The town of Framingham, Massachusetts (JOBS) is located in Middlesex County. Part of the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area, Framingham is just 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Boston. With 66,910 residents, Framingham is one of the most populous towns in the United States.
First settled in 1650 and officially incorporated in 1700, Framingham is rich in historical attractions. The Framingham Historical Society and Museum has an extensive collection of artifacts related to the area, ranging from Native American relics to information on multinational corporations headquartered in Framington (namely Staples, Bose, and TJX). The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest hosts a variety of musical, theater, and dance performances, as well as classes for all ages. The Danforth Museum of Art has changing exhibits featuring the works of leading American artists, as well as a Junior Gallery, which showcases the work of aspiring artists selected from local adult and children's art classes.
Garden in the Woods allows visitors to admire the beauty of nature without stepping outside of town boundaries. This 45-acre (18-hectare) site features the largest landscaped collection of wildflowers in New England, and is home to the New England Wildflower Society's headquarters. Nature lovers can observe 1,700 plant species, including 200 rare and endangered native species, in a tranquil setting of oak forest, rolling hills, and sparking streams.
Framingham is also home to the Framingham Heart Study. This ambitious longitudinal study, which began in 1948, is now on its third generation of participants. The remarkable study has yielded most of our common knowledge regarding cardiovascular health, such as the effects of diet, exercise, and aspirin.
For Framingham residents, all the museums, shops, and cultural attractions of Boston are only a 30-minute drive away.
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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