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.
A&R Pharmacy is seeking a pharmacist who is willing to lead our company into the pharmaceutical industry by taking advantage of our 20,000 patient database. Job responsibilities will be: Establishing or maintaining patient profiles, including lists of medications taken by individual patients. Maintaining proper storage and security conditions for drugs. Answering telephones, responding to ques...
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Quality Control Chemistry is responsible for testing intermediate and final product samples to demonstrate that all products meet all standards required for CGMP operations. Various techniques are utilized in Quality Control including, HPLC, GC, Gel Electrophoresis and multiple types of spectrophotometry. Additional functions include raw material testing, stability testing, assay transfers and the...
Opportunity Our client is searching for a System Engineer (Geographic Information Sciences Engineer) located in Allentown, PA. The GIS Engineer will work in our client’s Computational Modeling Center (CMC), a technology center-of-excellence providing modeling and analytics solutions for the global organization. CMC is part of the Global Technology Centers (GTC) organization which provides shared...
We are searching for an enthusiastic, motivated, detailed-oriented Senior Research Assistant to manage and coordinate various day to day technical and administrative functions pertaining to Dr. Havill’s laboratory in support of her research into osteoporosis and osteoarthritis susceptibility with a view towards avoiding duplication of effort and providing standardization and improved efficiency. T...
We are searching for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Research Assistant to join Dr. Havill’s research team to investigate variation in traits related to bone fragility and to osteoarthritis susceptibility. Duties will include data collection from bone cross-sections, preparation of new bone microscopy sections, basic data analysis, and preparation of project reports. The senior research assis...
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Currently we have a temporary opening for Part Time Inventory Clerk to support a company located in the Ramsey, NJ area. Responsibilities: Work with the technicians to physically pick and consolidate kitting components for production jobs. Understand client requirements as relates to the management of kitting materials Count and verify the quantity, lot and item designation of all material p...
Company Confidential Roswell, GA
Our client, a Fortune company is looking for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist for a 6 months contract position in Roswell, GA. Support regulatory compliance throughout the organization by performing the required activities that assure compliance with domestic and international regulations. Help refine and maintain systems for organizing and retrieving regulatory related information. Responsibilit...
Get in on the ground floor of a growing company and work on cutting edge technology that makes a difference. Virent's growing team of world-class scientists and engineers understand the importance of each individual's contribution and of working together to reach Virent's full potential. It is our team who will make it happen. Virent is in the business of replacing crude oil. Using patented catal...
Company Confidential Raleigh, NC
R&D Scientist – Dielectric Products *Position is located in Upstate, NY with relocation assistance offered Position Summary: The primary responsibility for this position is to develop next generation dielectric formulations including new laboratory and pilot scale-up processes for making next generation products within the organizations R&D department. Position Responsibilities: · Develop new...
Lab Technician II Your scientific skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Experis knows how and where to get you where you want to go. In this Lab technician...
Duties: Perform record issuance and reconciliation activities. Interact/update/maintain the record management database. Initiate/perform periodic record audits. Point of contact for customer record management discussions. Point of contact for record off-site storage and retrieval. Interact/update offsite records management vendor database. Assist with record destruction. Skills: Demonstra...
General Atomics Spanish Fork, UT
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We have an exciting opportunity at our Spanish Fork facility as an Environmental Services Aide. Under general supervision, this position is responsible fo...
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Services Aide at our Flight Test Facility! Under close supervision with detailed instructio...
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in prover, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We have an exciting opportunity for a Mid-Level Durability & Damage Tolerance Engineer in our Mechanical Engineering Department. Duties & Responsibilities...
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Services Aide at our Palmdale Flight Test Facility! Under close supervision with detailed i...
General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Management Assistant, located in Torrey Pines. This p...
Hello, My name is Matt and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Technical Writer for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Framingham, MA. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: Draft protocols and reports for Laboratory Equipment Qualification (IQ, OQ, and PQ) according to company policies. Assist mul...
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