Table 1 Who's hiring? Advertised openings at the 25 largest biotech companies

From: First-quarter biotech job picture

Companya Number of employees Number of advertised openingsb
Monster LinkedIn Naturejobs
Shire 23,906 802 790 0
Monsanto 20,800 1,000+ 203 0
Amgen 19,200 350 592 0
bioMérieux 9,335 0 32 0
Gilead Sciences 9,000 15 366 0
Biocon 8,234 0 0 2
Biogen 7,400 144 281 0
IDEXX Laboratories 7,365 137 196 0
Celgene 7,132 155 262 0
Novozymes 6,295 0 2 0
Opko Health 6,041 4 0 0
Illumina 5,500 61 265 0
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 5,400 332 613 0
Endo Pharmaceuticals 4,894 93 32 0
Alexion Pharmaceuticals 3,121 102 207 0
AMRI 3,085 0 69 0
Actelion 2,624 2 17 0
Biotest 2,527 0 66 0
BioMarin Pharmaceutical 2,293 0 85 0
Myriad Genetics 2,206 123 140 0
Vertex Pharmaceuticals 2,150 156 152 0
Alkermes 1,750 494 464 0
CK Life Sciences 1,747 0 0 0
GenScript Biotech 1,592 0 2 0
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals 1,541 0 0 0
Total   3,970 4,836 2
  1. aAs defined in Nature Biotechnology's survey of public companies (35, 623–629; 2017).
  2. bAs searched on Monster.com, LinkedIn.com and Naturejobs.com, 11 April 2018. Jobs may overlap.