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.
$70-85,000. Benefits. Relocation Assistance Preference for Alabama or surrounding state applicants GENERAL SUMMARY Responsible for the effectiveness of all department activities related to equipment and facility reliability, EHS Management and TPM. Coordinates activities with production, monitors reliability of equipment, and performance of maintenance personnel. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIT...
The Global Metrology organization in Goodyear is responsible for chemical, physical and forensic analysis of rubber products, compounds, polymers and other chemicals in support of product development, plant operations, and product quality. Members within the department work with cross functional product teams and production to establish performance targets for tires and tire components. In additio...
PURPOSE Develop statistical methods sections of protocols and review case report forms (CRFs). Prepare analysis plans and write specifications for analysis files, tables, and figures. Communicate with clients regarding study protocol or statistical analysis issues as they arise. Communicate with study team members regarding study execution as it relates to timelines, data quality, and interpretati...
At Honeywell we are excited about the potential of big data science and are looking for a proven leader to manage our world class data science team. If you are a highly creative individual & have prior experience in developing cutting edge technologies in the field of data science, this might be an exciting leadership opportunity for you. You will help build a world class, global data science team...
Environmental Scientist III KS Dept of Health and Environment is seeking an environmental scientist to join the Watershed Management Section. Requires Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience. Go online for details about this position (Req#176773) and how to apply at www.jobs.ks.gov. E.O.E/VPE....
Environmental Scientist ll KS Dept of Health and Environment is seeking an Environmental Scientist II to conduct complex field and office investigations for air quality compliance. Go online for details about this position (Req#175882) and how to apply at www.jobs.ks.gov E.O.E/VPE...
B.S. or M.S. in Chemistry, experience in organic chemistry (Process or Product Development Chemist or Scientist) Responsibilities: The successful candidate would be an essential part of our process and scale-up activities, both for perfecting our existing processes, but also exploring and optimizing a growing range of new processes for making our unique dPEG™ derivatives. The candidate should be v...
Description: As Director of Operational Effectiveness, Innovation R&D, you will be responsible for setting strategy and leading a team accountable for the overall financial, operations, and reporting for the organization. In addition, you will lead and coordinate workforce planning and execution to insure resources are acquired and applied in the most effective manner. Primary Responsibilities: -...
Public Service Executive II KS Dept of Health and Environment is recruiting for a Kansas Trauma Program Director to implement, coordinate, and evaluate the Kansas Trauma System. Two years of experience in planning organizing and directing the work of a department required. A degree in nursing or other clinical field with experience in health care preferred. Go online for details about this positio...
RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER The essential functions of this position include coordinating agency-wide fundraising activities including research and development of relevant projects, proposals and grant development initiatives in the Social Service area and ability to research programs. Application deadline: Wednesday, February 26, 2014. For more detailed information and to apply, please visit www...
Our Company Akorn is a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer with strong lines in parenteral and ophthalmic markets with many new products in development awaiting FDA approval. In anticipation of long-term, substantial growth, we offer challenging, attractive career opportunities along with competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Akorn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/V/D. Job...
Based at our R&D Center at Vernon Hills, IL, you will handle diversified responsibilities in our expanding Research & Development and New Business Development Team. You will lead high performing cross-functional product development teams for managing the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls activities involved with sterile pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing site transfers. You w...
Environmental Scientist Bismarck, ND - Trihydro Corporation has an opening for an Environmental Scientist. Applicants must have a Bachelors degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field. Applicants must have a clean driving record, good technical writing and Microsoft Office skills, demonstrate a commitment to safe operations, and be available for some travel. Apply at: www.tri...
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Laboratory Manager Western PA firm accepting applications for Lab Manager. This position requires a minimum of a B.S. in Materials Science or similar degree in Metallurgical Sciences.1-3 yrs supervisory exp. in a Materials Testing environment. In return for this expertise we offer a competitive salary and benefits package with a matching 401(k). Please submit resume and wage requirement to: Trib T...
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Technician Western PA Lab accepting applications for Lab Technician. Must be mechanically inclined with an interest in materials testing. On-the-job training to operate equipment that tests the strength and toughness of materials. Must be able to work all shifts and partial weekends. Excellent opportunity for advancement. Full time with benefits, including a matching 401(k). Send resume to: Trib T...
METRICS, INC. Greenville, 27834
PHARMACEUTICAL OPPORTUNITIES METRICS INC is a fast-growing contract pharmaceutical development laboratory in Greenville, NC. We occupy a state-of-the-art facility and have an immediate opening for the following position: Manufacturing Equipment Specialist II Automation AAS Degree in related field plus 5 years experience in manufacturing equipment set-up, maintenance, and operation Understand l...
Accountable Health Consulting Analyst, Associate or Senior Portland, OR; Seattle, WA or Salt Lake City, UT Regence is committed to transforming the health care system through innovative collaborative care programs. Throughout the past year Regence has entered into several accountable health care arrangements with providers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah. This new initiative is part of a sui...
Pharmaceutical ingredients company in Delaware needs a Quality Control Manager to supervise all quality laboratory functions. Using your education in Chemistry, and your experience working in an FDA regulated environment, you will assure that the lab and all processes comply with established quality policies, SOP’s, and cGMP’s. Supervise QC laboratory staff, ensure that the QC staff is properly tr...
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