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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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The Technical Application Specialist will manage our sales development program for existing and experimental products and will provide technical support to our field sales team. Reporting to the Vice President of Sales, the Technical Applications Specialist will be responsible for planning, implementation and reporting of efficacy and regulatory field studies in designated geographic areas. The ca...
Joulé Scientific Staffing has an opening for a contract Quality Assurance Associate at a pharmaceutical company in the Princeton, NJ area. Job requirements: B.S., in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related discipline, or its equivalent. 5+ years of relevant experience in a regulated environment with at least 2 years focused on product quality. Knowledge of biotech bulk and fin...
Responsibilities: Excellent employment opportunity for an Associate Brand Manager in the Wilmington, DE area. The Marketing Manager will be responsible for leading the execution of the multichannel tactical marketing plan for company in the U.S Depending upon brand, this position could support health care provider, pharmacy and/or consumer customer groups Key areas of promotional emphasis coul...
Responsibilities: Excellent employment opportunity for a Scientist in the Malvern, PA area. The scientist will be part of a team effort to provide cell banking services to PDMS, other R&D customers, company Chain and other clinical and commercial manufacturing sites. The scientist will perform cell culture according to Standard Operating Procedures using Good Manufacturing Practices. Primary r...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
Please note this a 8 months contract position Skills: Clinical manufacturing environment, Biopharmaceutical/ or Pharma Industry Performs out of specification (OOS), out of trend (OOT), laboratory events and deviations, environmental monitoring events, atypical event and non-conformance investigations for the Malvern site. These investigations include, but are not limited to Remicade drug substan...
SlipChip Corporation is a next generation microfluidics company with a proprietary platform designed to make highly quantitative measurements of nucleic acids and proteins with minimal capital equipment. This revolutionary platform is capable of performing standard PCR, RT-PCR and digital PCR measurements and multiplexed reactions in traditional laboratory, clinical and limited resource settings (...
Our client in South San Francisco is looking for a Research Associate to join their team! Duties and Responsibilities: • Process small molecule collections of various clients. • May include receiving, weighing, dissolving, sampling, storing and plating compounds in a variety of solvents using both manual and automated techniques. • Perform data handling, inventory tracking, and accurate record...
ASSISTANT LOGISTICS COORDINATOR WITH CHEMISTRY BACKGROUND REQUIREMENT #14-01018 RECRUITER: NATALYA VOLKOV JOB LOCATION: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Project Description: The applicant should have a degree in Organic chemistry and should have good communication skills. Proficiency in computer skills including the ability to search databases. Responsibilities include sourcing chemicals...
Please note this is a 1 year contract position Skills: LC-MS Analysis, Plasma Binding, Vitro ADME experience The Mechanism Based Drug Disposition in vitro group is looking for a highly motivated associate scientist to provide in vitro ADME/DMPK support to drug discovery and development. The ideal candidate should have extensive hands-on experience in various in-vitro ADME/DMPK assays including, ...
SlipChip Corporation is a next generation microfluidics company with a proprietary platform designed to make highly quantitative measurements of nucleic acids and proteins with minimal capital equipment. This revolutionary platform is capable of performing standard PCR, RT-PCR and digital PCR measurements and multiplexed reactions in traditional laboratory, clinical and limited resource settings (...
EMSL Analytical Inc is currently seeking a full time Quality Assurance Manager for it's corporate location in Cinnaminson, NJ. The Corporate Quality Assurance Manager oversees the Corporate Laboratory Quality Assurance Department. The Senior Manager of QA implements the policies and procedures of the quality management system, coordinates efforts between the analytical divisions related to the qu...
Job Description: A Regulatory Information Specialist/Technical Regulatory (PTR) Document Specialist is needed at major biotech company The Pharma Technical Regulatory (PTR) Document Specialist in the Submission Support Group provides technical documentation support for submission generation activities. His or her tasks include the following: preparation and formatting of regulatory documents, ma...
Job Summary: The Druckmann Lab is looking for highly motivated individuals to pursue interdisciplinary computational neuroscience research projects in HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus. HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus is a unique, world-class research community near Washington, D.C. dedicated to understanding the function of neural circuits and developing synergistic imaging technology. Ou...
Our client in the South San Francisco area is looking for a Clinical Technical Editor to join their Medical Writing Department! Technical Editor Duties: - Formatting clinical regulatory documents, including tables and graphics, in MS Word 2010 according to company Style Guide and Medical Writing Style Guide - Working on a variety of document types to company and industry standards under aggres...
Company: Yoh Safety Physician needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Collegeville, PA area. What You'll Be Doing: - Provides high level medical expertise in the safety evaluation and risk management of key assets or other highly complex products in clinical development and/or the post-marketing setting - Ensures that adverse event and other safety information is efficie...
Company: Yoh Associate Principal Specialist - Surveillance needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. What You'll Be Doing: - Lead scientific, technical or drug safety surveillance activities for a project, group of products, systems or processes across the US region. - Represent the Region, and Client externally where required. - May lead a group of Patien...
Company: Yoh Pharmacovigilance Associate needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Cambridge, MA. What You'll Be Doing: - Contribute to the development, production and maintenance of the appropriate tracking and compliance tools, reports, plans, tasks and activities pertaining to the management of the GPE compliance management system. - Perform data entry, deviation closur...
QA ASSOCIATE WITH BATCH RECORDS AND RAW DATA EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01017 RECRUITER: MELISSA GIUSTI JOB LOCATION: HOPEWELL, NJ SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Project Description: Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to review of executed batch records and associated supporting documentation from clinical production areas, coordinate activities related to batch release, revie...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory Technician performs basic and routine laboratory functions under the direction and supervision of an experienced scientist to provide, as part of a team, high-quality analytical chemistry service to LGC Science, Inc. customers. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: · Receive, access and log-in client samples · Prepare aliquots of product and/or biological samples · Assist with...

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