Boston has become a fierce competitor of Silicon Valley in the biotech sector, but a large part of the world’s startups, labs and know-how is still in Silicon Valley. The San Francisco region remains in the world’s top, with thousands of pharmaceutical startups and companies looking for drug discovery.
Pharmaceutical giants continue to flock to Silicon Valley to set up research centers, and to benefit from the University labs and the know-how of dozens of thousands of professionals associated with biotechnology.
A large part of this activity is closely related to some local universities – Stanford; University of California; DeVry University; California State University – and key hospitals in the region.
If you are looking for jobs in Silicon Valley’s biotech startups and pharmaceutical companies, or for medical and nursing jobs, or for jobs related to these sectors, consider the institutions and companies listed below (and the links to their current job openings).
Stanford, the University of California, DeVry and the California State University are key world players in biotechnology. For careers in these Universities, see:
Stanford job openings
University of California careers
University of California San Diego
University of California Ervine
University of California Davis
University of California Los Angeles
California State University
California State University Fullerton
California State University at San Marcos
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Silicon Valley largest medical groups and job opportunities
California has about 440 hospitals.
Silicon Valley’s largest medical groups are big employers. Here are the largest ones:
Stanford Health Care (about 2,300 employers).
For jobs go to: Stanford Careers
The Permanente Medical Group (about 1,800)
For jobs go to: Permanente Careers
Palo Alto Medical Foundation (about 1,300)
For jobs go to: Palo Alto Medical Careers
Physicians Medical Group of San Jose Inc. (about 900)
For jobs go to: PMG of San Jose Careers
Santa Clara County Individual Practice Association (about 800)
For jobs go to: Santa Clara Careers
Smaller Hospitals at the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose):
Kaiser Permanente (Careers)
El Camino Hospitals (Careers)
O’Connor Hospitals (Careers)
Main biotech companies in Silicon Valley: current job opportunities
There are thousands of startups and other biotech companies in the Silicon Valley region. Here a small list of the most important, and where you can look for current job openings:
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