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.
Job Description The Purchasing Agent is responsible for purchasing and negotiating raw material, equipment, MRO and miscellaneous supplies from vendors. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Responsibilities Assists in the negotiations of procurement, assists in the negotiation of best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escala...
Position Summary: Responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative microbial analyses in support of environmental monitoring, cGMP manufacturing and stability of drug products and incoming raw materials. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Perform various microbiological testing procedures as per manufacturing/Quality Control batch records, stability protocols, raw material requests fo...
MANAGER is Looking for a Quality Documentation background. - We are looking for candidates with solid experience in quality review of pharmacovigilance documents and reports submitted to regulators. GMP, GCP and GLP experience is not helpful." The candidate must have experience in a pharmaceutical environment with a strong background in Quality. The candidate should also have Extensive experience...
As the most senior executive responsible for the regulatory, quality, and compliance functions, the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs leads the development, implementation, and direction of effective regulatory strategies with oversight for all of quality and compliance for the company’s oncology pharmaceuticals. The position has responsibility for tracking and evaluating governmental and interna...
Objective: Coordinates with cross-functional teams in the management of BioProduction custom orders for the three Asian regions. To meet or exceed customer expectations regarding their respective custom orders and technical questions. Using traditional project management skills, the Sr. PM will work in concert with the assigned Account Managers, Associate Project Managers, Customer/Technical Servi...
-Project Coordinator - 23472 5500 Airport Rd, Boulder Pay: 22.00/hr. Support project management activities. Coordinate technical requirements of meetings including projector, laptop, and teleconference requirements. Take and/or type meeting minutes. Aids in various administrative tasks regarding project budgets and schedules, such as monitoring purchase orders and project spend, and posting items...
Clinical Study Manager needed for a long-term contract opportunity to join Yoh's client, a global pharmaceutical company, in Edison, NJ. What You'll Be Doing: - The Clinical Study Manager is primarily responsible for ensuring the delivery execution of clinical studies in one or more geographic regions in the West in adherence to Good Clinical Practices(GCPs), appropriate Standard Operating Procedu...
Clinical Research Associate Yoh has a long-term contract opportunity for a to join our client, a global pharmaceutical company, in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. What You'll Be Doing: - Assist in the management of the day to day operations of clinical trials including coordination and oversight of all CRO/clinical site/vendor activities, liaison between Clinical Operations Manager and CRO - Manage scopes of...
Clinical Research Associate needed for a one (1) year contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. The Big Picture - Top Skills Should You Possess: - Clinical Trials - Case Report Forms - Regulatory Documents What You'll Be Doing: - Assists in the development and writing of clinical trial documents and manuals, including Case Report Forms, informed consent forms and other regu...
Biologist I needed forseveral long term contract opportunities for Yoh's client, a world leader in the agricultural industry located in Chesterfield, MO. What You'll Be Doing: - Contribute to selected insect control projects - The candidate will assist in the implementation and maintenance of laboratory, growth chamber, and field experiments that will capture data critical to the projects - Perfor...
Scientist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Laboratory experience - Molecular assays - Western blots - Laboratory notebook maintenance What You'll Be Doing: - Performing in vitro molecular and cellular experiments aimed at understanding signal transduction in multiple cell types. - General labo...
Senior Metabolism Scientist needed for a direct hire opportunity with Yoh's client located in South San Francisco, CA. What You'll Be Doing: - Design, conduct and interpretation of in vitro and in vivo drug metabolism studies for elucidating metabolite structure and metabolic pathways. - Attend discovery / lead optimization project team meetings to provide drug metabolism expertise in assisting th...
Scientist / Bioassay Development needed for a direct hire opportunity with Yoh's client located in Plainsboro, NJ. What You'll Be Doing: - Development, qualification, and implementation of biological characterization methods for protein therapeutics - Design and implementation of experiments to investigate protein product quality attributes - Prepare all lab document / protocols. - Focus on establ...
Five Rivers Services, LLC (FRS) provides full-spectrum communications, information technology (IT), network operations, video teleconferencing (VTC), audiovisual, multimedia, and command, control, communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) services and solutions to Department of Defense, Federal Government agencies, and the commercial sector. Currently, FRS o...
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ACCOUNTING and FINANCIAL REPORTING This position will be directly responsible for managing the preparation of our internal management reporting and external SEC reporting documents, as well as oversee our financial statement close process. Description: Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance, provide US GAAP interpretation and p...
As a member of our Analytical R&D Lab Method Validation Team, your primary focus will be to initiate and execute method validation protocols and compile publish the results into the method validation reports. Additional duties include performing GMP testing on incoming stability samples of prescription pharmaceutical dosage forms (solid and liquid oral dosages) and providing project support for an...
Clinical Research Manager Associate • Minimum of 3+ years of CRA experience or 3+ years related experience. • Strong site management and monitoring skills • Experience in multi-therapeutic areas desired • Current in-depth knowledge and understanding of appropriate therapeutic indications as they relate to the conduct of clinical trials. • Excellent knowledge of regulations governing clinical resea...
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, is the industry leader in the discovery and development of antisense drugs. Isis was founded in 1989 in order to create advanced, novel medicines to treat complex and challenging diseases. We are the leader in antisense technology and drug development with a pipeline of 30 drugs (developed by Isis and its partners)...
RMC is a management and technical services company that provides innovative products, services, and solutions to government agencies. For more than 20 years, RMC has earned the respect of our customers and competitors, providing high quality support for Federal agency environmental and safety, information technology, mission assurance, and program management requirements. Our customer base include...
Our candidate on the Peninsula is looking for a Validation Scientist to join their team. Validation Scientist Duties: - Perform design verification and analytical validation studies in the lab for IVD products. - Generate test protocols, review and analyze results, and generate V&V reports per FDA and ISO regulation. - Maintain proper ISO and FDA QSR documentation and implementation. - Support to...
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