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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.
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 AR, Little Rock facility Performs data analysis, interpretation and management duties. Develops rules and methodologies for data collection and analysis. 1. Performs data collection, analysis, interpretation and management duties. 2. Develops rules and methodologies for data collection and analysis. 3. Ensures the integrity of project data, including data extraction...
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Our leading Diagnostics client seeks a Device Application Specialist for a permanent opportunity. Great Benefits!!! State of the Art building!! *50% domestic overnight travel *The Device Application Specialist for IT/Informatics is responsible for coordinating, installing and supporting connectivity solutions at customer facilities. The duties will consist of working with users and vendors on inte...
Our client, a large pharmaceutical company, is currently seeking a PROJECT COORDINATOR.RESPONSIBILITIES: Project Coordinator will coordinate, monitor and report on project activities. This mainly requires attending and leading project meetings, preparing and maintaining Microsoft Project Timelines. DUTIES: - Responsible for working with Project leads to have clearly defined project scopes, deliver...
Clinical Diagnostic Testing client seeks a Patient Service Center Territory Manager for a permanent opportunity. Location: Midland TX Shift: Monday - Friday; 8am - 5pmOperations of fewer than 20 patient service centers within an assigned territory. - Interrelates with laboratory directors, department managers, and branch managers to ensure the optimal operation of the patient services department....
ESCRIPTION: The candidate will work in a pharmaceutical analytical chemistry group responsible for analytical method development and contract testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and drug products throughout the development pipeline. Various analytical techniques, especially HPLC, will be used to establish and monitor both the strength and purity of drug substances and products. A si...
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Our client, a large environmental services company, is seeking a results-oriented, strategic minded Area Manager to join the Operations team. Our most successful Area Managers have experience developing and implementing strategic business plans to ensure that operations run smoothly and according to company policy. Ideal candidates excel in spearheading change, establishing long and short term ope...
This CRA will be primarily responsible for ensuring site compliance with specified research protocols and the accuracy of submitted data. The CRA will also be responsible for maintaining proper written documentation for the study records of all site interactions. Responsibilities: Presentation and training of clinical investigation plans (CIP) to site personnel, including investigators. Coordinati...
Description PSC Biotech Corp. is an worldwide consulting firm specializing in staff augmentation and projects in Engineering, Validation, Technical Services and others in the life sciences industry, currently we are looking for an experienced Packaging Engineer II for an opportunity in Pennsylvania.The purpose of this role is to support the evaluation and execution of shipping qualifications using...
This is an excellent opportunity to join a high growth, innovative and industry leading organization and advance a career in the Regulatory Affairs function. As a Regulatory Project Manager, you will represent regulatory affairs on a variety of manufacturing and product development teams related to Critical Care products and guide teams to provide content for US and/or International submissions, p...
Job Responsibilities 1. Lead/support NPD project to plan, design, develop, qualify, validate and stabilize end to end assembly process solutions. 2. Responsible for process characterization and control for component and assembly solutions 3. Provide input to NPD teams on Design for Manufacturing, Assembly & Cost and drive product development to enable robust product and process development that me...
Outstanding opportunity to be a part of one of the Medical Device Industry’s most groundbreaking technological innovations. In this position you will play a key role on this exciting product. Edwards is the only company to gain FDA approval for this revolutionary technology. In this role you will be part of a high performing Regulatory Affairs team that will be responsible for the regulatory proce...
Hello, My name is Geoff and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Los Angeles, CA. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: The Quality Engineer, Complaint Vigilance is responsible for utilizing the quality processes associated with product...
-Plan and Perform RCM and RE analyses, and monitor and analyze LCM contract parts and service data to drive continuous improvement. -Assist the implementation of the Technical Object Structures (TOS) and Maintenance Packages from Meridium to SAP at LCM Sites -Review existing Maintenance Packages and evaluate for improvement opportunities -Identify training needs for RCM and Continuous Improvement...
Title: Lab Technician Location: La Porte, TX 77571 Duration: 1 Year Contract Shift: *They work 4 nights (F-M), 3 days (F-S), 3 nights (T-Th) & 4 days (M-Th). And then start all over again. One plus to this schedule is that after they work their 4 days they have 7 days off. Summary: Seeking Lab Technician with EITHER a Bachelors in Chemistry or related discipline OR an Associates and 3 -5 years exp...
Job Description Senior Formulation Engineer Location: Chatsworth, CA Status: Full-time, exempt employee Job Category: Process engineering Reports to: R&D Director Position Summary: Responsible for managing new formula scale up and ensure successful commercialization of all new and site transferred formulas. Foster exchange of knowledge between R&D and Compounding to help drive productivity and tea...
Hello, My name is Domenic and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Medical Writer for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Fort Worth, TX. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: Manage and write CSR, RMP, SCE, SCS and Clinical Overview documents, as well as Safety Updates and special safety reports Cover...
Title: R&D Senior Formulator – Levlad LLC Location: Chatsworth, CA Status: Full-Time, Exempt employee Job Category: Process Engineering Reports to: R&D Director Summary: This position is responsible for managing complex formulations by researching & developing creative products working closely with Marketing and customers. This role will support R&D and corporate initiatives for continued innovati...
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