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

From: Fourth-quarter biotech job picture

CompanyaNumber of employeesNumber of advertised openingsb
MonsterLinkedInBiospace
Shire23,04401,9500
Amgen20,800591,897666
Monsanto20,5009930
Gilead Sciences10,0001453227
bioMérieux9,97101050
Biocon9,2340160
IDEXX Laboratories7,60004360
Celgene7,46722439944
Biogen7,30008080
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals6,2003542652
Illumina6,200655470
Novozymes6,1090191
Opko Health6,03031060
Endo Pharmaceuticals3,03964560
BGI Genomics2,585030
BioMarin Pharmaceutical2,58102018
Alexion Pharmaceuticals2,52503010
Biotest2,47414240
Myriad Genetics2,40021700
Vertex Pharmaceuticals2,300482800
Evotec2,17802119
Alkermes2,00042670
GenScript Biotech1,932000
CK Life Sciences1,688000
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals1,644050
Total 5328,9731,417
  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, 7 January 2020. Jobs may overlap.