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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.

Biotech Salaries

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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Applications Scientist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Miami, FL. Top Skills You Should Possess: - Interpreting and documenting system requirements - Troubleshoot of systems and sub systems - Conduct laboratory bench work - QA/QC What You'll Be Doing: - Assist with collecting data, interpreting and documenting system requirements during verification testing - Partici...
A Clinical Trials Coordinator needed for a long-term contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Database Tracking - Clinical Study Management - Expert Excel Skills What You'll Be Doing: - The Clinical Trials Coordinator will be responsible for providing support to the Clinical Study Manager - The Clinical Trials Coordina...
Research Associate needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in South San Francisco, CA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - We are seeking a temporary research associate to join our protein purification team within the Protein Chemistry department. What You'll Be Doing: - The candidate will perform purification of recombinant proteins for research projects using s...
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and talented individual for the position of Scientist within the Great Lakes Solutions division of Chemtura Corporation in West Lafayette, Indiana. Under the direction of R&D research managers, this individual will: · Plan and conduct applications evaluations that lead to the development of new flame retardant systems for polymeric materials. · W...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geoth...
Description The Director of Clinical Research Compliance is responsible for the operational management of the research compliance program. Activities associated with research compliance include but are not limited to; hospital research policy development, facilitate the hospital research review and approval process, ensuring hospital compliance with Medicares clinical trials policies, education of...
Global Application Technology Manager INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest privately-held companies, according to Forbes. Koch companies employ about 100,000 people and have a presence in nearly 60 countries. INVISTA is among the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a busin...
Hawkins Point Partners has an immediate need on its Weston, Massachusetts team for a Senior Business Analyst with experience supporting Siebel customer relationship management (CRM) tool suite. The ideal candidate will have superior customer service skills. You will work collaboratively with cross-functional commercial business teams including sales, marketing, customer service, and commercial sup...
Saint-Gobain is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials and glass containers with more than 1,000 subsidiaries in 64 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain had sales of $55.5 billion in 2012 and employs nearly 193,000 people worldwide. In the United...
Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. PCC, a Fortune 500 Company, serves the aerospace, power generation, general industrial and automotive markets. It is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas...
EMD Serono is the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a global pharmaceutical and chemical group. We strive to create value and benefit patients by transforming medical science into breakthrough solutions in our core therapeutic areas of neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and metabolic endocrinology, as well as oncology and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases as emerging...
Company: Siemens Corporate Technology Division: CT - Siemens Corporate Technology Location: NJ - Princeton Req ID: 131588 Position Title: Principal Scientist - Runtime and Optimization for Automation Experience Level: Senior Level Education Required: Doctorate Degree Travel Required: Yes Company Description: With over 1,900 research operatives worldwide, the Corporate Technology department (www.ct...
Company: Siemens Corporate Technology Division: CT - Siemens Corporate Technology Location: NJ - Princeton Req ID: 131586 Position Title: Principal Scientist - Automation & Control Experience Level: Senior Level Education Required: Doctorate Degree Travel Required: Yes Company Description: With over 1,900 research operatives worldwide, the Corporate Technology department ( occup...
SAS CLINICAL PROGRAMMER REQUIREMENT #13-00818 RECRUITER: BRIDGET BURNS JOB LOCATION: WALLINGFORD, CT MARCH 20, 2014 Project Description: Contribute to computer programming efforts for a clinical trial drug project and to provide programming support for clinical trial data reporting and regulatory submissions. Assumes protocol level and some project management responsibility while supporting the Pr...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Scientist, Immunology-5133131206 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson Company is hiring a Scientist, Immunology to be located in Springhouse, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompas...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. GLOBAL HEAD, SAFETY ANALYTICS & SAFETY SURVEILLANCE INFORMATION SYSTEMS-5244131212 Description Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., is recruiting for a Global Head, Safety Analytics and Safety Surveillance Information Systems, in Horsham, PA. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Pro...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. SENIOR BIOSTATISTICIAN-8385140108 Description Janssen Diagnostics, LLC, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Biostatistician/Bioinformatics Scientist, located in Raritan, NJ. Janssen Diagnostics, LLC, a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, is the center of excellence in special...
Primary Role: The MSL is a field-based extension of Medical Affairs who leverages their scientific expertise and specialized training to ensure compliant communication and education on Shire's marketed and emerging product portfolio to meet the educational and professional needs of key customers Responsibilities: • Identify, build and leverage professional relationships with key opinion leaders (K...
Primary Responsibilities: Preparation of environmental samples prior to analysis (Asbestos Air Sample Prep, Bulk Sample Prep, and/or metals samples) Analyze bulk samples for Asbestos Content by Polarized Light Microscopy Analyze air samples for Airborne Fiber Concentration by Phase Contrast Microscopy Analyze metals using flame atomic absorption Cleaning, calibration and maintenance of lab equipme...
MEDICAL AFFAIRS / CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT DOCTOR FOR ONCOLOGY REQUIREMENT #14-00227 RECRUITER: MICHELLE ASHEN JOB LOCATION: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ MARCH 20, 2014 Project Description: Position will develop medical strategic plan and deliver on associated tactics for therapeutic drug in melanoma (including launch preparation for potential melanoma life cycle indications). Builds global alignment for the med...
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