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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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Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is today a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva s...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview The Manager/Sr. Manager, Promotional Review & Labeling will be primarily responsible for the regulatory review of advertising and promotional materials for assigned products within the Teva pharmaceuticals portfolio. The portfolio includes products in the respiratory, CNS, oncology, pain, and women’s health therapeutic areas. Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environ...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
The Senior Environmental Engineer will ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Development, modification, and implementation of environmental permits, plans, and company procedures to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and corporate programs, procedures, policies, and manuals. Leading internal departments...
Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance My client is a clinical-stage bio-pharma company focused in neuroscience drug development. They are expanding rapidly over 2014 and anticipate going public in the future. In this brand new role as the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance you will lead and promote the organization’s philosophy in quality of development and s...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Initiates and executes numerical model development, implementation, or data analysis in support of undersea warfare training devices, simulation tools and test facilities, for the Signature Trainer Support program. 1. Plans and performs advanced scientific studies on new and varied problems where only general objectives are stated. 2. Acts a...
Automation Specialist Automation Specialist with specific experience with the Hamilton Star and Starlet automation robotics. Program the Hamilton Star and Starlet Perform maintenance and calibration Set up assays on the Hamilton Good instrument validation skills under GLP Other pharmaceutical openings include Lc/ms/ms Instrumentation Operator, Lc/ms/ms Project Manager / Principal Investigato...
Bio-Mathematician I BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. (formerly known as Idaho Technology)is looking for a Bio-Mathematician I to join our team. We are a biotechnology company located in Research Park near the U of U. Responsibilities: This individual will interface with R&D Scientific and Engineering staff to design and implement mathematical and/or statistical models, and will contribute to verificat...
ICON - Be a Part of our Journey... This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast paced, busy environment for a leading global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Our Project Directors play a key role within ICON and are responsible for the overall coordination, implementation and completion of regional/global cros...
Our Pharmaceutical client in the East Bay Area is looking for a Manufacturing Purification Associate II to join their team! Duties: Primarily support the validation implementation. Operate in clean room. Support and ensure compliance of routine procedures following established company policies. Troubleshoot equipment and manufacturing procedures. Routine maintenance of manufacturing equipmen...
Any combination will do Director – Nucleic Acid Methods Platform or Global Clinical Immunology * Director Director – Nucleic Acid Methods Platform – up to 115k base Relocation Assistance Available – Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Our mission is to support clinical testing of all clinical studies from Phase 1-4. The Nucleic Acid Methods platform is a critical testi...
Our client of 8 years, is a Pharmaceutical Company recognized globally for their unparalleled development and manufacturing services for the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare companies. With four cGMP facilities and over a million square feet of state-of–the-art manufacturing, packaging, and distribution space, our client offers full service outsourcing solutions inclu...
Overview: FMC Corporation is one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. We are proud that our chemistries are helping to grow the world’s food, enabling new innovations in the pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply, improving health, and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products. FMC is a globally d...
Are you looking for a Clinical Research position with a large pharmaceutical or CRO company in the New Jersey, Fremont or Los Angeles, California, Research Triangle Park/Wilmington, North Carolina, or Raynam/Andover, Massachusetts areas? TechData Service has multiple positions as a Chemist II (Analytical), Clinical Research Associate III, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Pharmacovigilance Scientist...
Director of Clinical Affairs Job Description The Director of Clinical Affairs is responsible for all U.S. and international clinical trials conducted by CapsoVision and assures compliance to all relevant local, national, and international regulations, guidelines, and ethical standards. The Director works closely with senior management to assess business objectivesand develop a clinical strategy ...
This is a “temp to perm” position and is with a very stable, successful company in the Teterboro, NJ area. We are looking for degreed Chemists with 2-3 years of professional experience. If you are qualified for the position and interested in pursuing it, please answer the questions posed at the end of the description and send me your Word formatted resume. A Research Technician works in preparat...

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