, Indeed, and Monster.

San Francisco Bay Area

The nation’s largest biocluster has benefited from the revival of the initial public offerings market, with no fewer than four biopharma IPOs based in the Bay Area going public this month alone (Atara Biotherapeutics, Calithera Biosciences, Dermira, Virobay). Also this month, SOS Ventures made San Francisco the U.S. outpost for IndieBio, a pair of biotech accelerators set to launch in May. The past year has already seen Y Combinator in suburban Mountain View, CA, expand its startup-acceleration program to biotechs, and Janssen Labs start building a 30,000-square-foot South San Francisco site. Perhaps the region’s most exciting industry news has Mountain View-based Google emerging as a significant presence in biotech through its funding of Calico, led by Arthur D. Levinson, Ph.D., the former Genentech chairman and CEO (and still chairman of Apple). In September, Calico entered an up-to-$1.5 billion research collaboration with AbbVie that will create a new R&D site, as well as discover, develop, and bring to market new therapies for patients with neurodegeneration and cancer, plus other age-related diseases.

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