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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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Basic Function and Scope of the Position: The Senior Manager will assist the Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management unit within the Clinical Development function at Illumina. He/she will help provide hands-on oversight and management to ensure all clinical data management and ensuing statistical analyses are conducted in conformance to all relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, policies and p...
Formulation Senior Associate/Scientist Successful candidates will have a Bachelors or Masters degree in chemical engineering, biochemistry, pharmaceutics or related field, with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience. Familiarity with the pharmaceutical process and GMP operations is preferred. We are seeking self-motivated and ingenious individuals, capable of operating independently in the lab...
Please note this is a 5 months contract position Skills: Bachelor Degree, Polymer Sciences experience, R&D/ Quality Will be part of the team that develops appropriate specifications that define new products. Provides technical competency for product development and meets development goals within time constraints. Working knowledge of polymer sciences and optical sciences is preferred. Hands-on pro...
Company Confidential Ligonier, IN, 46767
This position is for a long term contract in IN Our client requires all of its candidates to be either US Citizens or Green Card holders. Keys: Safety or EH&S degree, ISO 14001 Responsible for the development and audit of processes and procedures that ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to environmental, health and safety and handles all contact with Business Un...
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed sig...
Become part of a growing team. Collagen Matrix, Inc., located in Oakland, NJ, is a leader in the design and engineering of collagen and mineral-based extracellular matrices for tissue and organ repair and regeneration. The Company currently manufactures collagen and mineral-based finished medical devices in the areas of orthopedic-spine surgery, neurosurgery, oral surgery and wound care. We have a...
Microbiologist/Chemist Vanguard Sciences is an independent, ISO 17025 accredited, commercial food testing laboratory. The laboratory provides microbiological and chemical testing to a variety of food manufacturers. Vanguard Sciences excels in supporting the highly competitive and demanding environment that food production companies work in every day. Vanguard Sciences has openings for full-time Mi...
Our client in the Hercules area is looking for an Associate Research Chemist to join their team! Duties: · Support routine extraction/sample preparation of environmental matrices · Assist with analysis of samples and associated data handling/processing and organization · Perform analytical analyses · Routine laboratory procedures and maintenance · GLP documentation of work conducted Requirements:...
Summary: We are seeking a highly talented and motivated Bioinformatics Scientists/Sr Bioinformatics Scientists to join our Biocomputing Team. Our group is focused on tackling some of the most challenging problems in integrative genomics spanning diverse research and clinical applications. If you are an expert in one or more of the following areas, we would like to hear from you. Responsibilities:...
Director, Chemistry Laboratory JOB FUNCTION: Directs, plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises all operations of the corporate analytical chemistry laboratory to provide timely, reliable, and cost effective analytical data and consultation services to Power Supply and Energy Delivery engineers, scientists, and other decision managers at Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawai'i Electric L...
As a Senior Analyst and Research Engineer in the Planning and Control Technologies (PCT) directorate, you will provide research and technical leadership and hands-on algorithm design, implementation, and evaluation for state of the art Battle Management Command and Control technologies. You will: 1) Interact directly with current and potential customers to understand their requirements and guide R...
Founded in 1963, BIOTRONIK, Inc. is a pioneer in developing innovative technologies and medical devices that save and enhance the quality of life for millions of individuals living with cardiovascular disorders. Our growing success is based on the company’s core values – Accountability, Commitment, Entrepreneurial, Integrity, Quality – thus enabling us to inspire confidence and trust in doctors an...
Kwajalein, 96555
*This job is located on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Works both independently and with supervision to develop, implement, and supervise the Kwajalein Range Services (KRS) Safety and Occupational Health Plan (SOHP) for projects and operating facilities; plans and conducts independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application...
CannLabs is seeking to add an intern to our growing team of scientists. This position has the potential to lead to full time employment with the company as a Lab Tech I after 3-6 months. Students close to graduation are encouraged to apply as well. Minimum requirements: Bachelors of Science, preferably in chemistry although other majors will be considered. Submit your resume/C.V. and a brief cover...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are recruiting for Clinical Trial Associates, junior and senior level, to support our exciting pharmaceutical client located in Sunnyvale. Responsibilities: Set up CTMS system, as appropriate Assist in preparation of documents including regulatory document templates, study binders, stu...
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 methodologies and fol...
The Product Development groups at Catalent Research Triangle Park (RTP) are responsible for the support of pharmaceutical development of a range of dosage forms both directly with customers and in collaboration with other Catalent facilities. This includes formulation development, process development, analytical support, and clinical trials material manufacturing. Summary: The Inhalation Group at...
Senior Molecular Biologist/Microbiologist Experienced position in a regulated microbiology laboratory. The molecular biologist will work closely with other members of the team to develop molecular testing methods for a range of samples, including plant and food. Duties and Responsibilities: qPCR and plating method development Maintain and troubleshoot testing equipment Perform validation of instru...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are recruiting for Senior Clinical Research Associates for our pharmaceutical client located in Sunnyvale, CA. These positions are direct hire with an exciting and growing company. Relocation is possible. Responsibilities: Lead multifunctional team through clinical studies activities t...
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed sig...
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