The city of Towson is located in northern Maryland (JOBS), just 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Baltimore (JOBS). It is the county seat of Baltimore County, and home to 51,793 residents.
The city was named after early settlers Thomas and William Towson, who moved to Maryland in 1752. In 1768, Thomas' son Ezekiel built a tavern at the crossroads of York and Joppa, and the village of "Towsontown" began to develop around the tavern. In 1854, Towson became the county seat of Baltimore County, and grew rapidly during the following years. Historic landmarks in the area include the Old Courthouse, and the Hampton National Historic Site. Upon its completion in 1790, Hampton was the largest house in the US, and the site preserves this beautiful Georgian mansion, along with the formal gardens and shade trees in its vast estate grounds. For more local history, stop by the Baltimore County Historical Society, which offers a research library, along with house and farm museums that recreate daily life in bygone times.
In addition to historic delights, Towson also offers many modern amenities. The Towson Town Center includes more than 200 stores, and the city's downtown core features unique shops, restaurants, pubs, and the Recher Theater, Maryland's premier concert venue. Looking for more to do, see, and experience? Remember that all the attractions of Baltimore are only a 20-minute drive away!
For some outdoor adventure, head to the Loch Raven Reservoir. This immense reservoir is the source of Baltimore City and Baltimore County's drinking water. Recreational opportunities include boating and fishing on the Loch; and hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking on the miles of trails that wind through the area.
Maryland is a prominent hub for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Here you will find companies such as Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc., Accelovance, Chesapeake Biological Laboratories, Inc., Human Genome Sciences, Inc. , MedImmune, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., SAIC-Frederick, Inc., SGS Life Science Services, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, and Technical Resources International.
In near-by Washington D.C., you will find the headquarters for The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, (PhRMA). This organization represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies and aims to advocate public policies that encourage discovery of important new medicines for patients by pharmaceutical and biotechnology research companies.
The American Chemical Society is also located in the nation’s capital. The organization represents professionals in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.
For more information about opportunities in Maryland, visit The BioCapital™ 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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