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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.

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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Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
TruGreen® is the nation's largest and most comprehensive provider of lawn services. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, we have more than 245 branches throughout the country. Although we are national in reach and reliability, we have a small company feel as our highly trained professionals live and work in the communities they serve. As with our customers, we are committed to providing personalized att...
At Dr. Reddy’s, a global pharmaceutical company, you will contribute to making the breakthroughs of tomorrow a reality today! From making medicines more affordable to discovering innovative treatment options to satisfy unmet medical needs, we are dedicated to helping people lead longer and healthier lives. We are seeking dynamic and energetic individuals ready to inspire, ready to make a differenc...
We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers. At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has th...
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has an exciting opportunity to join our R&D Team as a Packaging Engineer at our R&D Center in Princeton, NJ. The Packaging Engineer will conduct packaging development projects from initiation through manufacture (launch). Projects will consist of modifications of packaging for existing products as well as the packaging for new products. Responsible for meeting timelines...
CorePharma, LLC is a fast growing mid-size generic pharmaceutical company with approximately 250 employees, located in Middlesex, New Jersey. We are a fifteen year old firm principally in the business of developing, manufacturing, and distributing pharmaceutical products for the United States market. JOB SUMMARY: As per the 21 CFR Parts 210 and 211 regulations, ICH Guidelines (Q7, Q8, Q9, and Q1...
The Project Manager is part of Baxter Milford’s Business Excellence group and provides business and technical leadership for high-priority, complex and cross-functional projects to support the facility’s business strategy and key initiatives. As an experienced Project Manager, the incumbent will have responsibility for the full spectrum of project management, from defining project scope through im...
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed sig...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) As a Senior Researcher on the Clinical Programs and Outcomes Research team of Optum Rx, you will be responsible for measuring the clinical...
Job ID: 5042 Position Description: PDI was the first contract sales organization that provides insight-driven multi-channel messaging for established and emerging health care companies. Today, PDI is pioneering new and innovative approaches to how pharmaceutical and medical device companies engage customers. When you join PDI, whether as part of our field sales organization or at our corporate ...
Controls Engineer needed for an immediate full time position in up state Utica NY. This position's focus will be on model based controls design for embedded HVAC controls. Candidates interested should have 5 years relevant experience with embedded control algorithms and controls architecting. A proficiency with Matlab, Simulink, State Flow or other similar CAE tools is required to meet the require...
Job Title: CAPA Quality Specialist Position Responsibilities Work with the Regulatory Affairs Quality Systems CAPA team in support of day to day activities. This includes, but is not limited to, processing nonconformance (NCR) and deviation (DR) reports from initiation through closure of all CAPAs. Work with Regulatory Affairs Quality Systems internal auditors in support of pre and post audit a...
Position Summary: The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) provides technical support to investigators using DFINE devices in clinical study procedures. In addition The CRA is responsible for the execution clinical research studies, which are utilized to support current products and expansion of product indications for use. Support all regulatory submissions to the FDA, andsubmissions to internation...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Manager, Advanced Analytics – Oncology-7157141022 Description Johnson & Johnson's North America Pharmaceutical organization is recruiting for a Senior Manager, Advanced Analytics – Oncology. This position is based in Horsham, PA. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc., pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Joh...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Biostatistician-4024140910 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting a Biostatistician for the Nonclinical Statistics & Computing group to be located in La Jolla, CA. Janssen Research & Development of Johnson & Johnson is dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet...
Associate Director, Global Clinical Operations Occupational Summary: Provides senior operational leadership for core activities such as project management, site management, personnel management, financial performance, regulatory compliance, information systems, process improvement, and business development. Develops and implements strategies to enhance the performance and capabilities of functio...
PerkinElmer is a global technology leader driving growth and initiative in the Environmental and Human Health Science markets. The company is a leading force in the development, production, marketing, servicing, and support of laboratory instrumentation and ancillary services throughout the world. Job Description: The Field Service Engineer helps PerkinElmer customers enhance the productivity of...
Saint-Gobain, leader mondial de l'habitat, conçoit, produit et distribue des matériaux de construction en apportant des solutions innovantes sur les marchés en croissance des pays émergents, de l'efficacité énergétique et de l'environnement. Saint-Gobain est une maison accueillante, sûre et ouverte sur le monde, dans laquelle on entre pour un parcours. Avec 9 600 salariés à travers le monde, l’Ac...
Experis is currently hiring a Biologist for a top Agriculture company in St. Louis, MO. This individual will join a fast paced team and assist in molecular and microbiology techniques. They will also be working with live insects. If you have great biology or entomology experience this is a great opportunity for you. Apply today! Required Skills/Experience: BS in Entomology, Biology, Molecular Bi...

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