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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 EMMES Corporation, organized in 1977, is a privately owned Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Rockville, Maryland. EMMES is dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems development, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in clinical and biomedical research. EMMES is seeking a ...
We are looking for a Director - Vector Production; Must have Master's Degree or Ph.D.; Minimum 10 years’ experience with process development and manufacturing operations for biologics; In-depth experience at both pilot scale and large-scale operations. Must have both rAAV and GMP experience....
Company Confidential Redwood City, CA
Overview Pearl Therapeutics is hiring an Associate Scientist responsible for conducting laboratory studies for the quantitative and qualitative characterization of active pharmaceutical ingredients and related substances, excipients, and other quality attributes of metered dosage inhalers. The ideal candidate is technically oriented and has a strong background in quantitative HPLC and LC-MS. This ...
Company Confidential Boulder, CO, 80301
ColdQuanta is looking for a VP of Engineering. We are a small vibrant company specializing in research, development and manufacture of cold and ultracold atom devices and systems for the AMO Physics field. The VP of Engineering will come into an organization of 22 people located in Boulder, Colorado. The successful candidate will have a track record of strategic technology development, effective m...
Premier Retina practice seeks a Research Assistant for its Manhattan location. The Research Assistant will work with the Research Coordinator in research related tasks to ensure all clinical trials and investigators ar conducted in an accurate and timely fashion, and in accordance with federal (Food and Drug Administration) regulations, Good Clinical Practice guidelines and Vitreous Retina Macula...
Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing. It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services. With over $1 billion in annual revenues and 13,000 employees across 170 sites in 35 countries, Eurofins is a leading international...
Cell Culture Lab Tech Position is currently available in Wilmington, DE. ABS Inc. ( is a successful bioscience company with 25 years’ experience providing cell culture and other services for R&D to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients worldwide. Experience in mammalian cell culture with a BS, BA, or higher degree is essential. Candidates must be able to work well with multiple q...
Company Confidential Chicago, IL
Confidential Search - Head of Global R&D / Chief Technology Officer - Global Food Company Summary We are seeking to fill a confidential Global Vice President of R&D and Innovation role. This is a Chicago based role for an international food manufacturer. The candidate that will fill this search will be a strong proven leader with outstanding technical competence and commercial capabilities in th...
GEOLOGIST – MID TO SENIOR LEVEL Houston, Texas Tetra Tech, Inc. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to mee...
This position will support the development of RNAble assay technology and products. It will also support the development of rapid, isothermal based RNA amplification systems using the DNAble technology platform as a model system. The work will focus on the primary RNA species, but not limited to, mRNA, viral RNA and rRna. Responsibilities include: support the creation and reduce to practice a DN...
Midwest, USA Join this international bio-tech company as it expands its product lines with new chemicals and new applications. Your role will be essential to the design, engineering and operations support of a new biochemicals facility. Responsibilities: •Liaise with R&D to apply pilot plant findings to plant process design •Model new and existing processes •Produce PFD using data from simula...
Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing. It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services. With over $1 billion in annual revenues and 13,000 employees across 170 sites in 35 countries, Eurofins is a leading international...
Worldwide Clinical Trials (WCT) is a leading therapeutically focused Contract Research Organization (CRO) that applies deep therapeutic expertise to help customers achieve their drug development goals. WCT’s global footprint, full complement of development service offerings, and innovative use of proprietary and cutting edge technology, bring about an environment which allows us to focus on identi...
Job Posting Research Manager Evalueserve is a global specialist in knowledge process transformation with a team of more than 3,000 professionals worldwide. We analyze, improve, and execute information-laden work streams allowing clients to leverage our proven methodologies and proprietary technologies to enhance productivity and ultimately gain an edge in the market. Position at a glance: Thi...
ImmunoGen, Inc. of Waltham MA is in search of a Sr. Research Associate to join the Bioanalytical Sciences department. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the development and validation of cell-based and immunochemical assays to support product development stability of antibody drug conjugates from late stage research through clinical testing and licensure. Develop and validate GMP com...
About The Lake Doctors, Inc. Since 1979 The Lake Doctors, Inc. has been a national leader in providing aquatic water management services to customers throughout the states of Florida, Ohio and South Carolina. Our services include aquatic weed control, terrestrial and ditch bank weed control, installation of fountains and aeration systems, water clarification, aquascaping, fish stocking, lake mapp...
Job Description ENSCO's NSS Division provides innovative customized products and services vital to national safety and security. One of our focus areas is the development of solutions for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT), primarily for applications where GPS is denied or impaired. We are seeking a Scientist to assist in our continued growth in this area. The successful candidate will have...
TechLaw, Inc., a nationwide Environmental Consulting firm, seeks chemists and biologists of all levels for Environmental Services Assistance Team contract supporting U.S. EPA laboratories located in Edison, NJ. Experience with organic and inorganic laboratory equipment, laboratory procedures, sample extractions, and EPA analytical methods are desired. Candidates must have at least a BA/BS degree...
ImmunoGen Inc. is in search of a Quality Assurance Specialist responsible for execution of projects in our Good Clinical Practices (GCP) compliance programs. This Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that external and internal laboratories and contract research organizations meet all regulatory requirements. This role will be responsible for: Planning, tracking and performance of GCP audit...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has helped people pursue a healthy, active life since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management and personal care products are available exclusively through dedicated independent Distributors in more than 80 countries. Our Mission is to change people’s lives by providing the best business opportunity in direct selling and the best nutrit...

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