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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Clinical Scientist Saint Louis, MO; Saint Charles, MO Full-Time $90,000 - $120,000 Posted 4/23/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Clinical Scientist with Medical Device or FDA experience to join a world le...
Description: For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) This position is in our Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) team. PCMH is an innovative approach to changing the care delive...
JOB REQUIREMENTS Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: · Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA/Environmental laws and regulations for Indiana, Ohio, Kansas · Proven ability to determine root causes of accidents and implement corrective actions · Strong leadership and proactive problem solving skills · Broad knowledge of health, safety, and environmental principles, practices and procedures...
Immediate need for a Product Design Engineer located in Akron, OH at a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality professional automotive tools and diagnostic equipment. This person is responsible for the creation and execution of new product development and the support of technical marketing activities associated with new products. This is for a full time position and relocation assistance i...
Global manufacturer for medical devices is seeking a contract employee to join their team. Quality Assurance Technician hired will be required to independently plan and perform complex tests using basic scientific instruments (balance, pH meter, spectrophotometer, etc). Will perform analyses of raw materials, packaging materials, and bulk, intermediate, and finished products according to establish...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Clinical Project Scientist - Metabolism-1714140306 Description Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Clinical Project Scientist - Metabolism, located in Raritan, NJ. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treat...
Our client, an Engineering Contracting Company located in Toledo, Ohio is seeking a Controls Engineer to join their organization to support their customers in environmental and waste water management. Responsibilities for the Controls Engineer Design and implementation of process monitoring systems Provide PLC and HMI programming Design electrical controls panels and systems Requirements for the C...
AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4.2 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See amec.com. AMEC shares are tr...
The Senior Manager of Global Scientific Affairs - Agricultural Sciences will support PepsiCo Corporate R&D research teams in providing technical expertise and insights to internal R&D innovation projects, to emerging issues in global agricultural practices and to long term strategic relationships with global raw material suppliers. Externally, the role will support PepsiCo's global policies on qua...
Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services integrity. in science. in business. The Medical Monitor is responsible for supervising and coordinating all medical issues related to studies managed by the Division of Clinical Trials. Will provide medical guidance and consultation to the Clinical Research Associates, Scientific Staff, Project Managers, Investigator Sites and Sponsors on the design implement...
IT’S MORE THAN A DESK JOB! If you are a graduate of a four-year college or university and are interested in a career that includes service to your country, science, and adventure, you will find a unique opportunity in the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps). The NOAA Corps is the uniformed component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a Bureau of the Department...
Posting date: February 20, 2014 Position Summary The Senior Scientist will work with a multi-disciplinary group of engineers and scientists to design innovative mass spectrometers which are used in life sciences, forensics, toxicology, and environmental analyses. Will collaborate with the marketing group in the conceptualization of new products, designing new solutions, and presenting information...
JOB OBJECTIVES Performs routine evaluations of raw materials, finished products, stability and special project test samples as directed by supervisor and Coordinator. Applies sound, scientific principles to solve problems and draw relevant conclusions. Develops protocols to support the qualification/validation of established procedures or processes. Provides technical training support as required....
ProNova Solutions, LLC is aggressively developing the next generation of cancer therapy technology in a highly integrated proton therapy medical device. The fusion of state-of-the-art imaging, superconducting magnet technology, and unprecedented closed loop treatment verification using Positron Emission Tomography sets the ProNova product apart from all others. We are recruiting critical leadershi...
Job Summary: Responsible for the performance of assigned studies in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures with little supervision/instruction. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Advanced observations Input of computer protocols Computerized study randomization Function as lead technician for complex studies Advanced dosing procedures Advanced be...
ProNova Solutions, LLC is aggressively developing the next generation of cancer therapy technology in a highly integrated proton therapy medical device. The fusion of state-of-the-art imaging, superconducting magnet technology, and unprecedented closed loop treatment verification using Positron Emission Tomography sets the ProNova product apart from all others. We are recruiting critical leadershi...
• Operational responsibility to set-up the local Trial Master File (eTMF) and Investigator Site File including tracking of documents. Maintain and close the local TMF (in electronic or paper form depending on study) ensuring International Conference of Harmonisation Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (ICH/GCP) compliance and local requirements. Support the CRA in the maintenance and close out a...
Preferred qualifications: Thorough understanding of regulatory requirements (GMP). Experience in the medical device industry would be an asset. Prior Vistakon experience would be an asset POSITION SUMMARY I. Write a brief summary statement of the basic purpose(s) of this position, i.e., why the position exists and its purpose in the organization. The purpose of this position is to assist in the R&...
Job Title: Technician Position Description This role is laboratory based and supervised by Sr. Scientist carrying out lab experiments, specifically using various analytical equipment and methods to analyze guar polymers. Incumbent will be responsible for preparing and labeling samples for analysis, housekeeping, storage and disposal. Equipment maintenance – ensuring inventory of spare parts and ro...
TechData is hiring SAS Programmer (Some positions can be telecommute), Biostatistician(Some can be telecommute), Clinical Research Scientist/Clinical manager, Contract Specialists, Outsourcing Manager, Informed Consent Setup and study start up, Sr. Clinical Data Managerfor our pharmaceutical clients in Northern NJ. Please see below requirements and send your resume to: *****...
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