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News digest #257 – 5 hottest synbio job markets + the top 10 skills synthetic biologists need now

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This week’s newsletter focuses on careers in synthetic biology:

The five hottest synbio job markets in the world: Although the majority of the synthetic biology market is concentrated in North America and Europe, the synthetic biology landscape is growing worldwide. There are several hotspots — formed when innovation at one company or university lab sparks new spinoffs — that synthetic biology followers should pay close attention to in the coming months and years. 

The top 10 skills synthetic biologists will need for 2019: Because innovations in synthetic biology yield far-reaching impacts, the industry is inarguably the next frontier of science and society — creating a monumental responsibility for scientists to apply a comprehensive skill set in their work. Here are some of the top skills we think synthetic biologists need to make a lasting impact on our world.

Why synthetic biology investors need to look beyond Sillicon Valley and Boston: The geographic bias in synthetic biology investments is concerning. Synthetic biology has the potential to disrupt almost every industry, but if companies are concentrated in a few areas, they will lack access to the diverse industries spread across the country. 

Are you looking for a job in synthetic biology? We post job vacancies from the leading companies in the industry. If you’re posting a job, then drop me a note to include it in next week’s newsletter.

Have a great week!

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