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.
Entry Level Clinical Scientist Job Description/Requirements: Stephens, a global clinical research firm based in Dallas, Texas, and a leader in the field of clinical testing, has several opening for Entry Level Clinical Scientists for its Carrollton (north Dallas) testing facility & Colorado Springs, Colorado. The successful candidates will join a growing organization that has developed a reputatio...
Our client, a specialty pharmaceutical company is in high-growth mode, and actively recruiting for a talented Associate Director, Commercial Manufacturing. The Company has multiple products on the market, launch plans for several more and a rich pipeline. At this exciting stage in its development, the Company is expanding. The Associate Director, Commercial Manufacturing will provide direction, ov...
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The Manager is responsible for the delivery of professional market research services, including survey design and related consultation, data analysis and results interpretation via written reports addressing clients' business issues. He/she will interact with clients on a daily basis to assess information needs and manage projects from questionnaire design to analysis and final report and presenta...
Function: You take responsibility for the administration and monitoring of clinical research projects according to our Standard Operating Procedures and the relevant guidelines. You analyze and evaluate clinical data, ensure compliance with protocol and overall clinical objectives; identify, select, initiate and close-out appropriate investigational sites for clinical studies. You monitor the site...
MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS ASSOCIATE WITH TECHNICAL ACUMEN REQUIREMENT #14-00201 RECRUITER: CINDI PISNOY JOB LOCATION: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ MARCH 11, 2014 Project Description and Responsibilities: The Global Medical Publication mission is to support the development of high quality medical publications to ensure clear scientific communication of the client’s data, thus enabling the safe and appropriate use...
Rising pharmaceutical company is seeking an In-house Clinical Research Associate (CRA) to join their team. The company has a robust clinical pipeline including an upcoming phase III study. This is an in-house, office based role involving minimal to no field monitoring/travel. Tremendous ground floor opportunity to work with a collaborative group of scientists and professionals committed to saving...
2014 Summer Intern - Technical Staff Research, Digital Life Our internship will give you hands-on experience and valuable knowledge that will last you a lifetime. You'll make valuable contacts and get the inside view of telecommunications from the industry leader. Are you - - Currently enrolled at an accredited four-year U.S. College or University for the upcoming semester - Seeking a Bachelors or...
The Senior Clinical Research Coordinator with concentration in Oncology will in collaboration with the Senior Clinical Manager(s) oversee the appropriate conduct of clinical trials being conducted at company within their assigned Site Disease Group under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Sr. Clinical Manager. He/she will manage an assigned set of patients accrued to multiple resear...
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator (Oncology)- multiple positions Miami, FL, Hollywood, FL, Deerfield Beach, FL or Plantation, FL 33324 6 month contract with perm conversion Job Description: Senior Clinical Research Coordinator (Oncology) needed for a 6-month contract to PERM position. The Senior Clinical Research Coordinator with concentration in Oncology will in collaboration with the Senior C...
FUNCTION: Serve as primary expert in mass spectrometric analysis of customer samples. Provide technical leadership, evaluate and institute new technologies relevant to qualitative and quantitative analysis and identification of unknowns, manage projects, provide technical assistance within and external to the department. ACCOUNTABILITIES: List detailed duties of the role 1. Perform LC/MS and GC/MS...
FUNCTION: As an important member of global research group, execute strategy for West?s research and incubation programs to bring value to the business. ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. Participate in the identification of new technologies and materials which potentially benefit West business. 2. Design and execute experiments to create and evaluate new technologies and materials. Be able to work with internal...
EMSL Analytical has an opening for a full time Microscopist specializing in Asbestos and Microbiology analysis. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Preparation and analysis of bulk and solid materials for asbestos content using PLM, PCM, and TEM Determination of visual percentage and optical properties of asbestos and non asbestos material Preparation and analysis of variety environme...
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Essential Function: The Associate Director within PAREXEL Regulatory Outsourcing Services is responsible for leading the Regulatory Outsourcing delivery team.as well as working directly with clients to provide subject matter expertise around the management of projects. This position is responsible for managing all facets of regulatory support for clients, developing regulatory submissions and mana...
Hello, My name is Casey and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Supply Delivery Tech/Courier for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Waukegan,IL.Details for the position are as follows: Job Description: This courier position will be responsible for delivering supplies to offsite locations. If you are interested in hearing...
Accriva Diagnostics is a leader in the development and manufacturing of Point-of Care diagnostics. We are committed to developing, manufacturing & marketing safe, easy to use, & reliable products that are used by doctors, nurses & medical practitioners where care is provided to patients. We currently have an opening in our Regulatory Affairs Department for a Regulatory Affairs Manager in our San D...
HNC Products, Inc., celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, is an international R&D and custom dermatology products manufacturing company, centrally located on a 15-acre campus in Clinton, IL. We are currently looking for an experienced Formulations Chemist to join our formulations group. The ideal candidate should be very strong in formulations development, testing methods, and applications. This cand...
The Reservoir Engineer will provide development planning, reservoir engineering and economic analyses for our client's future projects. Responsibilities will include: Analyzing and recommending development plans of unconventional oil reservoirs via multi-stage stimulated horizontal wells Delivering economic justification and securing management approval for project expenditures Integrating rese...
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, this company is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. They market medicines for eye diseases, colorectal cancer, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of h...
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