When you say the name Seattle, Washington (JOBS) most people invariably think of coffee, grunge bands, or the Space Needle, the symbol of the 1962 World's Fair. But there is so much more to enjoy in Seattle!
Nestled between the shores of Puget Sound and Lake Washington and flanked by the spectacular Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, Seattle offers an abundance of outdoor goodness to nature lovers. You can walk, golf, run, bike, or hike in its 6,100 acres (2,468 hectares) of parkland. Or, you can kayak, canoe, sail, fish, scuba dive, or simply enjoy a ferry ride in the surrounding waters. Or, if you really want a challenge, you can climb nearby Mount Rainier.
After a hard day of play, you're bound to be hungry, and there's no better place to eat than Seattle! Grab a famous Seattle coffee (or espresso or latte, if you prefer) and head to the Chinatown/International District, where you can feed your face with Asian cuisine, or head to the Pike Place Market, for more local fare. Or, if you'd rather your seafood be served to you, there are more than 2,200 restaurants to choose from.
But Seattle isn't just for athletes (whether the outdoorsy types or the pros with the Mariners, Seahawks, or Sounders) and foodies. For the more artistically inclined, there is the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the internationally acclaimed Seattle Symphony. Seattle boasts more than 190 galleries and 14 museums, including the Seattle Art Museum and the Experience Music Project rock and roll museum. To increase your options even further, you could head to the south end of the "Sea-Tac" metro area, and visit Tacoma, just over 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.
Seattle is a great location because it's close to a large number of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies that belong in Washington. Seattle Genetics, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., LabConnect, LLC , Synapse Product Development, Sound Pharmaceuticals, Inc, ZymoGenetics, Inc., Cell Therapeutics, Inc., LifeSpan BioSciences, Inc., and Dendreon Corporation are just to name a few.
The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association brings together over 450 life sciences companies, universities, academic institutions in the area and works to promote the life-science community.
For more information about opportunities in Washington, visit The BioForest™ 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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