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.
Lead CRA? Want to get into management? Small CRO actively looking for a Clinical Trial Manager! 2+ years of management responsibilities Bachelor's degree required Office based position Please let me know if you or anyone you may know of may be interested in hearing more....
Job Title Drug Safety Associate Essential Function The Drug Safety Associate will provide technical and process-related support to drug safety management (clinical trial and post-marketed) and medical monitoring activities, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Provides Work Direction to Drug Safety Assistants Works Closely with All Medical and PV...
Exciting Statistician II opportunity with Pharma! Willing to relocate to CO? This small pharma will assist you! 2+ years of experience as a Statistician Experience in designing, analyzing and report writing associated with clinical trials in support of NDA, ANDA, PMA, and/or 510(k) submissions Must have an advanced degree Please let me know if you or anyone you may know of may be interested in hea...
*OT will be paid at the ST rate* Position Purpose: Serves as a single point of accountability for monitoring, analysis, and reporting/publication of malaria clinical studies. Organizational Relationships: Collaborates with Alliance Partners, External Stakeholders, Clinician, Statisticians, Safety Risk Leads and Clinical Pharmacologists on malaria studies within the BU Primary Duties: Accountable f...
Exciting Sr. Biostatistician opportunity with small CRO. 3 + years of Biostatistics experience MUST have data management experience MUST have supervisory experience Please let me know if you or anyone you may know of may be interested....
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We have many roles at various levels of experience. Position Description: The Process Validation Consultant will perform a consulting position, providing oversight and coaching for local validation personnel. The consultant would be responsible for ensuring that the protocols and reports for validation of sterile and aseptic manufacturing processes are technically solid and consistent with regulat...
Hello, My name is Bryson Jackson and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Expert Clinical Manager for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Florham Park, NJ. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: MUST HAVE RECENT PHARMA EXPERIENCE !!!! WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF OTHERWISE !!!! LONG TERM CONTRACT !!!!! Duti...
IF YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED ANALYTICAL CHEMIST LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY—THIS IS FOR YOU! Throughout the past several years, Germer International has placed great emphasis and focus on Analytical QC & R&D searches for our clients who continuously have a dire need for Quality-oriented Analytical Chemists and Scientists to join their Analytical team. One of our clients (located in the Midwes...
Hello, My name is Myesha O and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking Document Specialist for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Lexington, MA. Details for the positions are as follows: Description: • Provides Electronic Document Publishing support (i.e., scanning, rendering, bookmarking/linking, and document verification) for...
We have a Contract opportunity with a prominent client for a Clinical Trial Manager in Florham Park, NJ. Duties: Responsible for all operational aspects of 1 or more OGD clinical trial(s) under the leadership of Clinical Trial Head (CTH). Support all scientific aspects of clinical trial(s) as assigned. Responsible for program level activities as assigned. Ensure all operational trial deliverables...
SUMMARY OF THE JOB The Senior Data Analyst is responsible for activities dealing with the preparation of CRFs for clinical trials (registration, post market and condition of approval) as well as the design, review, derivation and validation of clinical study databases for collection and analysis and submission of clinical data as part of PMA or country specific registration. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND R...
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The Clinical Trials Manager (CTM) will be a member of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Development Operations team. The Clinical Trials Manager responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following: Manage external vendors and contract research organizations Prepare study documents such as the Monitoring Manual, Study Operations Manual, Source Data Verification Plan and Laboratory Manual Coordin...
Controls Engineer - Cincinnati, OH - Full service industrial automation systems integrator seeks to hire a Controls Engineer to lead cradle to grave projects with their clients in Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage. This person could be based in Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Detroit MI. Responsibilities for the Controls Engineer Cradle to grave project management from Customer review to generate Sco...
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Assisting R&D Chemists with lab samples batch preparation and stability sample testing. Responsibilities: Perform stability testing to monitor physical and chemical characteristics of aerosol products Daily interaction with R&D Chemists to make sure all out-of-spec results are investigated Document results of testing in accordance with GMP and FDA regulations Assist R&D team with gathering new alt...
We are EnSafe Inc., an employee-owned, global professional services firm. This position will be based in our Memphis, TN office. We strive to provide cutting-edge, creative solutions for our clients. We are currently accepting applications for a staff level environmental scientist or geologist. Primary responsibilities will entail conducting environmental site assessments including performing faci...
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Electrode Process Technician Paper Battery Company is seeking a technician to work in a battery/ultracapacitor lab. The successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks from running high volume production equipment for pilot production to working in a glove-box environment in support of research and development. The selected candidate will have experience with operating and maintaining product...
Experienced Analytical Scientist working as a Team Leader in COE for Analytical Research. Responsible for anticipation, evaluation and implementation of trends and innovations in the area of Analytical Research. Primary Role Responsibilities 1. Delivering analytical research and support for R&D, Regulatory, and LSI business units 2. Leads method development and provide analytical problem solving i...
Laboratory Assistant This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast paced, busy environment for a leading global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Under general supervision, the Laboratory Assistant in the safety lab provides administrative support to the Laboratory. The Laboratory Assistant organizes protocol doc...
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