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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.
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.
SeraCare Life Sciences partners with diagnostics researchers, IVD manufacturers and clinical laboratories to shape the future of medical diagnostics. Our innovative portfolio includes ACCURUN® quality controls, research panels, SeraCon® processed biological materials, specialty human blood products and characterized disease state materials. SeraCare helps bridge the gap between today’s diagnostic...
Company Overview Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health. The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, ra...
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Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77024
HC073061: International Exploration Houston, TX See below to apply Sr. Staff Geophysicist, International Exploration, Houston, TX. Integrate 2D and 3D seismic, gravity and magnetics data, regional geology and petrophysical data to identify, characterize and recommend new hydrocarbon exploration opportunities in offshore West African and Eastern Latin American basins, including structurally complex...
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SENIOR MODELER Company Rhodium Group, LLC Location Oakland, CA Position Type Full Time Experience See below Education See below Senior Modeler (Oakland, CA) Manage company's suite of economic & energy system models used for public policy & market analysis. 10% travel. Job reqs a Master's in Public Admin, Statistics, Econ or rltd fld & 3+ yrs of exp managing complex economic & energy sector modelin...
RAITO, INC. Hayward, 94545
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Summit Environmental Technologies, Inc. Cuyahoga Falls, 44221
SUMMIT ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES is a full-service laboratory doing business since 1994. The laboratory headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is a leading analytical laboratory for environmental testing services in the United States. Summit Environmental Technologies, Inc. is looking for an entry level chemist and this person will be responsible for lab functions such as sample preparation, analy...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
HC072945: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Houston, TX See below to apply Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in Houston, Texas seeks Senior Technical Professional Pinnacle Geosciences (Surface Microseismic). Will travel to various unanticipated worksites. Requires: Master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Geophysics, Petro-Physics, or Engineering, or a related field, and 1 years of related field...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77041
HC073003: Confidential Houston, tX See Below to Apply Geoscientist (Houston, TX). Scientific research involving quality assurance for geological data processing of seismic data. Must have advanced knowledge of 3D depth imaging, velocity model building & geographical data. M.S. and two years of experience. Mail resume to Patricia Stone, HR Mgr., 4805 Westway Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77041....
Arkon Rubber Developmetn Laborartory Inc. Akron, 44308
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc is an ISO 9001:2008 Registered A2LA Accredited independent testing laboratory specializing in rubber, plastic and latex is looking to fill the position of Laboratory Technician in the area of thermal analysis with emphasis on the DMA technique. Experience in polymer testing is a plus (i.e. infrared spectrometry). Please submit resume and salary requirements...
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is a leader in providing a patient-centered, clinically integrated medical education continuum, from pre-medical education to undergraduate medical education, and on through residency training, with an emphasis on primary care. Our focused research and community health programs speak to our commitment to improving health and well-being i...
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Scientist Responsibilities: · The Immunoanalytical Scientist will have experience and knowledge of Ligand-binding assays (e.g. ELISA / MSD) applicable to Pharmacokinetic, Biomarker and Immunogenicity studies is required. · Independently perform service tasks as directed. · Perform analysis including method transfer, development, validation and sample testing in support of GLP studies. · Responsibl...
Founded in 1982 out of a start-up on the University of North Carolina, USA, campus, Quintiles Inc. has forged the idea of helping pharmaceutical companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish whether a drug is effective and safe. As the largest provider of pharmaceutical development services, we have helped develop all of the top 50 best-selling drugs on the market. We have a network of...
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$13.80 per hour Plus Bonuses as per agreement Large International Manufacture's Distributor expanding in Dallas area needs 10 to 12 full time people for various positions including customer service, sales, and demographic survey departments NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY -WILL TRAIN NO RESUMES PLEASE-PHONE CALLS ONLY TIME SENSITIVE -JULY 13, 14, & 15th ONLY Operators on duty SUN 1pm-4pm, MON & TUES 9am -...
Company Confidential INDIANA, 15701
Laboratory Analyst Full Time A leading environmental laboratory, is seeking an Ion Chromatography operator in the Wet Chemistry department of our Indiana, PA facility. BS/BA in Chemistry/Biology/Science related field required with a minimum requirement of 2 years previous work exp. including electrode, UV-VIS spectrophotometry, titrations and ion chromatography analysis required. Apply with cover...
Laboratory Improvement Specialist KS Dept of Health and Environment is seeking a specialist to serve as an assessor, certification officer and manage the Kansas Environmental Lab certification program according to NELAC/TNI standards, EPA guidelines and Kansas Regulations. Requires Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in laboratory procedures/analysis. Go online for details about this posit...
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority has an immediate opening for a Lab Tech II position at the Seguin Office. Duties to include, but not limited to, performing routine chemical, bacteriological and physical tests and analysis of raw, partially treated and treated potable water and wastewater. Bachelor of Science with no experience, or College course work in biology, chemistr...
SALES BioGenex Laboratories Inc. has openings for Sales Manager-Technical at its office in Fremont, CA. Will analyze the market and current technologies in the field of clinical and Molecular pathology and implement key business plan and lead sales activities. Job requires min. of B.S./foreign equiv. +2 yrs. experience in job offered or rel. field. Travel/ relocation required. Email resume to: aja...
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