Mass. biotech recruiters filling hundreds of positions

Several big biotech outfits in Massachusetts have hundreds of new positions to fill. Quite a few of these jobs are relatively low-level positions for manufacturing ops, but top jobs aren't always filled so quickly. "We have way too many applicants for entry-level jobs, but few candidates for regulatory affairs positions, and we have seven open," Jodi Allen, Shire's head of global recruitment, tells MassHighTech. Genzyme has 608 positions to fill while Shire is hiring 180 more new workers by the end of this year. Biogen Idec has 208 positions to fill, including many for its neurology franchise. Vertex and Cubist are also recruiting. Article