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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.

Biotech Salaries


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 position is located in our CO, Fort Carson facility S/he will plan, conduct, and complete investigations under the supervision of the lead of the project. S/he will participate in all aspects of research including data collection, organization, literature reviews, structured interviews, analysis and interpretation of basic data and will assist with the preparation of technical reports, summa...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Initiates and executes numerical model development, implementation, or data analysis in support of undersea warfare training devices, simulation tools and test facilities, for the Signature Trainer Support program. 1. Plans and performs advanced scientific studies on new and varied problems where only general objectives are stated. 2. Acts a...
The Project Manager- Patient Recruitment (PM) is responsible for researching and understanding the scope of the project in order to develop the appropriate patient recruitment services strategies (i.e., media materials, advertisements, etc.). The PM will coordinate the overall design and development of patient recruitment materials and execute and manage the awarded program. The position will be r...
This position is located in our IA, West Des Moines facility Gathers, analyzes, and interprets a wide variety of data. 1. Plans data collection, and analyzes and interprets statistical data from surveys, experiments, studies, and other sources. 2. Plans methods to collect information and develops questionnaire techniques according to survey design. 3. Conducts surveys, evaluates reliability of...
PURPOSE Manage a team of Biostatistics staff. Provide direction and guidance in carrying out project assignments, interfacing with clients and other internal departments, and applying advanced statistical methods to project work. Communicate on project progress, staffing, and resource allocation with the Director, Biostatistics, as needed. Perform expert reviews jointly with other Biostatistics m...
Scientist Principal R&D – Navigation Systems At Honeywell, our people are driven by a desire to contribute, be challenged and grow. Our people make Honeywell a special company and are a key competitive advantage Honeywell Aerospace has nearly 40,000 employees around the world and 2013 revenue of approximately $12 billion. Thousands of Honeywell Aerospace technologies, products and services are f...
ATR International has been a leader in the staffing industry since 1988, placing professionals in the industry's most innovative companies. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Chemist with one of our important clients. Position Information: Job Title: Senior Chemist Location: Brooklyn Center, MN Duration: 5 Months Compensation: DOE Contact Information: Andrew Bramley: And...
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...
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...
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a School of Medicine academic/research/clinical department of 20 faculty members, 3 Fellows, 11 Residents, and approximately 25 staff members. The department is an active academic department, providing teaching, research and clinical service in the School of Medicine. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is primarily responsible ...
Company: Yoh Senior Research Associate needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in South San Francisco, CA. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Cell based assays - qPCR What You'll Be Doing: - Seeking an experienced individual for a Research Associate/Sr Research Associate within the Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology group. - The successful candidate will be responsible ...
Company: Yoh HTA Submissions Specialist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Thousand Oaks, CA. Top Skills You Should Possess: - HTA / reimbursement submissions - Pharmaceutical industry experience - Dossier development What You'll Be Doing: - Provide writing support to prepare the required clinical and economic sections of a country specific HTA / reimbursement su...
Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operatio...
JOB SUMMARY: The food scientist is responsible for formulation improvements and product development. This position will assist/lead specification development, formulation development, testing methodologies, and process development/improvement activities in accordance with cGMPs 21CFR111 for dietary supplements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: · Technical resource for formulation development and improvemen...
The Quality Assurance department plays a critical role in the daily operations of the facility. The primary function of the department is to ensure compliance with c-GMP, domestic and international, as well as direction and oversight of internal quality systems requirements for the facility. The department is entirely separate from and independent of the personnel engaged in the direction and cond...
Our client is seeking a self-motivated experienced scientist with strong interpersonal and problem solving skills for the role of Scientist II - Operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of projects including the preparation and analysis of tobacco samples using standard laboratory equipment. This candidate will also possess strong wet chemistry knowledge, as well...
Auditor Principal Specialist GCP Requirements: - Bachelor degree preferably in a life / medical / natural sciences or scientific discipline - 10 to 14 years of pharmaceutical (or related) experience with BA or 8 to 12 years with advanced degree, e.g. MBA, MS, PharmD, PhD. This includes a minimum of 6 years of Clinical Quality Assurance related experience and/or experience in Clinical Trials suc...
Please note this is a 1+ month contract position Skills: Skincare Products experience, Chemist, QA/Lab Experience. Responsibilities •The Scientist I/II l supports a broad range of consumer products within Skin Care, Oral Care, and Consumer Health Care Brands. Responsibilities and accountabilities include providing technical support to TT staff in emulsions, surfactants, liquids product developm...
Job Title: Quality Control Analyst I Location: Allston, Massachusetts Duties: This individual will report to the QC shift Supervisor in the Allston Quality Control laboratory and will contribute to general operations and testing of the QC Microbiology laboratory. QC Analyst I works independently under general supervision. Primary responsibilities include, but are notlimited to the following: co...
Qualifications: With guidance from supervision and within established procedures, conducts routine research laboratory activities, information/data management activities or operates small scale production equipment in support of research and development. Identifies and suggests improvements in methods, plans projects of limited duration and scope, troubleshoots when erroneous or unexpected result...

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