Biotech Employment Information
Biotech Industry Overview
Biotech jobs blend engineering and technology with biology, genetics and biochemistry to come up with solutions to challenges in human and animal health, and to develop new crops, fuels, medicines and other products.
Jobs in biotech involve research where the characteristics of living things are modified for scientific purposes. Potential products are identified, tested, moved through regulatory approval, marketed and manufactured. A specialist combining a career in biotech with a second career focus such as compliance, sales or IT handles each of those steps.
Biotechnology jobs can touch many areas:
Biological technicians work on research lab tasks like setting up equipment, running tests and reporting results. In the lab, biochemists, bioengineers and biophysicists work on research and development projects.
Other biotech careers focus on products:
- In a regulatory compliance job, you work to gain government approval of new products.
- Biotech marketing jobs involve sales.
- Bioinformatics jobs apply information technology to scientific discovery.
- Medical scientist jobs focus on ways fight diseases.
- Natural sciences manager jobs combine business and science.
Biotech Job Market
More firms are entering the biotechnology industry, creating new jobs for people interested in developing medicines, improving crops and finding alternative energy sources. But more students are opting to work in biotech as well, creating competition for jobs in biotechnology.
The federal government funds much of US biotech, so biotech employment is heavily influenced by federal budget decisions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that between 2010 and 2020:
- Jobs for biological technicians will grow 14 percent.
- Jobs for biochemists and biophysicists will grow 31 percent; however, that growth translates to only 7,700 jobs over the decade because the occupation is small.
- Jobs for microbiologists will grow 13 percent.
- Jobs for medical scientists will grow 36 percent, mostly in private industry.
- Jobs for natural sciences managers will grow by just 8 percent due to outsourcing.
Biotechnology salaries depend in large part upon how much education is required. According to the BLS, the 2011 median salaries for some common biotech jobs were:
- Biological technician: $39,480
- Microbiologist: $65,230
- Medical scientist: $76,130
- Biochemist and biophysicist: $79,230
- Natural sciences manager: $114,770, which is among the highest biotech salary.
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TechLaw, Inc., a nationwide Environmental Consulting firm, seeks chemists and biologists of all levels for Environmental Services Assistance Team contract supporting U.S. EPA laboratories located in Edison, NJ. Experience with organic and inorganic laboratory equipment, laboratory procedures, sample extractions, and EPA analytical methods are desired. Candidates must have at least a BA/BS degree...
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Senior Custom Analytics Consultant Symphony Health Solutions is a leading provider of high-value data, analytics, technology solutions and actionable insights for healthcare and life sciences manufacturers, payers and providers. The company helps clients drive revenue growth and commercial effectiveness, while adapting to the transformation of the healthcare ecosystem, by integrating a broad set ...
Our client, a large heavy industrial manufacturing company near Youngstown, OH, is seeking a Level 2 Product Automation Engineer with COLD ROLLING experience in the steel or aluminum manufacturing industry to join their organization. This newly created position is due to organizational growth. The Automation Engineer will primarily be responsible for the Level 2 function in support of the operatio...
Our client, a large heavy industrial manufacturing company near Youngstown, OH, is seeking a Level 2 Product Automation Engineer to join their organization. This newly created position is due to organizational growth. The Automation Engineer will primarily be responsible for supporting the operation, maintenance and repair of the mill's automated technologies and infrastructure. This is a great op...
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Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow. Our...
Director, Research Toxicology PERM position, Mercer County NJ Small, growing, and reputable biopharmaceutical company in Mercer County, NJ is looking for a permanent Director, Research Toxicology. The Director of Toxicology is accountable for drug safety support for all programs in preclinical or clinical development. The individual will demonstrate competency in interpreting toxicology data, d...
SVP/VP Clinical Development, Oncology - Retained Search Report to CMO: Princeton Area - Specialty R&D Pharma Company Summary: A key Executive Management/Leadership opportunity, reporting to the CMO, you will be responsible for leading and providing ongoing clinical perspective to the research and development strategy. The incumbent will lead clinical product development(s), manage the clinical p...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77042
HC136201: Tricon Geophysics, Inc. Houston, TX See Below To Apply Tricon Geophysics, Inc., Houston, TX seeks a Geophysicist responsible for reservoir services for oil and gas industry, including Amplitude Variation with Offset (AVO) analysis, seismic inversions (pre-stack, post-stack and reflectivity), and the interpretation and generation of various seismic attributes utilizing Paradigm Geophy...
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