Cambridge, Massachusetts - Best City to Live and Work

  • Jobs in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and Diagnostic Industries
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  • If intelligence could be developed by osmosis, people would be clamoring to live in Cambridge, Massachusetts (JOBS) . Home to the elite Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge's collective IQ is off the scale.

    Originally founded by puritans in 1630, this city of 101,355 has moved well beyond its conservative roots. Today, students from around the world flock to its famous universities, and top-notch professionals come to work in its burgeoning electronics and biotechnology industries. And Cambridge suits many different types of people. Its many squares are lined with trendy cafés, bookstores, and boutiques. The arts are also thriving here. The American Repertory Theatre's critically acclaimed plays range from contemporary dramas to modern versions of classical plays. ImprovBoston brings an innovative approach to the inventive art form, while José Mateo's Ballet Theatreenriches the local dance scene. For more laid-back entertainment, check out the many jazz bars, including the famous Ryles Jazz Club.

    Cambridge is a city of neighborhoods and squares full of stately old homes. The community feel is very vibrant, a fact reflected in the rich array of festivals that run each year. Sophisticated cuisine and entertainment are on hand during Bastille Days, a French street fair. You'll also love the Grecian Festival; the Festival of Saint Lucia, a tribute to the patron saint of eyes; and the long-running Dragon Boat Festival. In the spring, historic Harvard Square overflows with an eclectic mix of entertainment, cuisine, and shops selling jewelry during Mayfair.

    And a couple of other bonuses … in Cambridge you'll find clean streets and a welcoming community. Plus the fantastic city of Boston is located just across the Charles River.

    Massachusetts has a plethora of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. To name just a few, you will find, Biogen Idec, Inc., Abbott Bioresearch Center, Adnexus, Advanced Technologies & Regenerative Medicine, LLC, Alkermes, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme Corporation, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Sanofi-Aventis.

    The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council is a not-profit organization supports the Massachusetts biotechnology industry. Thr organization represents over 500 companies, academic institutions and service organizations involved in life sciences.

    For more information about opportunities in Massachusetts, visit The Genetown™ 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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    Government City of Cambridge
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      Greater Boston Real Estate Board
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      Babson College (Wellesley)
      Bentley College (Waltham)
      Boston College
      Boston University
      Brandeis University (Waltham)
      Harvard University (Cambridge)
      Mass Bay Community College (Wellesley, Framingham, Ashland)
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)
      Newbury College (Brookline)
      Tufts University (Medford)
      University of Boston
      University of Massachusetts Boston
      Wellesley College (Wellesley)
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