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San Marcos, California - Best City to Live and Work

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  • San Marcos, California (JOBS) is located in northern San Diego County, six miles (10 kilometers) northwest of Escondido, 14 miles (23 kilometers) east of Carlsbad, 16 miles (26 kilometers) southeast of Oceanside, and 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego.

    San Marcos, a community of 54,977, has an annual average daily high temperature of 77F (25C), and abundant sunny skies. To enjoy the weather, golfers can head to one of three local courses, which are among 22 within a 30-minute drive. Also less than 30 minutes away are beaches for basking, including South Carlsbad State Beach or Carlsbad State Beach. At the former, visitors can enjoy activities like swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing, picnicking, and camping, while at the latter, visitors can go swimming, surfing, scuba diving, fishing and beachcombing.

    In town, enjoy events like the local farmers' market held Sundays, or head out for a meal, particularly at one of the 19 establishments of the city's well known Old California Restaurant Row– and while you're there, do some shopping or see a show!

    San Marcos is an excellent location for those interested in the life-sciences because it is so close to San Diego, home to many biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. You can practically pick and choose which ones interest you most. To list a few, you will find ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , SGX Pharmaceuticals/Eli Lilly, TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Allele Biotechnology, Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc., Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cylene Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cordex Pharma, and Ardea Biosciences, Inc..

    The Southern California Biomedical Council also known as SoCalBio is the trade association of the life-science industry in Greater Los Angeles. The mission of SoCalBio is to represent and promote medical device and biotechnology industry in Southern California.

    For more information about opportunities close to San Marcos, visit the Biotech Beach™ 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.

    See our jobs near San Marcos, California.

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