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.
Job Duties To perform analysis efficiently, as required in line with contracts approved by clients or internally within Catalent. To plan, execute and report work within timelines given. To communicate with clients internally and externally to a professional standard. To assure the integrity and quality of analytical data produced by adhering to all relevant in-house and client SOPs and methodolog...
1st Choice, LLC is hiring ENTRY LEVEL CHEMISTS for our client in Beltsville, MD. RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES Identifies specialty area needs for new technology and scientific equipment, evaluates their value and makes a recommendation to Laboratory management Conducts non-routine qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex alcohol and tobacco samples using established or other scientifically soun...
I. Department: Softgel Formulation R&D is responsible for the following: Development and evaluation of softgel and OptiShellTM capsule fill formulations Development and manufacture of softgel and OptiShellTM capsule prototypes Transfer of new products into the site Scale up into the production area and clinical batch manufacturing support. II. Basic Function: Provides support to proactive and fee...
The Analytical R&D laboratory supports, development and validation of methods analytical test methods, evaluation and testing of raw materials, and testing of non-commercial materials to support product development. The department provides analytical services to manufacturing, Technical Services, Validation and new material qualifications. All activities are performed in accordance with specificat...
Emerging maker of biofuels seeks a Fermentation Scientists for it's manufacturing facility located south of Macon, GA. As the first science team member in this location, this individual will help create the lab in the pilot scale operations plant, be part of a global fermentation team, and act as the point of contact between the plant and the research and development team at the company headquarte...
Software Architect - Big Data-WD30007105 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing mar...
Perform root cause failure analysis on metallurgical, materials and polymer failures. Materials analysis and consulting with clients for problem solving. This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All accepted applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined by ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. Person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resi...
This position contributes significantly to the successful timely development of new pharmaceutical products utilizing analytical technologies to support customers in their formulation development activities. Specific Duties, Activities and Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To: Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires in-depth evaluation of identifiable factors....
Manages global regulatory strategy and development of biological products for Hospira's business. Ensures that regulatory strategy and where necessary development resources are focused on harmonized goals in line with the strategic goals for the biologic. Manages regulatory issues related to the global development of biological products including timely compilation of global core dossiers. Ensures...
Summary : Review and evaluate safety issues related to medical device products and ensure compliance with worldwide regulations and/or guidelines. Provide medical approval and validation of safety reports ( as defined by SOP's ), including post-marketed, clinical, and periodic reports. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 1) Oversee the process and completion of medical assessment of medical device...
Summary Review and evaluate safety issues related to medical device products and ensure compliance with worldwide regulations and/or guidelines. Provide medical approval and validation of safety reports (as defined by SOP's), including post-marketed, clinical, and periodic reports. Major Duties and Responsibilities 1) Oversee the process and completion of medical assessment of medical device produ...
ECS is seeking a Research Associate to work in our Seattle, WA office. Job Description: ECS Federal is looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to work at the NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) on bioeconomic modeling of marine recreational fisheries. The position is located in Seattle, WA, and has an expected term of 15 months. The position would begin in October 2014 o...
If you're a sales professional with a strong scientific background, or a Scientist (M.S. or PhD) with the desire and motivation to break into sales, this is your opportunity to take ownership of a dynamic sales role in a prime New York City / Northern New Jersey territory. As Research Sales Representative, you'll work both through a distributor network and directly with end-user customers, spendin...
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Major international specialty ink company is searching for a Product Development Chemist for their Packaging Inks group. This person will be based in the Ann Arbor area and will be responsible for developing new ink and coatings formulation to grow sales in the Energy Curable product line. They should be familiar with formulation, testing, scale up and commercialization of these products. They wil...
Quintiles (NYSE: Q) is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services with a network of more than 29,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries. We helped develop or commercialize all of 2013’s top-100 best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive thera...
Responsible for establishing the site's spare parts inventory program. Will be responsible for creating and verifying an asset inventory list. Determining critical and non-critical equipment and assets. Reviewing O&M manuals to determine the equipment manufacturer's spare parts recommendations. Responsible for determining spare parts inventory levels. Will report on findings and recommendations. M...
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Director, ePRO Solutions-MidAtlantic Region The Director, ePRO Solutions is responsible for codifying the Company’s go-to-market strategy and implementation for its ePRO products. The Director will be accountable for driving product sales, clarifying product messaging and market positioning, and collaborating with client delivery teams to optimize the integration between business development and o...
Associate Director or Director, Biostatistics Biostatistics & Data Management Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Bridgewater NJ $140,000 to $170,000 plus bonus (depending on experience) Relocation available if qualified, stock options and full benefits Description: In this role, looking for strong candidate who can provide leadership and guidance as the statistical expert on a project team or within a t...
Manager, Organic Extraction- Lancaster, PA Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: ·Lead team, schedule, and train employees ·Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations ·Ensure coverage and performance ·Foster morale and teamwork ·Perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks to develop, evaluate, and supervise staff ·Pl...
This position requires a variety of skills necessary for biotech company operations. The position is expected to possess a thorough understanding of laboratory procedures for Upstream process development, reliably and independently conduct cell line development and conduct work within cGMP guidelines. This position will perform a variety of laboratory procedures in Upstream Process Development. Th...
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