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.
Unfortunately, there are currently no Biotech jobs available in Virgin Islands:
JOB DESCRIPTION: SENIOR ANALYTICAL CHEMIST GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Supervise and assist in the conduct of regulatory studies performed at Eurofins Agroscience Inc. (EASI) Residue Analysis Lab. EASI is contract analytical laboratory and field program organization servicing the agrochemical industry. Job responsibilities include: Supervise study conduct. Assist in analytical protocol development, desig...
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SSAI is seeking a Research Scientist to support our customer's efforts to assess ecosystem services provided by natural and restored wetlands within the Mid-Atlantic Region. The job requirements include coordinating and conducting the research to develop novel remote sensing and GIS approaches for assessment of wetland ecosystems. The research focus is on algorithm development for retrieval of bio...
The Scientific Writer II provides essential support to the Clinical Trials and Scientific Affairs Teams by developing and reviewing protocols and related documents for assigned clinical endpoint, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic trials, and skin adhesion, irritation and sensitization studies. · Functions as an integral part of the Scientific Affairs team in the planning and project management o...
Description This is a full-time position in our Radiation Oncology department. Great team! Under the supervision of Area Director, performs duties related to equipment safety and accurately oversees radiation process. Qualifications Education : At minimum, M.A./M.S. or Equivalent Licensure/Certification Required: Current American Board of Radiology Certified-Therapeutic Medical Physics. Experience...
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Senior Manager, Manufacturing Location: Stillwater, MN Status: Full Time, Employee Job Category: Manufacturing Job Industry: Biotech/R&D/Life Science Work Experience: At least 10 years of industrial experience in biotechnology Manufacturing / quality / development environment and at least 2 years of management responsibility. The DiaSorin difference- Is it the fact that we are one of the fastest g...
Entry Level Microbiologist Analyzes biological or microbiological products, raw materials for the quality program Performs qualitative tests or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard analytical equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation Usage of various analytical instruments Bachelor of Sciences in Biology or Microbiology No make-up or jewelry...
AssociateDirector/Director,Clinical Operations Serina Therapeutics is moving its first IND candidate into clinical trials in 2014, and seeks a highly motivated and qualified Associate Director / Director of Clinical Operations to join us. The qualified individual will have a demonstrated track record of being a "self-starter" capable of pre-IND to Phase II operational experience. This individual w...
AT&T is seeking candidates for a highly unique opportunity in the field of Data Science. The opportunity is to participate as a member of a small team with a simple objective. Given one of the largest data sets in the world . Innovate! We are assembling teams to drive new and innovative ideas to our business units. The teams will consist of Subject Matter Experts, Data Scientist, Business Analysts...
The Service Product Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Boca Raton, FL, Media Lab Canon Solutions America is a Canon U.S.A. Company providing integrated systems technology that comprise one of the strongest solutions portfolios in the document management industry. If you have industry or service management experience and have an interest in technology and managing a team, this m...
NMR Manager / Lecturer Analytical/Biochemistry / Physical Chemistry University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Applications are invited for an appointment at the rank of Lecturer/Manager beginning September 01, 2014 in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Teaching responsibilities may include graduate and undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry courses. Part of this position is to develop, m...
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Ransome is an award-winning company that markets, sells and services some of the most recognizable brands in the world. We offer full-services industry solutions with our Ransome CAT and Ransome International divisions. Our employees, combined with the world class manufacturing of Fortune 500 powerhouses like Caterpillar and Navistar, are the reasons Ransome has remained one of the premier dealers...
The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) will be a member of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals development team, and will be responsible for initiation, monitoring and other tasks associated with clinical studies. The CRA will be responsible for the Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ investigational site management for clinical studies, and will assist in the creation and implementation of protocols, informed consents, ca...
The Journey Begins with you. There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible. At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Scientist - Computational Biologist. Reporting to the Sc...
The Journey Begins with you. There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible. At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Scientist for our Chantilly, VA location. Responsibiliti...
Description Focused on individuals who are beginning a career in market research, GfK’s Shared Resource Group is an 18 – 24 month comprehensive training and development program providing various cross-functional assignments within our research management organization. The selected candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of training such as: • Exposure to many different...
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