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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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About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum i...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum i...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Saint-Gobain NorPro has served the oi...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-JL2 Overview: The Associate Director reports to the Vice President, Clinical and Translational Research, and is part of the Research and Development Group (R&D) which is responsible for all FDA related research and supports all non-FDA company sponsored research. The successful candidate will provide clinical pharmacology expertise, particularly for study design...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-WG4 Overview: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company which provides products for patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We support research in a number of rare conditions, including in treatment-resistant patient populations, in which there is significant need for improved therapeutic opt...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-WG4 Overview: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company which provides products for patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We support research in a number of rare conditions, including in treatment-resistant patient populations, in which there is significant need for improved therapeutic opt...
Job Description : Permanent position for an IP Associate / Patent Agent. Conduct prior art database searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses. Analyze patent and scientific papers and documents to assist patent attorneys on patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation. Draft patent applications and responses to office actions. Advise lawyers on technology issues in preparation f...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. STAFF R&D ENGR, CUSTOMER INNOVATIONS-9949140507 Description Biosense Webster, Inc (BWI), a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Staff R&D Engineer – Customer Innovations, to be located in Irwindale, California. Hi-Tech meets Medical Devices at Biosense Webster! If you want to work with brilliant people i...
Principal Investigator / Project Manager positions in Utah, NJ, Maryland NJ & Utah – Lc/ms/ms Project Managers Maryland – Immunoassay Project Manager – 2 posiitons Will you relocate? 111. Immunoanalytical Principal Investigator in Maryland · Responsible for client interaction and the conduct of studies. · Responsible for data interpretation, analysis, and reporting of results for method developmen...
Business Development Director for GLP Lab selling Large Molecule studies Remote position covering Midwest to East Coast Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Life or Physical Sciences. Masters or MBA preferred At least 5 years selling experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology markets, preferably CRO services including testing to support the development of biologics and vaccines Thorough knowledg...
Nikon Instruments Inc. is the microscopy division of Nikon Inc. a company ranked among America’s ten most respected brands. Our Microscopy, Digital Imaging products and software continually set new standards in Biomedical Research. Join our team, become a part of Nikon and help us realize our vision for the future. today. We are currently looking for a Senior Service Manager to provide leadership...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-WG4 Overview: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company which provides products for patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We support research in a number of rare conditions, including in treatment-resistant patient populations, in which there is significant need for improved therapeutic opt...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-WG4 Overview: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company which provides products for patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We support research in a number of rare conditions, including in treatment-resistant patient populations, in which there is significant need for improved therapeutic opt...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-JL2 Overview: Questcor is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Our efforts are currently focused on the fields of neurology, nephrology and rheumatology, areas of medicine which have significant unmet medical needs. Our main product is H.P Acthar® Gel, a naturally...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. ASSOCIATE PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEER-9902140522 Description Ethicon Endo- Surgery, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a R&D Product Design Associate Engineer, located in Cincinnati, OH. ETHICON Energy is a leader in the dynamic high growth advanced energy marketplace and is positioned for...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Scientist, Data Integration-5800140312 Description Janssen Research & Development LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for a Senior Scientist, Data Integration located in Spring House, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and...
Principal Investigator / Project Manager positions Utah, NJ, NC – Lc/ms/ms Project Managers Maryland – Immunoassay (large molecule) Project Manager Will you relocate? 1.I1. Immunoanalytical Principal Investigator in Maryland – 2 positions in MD · Responsible for client interaction and the conduct of studies. · Responsible for data interpretation, analysis, and reporting of results for method devel...
Project Manager / Principal Investigator positions open MD – 2 positions for Large molecule / ELISA, cell based assay PM North Carolina - 1 position for Lc/ms/ms PM / PI - ask us for details NJ – 1 position for Small molecule / Lc/ms/ms PM / PI – ask us for details Utah – 1 position for Small molecule / Lc/ms/ms PM / PI – ask us for details East Coast - Business Development Director with large mol...
Scientist Also seeking Project Manager / Principal Investigator Both positions require ELISA, cell based assay development in GLP Also seeking Project Manager / Principal Investigator with Lc/ms/ms in NJ and Utah Responsibilities: · The Immunoanalytical Scientist will have experience and knowledge of Ligand-binding assays (e.g. ELISA / MSD) applicable to Pharmacokinetic, Biomarker and Immunogenici...

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