Arlington is an urban county of 189,453 located just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Until 1847 when it was ceded to (JOBS), Arlington was part of the District of Columbia. Arlington is the site of the capital area's busy Reagan National Airport.
To most non-residents, the city is best known for being home to the Pentagon and to Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to visiting these famous sites, you can learn about area history by visiting locations such as Arlington House and the Arlington Historical Museum.
But Arlington is more than just monuments and memorials – it's home to a variety of neighborhoods, which often sound to visitors like individual towns, such as Crystal City and Pentagon City (which happen to be two great places for shoppers to take up residence). And you can also get outdoors: Arlington has nearly 200 public parks and playgrounds and 86 miles (138 kilometers) of biking and jogging trails. Another fine place to take in a bit of nature is at Theodore Roosevelt Island, a 91-acre (37-hectare) wooded island in the Potomac. In Arlington, you're also steps from the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, reputedly one of the skinniest and longest (45 miles, or 72 kilometers) trails in Virginia!
In Arlington, you will find Champions Biotechnology, Inc. And, in near-by Maryland, you will find a myriad of companies such as Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc., Accelovance, Chesapeake Biological Laboratories, Inc., Human Genome Sciences, Inc. , MedImmune, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., SAIC-Frederick, Inc., SGS Life Science Services, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, and Technical Resources International.
Washington D.C. is home to The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, (PhRMA). This organization represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies and aims to advocate public policies that encourage discovery of important new medicines for patients by pharmaceutical and biotechnology research companies.
The American Chemical Society is also located in the nation’s capital. The organization represents professionals in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.
For more information about opportunities in Virginia, visit The BioCapital™ 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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