One of 37 cities and towns that comprise Camden County, New Jersey, Camden (JOBS) is located on the Delaware River directly across from Philadelphia.
Beginning as several small settlements along the banks of the Delaware River, the area now known as Camden began to thrive, in part, due to the success of Philadelphia (which was founded in 1682). Philadelphia's growing population attracted trade from West Jersey, and, as a result, several ferries began operating in order to ease the trade across the river. Gradually, this ferry system, which linked Camden to all the important points along Delaware's eastern shore attracted more and more new business enterprises to early Camden.
And although Camden's location on the Delaware River continues to contribute to Camden's economic development, it is also where the people of Camden go to have fun! From rocking out at concerts at the Comcast Center to cheering on the home team at ballgames at Campbell's Field to looking in wonder at tiny seadragons at the New Jersey State Aquarium to standing in reverence on the deck of the nation's most decorated warship, the Battleship New Jersey, the city's major attractions make their home on The Camden Waterfront.
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! Some of the companies found 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 and Schering-Plough Corporation.
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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