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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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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 Must have GMP experience in ...
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 ...
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...
The Quality Assurance department plays a critical role in the daily operations of the facility. The primary function of the department is to ensure compliance with c-GMP, domestic and international, as well as direction and oversight of internal quality systems requirements for the facility. The department is entirely separate from and independent of the personnel engaged in the direction and cond...
Responsibilities: Excellent employment opportunity for a Regulatory Affairs I in the West Chester, PA area. Will assist the Director, Regulatory Compliance Support & Testing in the internal assessment of regulatory, clinical, product promotion, and HCP education activities for Synthes marketed products to ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures. Understand and ensure that the ...
The Research & Development Engineer is part of the Advanced Engineering Research team for Flowserve Seals. Flowserve seals are used in rotating equipment, such as pumps and compressors, that operate in many industries, including the oil, chemical, and power industries. The Engineer applies advanced knowledge in mechanical design and experimental testing, as well as supporting disciplines such as t...
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...
Job Description: The Regulatory Compliance Testing Analyst will assist the Director, Regulatory Compliance Support & Testing in the internal assessment of regulatory, clinical, product promotion, and HCP education activities for Synthes marketed products to ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures. A key part of this role is to understand and ensure that the policies and procedu...
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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...
BIOANALYTICAL SCIENTIST WITH HPLC EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-00666 RECRUITER: KAREN GULUTZ JOB LOCATION: DEVENS, MA OCTOBER 20, 2014 Project Description: Temporary Quality Control Analyst to support Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug while other analyst is dedicated to a Cancer Drug bioassay validation and spec setting GMP •Performs routine testing and data review of in-process, batch release and st...
Pentair Overview We are a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions that fit your changing needs. We aim to deliver the adaptive, industry-leading solutions that help ensure a safer, healthier future for all. Pentair works at the very center of global commerce, providing critical inputs to a wide range of esse...
R&D Scientist - Perm opportunity The Scientist fulfills a essential role in supporting the analytical development for oral dosage form pharmaceuticals; leads analytical development, qualifications, validations for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), excipients, dosage forms, testing and release activities and in-process analytical testing services in support of the formulation development de...
Our client is looking to add a Quality Control Chemist to their team. This is a Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 position, paying between $14-17/hour depending on experience. This individual will be responsible for testing units, documenting results, and analyzing pass/fail criteria. Other duties include: Complying with CGMP and company requirements Investigating lab failures, analyzing cause, develop...
Just Born, Inc. is recruiting for a Research and Development Lead Scientist to drive the design, development and delivery of novel confectionery products. The incumbent will provide strong technical leadership through collaborative relationships to identify innovative brand building initiatives and productivity/cost reduction opportunities. This includes the application of strong project managemen...
Qualifications: With guidance from supervision and within established procedures, conducts routine research laboratory activities, information/data management activities or operates small scale production equipment in support of research and development. Identifies and suggests improvements in methods, plans projects of limited duration and scope, troubleshoots when erroneous or unexpected result...
Job Title: Analytical Chemist/Scientist Location: Indianapolis, IN Duties: Hands-on lab experience (accurate measurements, data collection and interpretation, good record keeping, basic report writing) Plan out experiments 3+ years of experience working within a regulated industry 2+ years of experience working with Integra, Hitachi, or similar laboratory analyzers (but not a med tech) stron...
Medical Information Specialist Overview: This individual will be responsible for the adverse/safety event review process within Client Synthes Orthopaedics, Power Tools and Mitek as well as fostering strong, productive relationships with colleagues within the Organization. This role is responsible for processing, review, manual medical coding, follow-up and reporting of safety events as part of...
INFORMATION SPECIALIST MUST HAVE CORPORATE LIBRARY SUPPORT EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01151 RECRUITER: ANITA JORDAN JOB LOCATION: PARSIPPANY, NJ OCTOBER 20, 2014 *** CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2 *** Project Description: Under general direction, the Information Specialist is responsible for the assistance with document delivery and subscriptions, provides reliable a...
Our client in the San Francisco Bay Area is looking for a Regulatory Operations / Publisher to join their team. Regulatory Operations / Publisher Duties: - Perform submission build, compilation and publishing activities associated with generating hard copy and electronic submissions - Publish documents by creating bookmarks and hyperlinks in submission files according to ICH and FDA guidelines...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Scientific Director, Discovery Immunology (IBD)-1719140529 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson Company is hiring Scientific Director to be located in Springhouse, PA to provide oversight of a group within the Immunology therapeutic area with a focus on driving innovative new approaches in drug disco...

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