I'm a bioinformatics software engineer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianrepko/) that lives in Minneapolis, MN for family reasons. While the Twin Cities have tons of medical device work and pharmaceutical manufacturing - there isn't a lot of biomedical / pharmaceutical research in the immediate area (The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is a long commute).
I currently work remote to Cambridge, MA but am wondering how to find biomedical / pharmaceutical research work - as a bioinformatics software engineer - given where I live. Does it make sense to work through recruiters in the Boston area? Focus more on software companies that do bioinformatics software? Any recommendations?