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.
Job Summary: At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world's largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and abroad. We have an exciting opportunity for a Bioinformatics Specialist to join the research team in the Bergmann Lab at Stanford School of Me...
Job Summary: The Druckmann Lab is looking for highly motivated individuals to pursue interdisciplinary computational neuroscience research projects in HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus. HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus is a unique, world-class research community near Washington, D.C. dedicated to understanding the function of neural circuits and developing synergistic imaging technology. Ou...
PRIMARY ROLE: Provides regulatory expertise and guidance to Clinical, Pharmacovigilance, Legal, Scientific, Commercial, and other internal stakeholders for successful development of core data sheets and global labeling; formulates and implements regulatory strategies and liaises with regulatory team members to assure that products in development are supported by developmental core data sheets and...
CHEMIST / LAB TECHNICIAN will support product testing in laboratory testing environment. Knowledge / Experience: Ability to organize time and be able to perform multiple routine tasks in a specific application area. Ability to effectively communicate verbally/written: observations, results of experiments, test details. Knowledge of PC's and related software Hand on, mechanically skilled perso...
Ocean County based manufacturing company has a need for multiple cleanroom technicians to aid in their manufacturing process. This is a contract position with an opportunity to convert to a permanent position. There are 1st and 2nd shift openings available for qualified candidates. Qualified candidates MUST have: - HS Diploma. - Previous experience working in a cleanroom under GMP guidelines. ...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Job Description Opportunities available in St. Louis, Missouri for St. Louis-based chemists with HPLC experience using Waters' Empower software (admin-users, super-users, users). These openings are permanent, full-time positions with excellent benefits on the 1st or 2nd shift. Company has been in business nearly 50 years performing pharmaceutical analyses within a challenging, fast-paced cGMP en...
This position ensures that processes and systems; such as IQ/OQ/PQ of facilities, equipment and analytical laboratory software, within the cGMP laboratory support groups, are fully qualified and performing efficiently. Responsible for developing, recommending, and executing validation strategies and designing studies for the purpose of providing documented evidence that a systems, equipment, inst...
Oversees all aspects of management of laboratory operations within the different functional groups of the GMP, GCL, Vaccines & Biologics or Bio-Analytical laboratories. Ensures productivity, efficiency and quality of the work are maintained and financial objectives of the business are achieved. Oversees the development and implementation of laboratory systems and processes. Ensures client delivera...
Summary: • Develop and maintain systems that assure data reliability and reporting compliance with all laboratory stakeholders including customers, regulatory agencies, and manufacturing departments • Schedule and administer laboratory priorities • Lead Lean/continuous improvement of the QC Lab through streamlining daily tasks and efficiencies in supporting other departments Daily Activities: ...
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow. Our...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Senior Manager Quality Systems/Head of Quality for Pharmaceutical Drug Manufacturing in Southeast USA, available for immediate interviewing. Join a world leader with this pharmaceutical and capital equipment medical device developer and manufacturer, in the upstart pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. You will be the key person to build and lead a team of Quality Systems Manufacturing professionals...
: Pall is a Fortune 1000 materials science and engineering company with the broadest filtration, separation and purification capabilities in the world. Our process and product enabling technologies help our customers make good products better, safer and even possible. We provide innovative products to customers in health care, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, municipal drinking water...
W-2 ONLY ... CONTRACT / 12-14 MONTHS ... GREAT OPPORTUNITY ... CDISC Version 2.3, SAS, SQL, ANALYTICAL DATABASE DESIGN A MUST Duties Provide statistical programming expertise in SAS for the production of analyses, tabulations, graphics, and listings from clinical trial data. Key responsibilities and skills include, but are not limited to, the following: Contribute to the preparation of analysis p...
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST WITH ASSAY DESIGN EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01171 RECRUITER: MELISSA GIUSTI JOB LOCATION: HOPEWELL, NJ OCTOBER 24, 2014 Project Description: Basic knowledge of the drug discovery process and independence in experimental / assay design, data analysis and problem solving Working knowledge and experience with a wide range of technical skills relevant to the speci...
Position Details: Position: Research Scientist Location: Pennington , New Jersey 08534 Duration: 3+Months Contract (40 hrs/week) Job Description : · Basic knowledge of the drug discovery process and independence in experimental/assay design, data analysis and problem solving. · Working knowledge and experience with a wide range of technical skills relevant to the specific biology field. · E...
Job duties include but are not limited to: * Participate in FDA and Client Audits. * Review Chemist's EXCEL Data Spreadsheets & Lab Notebooks. * Verify Instrument Calibrations from daily Internal Testing and periodic 3rd Party Service Testing. * Be a "working" Manager and doing Methods Development and/or BenchAssays, as needed. * Have good people Skills to work with existing Staff and essenti...
Job Description The Senior Division Manager provides overall leadership, administration, and oversees the daily non-clinical operations of the Division. The incumbent develops and implements strategic plans for revenue goals, collaborating closely with both the Division and Department Directors. Develops and monitors policies and procedures, coordinates flow of patients, and oversees financial an...
Company Confidential Schaumburg, IL, 60173
A Medical Communication Company has an exciting opportunity in the Chicagoland area for a Scientific Manager. The ideal candidate is a professional with a clinical/medical advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD, etc.) and pharmaceutical industry experience who can develop and manage scientific content for medical education and communication initiatives. The Scientific Project Team is responsible for th...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. The Northboro R&D Center focusing on...
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