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Old 06-07-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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My husband and I are looking into relocating to Pittsburgh with our family. He currently works as a software engineer at a biotech company in San Francisco Bay Area. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the job market is currently like for biotech and/or high tech market there? Does anyone know of any headhunters for these fields? Thanks for your help
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:26 PM
 
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I was once contacted by a place called GenTech. They do general science/engineering placement, not sure about biotech.

GENTECH PITTSBURGH
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:21 PM
 
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I don't know specifically about biotech, but healthcare is probably our #1 industry in Pittsburgh. We have the oldest population of any country outside of South Florida and a tremendous amount of hospitals. The University of Pittsburgh is well regarded as one of the best (and most heavily funded) research hospitals in the nation...they've all but taken over the neighborhood of Oakland here in the city (some would say that hospital system runs this city- for better or worse). I'm not sure that a strong healthcare industry = a strong biotech industry. The Bayer corporation (yes, the aspirin) has its corporate headquarters and research park in Pittsburgh. I think Novartis also has a facility here as well.

As far as high-tech jobs...we've actually been referred to as the "Silicon Valley of the East". Yahoo was started here (and has since moved). Carnegie Mellon University has arguably the US's most renowned software-engineering and robotics programs. They just finished building a large robotics development lab in Lawrenceville (a city neighborhood). There are many small and mid-size tech firms downtown.

I know all that was pretty vague, but that's all I know!

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O
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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I can't give you any specifics, but I get the impression that biotech is a growing field here. High tech in general seems to be doing pretty well too. The Pittsburgh Technology Center (a cluster of office/lab buildings geared toward scientific businesses) is supposed to be expanding within the next year or two.
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:01 AM
 
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Thanks for all the info
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