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.
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Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Scientific Director, Parenterals & Liquids Development-0533131031 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for a Scientific Director, Parenterals & Liquids Development, to be located in Malvern, PA or Springhouse, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that imp...
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Job Title: Biostat Programmer Job location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ-07677 Duration: 12 Months JOB DESCRIPTION: Biostat programmer Oncology PCU: To support the Biostatistics team by carrying out and overseeing programming activities of statistical programmers and external vendors (as required), and to ensure timely and accurate programming and validation activities for clinical studies. Contributes to t...
Requirements: Minimum of a Masters Degree in Chemistry, with 5 years previous experience in pharmaceutical method development/validation required. Preferred Ph.D. analytical chemist with 1 to 5 years of experience in method development (HPLC, GC) Responsibilities: · Develop and validate both compendial and noncompendial analytical methods for raw materials, inprocess materials, final product and s...
We are seeking resources for an Inventory Coordinator position with a Fortune 20 pharmaceutical and medical supply company. This contract opportunity is a great way to get your foot in the door with an organization that offers the opportunity for growth and advancement! Job Description: • Inventory Management is accountable for the design and execution of demand planning and customer forecasting s...
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Adecco Medical & Science has a full time Associate Data Team Lead job opportunity that is home based. This position is a 6 month contract-to-hire job opportunity with the hours being Monday-Friday, 8:00a-5:00p. The Associate Data Team Lead will manage end-to-end delivery of data management services for single/multi-service projects. The Data Team Lead will provide comprehensive data management exp...
The Fountain Group is a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a QA Documentation Associate for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Suffern, NY. Details for the positions are as follows: QA documentation associate supports functional objectives of assigned unit or team by performing a variety of activities in support of the functional processes, programs and/or servic...
QUALIFICATIONS A BS Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in a related physical science is acceptable. Excellent verbal and written skills, problem solving abilities and interpersonal skills. 0-2 years prior experience is required. SUMMARY Under the Supervision of the Team Leader performs routine testing and reports results. Processes project requests from cust...
Our client, a global producer of private-label frozen fruits, vegetables, and spice blends, located in Santa Cruz, California, is seeking a talented product development specialist to lead product development from concept to commercialization. Ideal candidates could come from a culinary background, but need to have experience developing products for large-scale manufacture. Company is approaching b...
NOW AVAILABLE: Lab Technician A large chemical manufacturing company in the Baton Rouge area is actively seeking Lab Techs for an open position in their laboratory. 1. Experience in chemical field required, degree not necessary, associates preferred. 2. Position is a Day Shift, 12 hours. 3. LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY Please e-mail resumes in a Microsoft Word format directly to ***** for...
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Work as part of DMPK team supporting preclinical and clinical studies primarily through the performance of bioanalytical assays for analytes in biological matrices (i.e. plasma, whole blood, tissues, subcellular fractions); performing LCMS, HPLC and assays with the goal of quantification of analyte concentration for PK or PD; Will be utilizing experience with extraction methods and work with vario...
Summary: Provides highest level of telephone support on instruments and reagents for DSI Customers Parsippany NJ Office, but strong remote candidates will be considered Job Duties: Provides Technical telephone troubleshooting to customers of DSI for instrumentation and reagents manufactured by Diagnostica Stago. Analyze, diagnose and provide troubleshooting direction for DSI customers. Retrain cus...
Regulatory Product Steward (018399) The Regulatory Product Steward located in Wichita, KS or Wilmington, DE will be responsible for providing in-depth U.S. and global regulatory product compliance guidance and activities, along with the continuing development, implementation and maintenance of the Global Product Stewardship management system. This role will be serve as the liaison between one of I...
Controls Engineer with PLC programming experience is needed for a Tier One automotive supplier's off-shift (8PM-640AM / 4 x 10 schedule). Ideal candidate will have experience programming Siemens PLCs. Experience in the automotive industry is a big plus. IMMEDIATE DIRECT-HIRE OPPORTUNITY IN THE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG, SC AREA WITH A WORLD CLASS ORGANIZATION. Responsibilities for the Controls Engine...
Salary Range: $100,000 to $120,000/yr. base salary Requirements: B.S. Chemical Engineering minimum; 5+ years of experience doing process design work. Candidates could come out of continuous chemicals, batch chemicals, or refinery background. Candidates should have experience with Aspen or SimSci or some type of simulation/modeling software. Candidates must be well versed in putting together P&IDs...
Title: Bio-Pharmaceutical R&D Order no: PWR9427 Location: Andover, MA Start Date: 06-Jan-2014 End Date: 04-Jan-2015 Responsibilities: · The qualified candidate will operate in the biopharmaceutical R&D organization to enable development of biological therapeutics. · The candidate is expected to be proficient in various analytical methodologies including: appearance, concentration by UV spectroscop...
Description This is a full-time (40-hour/week) position in our Clinical Lab department. Evening shift (3-11) includes rotating weekends. NEW GRADS and EXPERIENCED Med Technologists are welcome to apply! *STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE* *$ 3,000 HIRING BONUS IF APPLICATION RECEIVED ON OR AFTER March 6th, 2013* Under the supervision of Area Director, performs analyses, which require...
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