Newton, Massachusetts (JOBS) is a suburban community encompassing 13 villages. It is located on the south bank of the Charles River, nine miles (14 kilometers) west of Boston. Newton has a population of 83,829, and is part of Middlesex County.
Newton was named because it became a "new town" when it separated from Cambridge in 1691. In 1891, Fig Newton cookies were named after the city. One hundred years later, the city of Newton and Nabisco held a joint celebration that included performances by Juice Newton and a giant Fig Newton that was served to participants. For more information about the past, visit the Newton History Museum at the Jackson Homestead. This 1809 house once served as a station along the Underground Railroad, and now houses historic artifacts, photos, manuscripts, costumes, and decorative arts.
Fans of classical music are in for a real treat, since the city is home to both the Newton Symphony Orchestra and the New Philharmonia Orchestra. Golf enthusiasts can apply for membership at some prestigious courses, including the Woodland Golf Club, Charles River Country Club, and the Brae Burn Country Club. If you're heading out for a stroll, take in the view from the beautiful 19th century Echo Bridge, or enjoy the meadow and woodland trails of Norumbega Park.
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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