Chicago, Illinois - Best City to Live and Work

  • Jobs in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and Diagnostic Industries
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  • Home of the Blues. The Windy City. The Birthplace of the Skyscraper. Situated on Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois (JOBS) has a little bit of everything: great music; fantastic architecture; and a great beach (the Golden Mile). It's the home of some of the world's most famous architecture, including what was until recently the world's tallest building, the Sears Tower. It's also the start of the famous Route 66.

    Chicago is home to 2,896,016 people from all over the world, giving it a rich multicultural heritage. The city has a renowned symphony, great art galleries, and interesting entertainment centers, such as Navy Pier. Theater lovers will be pleased: check out venues such as the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Chicago Theatre, the Court Theatre, and more!

    For sports fans, there are five major league teams to cheer for: the NBA's Bulls, the NFL's Bears, the NHL's Blackhawks, MLB's Cubs and the White Sox and MLS's Fire.

    With January averages of 32F (0C) and July averages of 84F (28C), Chicago's weather is definitely bearable. Grab your kids and head off to the Chicago Park District, which manages the city's parkland and includes more than 552 parks and 33 beaches covering 7,300 acres (2,954 hectares). The district also has more than 220 facilities and nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, and more. As the weather turns cooler, don't miss the Magnificent Mile Lights and Parade and the Thanksgiving Parade. And don't miss the warmer weather fun, such as farmers' markets (May to November), Bike Chicago (May to July), the Chicago Blues Festival (June), the Chicago Gospel Music Festival (June), the Chicago Air and Water Show (August), the Chicago Jazz Festival (September), and more!

    Chicago is also a convenient location and is has easy access to near-by numerous biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. In Chicago, you will find Integrated Genomics, Inc. Just a few miles north of Chicago, in Deerfield, you will find Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., OVATION Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. Other major players you will find in Illinois are Abbott Laboratories, BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Applied NeuroSolutions, Inc., Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.

    The llinois Biotechnology Industry Organization, iBIO, brings Illinois life-science companies together to make the Midwest one of the world's top life sciences centers. iBIO advocates for sound public policy, delivers education and training programs, and improves our ability to create, attract, and retain businesses.

    For more information about opportunities in Chicago, visit The BioMidwestâ„¢ 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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