Maryland biotechnology companies are hiring

Biotechnology hirings in Maryland seem to be on the rise as many firms are looking to bring in experienced workers.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, several companies throughout the state have high numbers of jobs listed on job boards, including some that are specifically geared towards biotechnology jobs as well as careers in pharmaceuticals.

As of Friday, April 1, MedImmune LLC had 210 jobs listed. A number of these positions are for administrative posts at the Gaithersburg-based company. According to the company's website, the company firm does everything from "research and development, to state-of-the-art manufacturing, to product commercialization."

SAIC-Frederick reportedly has 16 job openings listed on job boards. This company, which specializes in the development of treatments for AIDS and cancer, is looking to fill a variety of positions, including a director of drug development and a research associate.

Rockville-based Human Genome Sciences is looking to bring in eight new employees to fill posts such as research associate, drug systems manager and drug safety systems manager.

Life Technologies is hoping to find new scientists to help fill its 10 openings, according to the news provider.