Baltimore (JOBS) is also known as Charm City – which is not surprising given its scenic harbor, lovely historical neighborhoods, and energetic multiethnic community.
Baltimore is home to the Orioles baseball team and the Ravens NFL franchise, as well as the famous Pimlico Race Course, so you can have your share of spectator sports before heading out on your own. If you like a slower pace, why not go golfing, go boating, or join the Baltimore Walking Club.
Not quite that active? Or is it raining (which is no problem, as Baltimore was home to the first umbrella in the US)? How about spending the afternoon at a museum? Check out the wonderful collections at the American Visionary Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Arts, and the Walters Art Museum. Kids will like the Antique Toy Museum. Or how about Babe Ruth's Birthplace and Museum?
Got kids? Head off to the Baltimore Zoo, the National Aquarium, or the Maryland Science Center. Take them to a park – even one where they might learn something, like at Fort McHenry National Historic Site or the Cylburn Arboretum.
You'll need to eat to keep your energy up for your fitness fun. In Maryland, I recommend Chesapeake Bay seafood. But since not everyone likes seafood, you'll also find Japanese, Asian Fusion, Chinese, Italian, Greek, French, Cuban, Spanish, and Southern gastronomic delights.
And since you've eaten and aren't tired yet, how about a night on the town? Head for a theatrical production of Center Stage, Everyman Theatre, or the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. Or take in an operatic spectacle by the Baltimore Opera Company. Maybe listen to the soaring sounds of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Whether you're looking for something on your day off in January (average temperature 31F/0C) or in July (average temperature 77F/25C), you'll find something to do – and can have great seafood before or after.
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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