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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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Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and di...
At Joulé, you could say the right match is in our DNA. We're the specialists in Scientific Staffing. Our unmatched industry network and geographic reach enable us to place professionals like you at top firms every day. For more than 20 years, we've been providing temporary, contract and direct staff to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, flavor and fragrance, specialty chemical and other scientif...
Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and di...
Job Purpose: · Interprets technology by producing written descriptions and instructions. Dedicated to both laboratory and clinical trauma research relating to combat casualty care medical solutions. · Establish and maintain a registry to capture data and provide information on care and outcomes of patients. · Provide timely and relevant information about care and outcomes of injuries. · Establ...
PRODUCTION CHEMIST Pennsville, NJ SUMMARY The Production Chemist performs analytical in-process testing in support of production. Performs basic wet chemistry, GC and HPLC testing independently including sample receipt in WINLIMS and DEA tracking responsibilities. RESPONSIBILITIES · Prepares lab solutions. · Performs daily calibration checks of balances, pH meters and any other equipment. ·...
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. PPG is committe...
Job Title: Bench Scientist - L1 Position Description Bench Scientist performing molecular biology techniques, such as RNA isolation, RT-PCR, immunoblot analysis and cell culture. Analyze and summarize experimental data using a variety of laboratory instrumentation and computer software. Skilled in the simultaneous maintenance of multiple mammalian cell lines. Responsible for following standar...
Automation Specialist Automation Specialist with Hamilton Star and Starlet, Tecan or other automation robotics. Program and be able to modify the automation programs Perform maintenance and calibration Set up assays on the Hamilton Good instrument validation skills under GLP Contact Melissa at ***** 732 337 0864...
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY Provides Accounts Payable and general administrative support for the Controller’s Office. Provides professional representation to internal and external community. Required to perform job duties in a manner that ensures timely and accurate payments to vendors. Must be highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities. Must also displa...
NOW AVAILABLE: Polymer Lab Technician A chemical company in the Metairie area is seeking an experienced Lab Technician for an open position in their laboratory. Qualifications for the position include: 1. BS Chemistry strongly preferred but not required 2. 1yrs+ experience in an industrial QC setting using GCs and other routine analytical instrumentation for analysis 3. Experienced with Che...
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A small established biomedical Instrument Company in Redwood City, CA is seeking to fill the Senior Management Positions as Sr. Bio medical Engineer and/or following: Desired background and skills For Sr. Bio medical Engineer · Mechanical engineering · Biomedical engineering · Visual electrophysiology · Optics · Digital and analog electronics · Electronics · Design Control of New Products ...
If you’re interested in working for a leading, mid-size Contract Research Organization (CRO) that has a massive global reach, then look no further, because Pharm-Olam International offers all of this and more. We are a company that strives to deliver cost-effective, quick-to-market clinical services in today’s emerging marketplace. Pharm-Olam has one of the largest global footprints of any CRO tod...
Quality Control Microbiology Department supports manufacturing activities Landing by detecting, quantifying and identifying possible contaminants that may interfere with the quality of the product during the different stages of the manufacturing process. It aims to maintain a state of microbiological control in the Utility Systems and within the environment where the manufacturing process is e...
The ideal candidate will possess an academic background in physics, chemistry, or electrical engineering, with in-depth experience in physical and chemical principles and practices. In addition, he or she shall possess strong interdisciplinary skills in mechanics, pneumatics, thermodynamics, and materials science. The candidate should also have academic training and industry experience in trace ex...
CorePharma LLC is a fast growing mid-size generic pharmaceutical company with approximately 270 employees, located in Middlesex, New Jersey. We are a fifteen year old firm principally in the business of developing, manufacturing, and distributing pharmaceutical products for the United States market. JOB SUMMARY: The primary role of the QA Project Manager is to support a launch process by coordin...
Position Summary: This position provides essential support to the Scientific Affairs Team by designing the Phase I studies, developing and reviewing protocols and related documents for assigned pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies (including vasoconstrictor studies), and skin adhesion, irritation and sensitization studies. Essential Responsibilities: · Functions as an integral part of th...
Sr. Quality Assurance Auditor with GLP Job Description: Conducts audits for the Regulatory/QA function within the Clinical Trials Department in order to help assure compliance with GLP/GCP in accordance with established FDA regulations and L.C.A. policies and standard operating procedures. License/Certification/Education: B.S./B.A. in Science w/2-3 years of experience. Knowledge of US FDA G/P/G...
Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and di...
Required Skills: FDA, OSHA, Health Safety, GMP Process Please note that this is a 1 year contract position: The Scientist IV participates in new diagnostic product delivery from design verification through commercial launch. The candidate will partner with both internal and external manufacturing organizations from selection of the organization through process transfer. The candidate is expected...
Finesse Solutions manufactures unique optical measurement and control solutions for life science applications. We continuously seek out the best candidate for our positions. Our focus is on improving Control and Measurement in the bioprocess applications of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Each of our employees plays a part in making this happen. Visit us at SUMMA...

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