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

From: First-quarter biotech job picture

   Number of advertised openingsb
Companya Number of employees Monster LinkedIn Biospace
Shire 23,044 4 649 0
Amgen 20,800 444 709 601
Monsanto 20,500 316 10 0
Gilead Sciences 10,000 14 269 1
bioMérieux 9,971 0 16 0
Biocon 9,234 0 0 0
IDEXX Laboratories 7,600 0 167 0
Celgene 7,467 100 328 8
Biogen 7,300 0 253 0
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 6,200 5 486 422
Illumina 6,200 47 183 0
Novozymes 6,109 0 1 0
Opko Health 6,030 5 5 0
Endo Pharmaceuticals 3,039 55 47 0
BGI Genomics 2,585 0 0 0
BioMarin Pharmaceutical 2,581 0 184 10
Alexion Pharmaceuticals 2,525 165 178 0
Biotest 2,474 0 136 0
Myriad Genetics 2,400 131 162 0
Vertex Pharmaceuticals 2,300 186 195 7
Evotec 2,178 0 9 0
Alkermes 2,000 140 187 0
GenScript Biotech 1,932 0 6 0
CK Life Sciences 1,688 0 0 0
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals 1,644 0 0 0
Total   1,612 4,180 1,479
  1. aAs defined in Nature Biotechnology’s survey of public companies (36, 576–584, 2018). bAs searched on Monster.com, LinkedIn.com and Biospace.com, 2 April 2019. Jobs may overlap.