Image: Courtesy of Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism
 NO SMALL PEANUTS: The state houses 500 bioscience companies that employ 13,000 workers.

Anne Whalen, a molecular biologist, had no job when she and her husband relocated to Georgia three years ago from Jackson Hole, Wyo., so he could take a position at an Atlanta-area biotechnology company. She figured it would take her a while to land a life science job as well, but the market surprised her. "I didn't expect to find as much as I did coming here," she says. "There were a lot of choices and places of interest for my skills."

Whalen found a research position at Emory University. But Atlanta's notorious traffic jams gave her a daily two- to three-hour commute from Alpharetta. So when AtheroGenics, a biotech spinoff from Emory, offered a job in her community, she took it. As a principal scientist,...

Interested in reading more?

Magaizne Cover

Become a Member of

Receive full access to digital editions of The Scientist, as well as TS Digest, feature stories, more than 35 years of archives, and much more!
Already a member?