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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.
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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There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible. At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Specimen Technician I/II to work Part Time with our AmeriPath team in Kansas City, MO...
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Yoh has a contract opportunity for a Clinical Submissions Specialist to join our client in Wilmington, DE. Job Responsibilities: - Effectively communicate submission format requirements to the submission team. - Publish Clinical deliverables such as protocols and Clinical Study Reports - Collect necessary information and requirements from the submission team. - Compile and publish regulatory submi...
Yoh has a long term contract opportunity for a Senior Associate Scientist to join our client, the world leader in the pharmaceutical industry, located in Thousand Oaks, CA. Job Responsibilities: - Evaluate the impact of drug product formulation and fill/finish manufacturing process on product quality attributes of the protein, antibody or peptides. - Conceive, design, implement and execute specifi...
Yoh has a contract opportunity for a Bench Scientist, Biologist to join our client, a world leader in the pharmaceutical industry, located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Job Responsibilities: - Design and conduct experiments for evaluating the effects of novel chemical entities on glucose homeostasis, insulin sensitivity, body weight, food intake, energy expenditure, and gastrointestinal physiolog...
Clinical Research Supervisor The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia is seeking a Clinical Trials Supervisor to provide daily management of Clinical Research Coordinators in enrolling patients, ensuring patient safety, generating data, and other needs in assisting our neurosurgeons and other investigators in conducting leading-edge clinical research. Learn more and apply at ht...
METALLURGY LAB TECHNICIAN Ithaca, NY – 2nd Shift Exciting Opportunity Offering Professional Growth in a State-of-the-Art Technical & Scientific, Team-Oriented Environment IMR Test Labs, a growing, international firm offering a complete scope of materials testing has expanded to a 2nd shift and, as such, we are currently seeking a Metallurgy Lab Technician at our Ithaca, NY location. You'll prepare...
If you are looking for an uncommon opportunity - a chance to join an organization known for its scientific excellence in the research and development of pharmaceuticals - it's time to consider Regeneron. Regeneron is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron m...
A Laboratories and Research Development Company located in New Jersey is looking for an Regulatory Specialist. Job Responsibilities: Functions as a Project Manager, working in collaboration with other departmental and company representatives to ensure that all required reports and documentation are prepared and submitted on a timely basis. Responsible for the scheduling, timelines, follow-up, and...
As part of a highly-focused team that values initiative and creative spirit the Senior Researcher will work in the area of beverage process technology innovation, with preference given to areas that enhance the processing and functionality of fruit, vegetable and dairy products and ingredients. Plans and executes internal and external research to develop technologies which will fuel our innovation...
Support efforts for new beverage ideation and creation within the Culinary Innovation and Mixology center that are consistent with PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose Objectives. Provide culinary support and lead efforts to drive upfront ideation for menu, recipe and beverage development. Oversee and maintain product/recipe development and document culinary gold standard prototypes. Analyzes data f...
Bel-Ray Company, Inc. is an international, US based specialty lubricant manufacturing company. Bel-Ray's mission of focused growth achieved through innovation and superior proven value is the cornerstone of our branding campaign. Bel-Ray Company is growing and that growth has created an opportunity for the Bel-Ray Team to search for a highly skilled, extremely motivated Research and Development Ch...
Position Summary: Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Quality Systems and processes to ensure internal and external compliance and the promotion of quality practices that meet or exceed required guidelines and regulatory requirements. Responsible for the maintenance and continuous improvement of the overall Quality Program. Responsibilities include: Establish and maintain on-site...
Our direct client is looking for a Clinical Project Planner. this is a 6 months + Contract position. Location: Bedminster, NJ Please forward your resume ASAP to email@example.com if you are interested. Start Date: ASAP will be responsible for gathering Clinical and Preclinical information in order to develop detailed project plans which will be used by the Project Management department to al...
Support the translation of science to the grains product portfolio, specifically the snacking platform. Evaluate and translate scientific data to identify market ready opportunities for the business units and advise on the integration of such opportunities of claims and positioning. A keen understanding of nutrition needs of target population (moms with children) to deliver relevant solutions to t...
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The Business Applications team within Enterprise Adherence provides oversight on analytic and financial activities, including analytic thought leadership across all adherence workstreams and pilots, and is the primary leadership liaison with analytics teams across the Enterprise for all adherence initiatives. The Advisor needs to be a dynamic and creative person with analytical experience. Respons...
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