Biotech Employment Information
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.
Req ID 65671BR Business Title Entry Level Medical Screener/Customer Service Business BioScience Country US State/Province Iowa Location of Position Dubuque, IA Shift_ 1st Job Description Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone . A subsidiary of Baxter Healthcare, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Serv...
Req ID 62668BR Business Title Plasma Center Technician (Part-Time) Business BioScience Country US State/Province Iowa Location of Position Dubuque, IA Shift_ 1st Job Description Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone . A subsidiary of Baxter Healthcare, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we...
Req ID 65196BR Business Title Plasma Center Technician Business BioScience Country US State/Province Missouri Location of Position Joplin, MO Shift_ 1st Job Description Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone . A subsidiary of Baxter Healthcare, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at...
Req ID 64607BR Business Title Playroom Attendant Business BioScience Country US State/Province Missouri Location of Position Joplin, MO Shift_ 1st Job Description Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone . A subsidiary of Baxter Healthcare, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring...
Req ID 64945BR Business Title Entry Level Medical Screener Business BioScience Country US State/Province Iowa Location of Position Cedar Falls, IA Shift_ 1st Job Description Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone . A subsidiary of Baxter Healthcare, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we exce...
Contact: Steve Moore Salary: $90,000 - $115,000 (Bonus) Job Title: Materials Scientist, R&D Lab Engineer (PVC Formulations) Duties & Responsibilities Develop innovative plastic materials, with a special focus on PVCformulations to improve performance and/or reduce cost Knowledge of micro-ingredients within a compound formulation to deliver new recipes with specific, improved properties Work hands...
Our client, a large pharmaceutical company, is currently seeking a QUALITY CONTROL ANALYST III. Duties: 1. Provide support for QC Chemistry analytical method remediation project. 2. Review laboratory data 3. Perform laboratory activities to support method validation. 4. Write and review method validation protocols and reports. 5. Generate and revise standard operating procedures. Skills: 1. Famili...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. MICROBIOLOGY SCIENTIST-7108130911 Description Advanced Sterilization Products Division of Ethicon, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Scientist, Microbiology, located in Irvine, CA. ASP (Advanced Sterilization Products), a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a lead...
Job Title: PV Scientist Position Description Provide therapeutic area PV support for assigned developmental and/or marketed products alongside senior PV Scientist/physician support Contribute to signal evaluation/safety monitoring activities Assist in usual pharmacovigilance activities including benefit/risk and regulatory activities and interactions Position Responsibilities Knowledge and underst...
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The Sr. Manager, Clinical Business Operations (CBO) will be responsible for ensuring that all contracts pertaining to clinical research are negotiated and executed in a timely and cost efficient manner in support of Medical Product goals. Primarily responsible for contracting and vendor management of clinical research operations and the coordinating therapeutic area teams, to ensure compliance on...
TechData is looking for Statistician for Principle Regulatory Specialist, Scientist (Assay, Cellular Oncology response, biomarker),PK/PD SAS programmer, Biostatistician (remote) and SAS programmers (Some positions can be telecommuting)for our pharmaceutical clients in Northeast Philadelphia and Wilmington DE. Please see below requirements and send your resume to: ***** or ju.zhang...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is seeking Microbiology Technician/Analyst Trainee for its St. Louis, MO location. This is suitable for candidates with some level of experience in a microbiology laboratory setting. The environment is very busy with multiple tasks going on at the same time and requires a great deal of multi-tasking. The job requires a good attention to detail, patience and ability to sit or...
Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. Division: SMSD - Diagnostics Location: MA - Walpole Req ID: 130354 Position Title: Biochemist, Staff Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostic...
EMSL Analytical has an opening for full time 2nd Shift Laboratory Supervisor - Asbestos PLM (Polarized Light Microscopy) for its Cinnaminson, NJ location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Manage daily workload and Analysts Handle technical questions from staff and clients Daily sample analysis of bulk and solid materials for asbestos content using PLM Reviewing reports Determinat...
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Designing and conducting API, excipients, and formulation development activities within scheduled timelines Conducting and coordinating analytical characterization and routing analysis. Compiling results and data analysis and reporting Contributing novel ideas and solutions towards experimental design and process development challenges L...
APPLIED RESEARCH CHEMIST Research New & Existing Technologies to Improve Fragrance Performance Symrise, “where Science and Sensation meet,” is the world's 4th largest manufacturer of flavors, fragrances and cosmetic & aroma ingredients offering more than 30,000 products in over 160 countries. Now, our Scent & Care Division seeks a hands-on Chemist with 2+ years’ fragrance or consumer product lab e...
Overview Teva Biopharmaceuticals, USA (TBU) is responsible for developing innovative and biobetter biologics for Teva Pharmaceuticals—the largest generics company in the world with over $20 billion in annual revenue. We currently are developing 8 products in various stages of clinical development from IND through BLA filing including, innovative mAbs, extended half-life biobetters and biosimilar p...
Overview PLEASE NOTE: Our Rockville site will be relocating to West Chester, PA in the third quarter of 2015. The candidate must be willing to relocate with the company at that time. Responsibilities Lead and/or support mammalian and microbial cell culture process development leading to commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins Design and execute cell culture studies in laboratory and...
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