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.
Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. is a leading provider of complex chemistry services that includes development, characterization, and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical intermediates. We have experienced significant growth since our founding in 1999, and have continued to attract the most highly skilled professionals in the industry. FALL 2014 COLLEGE INTERNSHI...
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Our major pharmaceutical client is currently seeking 2 Clinical Site Monitors to cover sites based in NYC and Northeast Region, as needed. This is a long term, 12 month extendable contract opportunitiy with possibility to convert permanent. Must Have: - Minimum 2 years independent clinical site monitoring experience - Home office within commutable distance to NYC - Must be able to provide professi...
Biology Technician (EXERPH14-0079) The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a Biology Technician in the Exercise Physiology Department at WVU. Incumbent will provide support for existing laboratory projects and assist PI with new projects and future goals of sensorimotor control studies of stroke and spinal cord injuries using brain-machine interface technologies. Re...
REGIONAL CLINICAL SITE MONITOR – NYC AND NORTHEAST REGION REQUIREMENT #14-00765 RECRUITER: KAREN GULUTZ JOB LOCATION: NEW YORK CITY, NY JULY 28, 2014 Manager has 2 openings. Position 1: Position preferred to be located in NYC but would accept location with reasonable access / commute to NYC. Position 2: Will cover sites in NYC and other parts of NE region (Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo) and other are...
Vi-Jon Smyrna, 37167
Vi-Jon is one of the nation’s oldest brand and private label Health and Beauty Care companies, serving retailers in all 50 states and Canada. For over 106 years, the Vi-Jon name has come to represent some of the highest standards in the manufacturing of quality products in the Health and Beauty Care industry. The Vi-Jon corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, and we operate manufacturin...
Company Confidential Harleysville, PA, 19438
We are a growing company looking to hire a recent physics/math graduate. We are located approx. 30 miles outside of Philadelphia and are a fast growing company in the construction industry completing jobs all over the world. Duties will include (but are not limited to): - Conducting calculations specific to products & projects - Working closely with clients, the sales team, architects, project man...
Quality Assurance Auditor II Location- Whitesboro NY. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast paced, busy environment for a leading global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The successful candidate will lead internal and external GXP audits and perform QA audits of data and records in order to assure compli...
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Collects ecological and biological field data to include in reports. Operates field survey equipment(GPS) to collect data as required for assigned project. Conducts baseline ecological field investigation Assist with wetland delineations Assist with Threatened & Endangered Species Surveys Performs assigned tasks following proper safety practices. Maintains equipment in cle...
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Kiva Systems was recently acquired by Amazon.com and we are continuing to experience high growth. Kiva Systems LLC uses game-changing automation technology for distribution centers that helps companies simplify operations and reduce costs while increasing strategic flexibility. Using thousands of autonomous mobile robots and sophisticated control software, the Kiva Mobile-robotic Fulfillment Syste...
Job Number: 421762 Medical Writer 3986480 Duties: The purpose of this job is to create and to manage creation by others of any type of clinical regulatory document (e.g., protocol, CSR, CIB, clinical sections of IMPD and CTD) according to company guidelines and international governmental regulations and to present clinical data objectively in a clear, concise format. This position is for an indepe...
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Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Product Development Engineer, GRQP Trauma-6606140319 Description DePuy Synthes is currently recruiting for a Senior Product Development Engineer, GRQP Trauma located in West Chester, PA. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world...
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Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Scientist II - Compound Logistics-0837140516 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate Scientist II – Compound Logistics to be located in La Jolla, CA Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving...
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