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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This resource works with Corporate and Division QA business and IT management to establish and gain consensus on project goals, objectives and deliverables. The resource assesses the degree to which issues and risks as well as changes to scope will affect overall project delivery and then works with department, divisional, cross-divisional management and sponsor to gain agreement for resolution. T...
Geologist Part-Time Fort Leonard Wood, MO J.M. Waller Associates, Inc. (JMWA®) offers environmental, engineering, construction and facility management services to government and commercial clients across the U.S. and around the world. We are seeking an experienced part-time Geologist to provide support to the Installation Restoration Program on Fort Leonard Wood, MO. The U.S. Army and Fort Leonard...
Heart Valve Therapy (HVT) - Edwards is the world’s leading manufacturer of tissue replacement heart valves and valve repair products, which are used to treat a patient’s diseased or defective heart valve. The company produces pericardial and porcine valves from biologically inert animal tissue sewn onto proprietary wire form stents. The RA Associate III plays a key role on this high performing Reg...
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Job Description: We are looking for a data analyst to help explore innovative online, mobile, video, and social advertising targeting strategies. The analyst will be involved in the entire data flow of our advertising targeting system: designing and analyzing high value audience segments, setting up and improving ad targeting and ad exchange bidding strategies, uncovering actionable insights as we...
Looking for a Contractor/Consultant (1year assignment) with potential for temp/perm role Location: Northern NJ: Sr. Manager, Contract Administration Key Responsibilities: • Responsible for maintain all aspects of approved contracts in the CARS System. Aspects include pricing, terms, eligibility and membership. Must be able to set-up new contracts in CARS and amend existing contracts due to changes...
JOB SUMMARY · Must be a Team player able to effectively communicate with QA Supervisor, IPQA, Quality Control, Production, and Supply Chain to meet finished product release goals. · Be able to perform all IPQA (In-Process Quality Assurance) functions. · Perform all required in-process testing & sampling of batches in progress and products to be packaged · Verify and confirm issuances and reconcili...
The Position: Veracyte recently opened a cytotechnology laboratory in Austin and we are in the process of hiring a Lab Assistant to join the team and work at the new facility. The Lab Assistant will perform routine specimen accessioning in accordance with established protocols. The position will process specimens upon receipt in the lab, perform specimen verification and tracking, all related cler...
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Hays Oil and Gas has been exclusively retained by one of the more exciting and opportunistic oilfield service companies. This is a smaller client that is new to the North America but is in line for huge growth ability. The client is a provider of oilfield services supplying game-changing logging and modelling solutions. The company offers reservoir diagnostic technologies to accurately quantify pr...
Streffco Consultants, Inc., is an international staffing and systems integration organization. We provide technology and business operations resources on a project, contract, contract-to-hire or direct hire basis. Title: Lab Support Technician I Job ID: 23077 Industry: Biotech/Pharmaceutical Location: West Greenwich, RI Duration: 15 Month Contract Pay Rate Range: Depends on Experience (W-2 all inc...
Company Overview: Eli Lilly and Company has been dedicated to meeting the health care needs of people in the United States and around the world. We address these needs primarily by developing innovative medicines—investing a higher percentage of our sales in research and development than any other major pharmaceutical company. If you are interested in being considered for employment with a “Best i...
1 year Contract position. The Project Manager leads project teams to project closure with limited direction. There is a level of independent interaction, influence, and leadership with the project team to ensure the team keeps the project on track and delivers to commitments. Responsibilities: - Assign and track team deliverables for project completion - Responsible for project communication by in...
-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Participates in Environmental Management Systems Reviews at all levels, maintains records and prepares such reports as required. 2. Serves as the Environmental Management Representative (EMR) for the ISO14000 program in the Auburn Plant. 3. Supervises any other environmental personnel at the plant, if applicable. 4. Coordinates the implementation and moni...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate to work for a leading San Diego County biotechnology company. Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate The Research Associate/Senior Research Associate will be involved in developing nucleic acid detections assays as...
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