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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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TypeRegular Full-Time Job Code*LI-AB1 Overview: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is pleased to bring Questcor and its entire business into our company. The former Questcor organization will be known as the Autoimmune and Rare Diseases business within Mallinckrodt’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment. We will continue their focus on the treatment of patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune a...
TypeRegular Full-Time Job Code*LI-JL2 Overview: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is pleased to bring Questcor and its entire business into our company. The former Questcor organization will be known as the Autoimmune and Rare Diseases business within Mallinckrodt’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment. We will continue their focus on the treatment of patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune a...
TypeRegular Full-Time Job Code*LI-AW3 Overview: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is pleased to bring Questcor and its entire business into our company. The former Questcor organization will be known as the Autoimmune and Rare Diseases business within Mallinckrodt’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment. We will continue their focus on the treatment of patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune a...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Senior Director, Biologics Development Lexington, MA Full-Time $140,000 - $200,000 Apply Apply Senior Director, Biologics Development Lexington, MA Full-Time $140,000 - $200,000 Apply Job Details Senior Director, Biologics Development sought to lead a group or scientists and researchers in multiple developmen...
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Feasibility Manager ICON is looking for a strategic expert to manage the process of clinical project feasibility as a part of our global team based in US. Key Responsibilities: • To perform as technical expert in feasibility process for internal and external clients and to provide strategic input to Business Development Operations to Sponsors through Bid defence and supervision of other feasibilit...
Description Reporting to the Laboratory Director, the Section Supervisor is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, (CLS), responsible for supervising one section of the Lab, correctly performing technical procedures and Quality Control, operating and maintaining instrumentation and taking steps necessary to assure quality results and performing other duties as needed. Every member of the Laboratory Staf...
Requisition ID 23864BR Title Site Specialist, Medical Reviewer Job Category Clinical Trial Management Job Description PURPOSE: Responsible for performing study activities regarding the management and verification of medical consistency checks (MCC), management of the requirements for reporting events for adjudication (EA), and surveillance of titration of patients within clinical trials to ensure...
Executive Medical Director- (Physician); Dermatology / Auto-immune - Strategic Leadership Role –Top 5 Global Pharmaceutical Industry Leader-[RETAINED SEARCH] Position Summary: This person will work very closely with the Hiring Manager to establish development strategies for Early programs in Dermatology & Auto-Immunity and for transitioning these programs from Phase IIa to Phase IIb and into Late-...
Job Description : Perform study-related tasks, as directed in accordance with protocol and project requirements. Support of research projects by following protocol specifications, ICH and GCP guidelines, SOPs, and unit specific competency training. Specialized procedures are; EKGs and holter data collection Phlebotomy/IV catheter insertion Obtaining Vital signs Collecting of Adverse Event data by...
Job Description : PAREXEL International Career Opportunities Open House Baltimore Unit Imagine a career where every project you work on could help get a life-changing medication to patients who need it. At PAREXEL International, you will be part of a team helping the most innovative biopharmaceutical and medical device companies on earth develop products and get them to market faster. PAREXEL is l...
Job Description : PAREXEL International Career Opportunities Open House Baltimore Unit Imagine a career where every project you work on could help get a life-changing medication to patients who need it. At PAREXEL International, you will be part of a team helping the most innovative biopharmaceutical and medical device companies on earth develop products and get them to market faster. PAREXEL is l...
Very quickly growing packaging and custom machining company in the Jackson area is looking for a sharp Controls Engineer for their facility in the Jackson, MI. This position was opened due to the growth of the company. Responsibilities for the Controls Engineer Controls design including but not limited to panel layout, termination diagrams andfield wiring pull schedules are required accordance wit...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Clinical Research Physician - Oncology-8791131002 Description Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, with a specific focus on the field of Oncology, is recruiting for an Associate Director Clinical Research, Oncology, located in Spring House, PA or Raritan, NJ. J...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Principal Engineer, Polymer Processing-7177140124 Description Ethicon, Inc., now part of the Global Surgery Group of the Medical Device and Diagnostics sector of Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Principal Engineer - Polymer Processing, located in Somerville, NJ. The Global Surgery Innovation organization has recently integrated in 2...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sr. Engineer, Polymer Processing-7137140124 Description Ethicon, Inc., now part of the Global Surgery Group of the Medical Device and Diagnostics sector of Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Senior Engineer - Polymer Processing, located in Somerville, NJ. The Global Surgery Innovation organization has recently integrated in 2012 to su...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sr. MANAGER CHEMISTRY & MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING-7434140330 Description Advanced Sterilization Products, a member of the Johnson and Johnson Family of companies, is recruiting for a Sr. Manager of R&D Chemistry. ASP (Advanced Sterilization Products), a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a leading designer and dev...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. MANAGER, MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING R&D-7275140330 Description ASP, a member of the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies, is hiring a Manager of MDM in its Irvine, CA location. ASP (Advanced Sterilization Products), a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a leading designer and developer of innovative instrument st...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. STAFF SCIENTIST, CHEMISTRY-7391140330 Description Advanced Sterilization Products Division of Ethicon, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Staff Scientist, Chemistry, located in Irvine, CA. ASP (Advanced Sterilization Products), a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is...

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