Biotech Employment Information
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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Position summary The selected individual will responsible for development of 1-2 steps of an industrial protein purification process. Some of the duties will include buffer preparation, chromatography based process development, and pilot scale chromatography implementation. Specific Duties & responsibilities Under the direction of a lead engineer, the individual is expected to prepare an experimen...
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Blairex Laboratories is an innovative pharmaceutical company providing a family of quality products. We are looking for an experienced Quality Control/Quality Assurance Manager to lead our Quality Control/Quality Assurance team. This is a full time position at our manufacturing facility located in Columbus, Indiana. Job Responsibilities: Direct all functional accountabilities for the Quality Contr...
Executive Administrative Assistant – Life Science Industry Take advantage of a great opportunity in the Boston area (495 - West Suburbs) to leverage your administrative skills supporting multiple executives (VP level) within a large life science company. Prior experience at a senior administrative assistant level within a life science organization is required as well as excellent communication, or...
Basic Function As a Computational Scientist/ Geoscientist, conduct comprehensive computational studies related to geologic-, geophysical-, hydrogeologic- or geocellular modeling studies and analyses, prepare reports and present results to management. Work with a team to develop computational models and approaches to strengthen capabilities for subsurface prediction. Develop timely and accurate sol...
Basic Function As a recognized Computational Scientist, undertake specific assignments that can only be handled satisfactorily by one possessing a high level of technical ability, specialized expertise or extensive background in automated data capture, analysis & modeling. Conduct scientific programming and pursue research in the areas of automated data capture, analysis and modeling. Duties & Res...
Basic Function As a Computational Scientist highly skilled in visualization methods, conduct comprehensive geologic-, hydrogeologic or geocellular modeling studies and analyses, prepare reports and present results to management. The incumbent will develop effective software interfaces for interacting with data and data integration. Pursue knowledge development related to cognitive processes and ri...
Basic Function: Perform advanced specialized laboratory examinations, analyses, evaluations, studies and/or investigations to gather technical data. This applicant should be a highly proficient specialist in assigned area of experience. Duties & Responsibilities: Performs specialized laboratory functions to gather petrophysical and mineralogical data on rock samples Through on job trainings and ex...
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Basic Function Perform work with a multidisciplinary team to develop directions in applied organic and inorganic geochemistry research with a strong initial emphasis on unconventional assets. D uties & Responsibilities Establish a petroleum geochemistry lab while maintaining awareness of and pursuing novel developments for advanced analytical and experimental methods (e.g. related to diagenesis, w...
Basic Function Lead technical role for knowledge platform development to support integrated geoscience and engineering research. Manage and provide technical support for data transfer, data loading and quality control of datasets. Advance capabilities in the area of data-knowledge integration and smart data systems. As a recognized Geological expert, undertakes specific assignments that can only b...
Basic Function As a Sr. Scientist in Statistics and Data Analysis, the incumbent provides a high level of professional expertise in their area of specialization to resolve problems in geologic, geophysical and engineering through the application of statistics, pattern recognition and other data analysis methods. Duties & Responsibilities Develop and conduct applied research in the areas of geostat...
Our client has been a leader in the pharmaceutical industry for over 60 years. They are committed to finding, developing, and introducing innovative medicines that meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. Job Description Incumbent will be responsible for all aspects in solid dosage manufacturing of product to ensure compliance with cGMPs, SOPS, FDA, and DEA gu...
1st Choice, LLC is hiring Physical Science Lab Technicians for exciting opportunities with our client in Beltsville, MD. RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES Prepares laboratory samples and standards for analysis Assists chemists in rountine sample analysis using established analytical methods and procedures Assists chemists in methods development research Follows all laboratory Quality Program Documents and s...
PURPOSE Manage a team of Flow Cytometry laboratory staff. Assist with administration of laboratory testing in accordance with applicable regulations governing clinical laboratories. RESPONSIBILITIES • Manage and direct the daily activities of assigned laboratory work group(s) through appropriate delegation, technical skills training, and work supervision. Meet regularly with staff and senior manag...
Policy, Evaluation and Research Center has an opening for a Research Assistant in the Early Childhood Research and Assessment Center. The position will contribute to a wide range of research projects and will work primarily with the Principal Research Project Manager. The successful candidate will have some experience with qualitative analysis and quantitative analysis. The candidate will contribu...
Semi-Volatiles Analytical Chemist Job Label:MAG_1446EDCFF2E-2 Semi-Volatiles Analytical Chemist – 2nd shift with one flexible weekend day Job Summary The Analytical Chemist I performs analyses of client samples in the SVOA laboratory using analytical techniques and procedures (SOP’S). Responsibilities include but are not limited to; analyzing samples, data reduction, instrument operation, troubles...
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