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.
Hello, My name is Heather and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Scientist for a prominent client of ours. This position is located Tarrytown, NY. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: Provides assistance in a wide variety of routine technical assignments. Assists with conducting routine tests or investigations pertainin...
Duties Candidates should be experienced working on PCR and handling human viral pathogens. Able to have basic molecular biology lab skills and working independently, operate automated sample prep and PCR instruments. Work in controlled and regulated environment, handle human specimens, detailed date analysis by MC Excel. After introduction to work process, candidate should begin to organize, condu...
We have a Contract opportunity with a prominent client for a Biochemist in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, or related field with a minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience is required. A focus in the area of immunology and/or cell therapy is desired. Cell analysis skill sets such as flow cytometry and microscopy are required. Experience with metab...
Overview: Monitor the administration of a clinical trial on behalf of a sponsor, assuring that the research site personnel and investigator conduct the study according to GCP guidelines, that all applicable regulatory requirements are being met at the investigator’s site and all applicable adverse events are properly reported to IRB/FDA. This position is located in Northern Virginia in Arlington,...
Job Responsibilities/Duties: ENERCON's Sacramento Office is looking for a Staff Level Geologist/Environmental Scientist to perform, at a minimum, the below job duties: • Perform all phases of environmental due diligence and site assessments. Perform subsurface investigations including soil and groundwater investigations. • Perform, coordinate and supervise field activities & sampling associated wi...
Overview: Project Manager will integrate, facilitate, and manage all activities relating to planning, executing, and monitoring product development programs at CONRAD. The incumbent will track project plans to ensure key milestones and deliverables are met. Identify and communicate critical path activities along with any risks, issues or resource requirements pertaining to project plan/timelines a...
Company Overview: Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health. The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, r...
We are looking for an experienced chemist that can support the work in the Analytical Laboratory. This lab conducts a wide variety of analytical testing for bulk product, finished product and raw materials; including wet chemistry, titrations, and HPLC & GC testing. Responsibilities: The Chemist will be expected to support and perform Laboratory activities that relate to finished good, bulk and ra...
Hello, My name is Samantha and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Scientist for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Tarrytown, NY. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: Provides assistance in a wide variety of routine technical assignments involving Immunoassay Validation. Assists with conducting rout...
Overview: Sr. Pharmaceutical Scientist will integrate, facilitate, and manage activities relating to planning, executing, and monitoring pharmaceutical development projects at CONRAD. The incumbent will track project plans to ensure key milestones and deliverables are met. Identify and communicate critical path activities along with any risks, issues or resource requirements pertaining to pharmace...
Quality Control Scientist III The QC Scientist will perform routine and non-routine testing with cell-based assays of manufactured in-process commercial and clinical products according to cGMP and SOP’s. Candidate will be responsible for sample chain of custody, sample processing, testing and test data reporting and archiving. Maintain laboratory in an audit readiness stage and cGMP compliant mann...
*BA/BS or advanced degree required! 3 years of experience required!* Duties: The team is looking for highly motivated and pleasant individuals with previous experience a clinical trial site in a global pharma company or those with experience in conducting a global study. We have a strong preference for those with a strong scientific or clinical background (i.e., oncology nurse, pharmacists, etc) a...
HR Employee Services Coordinator The HR Employee Services Coordinator will be responsible for providing excellent customer service support in the area of Human Resource transactions, policies and processes to all employees through multi-channel support (i.e., phone, online, email, etc.) etc. This role is within the Human Resources Employee Services Center and provides support to employees, HR Busi...
CMC Scientist Company Description Curis is an oncology-focused drug development company dedicatedto developing the next generation oftargeteddrug candidates for the treatment of human cancers. Our proprietary pipeline includes two clinical stage targeted cancer programs: CUDC-427, a small molecule IAP antagonist and CUDC-907, a dual PI3K and HDAC inhibitor. Our most advanced drug, a Hedgehog pathw...
Experis is seeking a Quality Specialist. The ideal candidate will review Executed CMO Batch Records (both aseptic filling and secondary packaging). This is a contract opportunity located in Novato, CA. Additional Responsibilities/Required: Review FBDS and drug product shipping temperature data Generates electronic archival records and archives records from CMOs Prepare lot history folders for mana...
Seeking a seasoned clinical data bioanalytical scientist with extensive experience overseeing CROs to lead program encompassing multiple studies. Requirements: * 5+ years experience in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics studies * Solid track record in Clinical Data Management. * Advanced project planning skills involving Contract Research Organizations. * Hands-on expertise in data collection, i...
The Analytical Chemist will perform, monitor and accept accountability for all assigned analytical duties relating to specific chemistry and/or analytical projects. The Chemist will supervise, delegate and review analytical activities of reporting staff to ensure that project budgets and timelines are met and that the quality of work meets specified standards. The Chemist will also be responsible...
The Biotech Statistician will provide statistical support to scientists on analysis of data coming from field and greenhouse experiments including data management and data QC. They will be involved in design of agricultural experiments including power and sample size calculation. They will work closely with in-house TFS statisticians in methodology and analysis code development. Required qualifica...
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...
Job Description: Incumbent will be responsible for performing various aspects of QA animal testing functions for viscoelastic products under direction of supervisor including; proper animal handling, assisting with ophthalmic testing, administering anesthesia, monitoring animals, compiling data , documentation and other duties as assigned. This position requires incumbent not to be allergic to ani...
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