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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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Regulatory Affairs – Medical Device – 5 FIGURE SIGN-ON BONUS PAID!, Associate thru Manager level for Medical Device 510k submissions. World leader in their growing market, expanding Regulatory team, lots of advancement for the motivated. Five positions available in the Northeast, USA. Live in one of the world’s leading innovative hotbeds with a variety of lifestyle choices, cultural and outdoors a...
Quality Control Microbiology Department supports manufacturing activities Landing by detecting, quantifying and identifying possible contaminants that may interfere with the quality of the product during the different stages of the manufacturing process. It aims to maintain a state of microbiological control in the Utility Systems and within the environment where the manufacturing process is e...
MEDICAL AFFAIRS LEADER WITH ONCOLOGY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED REQUIREMENT #15-00183 RECRUITER: MICHELLE ASHEN JOB LOCATION: GAITHERSBURG, MD or WILMINGTON, DE FEBRUARY 19, 2015 *** CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2 *** *** Location can be Gaithersburg, MD or Wilmington, DE *** Project Description: Provide medical expertise and insight into the development and optimization o...
• Take lead role in the development of chromatographic processes for the purification of proteins • Preparation of small batches of protein for client evaluation • Prepare non-GMP batch production records for the consistant production of purified protein at up to the 100L scale. • Act as technical support to manufacturing for transferred purification process. • Prepare technical transfer docum...
Senior Director, Commercial Compliance Reports to: SVP, Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance and Ethics Location: Cheshire, CT Alexion is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and rare disorders through the innovation, development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Alexion is the global leader in complement inhibition and has developed...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has an opening for a Microbiologist II (Legionella) for its Cinnaminson, NJ location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: The successful candidate must be familiar with daily activities in the laboratory, including analyzing Legionella samples by classical and advanced methods. Preparation and analysis of variety environmental samples for the Legionella bacteri...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is seeking a full time Microbiologist II (Food Microbiology) for its corporate headquarters in Cinnaminson, NJ, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. The candidate will be experienced in a commercial microbiology laboratory setting. The position will be primarily responsible for food microbiology preparation and analysis. The incumbent will be able to work with a group of analysts a...
Job Title: Principal Statistician Position Description Independently design, analyze and interpre clinical studies at a compound level. Provide strategic statistical input for feasibility assessments, development plans, cross-study analyses and regulatory submissions. Improve and using standards to maximize global data integratability, interpretability and compound level efficiency Leverage i...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has an opening for a Microbiologist III (Bacteriologist –Medical Technologist) for its Cinnaminson, NJ location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Classical and advanced methods for microbial (bacteria and fungi) identification The successful candidate must be familiar with daily activities in a laboratory, including analyzing samples with unknown IDs. Main...
Job Description : Key Accountabilities • Perform quality assurance checks on study images. • Validate and maintain imaging database including images and tracking and review results for assigned projects. • Ensure the site personnel have a good understanding of the protocol, the requirements of the study so that they can fulfill their obligations to complete their study accurately. • Perform e...
Send To Printer... Close Preview Job Title: Utilities/Wastewater Operator - 2nd Shift (St. Elmo) Req ID:15421 Location:St. Elmo, IL 62458 In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been ...
Well established specialty medical device developer is seeking a mid level (5+ years experience) Polymer Materials R&D Engineer for a 12 month contract assignment in the north Chicago area. Responsibilities for the R&D Engineer Candidate will assist senior engineers with the development of polymer solution formulation and processing for new and innovative medical device components Perform lab e...
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firm with nearly 18,000 employees worldwi...
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees world...
Electrical Controls Engineer needed in Northern Kentucky for automotive Tier 1 supplier. This is a new role due to growth and upcoming launches. You should have a strong PLC and control system background in a heavy industrial environment. You will be planning, designing and implementing a Controls system for assembly systems. Responsibilities for the Controls Engineer Evaluate and approve new eq...
JR. BUSINESS ANALYST FOR DATA QUALITY AND BUSINESS PROCESS DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT #15-00130 RECRUITER: BRIDGET BURNS JOB LOCATION: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ FEBRUARY 5, 2015 Project Description: Manager would consider candidates who come from the MSP, staffing agency, or traditional HR background whose roles incorporate some levels of reporting. Also open to other skill sets who would transition ...
Job Title: Regulatory Affairs Specialist Position Responsibilities The candidate will be the primary point of contact to provide change control execution and expertise in the context of CFR 820 Design Controls. The candidate will be responsible for creation/remediation, maintenance, accuracy and compliance of product Design History Files. Accountable for identifying appropriate inputs into the...
Hello, My name is Antoinette and I am a recruiter with Aequor Technologies. I am working on multiple positions right now in the pharmaceutical space, your resume shows that you have relevant experience. If you are interested in this position, please call me back at 732-781-2979 or reply me with your updated resume in WORD format on ***** Thank you!! Antoinette Dsouza Re...
Job ID: 5122 Position Description: PDI was the first contract sales organization that provides insight-driven multi-channel messaging for established and emerging health care companies. Today, PDI is pioneering new and innovative approaches to how pharmaceutical and medical device companies engage customers. When you join PDI, whether as part of our field sales organization or at our corporate ...
We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers. At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has th...

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