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.
Position Description: Saint-Gobain, headquartered in Paris, France, is a leading producer of glass, ceramics and plastics products in 64 countries employing over 200,000 employees. With sales of over $60 billion, Saint-Gobain is one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world. Saint-Gobain has an outstanding record of achievement and is committed to growth through the development of proprieta...
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We are looking for an Analytical Chemist for a growing medical device company in Atlanta. He/she will develop specific work plans to include primarily writing, organizing and executing analytical method validation, development, and transfer. Will also provide support to quality control laboratories to include routine use of HPLC, GC, UV/Vis, Wet Chemistry or some combination. May assist team on Qu...
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Manufacturing Company located in the San Fernando Valley is currently seeking at Research & Development Coordinator to add to their growing team. The qualified candidate will be entering approved formulas into the ERP system, and circulate formulas for proper certification and review. Will activate formula and maintain all entered formulas in Master File. Will be responsible for maintaining active...
Controls Engineer needed for a desirable first shift position in a manufacturing facility located southeast of Fort Wayne, IN. You should have a good background programming; troubleshooting; and maintaining PLCs (Allen Bradley) and other automation / controls in a packaging or high-speed manufacturing or processing type environment. Direct hire position. Responsibilities Applies electrical theory...
This position could be a Career Level E or F depending upon the level of experience of the selected candidate. DESCRIPTION: The Infection Innovative Medicines team is seeking an experienced bacterial geneticist with a proven track record of project delivery and management skills to support our portfolio of novel small molecule based therapeutics at AstraZeneca R&D Boston. This role will oversee a...
Director, Bioanalytical R&D We are seeking a Laboratory Director to join the Research &Development team at our Bioanalytical Laboratory in Middleton, Wisconsin. As Director of Bioanalytical Research & Development you will be responsible for managing day-to-day operation of the R&D department by providing direct technical and managerial support to staff. Technical support consists primarily of bioa...
SENIOR ANALYTICAL SCIENTIST Hi-Tech Pharmacal is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription and OTC products. We specialize in difficult to manufacture liquid and semi-solid dosage forms and offer a wide range of sterile ophthalmic, otic and inhalation products. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie within our pe...
Ke`aki Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned business. A premier government services company, Ke`aki Technologies offers a full spectrum of solutions that improve the performance and operational effectiveness of our government and Department of Defense customers. Our mission synchronized solutions are designed to deliver exactly what ou...
Our client has an exciting career opportunity for a Global Regulatory Manager to join a pioneer in developing therapeutic products for the tissue protection healing and repair. Reporting to the VP of Regulatory & Clinical Affairs you will help to implement the regulatory strategy to move products to approval while remaining in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines in this collabora...
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Momentive is a leading global force in the specialty chemicals and materials sector. The company has pro forma annualized sales of approximately $7.5 billion, more than 10,000 associates and 117 production facilities serving over 20,000 customers around the world. We are one of the world's largest specialty chemicals and materials companies, with operations located to serve all major regions of th...
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Our client is currently one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the country and they're seeking a MANAGER QUALITY OPERATIONS that exhibits sound, accurate judgment, excellent problem solving skills and a desire to join a winning team. . The ideal candidate will manage and direct the activities of the Quality Assurance Operational staff to ensure that operations remain in compliance...
Hi-Tech Pharmacal is a specialty Pharmaceutical company that develops, manufacturers and markets generic and branded prescription and OTC products. We specialize in difficult to manufacture liquid and semi solid dosage forms and offer a wide range of sterile ophthalmic, otic and inhalation products. Hi-Tech Pharmacal is currently seeking a Formulation Scientist with a minimum of 5 years experience...
Job Description Scientist Project :Develop and validate ligand binding assays for regulated study support. In addition, the scientist will also conduct sample testing in support of regulated studies, maintain a GLP/GCLP compliant laboratory, and perform routine equipment maintenance and calibration. The position may require work in non-traditional hours during the regular work week (The non-tradit...
Job_Other_Compensation: Job Description: Our client, a world leader in Molecular Diagnostics is seeking a Case Resolution Specialist to join their team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: â€¢ Process and expedite investigation and satisfactory resolution of product problem or defect allegations in compliance with quality standards â€¢ Design, execute and/or manage inves...
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