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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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Position Overview: The Scientist role is responsible for the design and synthesis of target molecules for antibody development, antibody conjugates, protein conjugates, drug-protein conjugates, particles, and assay development, assay improvements, and reagent formulations. The successful Scientist will independently conduct experiments directed toward target and synthetic route selection, process...
Company: Yoh Associate Director of Clinical Research needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Gaithersburg, MD. What You'll Be Doing: - Responsible for leading a cross functional team of clinical experts in the planning and delivery of a defined clinical project to scope, quality, budget, time, managing resource and risk (e.g. large studies/package of studies, submission plan...
Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. is a global leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative diagnostic imaging agents. The Company provides a broad portfolio of products, which are primarily used for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. Lantheus key products include the echocardiography contrast agent DEFINITY Vial for (Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension; Techn...
Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. is a leading provider of complex chemistry services that includes development, characterization, and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical intermediates. We have experienced significant growth since our founding in 1999, and have continued to attract the most highly skilled professionals in the industry. FALL 2014 COLLEGE INTERNSHI...
Aquarium Restaurants feature deliciously fresh seafood served in an unbelievable underwater setting, where guests are seated around an elaborate aquarium with over 100 species of marine life. With four locations – Houston, Denver, Nashville and Kemah Boardwalk – each Aquarium is unique and offers exquisite dining and entertainment for the whole family. The Downtown Aquarium locations in Houston an...
Work closely with marketing and development teams to develop product strategy and ensure delivery of solid medical plans. Shall: * Gather guidance from healthcare organizations, government entities and key opinion leaders to advise medical planning. * Manage regulatory and safety issues. * Support development of a strategic publication plans. * Ensure that medical strategies reflect stakeholder ne...
This position performs various activities related to the inspection and testing of raw materials and finished products to ensure compliance with established specifications, procedures, policies, and regulatory requirements. Test and documents samples of raw materials, products in process, finished products, eater and other samples provided by various departments to help ensure quality in the manuf...
The Temporary Document Control Specialist will ensure the company documentation control system is in compliance with corporate policies, FDA cGMP and other regulations by control of documents, including the review, change, control, distribution, retention and archiving of relevant Product Development documentations. Request raw material and finished good specifications and other required documenta...
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, pers...
Tests and documents samples of raw materials, in process, finished and stability samples, water and other samples provided by various departments to help ensure quality in the manufacturing process. Perform suitability testing/method development for new products to include writing of protocols, execution and final report Perform USP (USP,) limits testing on samples Perform AET (USP, and EP 5.1.3)...
Tasks and Responsibilities: · Next gen sequencing data analysis and pipeline development · Data mining and machine learning on large biological data sets · Development of software and analysis tools · Engage in collaborative research and publications Required Skills & Experience: · Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or related fields. · Familiar with different genomi...
At St. Jude Medical every one of us plays a role in our collective ability to save and improve lives. As an organization, we want to continue to grow and lead our industry in changing the way the world views the treatment of expensive, epidemic diseases. By seeing things from a different perspective, using our imagination, leading with character, and working with passion, we all have a role to pla...
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Division: SMS - Molecular Imaging Location: WA - Seattle Req ID: 135224 Position Title: Radiochemist Experience Level: Entry Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: Yes Company Description: We are one of the largest global suppliers of healthcare equipment, renowned for innovative products, services and solut...
A large and globally renowned Life Sciences organization is currently recruiting for a Clinical Programmer based in the greater Philadelphia area, PA. This is a long term 12 month contract paying a very generous hourly rate dependent on experience plus overtime. This position is interviewing immediately and can start as soon as possible. This position serves as a clinical programmer, responsible f...
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY In this position the Assistant Director {AD} provides innovative and strategic leadership in the cohesive delivery of the Facilities Management Program at the Institute. Responsibilities include compliance with all federal, state, and local municipal laws, regulations, rules, directives, and best practices pertaining to lab facilities, lab office environs, and building syste...
Job ID: 4302 Position Description: - Consistently meet & exceed established program sales goals & market share targets within territory by delivering sales programs & utilizing effective sales techniques & promotional materials in order to influence targeted PCPs - Deliver a territory level business plan aligned with the national strategy and tactics - Achieve daily/monthly/quarterly sales call ac...
Eurofins AIR TOXICS Inc. Laboratory supervisor PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for managing and overseeing all processes and resources involved in the daily operations of their department necessary to meet the organization’s needs in an efficient and cost effective manner. The Laboratory Supervisor is a leader in the Company and provides technical support to project man...
Extractions Lab Chemist - temp to perm Job Label:MAG_14770033313 2nd and 3rd shift with 1 weekend day required Alpha Analytical is New England's largest environmental testing laboratory. We provide our employees with a state-of-the-art work environment, excellent benefits and opportunities for development. Job Summary The Chemist I performs sample preparation and extraction using manual, automated...
Seeking board certified Gastroenterologist to advance professional relationships with healthcare organizations, government entities and key opinion leaders while communicating clinical data, health economics and outcomes research data on therapeutic products to physicians, researchers, managed markets medical and pharmacy directors, hospital decision makers, formulary committees, consultant pharma...
Our major direct client is looking for aScientist IV position in Raritan, NJ. Job description The Scientist IV plans, designs, and performs laboratory work towards root cause investigation of product failure and non-conformance investigation. Prepares and owns process, test method and equipment validation documentation and activities. Operates in a cross functional team consisting of representativ...
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