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.
This position is located in our VA, Portsmouth facility Performs a variety of general administrative tasks in support of the day-to-day operations of an office, group or customer. 1. Execute and provide maintenance on research studies. Carry out tasks related to research studies as required by investigator. 2. Maintain files and records of ongoing research projects. 3. Subject recruitment and tele...
We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Stability Administrator at our Vancouver, WA plant. This individual will manage the shelf-life stability program, including writing study protocols; pulling retain samples; submitting samples for testing, compiling and interpreting data; and summarizing data in final reports. Under general leadership of director, manages the real-time shelf-life sta...
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Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company that applies its scientific expertise and proprietary technologies to develop innovative medicines that improve patient outcomes. The company has a diversified portfolio of more than 20 commercial drug products and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates that address central nervous system (CNS) disorders such as ad...
General Summary: This position will support Production areas, test High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) columns for key performance indicators to ensure they meet strict specification requirements, assess results to determine pass/fail criteria, and will elevate any quality related issues to their immediate Supervisor/Lead. Duties and Responsibilities • Test HPLC columns manufactured • Prepa...
Currently seeking a Molecular Cellular Biologist with advanced knowledge of molecular biology in particular those that relate to human health and welfare. Examples of such fields include but are not limited to medicine pharmacology pathology and research. Must have knowledge in molecular biology of human health disease and treatment. Must have experience in various types of drug trial. Knowledge i...
Client that designs & constructs gas processing plants & refineries is looking for a Controls Engineer to join their team in the Tulsa, OK area. You need a BS degree in Engineering and 7-20 years of overall experience designing & developing the process control systems on refinery, gas processing, and similar chemical process plant EPC projects. Client offers excellent pay, benefits package & reloc...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for Southern California's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a QA Specialist III to work for a leading Orange County biotechnology company. Irvine, CA $24-26/HR 3-5 years of GMP exp req (Clinical Diagnostic) Document Control Batch Record review QA labeling SAP implementation...
Lead the Engineering Center within the Device Engineering organization, which has strategic functions that have shared capability and can be leveraged across multiple franchise product lines and therapies. • Realize the development of a strategy for implementing robust processes in the areas of Risk, Reliability, and Configuration Management for the Device Engineering Organization with the newly f...
Our client, a large and globally renowned Clinical Research Organization, is actively recruiting for multiple Senior Medical Writers for 9-12 month remotely/home based contract positions. This is to provide high-quality medical and scientific writing from planning and coordination of literature search, through delivery of final drafts to internal and external clients. Working with a large and well...
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AAIPharma Services is a leading provider of contract services that support all phases of drug development. The company's wide array of capabilities includes analytical and formulation development, material testing services, microbiology, clinical and commercial contract manufacturing, pharmaceutical packaging and stability services. With over thirty years of drug development expertise, we offer ex...
Ultradent, a leading manufacturer of dental, orthodontic, and whitening products, is looking for an R&D Engineering Technician to work in the Research and Development department. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping engineers and machinists design, develop and test a wide range of products and manufacturing processes. As an eligible Ultradent employee, you can expect the follow...
BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering with hands-on design experience in a product development or manufacturing environment. About the Job: Responsibilities: PARC is seeking a talented and driven mechanical design engineer. In this position, you will be responsible for the design and integration of complex systems and parts across a wide range of applications. The ideal candidate will be able to perf...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Sr. Group Leader, Medicinal Chemistry to work for a growing North San Diego County biotechnology company. Seeking a highly motivated chemist to join the R&D group. The ideal candidate will have very strong knowledge of medicinal and organic chemistry, prefera...
Primary Purpose: · Administration of ongoing clinical and pre-clinical studies including: maintenance of current regulatory documentation according to Regulatory Guidelines, and creation and maintenance of Trial Master File (TMF) and clinical trial site files, participation in TMF audits, management of study device accountability, ordering and tracking of study supplies, and tracking study-related...
Our client in Hillsboro, OR is looking for a Logistics Specialist to join their team! Logistics Specialist Duties: - The Logistics Specialist is responsible for the execution of product logistics in a cGMP environment. - Responsible for receipt, storage, and issuance of marketed product to our customers. - Perform data entry into various business systems and databases ensuring department complianc...
Drug Safety Specialists Position Summary/Responsibilities: Clinical Safety Specialist may be responsible for supporting a number of clinical and postmarketing safety activities, including, but not limited to, the handling of cases received from partners; ensuring the uniform and timely intake, processing, and submission of individual case safety reports; reporting of safety information to regula...
A health care company with global reach. A product pipeline filled to the brim. A team committed to scientific advancement. Think what's possible. A global leader in animal health, Novartis has one of the most exciting product ranges and pipelines in the industry today. Our products are brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people who are passionate about animals. All of which m...
Sr Manager Global Labeling Business Unit: Global Development Division: Vaccines & Diagnostics Company/Legal Entity: Novartis Job Reference Code: 148050BR Lead the RA Global Labeling (GL) group for the development and review of NVD vaccine labeling to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines ranging from the development of reference documents such as Core Data Sheets or other reference label te...
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