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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Purpose: The Environmental Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of procedures and programs to minimize environmental risks and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in technical field or equivalent Qualified candidates will have 5-8 years of progressive experience in the environmental field...
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...
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, ra...
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...
Phenova, a subsidiary of Phenomenex is a leading ISO 17043 accredited provider of proficiency testing products and services, quality control standards and an ISO 17025/ISO Guide 34 accredited manufacturer of certified reference materials. The division has a position for a Technical Sales Consultant in our Torrance office. General Summary: Maintain and manage specific territory by meeting and excee...
Requirements: Minimum of a Masters Degree in Chemistry, with 5 years previous experience in pharmaceutical method development/validation required. Preferred Ph.D. analytical chemist with 1 to 5 years of experience in method development (HPLC, GC) Responsibilities: · Develop and validate both compendial and noncompendial analytical methods for raw materials, inprocess materials, final product and s...
. Department: Quality Control Location: Newburyport, MA Reports To: Quality Control Manager Type of Position: Full Time, Salary Responsibilities: The analyst is responsible for providing accurate and timely results for the samples submitted for analysis to support our manufacturing and research and development departments. Use liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, ultra violet spectroscopy, i...
1812PMW Senior Director, Clinical Development Operations Location: Philadelphia Area Salary: Up to $200K + Bonus CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO! We are a growing, dynamic, customer focused pharmaceutical company that is seeking a Senior Director, Clinical Development Operations that will provide effective leadership, oversight and mentoring of the global clinical operations department thereby maximizing...
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Title: Mechanical Engineer (Exempt) (Professional) Description: Position is to support Sustaining Engineering in the R&D group. Product redesign, end of life component replacement and other projects as assigned. primarily looking for someone with a Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering background. . Develop prototypes, verification/validation units and product specifications, including material spe...
This position can be home-based in the following states: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin. The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) performs and coordinates all aspects of the clinical monitoring and site management process in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practices, FDA guidelines, local regulations...
This position will act as lead statistician on projects of moderate to large size and complexity; will support lead statistician on very large, complex studies. May have staff management and/or project management responsibilities. Responsibilities may include: Leading a project team. This involves conducting team meetings, maintaining project timelines, assessing resources needed, providing resour...
Key Accountabilities and responsibilities Proactively scan the external environment to identify and evaluate scientific and technological developments relevant to the Inhalation business. Develop information exchanges with biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical groups, academic institutions, government agencies and other groups as appropriate. Take part in scientific and business partnering confe...
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