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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.
Seeking exposure to molecular profiling, cancer genomics, biomarker discovery, and assay development for companion diagnostics and infectious disease detection. * Work extensively with Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction and Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction applied to pathogen and nucleotide detection. * Optimize and evaluate research developed diagnostic assays for scale up to production. * Ac...
EMD Serono is the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a global pharmaceutical and chemical group. We strive to create value and benefit patients by transforming medical science into breakthrough solutions in our core therapeutic areas of neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and metabolic endocrinology, as well as oncology and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases as emerging...
Quality Metrics Analyst Location: Groton, CT Job Type: Full-Time (40 hrs a week) Duration: 1 year contract Compensation: Open to discussion * The manager wants to see a Quality Documentation background. along with EXPERIENCE in METRICS, DATA MANIPULATION AND DOCUMENTATION.* Job Description: In this role the candidate will be dedicated to develop and support key metrics analysis and reporting for t...
Responsible for accurately handling and processing all laboratory specimens, ensuring specimen integrity by adhering to laboratory procedures. Serves as a resource for specimen and testing information. Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to include department programs, quality control, quality assurance, and safety. I. Utilizes technical skills and abilities to accurately handle and pr...
2225, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER, PLASTICS / POLYMER / TEXTILE: ny, within a 30 mile radius of Syracuse. Get ready, get set, get a great career! Our customer is an internationally known plastic extrusion company and use a wide variety of plastic resins to support customer needs. RESPONSIBILITIES You will work in the R&D area and be responsible for developing new extruded products, materials and...
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Position: Customer Technical Liaison – Contract Position Position Summary: The Customer Technical Liaison will provide technical support for Company products (e.g., VectraView, EMR, MyRA), developing positive customer relations which can substantially affect service and/or product revenue(s). Conduct client assessments including investigation of EMR utility within a practice to determine optimal m...
28783, 28806 – Biotechnician Malvern, PA 19355 1 year 13910 POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for performing manufacturing procedures and the execution of scheduled tasks within a CGMP environment in the Operations Services group. This position is responsible for quality and maintaining the highest standards in compliance within company policies, procedures and all applicable regulati...
Hello, My name is Mike and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Laboratory Assistant for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Fort Worth, TX. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: Technician will work on R&D Pilot Line manufacturing intraocular lenses. This position will test and inspect IOLs. This perso...
The Regulatory Affairs Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative assistance and coordinating activities for the Global Surgery Group’s Regulatory Center of Excellence and for ensuring product registration/submission archives are accurate and current. This individual will support the compilation, tracking, indexing and archival of regulatory information (e.g., affiliate requests and r...
CONTRACT / 6-8 MONTHS MUST HAVE / PILOT LINE INTRAOCULAR LENSES, TEST AND INSPECT IOL'S, GENERAL LABORATORY EXP. Technician will work on R&D Pilot Line manufacturing intraocular lenses. This position will test and inspect IOLs. This person may also set up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for the tests, research or process control. Skills: General Laboratory experience is required....
We are looking to hire a full-time recruiter to support our portfolio services. The recruiter would support the hiring needs of all Client portfolio companies. The recruiter would be responsible for sourcing candidates for key hires, building and maintaining a candidate pipeline, and increasing Client's profile in the recruiting community by holding and attending recruiting events as well as other...
Sr. Pre-Clinical Statistician About the company Our client is a fast-growing vaccine discovery and development company. Job description Our client is looking for a Sr. Pre-Clinical Statistician to provide leadership and establish a framework for statistical analysis for pre-clinical programs. The Pre-Clinical Statistician will perform statistical analysis on large databases to generate novel hypot...
Clearance Required Yes - Final Required to Start Clearance Type Secret Daily Responsibilities This position will support SRA’s independent test and evaluation services program. Responsible for the formulation of complex test approaches and test case scenarios related to test and evaluation of transportation security screening systems. In this position you will be required to demonstrate sound math...
My name is Paige, and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a candidate for a Laboratory Technician II (Injection Molding Tech) position for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Fort Worth, TX. Details for the positions are as follows: This position will assist Molding Engineers in the setup, operation and product packaging of...
Position Type: Fulltime Category: Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals Domain: Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals Job Description: Company is looking for an experienced Director of Data Management in the Pittsburgh, PA area. The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years experience in a clinical research data handling environment with relevant and practical team management experience in protocol review/CR...
Work with diverse cutting edge patented technologies to develop clinical pathogen detection assay kits. This is a fun and challenging position working in all phases of development including design, scale up, technology transfer and regulatory interface. Must have experience applying multiplex polymerase chain reaction to rapidly detect deletions or duplications using multiple primer sets within si...
Shall optimize, validate, scale-to-kit and follow through support into production clinical assays based on company's cutting edge patented technologies. Shall: * Apply multiplex polymerase chain reaction to rapidly detect deletions or duplications using multiple primer sets within single PCR mixtures to produce amplicons of varying sizes that are specific to targeted DNA sequences. * Scale kits to...
Leading Pharmaceutical company urgently requires Regulatory Affairs Doc Coordinator Location: Somerville, NJ Duration : 12+ Months The Regulatory Affairs Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative assistance and coordinating activities for the Global Surgery Group’s Regulatory Center of Excellence and for ensuring product registration/submission archives are accurate and current. This...
Seeking a Production Chemical Operator to work on a Rotating, 12 hour shift, Two Weeks on day shift 8am to 8pm/ Rotating two weeks nights working 8pm to 8am. Will be required to work every other weekend and any holidays that fall on the shift schedule. Requirements: High School Diploma/ GED- with demonstrated good math/Arithmetic skills. Relevant Production experience is preferred. Effective writt...
Theradex® is an international contract research organization with 30 years of experience providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compounds, medical devices and diagnostic tests in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases. Theradex® conducts clinical trials towards the goal of marketing approval for new agents with the potentia...
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