Biopharmas come and go, but the places to find jobs remain largely the same 10 regions highlighted by GEN last year and in 2013. The cornerstones of their success are hardly secrets: they include strong research universities, anchor biopharmas, younger startups, and networks that connect those budding businesses to expertise and, especially, capital.
Below is this year’s GEN List of top 10 U.S. regions in which to secure a biotech job. While the list is unranked, GEN generated its list of the top 10 U.S. regions in which to secure a biotech job by identifying the areas most frequently cited in biotechnology and pharmaceutical job listings. Over the past month, GEN collected data by scrutinizing five employment websites—LinkedIn, Bio-Space, Medzilla, Indeed, and Monster. The websites also pinpointed a handful of up-and-coming regions that merit watching for future growth, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, and Indianapolis. For the top regions listed, the numbers of jobs advertised has increased since GEN’s first “Hot Spots” list two years ago.