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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.

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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This position ensures that processes and systems; such as IQ/OQ/PQ of facilities, equipment and analytical laboratory software, within the cGMP laboratory support groups, are fully qualified and performing efficiently. Responsible for developing, recommending, and executing validation strategies and designing studies for the purpose of providing documented evidence that a systems, equipment, inst...
Oversees all aspects of management of laboratory operations within the different functional groups of the GMP, GCL, Vaccines & Biologics or Bio-Analytical laboratories. Ensures productivity, efficiency and quality of the work are maintained and financial objectives of the business are achieved. Oversees the development and implementation of laboratory systems and processes. Ensures client delivera...
Description: You believe data can help reshape the future, and you find yourself loving the thrill of diving into challenging analysis. At UnitedHealth Group, you'll find an organization that will recognize those talents and have lots of growth potential. Here, you will be empowered, supported and encouraged to use your analysis expertise to help change the future of health care. Does the challen...
Experis is seeking a Quality Engineer II with ISO 13485 and CAPA to start ASAP!! Quality Engineer II with ISO 13485 and CAPA An intermediate engineering level between entry level and qualified engineer. Evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. Assignments have clear and specified objec...
We are looking for a Director - Vector Production; Must have Master's Degree or Ph.D; Minimum 10 years experience with process development and manufacturing operations for biologics; In-depth experience at both pilot scale and large-scale operations. Must have both rAAV and GMP experience....
Theradex® is an international contract research organization with over 30 years of experience providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compounds, medical devices and diagnostic tests in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases. Theradex® conducts clinical trials towards the goal of marketing approval for new agents with the pot...
Fortune 500 company in St. Louis, MO is currently searching for 3 Scientific Support Analysts to join their expanding team. These positions are entry-level and are looking for candidates specifically with the following: a recent Science or Agricultural-based degree; previous customer support experience, preferably phone support; and an interest in Information Technology as well as a strong desire ...
Administration Manager Tri-State/Philadelphia Area A specialist analytical services provider to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry is looking to appoint an Administration Manager for its new business. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. Experience in a technical mass spectrometry or pharma business environment an advantage. Applications are invited in the first insta...
Theradex® is an international contract research organization with over 30 years of experience providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compounds, medical devices and diagnostic tests in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases. Theradex® conducts clinical trials towards the goal of marketing approval for new agents with the pot...
SITEX Environmental, Inc. (SITEX) is currently recruiting an Environmental Specialist/Industrial Hygienist. SITEX is a full-service environmental consulting firm with more than 30 years of experience in providing customized Environmental Health and Safety, Remediation Support, and Real Estate Due Diligence services. We have an extensive background in performing emergency planning and first-respons...
Senior Manager Quality Systems/Head of Quality for Pharmaceutical Drug Manufacturing in Southeast USA, available for immediate interviewing. Join a world leader with this pharmaceutical and capital equipment medical device developer and manufacturer, in the upstart pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. You will be the key person to build and lead a team of Quality Systems Manufacturing professionals...
Technical Manager Veristat, LLC has an opening for a Technical Manager, Statistical Programming at its Holliston, MA office. The Technical Manager, Statistical Programming independently leads the programming activities for clinical trial projects through mgmt of internal staff. Provide technical support and participate in process and quality improvement initiatives used in the production of ...
This position is located in our IA, West Des Moines facility Gathers, analyzes, and interprets a wide variety of data. 1. Plans data collection, and analyzes and interprets statistical data from surveys, experiments, studies, and other sources. 2. Plans methods to collect information and develops questionnaire techniques according to survey design. 3. Conducts surveys, evaluates reliability of...
This position is located in our CO, Fort Carson facility S/he will plan, conduct, and complete investigations under the supervision of the lead of the project. S/he will participate in all aspects of research including data collection, organization, literature reviews, structured interviews, analysis and interpretation of basic data and will assist with the preparation of technical reports, summa...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Initiates and executes numerical model development, implementation, or data analysis in support of undersea warfare training devices, simulation tools and test facilities, for the Signature Trainer Support program. 1. Plans and performs advanced scientific studies on new and varied problems where only general objectives are stated. 2. Acts a...
ImmunoGen Inc. is in search of a Quality Assurance Specialist responsible for execution of projects in our Good Clinical Practices (GCP) compliance programs. This Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that external and internal laboratories and contract research organizations meet all regulatory requirements. This role will be responsible for: Planning, tracking and performance of GCP audit...
The EMMES Corporation, organized in 1977, is a privately owned Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Rockville, Maryland. EMMES is dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems development, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in clinical and biomedical research. EMMES is looking f...
An NIH-funded position for a post-doc or scientific programmer is available to work on computational aspects of high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy. The successful candidate will have PhD in computational biology / physics / electrical engineering, experience with image/signal processing techniques and knowledge of C++ and Python. We are actively involved in the development of a large data pr...
Company Confidential East Windsor, NJ, 08520
Overview Responsible for testing of raw materials, establishing impurity and degradation profiles for active bulk drug substance and release testing of drug product produced using Aprecia Pharmaceutical’s proprietary technology. Description of Duties Research, design and create, QC friendly new procedure to achieve cost effective quantitative test methods. Perform analytical method development...
QUALITY CONTROL ANALYTICAL CHEMIST Bio-Pharm Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of generic pharmaceutical formulations. Reporting directly to the Quality Control Manager, the Analytica Chemist will coordinate with other Quality Control chemists, R&D researchers and formulation specialists and other manufacturing departments to ensure high quality standards are always met. Major Tasks, K...

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