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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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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...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. BIOMARKERS OPERATIONS SPECIALIST-1476140525 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Biomarkers Operations Specialist, to be located in La Jolla, CA Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unm...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. DIRECTOR, QUALITY ASSURANCE-0587140203 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Director, Quality Assurance to be based in Raritan, NJ. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. R...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Biologics Discovery Program Leader-9340140119 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies is hiring an Associate Director, Biologics Discovery Program Leader (BDPL) to be located in Spring House, Pennsylvania. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops t...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Customer Development Analyst-9243140422 Description Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Customer Development Analyst located in Buffalo Grove, IL. The incumbent is proficient and knowledgeable of category management fundamentals. The incumbent pr...
Product Development/Prototyping Expert-WD30004624 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by incre...
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category. T...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. The Northboro R&D Center focusing on...
Job ID: 4315 Position Description: A temporary full-time Representative is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include personal commitment, integrity and teamwork. The representative will be responsible to meet or exceed established program sales and market share targets within a given geographical territory targeting primary care physicians.  Consistently meet and exceed establish...

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