Biotech Jobs

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.

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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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...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Job ID: 4521 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Job ID: 4518 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...
FIELD MEDICAL MANAGER REQUIREMENT #14-01148 RECRUITER: BRIDGET BURNS JOB LOCATION: PLAINSBORO, NJ OCTOBER 17, 2014 Project Description: Position supports the function of Field Medical working both within a therapeutic area(s) and with impact across the function of Field Medical to support the safe and appropriate use of the client’s medicines. Responsibilities Include: Provide assistance in...
Leader in medical device manufacturing is looking for a Product Development Engineer in Round Lake IL to participate both in new product development and sustaining product initiatives for the Disposables Elastomerics R&D organization. MUST have some experience depending on level of education, 3-5 years with BS and 1 year with MS. Experience could be verification, validation, testing, writing proto...
CorePharma LLC is a fast growing mid-size generic pharmaceutical company with approximately 250 employees, located in Middlesex, New Jersey. We are a fifteen year old firm principally in the business of developing, manufacturing, and distributing pharmaceutical products for the United States market. JOB SUMMARY: The QCCM, under the supervision of the Associate Director of Quality Systems andRegu...
Job ID: 4510 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...
Job ID: 4523 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...
Job ID: 4515 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...
Our client, a large heavy industrial manufacturing company near Youngstown, OH, is seeking a Level 2 Product Automation Engineer with HOT 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 operation...
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...
Job Title: CMC Project Leader Position Responsibilities Develop scope, plan, initiate and manage delivery of the project throughout the project lifecycle, using stakeholder input from company staff. Undertake effective Stakeholder Management. Manage the production of the required deliverables on behalf of the Sponsor. Ensure all deliverables are fit for purpose by employing effective quality ...
Sr. Manager – Global Supply Chain, Planning and Systems: Innovative Mid-size Pharma (San Francisco Bay area) Summary: Our client is a stable and growing mid-size pharmaceutical company with marketed drugs and drug/device products, and multiple expected product launches in the near future. They have a newly created position open and they are seeking to hire a sharp, experienced, and passionate sup...
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...

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