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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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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 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...
Position: Field Agronomist-Field Crops (Plant Nutrition) KM/JS 208-14 Reports To: Senior Agronomist Territory: IA, MN, MO, IL, WI, MI, OH, KS, NE, SD & ND Location: Virtual Office (Midwest) Compensation: Base Salary & Bonus Commensurate with Experience Benefits: Comprehensive Insurance and Retirement Package Relocation is not available as candidate must currently reside in the Territory ___...
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 ...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are recruiting for a QC Chemist to work with our pharmaceutical client located in Vacaville. This is a temporary-to-hire opportunity. Direct hire may be possible. Responsibilities & requirements: Perform QC testing on proteins and pharmaceutical products HPLC proficiency Must have ...
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 ...
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...
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 Research and Development Enginee...
Immediate opening for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at our client in Northeastern NJ This is a Permanent position No relocation….local candidates only, please Department: Quality Assurance / Quality Control Supervises: Regulatory Affairs Technician Organizational Relationships: Contact with all areas of QA/QC personnel, Customers, Production Supervision, Warehouse, Engineering, and Operatio...
The Judge group is working with a Consumer Products company to identify qualified candidates for an AUTOMATION ENGINEER opportunity. They are a leader in their industry and continue to experience significant growth. The company is uniquely positioned due to some proprietary technology advancements. The AUTOMATION ENGINEER will be responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooti...
Judge Inc. is seeking a Product Development Engineer for alarge packaging company in the Palatine area. The qualified applicant will havean Engineering degree (Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Science or Chemical)and experience in optimizing with Adhesive / Extrusion / Flexo Gravure printingprocess. Job Requirements: - MUST HAVE: 2-5 years flexible packaging experience - MUST HAVE: Engineering...
Growing Pharmaceutical client in Central/Northern NJ area is looking to fill a temp-to-perm role for a Director, Quality Assurance/Auditing with large molecule, biologic experience. This job will have the following responsibilities: ·Manufacturing is done on-site, so client needs a hands-on leader to oversee QA and internal audit compliance. ·Primarily GMP, but some GLP and GCP oversight as wel...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., is hiring a Shared Services Accounting Manager to be located in Waltham, MA. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world s...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. is hiring a Holding Company Accountant to be located in Waltham, MA. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving th...
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Intercompany Accountant , this position will be located in Waltham, MA . Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around th...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Manager, Worldwide Commercial Enablement, which is part of our Commercial Operations, and can be located off or on site, Rochester or NJ would be preferred. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring an...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing custom...

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