Edison, New Jersey (JOBS) is a township located in New Jersey's Middlesex County, four miles (six kilometers) north of New Brunswick, 25 miles southwest of Newark (40 kilometers), and 37 miles (60 kilometers) southwest of Manhattan. The community was formed in the 1600s, and was originally incorporated in 1870 as Raritan Township, a name it held until 1954 when a referendum saw its name changed in honor of inventor Thomas Edison, whose Menlo Park laboratory was located there.
Edison is a diverse community with a growing population of more than 100,000 residents. (A second Edison is located in Sussex County.) The community was named #35 of the top 100 places to live in the United States by Money magazine in 2008.
This is an ideal place to settle if you are interested in the biosciences. There are over 100 biotech and pharmaceutical companies in New Jersey, making it among the top biotech states in the country. And, the number of companies continues to grow!
In Edison, you will find New Brunswick Scientific and DGI BioTechnologies, Inc.
Some of the other companies in New Jersey are Becton, Dickinson and Company, DOV Pharmaceutical, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, LLC (NJ) , Barr Pharmaceuticals, Integra LifeSciences, EluSys Therapeutics ,Schering-Plough Corporation, and Merck & Co., Inc.
BioNJ, a non-profit helps to advocate biotech and pharma causes to state officials and gather resources and to help biotechnology companies become successful and have greater awareness.
For more information about opportunities in New Jersey, visit the Pharm Country ™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.
Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.
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