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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Best City to Live and Work

  • Jobs in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and Diagnostic Industries
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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (JOBS), The City of Brotherly Love, is the second largest city on the East Coast and ranks fifth in the US. With every Philly Cheesesteak you eat, you can get side orders of big city excitement, cultural diversity and history, and friendly hospitality.

    Philadelphia is rife with American history! It's where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the US Constitution was written, and it was the US capital from 1790 to 1800. It is the location of the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross' House, Valley Forge, and Independence Hall.

    However, there's more to Philadelphia than history. It is also the home of the Rodin Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the creepy, yet fascinating, Mütter Museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (to learn more, read Not Your Average Tourist Spot).

    If culture is your cup of tea, besides all the wonderful museums and art galleries, there is a professional orchestra, opera company, the Philly Pops, a ballet company, and a thriving theater scene.

    If major league sports are your game, you'll have MLB's Phillies, the NHL's Flyers, the NFL's Eagles, and the NBA's 76ers to root for (and that's just the professional teams, it doesn't include the college action).

    And speaking of schools, Philadelphia is also a great place to get an education. It's home to the second largest number of colleges in the nation. Within the five-county region, there are 49 colleges and universities.

    Philadelphia is a great place for the biosciences. The state has world class research institutions, new life-science companies, and an established pharmaceutical industry. Within this diverse location, you will find companies such as URL Pharma, Bio-Imaging Technologies, Inc., Omnicare Clinical Research, Genaera Corporation, PolyMedix Inc., Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (Pennsylvania) , Orthovita Inc., and Cephalon Inc..

    The state of Philadelphia also offers a host of resources to unify the biotech community. The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance biotechnology in the surrounding area and build relationships between nonprofit scientists and their commercial colleagues.

    BioAdvance provides funding to startup life sciences companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a $20 million fund.

    Pennsylvania Bio is another organization through which various research organizations and companies can find a unique community where they can interact, showcase new ideas and discoveries. BioSpace.com and Pennsylvania Bio have worked together to create a new Career Center for the Bioscience Industry. Click here to go to the Career Center.

    For more information about opportunities in Philadelphia, visit the BioSpace Pharm Country™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in Philadelphia and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

    See our JOBS near Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

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