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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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Eldredge, Inc. Plant Operations Center Job Title Water/Oil Plant Chemist Qualification BS in Chemistry or Environmental Science, preferred Lab experience Role Summary Ensure compliance of all Responsible Care® Management System, codes and initiatives. Responsible for the analysis of all incoming waste to determine the treatability methodology to be used for processing the material in a safe...
We have an immediate position for a “Regulatory Program Manager” with our direct client (Top Pharmaceutical Company), if you are interested please send your updated resume to nancy at or ***** or call @ 732-788-3483. Job Description: Position Title: Regulatory Program Manager Location : Titusville, NJ or Raritan, NJ Duration “ 2+ Years Client develops treatments ...
Market Research / Market Planning Manager - Biopharma A growing biopharmaceutical company located in the San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula region) is seeking an experienced Market Research / Market Planning Manager to join the Market Research team. The qualified Market Research / Market Planning Manager candidate will be responsible for managing primary and secondary market research analysis and ...
Large Biopharmaceutical company seeking experienced Quality Control Associate to perform routine tests/procedures within a GMP regulated facility. Summary: Perform routine procedures and testing in support of the QC Microbiology group Shift: Work may involve some weekends, must be open to working multiple shifts (1st shift/2nd shift/3rd shift) Job Description: Perform routine water sampling ...
Job Title: Medical Information and Review Analyst Position Description Deliver high-quality, balanced and timely medical and scientific information regarding specific products, upon the request of internal and external business partners, health care professionals (HCPs) and consumers Manage Medical Information activities for specific products to include development of standard written and verba...
Seeking a Records and Information Manager for a consulting position at a pharmaceutical client in Raritan, NJ 08869. The contract duration is initially through December 2015. Experience: - 4-6 years as a Corporate Records Manager - Requires comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the records and information management function(s). - Preferably with IT experience in electronic archiving, d...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Kansas City, MO area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensu...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Chicago, IL area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensure c...
Job ID: 5128 Position Description: PDI was the first contract sales organization that provides insight-driven multi-channel messaging for established and emerging health care companies. Today, PDI is pioneering new and innovative approaches to how pharmaceutical and medical device companies engage customers. When you join PDI, whether as part of our field sales organization or at our corporate ...
If you’re interested in working for a Leading, Mid-Size Contract Research Organization (CRO) that has a massive global reach, then look no further, because Pharm-Olam International offers all of that and more! We are a company that strives to deliver cost-effective, quick-to-market clinical services in today’s emerging marketplace. Pharm-Olam International (POI) has one of the largest global footp...
Regulatory Affairs – Medical Device – 5 FIGURE SIGN-ON BONUS PAID!, Associate thru Manager level for Medical Device 510k submissions. World leader in their growing market, expanding Regulatory team, lots of advancement for the motivated. Five positions available in the Northeast, USA. Live in one of the world’s leading innovative hotbeds with a variety of lifestyle choices, cultural and outdoors a...
Quality Control Microbiology Department supports manufacturing activities Landing by detecting, quantifying and identifying possible contaminants that may interfere with the quality of the product during the different stages of the manufacturing process. It aims to maintain a state of microbiological control in the Utility Systems and within the environment where the manufacturing process is e...
MEDICAL AFFAIRS LEADER WITH ONCOLOGY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED REQUIREMENT #15-00183 RECRUITER: MICHELLE ASHEN JOB LOCATION: GAITHERSBURG, MD or WILMINGTON, DE FEBRUARY 19, 2015 *** CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2 *** *** Location can be Gaithersburg, MD or Wilmington, DE *** Project Description: Provide medical expertise and insight into the development and optimization o...
• Take lead role in the development of chromatographic processes for the purification of proteins • Preparation of small batches of protein for client evaluation • Prepare non-GMP batch production records for the consistant production of purified protein at up to the 100L scale. • Act as technical support to manufacturing for transferred purification process. • Prepare technical transfer docum...
Senior Director, Commercial Compliance Reports to: SVP, Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance and Ethics Location: Cheshire, CT Alexion is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and rare disorders through the innovation, development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Alexion is the global leader in complement inhibition and has developed...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has an opening for a Microbiologist II (Legionella) for its Cinnaminson, NJ location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: The successful candidate must be familiar with daily activities in the laboratory, including analyzing Legionella samples by classical and advanced methods. Preparation and analysis of variety environmental samples for the Legionella bacteri...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is seeking a full time Microbiologist II (Food Microbiology) for its corporate headquarters in Cinnaminson, NJ, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. The candidate will be experienced in a commercial microbiology laboratory setting. The position will be primarily responsible for food microbiology preparation and analysis. The incumbent will be able to work with a group of analysts a...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has an opening for a Microbiologist III (Bacteriologist –Medical Technologist) for its Cinnaminson, NJ location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Classical and advanced methods for microbial (bacteria and fungi) identification The successful candidate must be familiar with daily activities in a laboratory, including analyzing samples with unknown IDs. Main...
Job Description : Key Accountabilities • Perform quality assurance checks on study images. • Validate and maintain imaging database including images and tracking and review results for assigned projects. • Ensure the site personnel have a good understanding of the protocol, the requirements of the study so that they can fulfill their obligations to complete their study accurately. • Perform e...
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