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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.
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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Adecco Medical & Science has a full time Associate Data Team Lead job opportunity that is located in Durham, NC. This position is a 6 month contract job opportunity with the hours being Monday-Friday, 8:00a-5:00p. The Associate Data Team Lead will manage end-to-end delivery of data management services for single/multi-service projects. The Data Team Lead will provide comprehensive data management...
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Overview Teva Pharmaceuticals USA is recruiting a highly talented individual to be responsible for assay development, validation, and execution to support the development of biologics and synthetic peptides within the Global Bioassay and Technology group in West Chester, PA. Broad experience with a variety of biological in-vitro systems is required. Prior experience in assay validation, and techno...
Overview Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) is a leading global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic drugs as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world's leading generic drug maker, with a globa...
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Our client is currently seeking a CONTRACTOR, CLINICAL DATA MANAGEMENT. This is a W2 contract opportunity in Northern NJ with a dynamic, growing pharmaceutical firm. Must have strong Clinical Data experience as well as CRO/Vendor management and proven ability to work with cross-functinal teams. Please send your resume as a Word document for immediate consideration to ***** The Contractor,...
Our client, a reputable pharmaceutical company, is currently seeking a JR. HR GENERALIST. Actual title: HR Generalist Responsible for a particular Division/location or activity, working with minimal supervision. Will advise line management on Human Resources policy issues and be responsible for undertaking projects relating to the formulation, development and implementation of future policy, but w...
Our client, a large pharmaceutical company, is currently seeking a COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST. Duties: - This position is responsible for performing QA reviewing tasks under general guidance and in accordance with current GMP's. The position requires the ability to gown to gain entry into Manufacturing areas. Responsibilities include: - Performing record review, specifically logbooks and logsheets, nec...
Associate, Quality Analytical Laboratories (QAL) - Cell Biology II needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Thousand Oaks, CA. What You'll Be Doing: - This position is within the Quality Control (QC) Lab, Bioassay and will be responsible for one or more of the following activities including analytical testing, sample/data management, laboratory support activities, and documen...
Research Associate- Bioanalytical needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Bedford, MA. The Big Picture - Top Skills Should You Possess: - LC/MS/MS - ADME assays What You'll Be Doing: - DMPK and Bioanlaytical candidate that will perform high throughput capabilities as well as fundamental analytic skills What You Need to Bring to the Table: - BS or MS in chemistry or pharmaceu...
Clincal Trial Leader needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in East Hanover, NJ. The Big Picture - Top Skills Should You Possess: - Good GCP knowledge - Basic understanding of oncology and/or hematology - Early Clnical Development experience - Publishing Clinical Studies What You'll Be Doing: - Accountable for all aspects of assigned OTM clinical trials (Phase I/II) including...
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