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Hiring 716: Hundreds of high paying jobs headed to WNY

Posted at 6:23 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 18:23:40-04

Inside the Athenex lab on Buffalo's Medical Campus, engineers are involved in potentially life changing cancer treatments.

“Our treatments that are working their way through the clinical trials, are drugs that are going to be safer and more tolerable for cancer patients,” said V.P. Teresa Bair.

The company is hiring. It has 25 immediate openings. That's not including its future home in Dunkirk. The new facility is expected to create 450 jobs. T​​​​​​

​echnicians and other product developers must wear a lab coat and glasses. You're also on your feet all day among other requirements. “We're developing chemotherapies so we'll work with so you'll have to follow a safety data sheet to make sure you're handling that the appropriate way,” said Director of Quality Control, Mike Scribner.

Still, Scribner said the benefits of developing cancer treatments far outweigh the negatives. “I think it's a fantastic opportunity for someone who cares about what they do and can make a difference in people's lives.”

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