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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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Summary: • Develop and maintain systems that assure data reliability and reporting compliance with all laboratory stakeholders including customers, regulatory agencies, and manufacturing departments • Schedule and administer laboratory priorities • Lead Lean/continuous improvement of the QC Lab through streamlining daily tasks and efficiencies in supporting other departments Daily Activities: ...
Senior Manager Quality Systems/Head of Quality for Pharmaceutical Drug Manufacturing in Southeast USA, available for immediate interviewing. Join a world leader with this pharmaceutical and capital equipment medical device developer and manufacturer, in the upstart pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. You will be the key person to build and lead a team of Quality Systems Manufacturing professionals...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Separations-2004140807 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for a Associate Director, Separations, to be located in Malvern, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research ...
Xenobiotic Laboratories (XBL), a subsidiary of the Lab Testing Division of WuXi AppTec, Inc., is a leading contract research laboratory specializing in small molecule bioanalytical, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries. XBL is seeking an experienced autoradiography research professional to lead the QWBA group to conduct stud...
Job ID: 4528 Position Description: This flex-time/part-time field sales representative position is responsible for meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets by promoting multiple clients’ products and services to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants in targeted offices with the appropriate designated reach and frequency within a given geographical t...
. NETE is seeking a highly motivated, flexible, organized, and detail oriented Computational Biologist to join our great team. If you want to learn, grow, and help then this is the job for you. We support a project/customer that handles the information technology and maintenance capability for federal agencies and manages over a hundred projects that are used by medical staff, researchers, and sc...
J. Knipper and Company’s continued growth as the Pharmaceutical industry’s leading sample services provider, creates long term career opportunities for high performing individuals with a strong desire to learn, succeed, and advance. One of those opportunities is now available in our premier Professional Services Department. With over 25 years of continued growth as one of the largest employers in...
Quintiles pioneered the idea of helping pharma companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish not only whether a drug is effective, but who can take it safely. Our customers have relied on us to design and conduct rigorous clinical research for decades, from small studies to multinational mega-trials. However, we continue to develop new ways of interpreting and evaluating data that allow...
Regulatory Submissions Publishing Associate Our client is seeking a Regulatory Submissions Publishing Associate to work out of their Rockville, MD location. This role is critical to the company's continued success. Major duties and responsibilities: Under direct supervision, perform Word and PDF publishing and formatting of regulatory submission documents to ensure that they meet the company’s ...
Job Number: 424074 SAS Programmer II OVERVIEW Provide statistical programming expertise in SAS for the production of analyses, tabulations, graphics, and listings from clinical trial data. Key responsibilities and skills include, but are not limited to, the following: Contribute to the preparation of analysis plans. Prepare, document and test required programs and procedure data displays in ...
Performs assays according to and in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and/or Points to Consider (PTC) guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Serves as a point person in Virology Operations to organize work flow, resources, and day to day lab responsibilities. Sufficiently competent in scienc...
The Customer Product Development Coordinator plays a key role in elevating our customers&APO; brands by developing creative, innovative branding solutions (i.e. tags, labels, price tickets, etc.) for apparel brand owners and retailers. This position is primarily responsible for coordinating the product development processes to define new program requirements from point of initiation to customer a...
ATR International has been a leader in the staffing industry since 1988, placing professionals in the industry's most innovative companies. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Chemist with one of our important clients. Position Information: Job Title: Senior Chemist Location: Brooklyn Center, MN Duration: 5 Months Compensation: DOE Contact Information: Andrew Bramley: And...
Auditor Principal Specialist GCP Requirements: - Bachelor degree preferably in a life / medical / natural sciences or scientific discipline - 10 to 14 years of pharmaceutical (or related) experience with BA or 8 to 12 years with advanced degree, e.g. MBA, MS, PharmD, PhD. This includes a minimum of 6 years of Clinical Quality Assurance related experience and/or experience in Clinical Trials suc...
Our client is seeking a self-motivated experienced scientist with strong interpersonal and problem solving skills for the role of Scientist II - Operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of projects including the preparation and analysis of tobacco samples using standard laboratory equipment. This candidate will also possess strong wet chemistry knowledge, as well...
Premier Retina practice seeks a Research Assistant for its Manhattan location. The Research Assistant will work with the Research Coordinator in research related tasks to ensure all clinical trials and investigators ar conducted in an accurate and timely fashion, and in accordance with federal (Food and Drug Administration) regulations, Good Clinical Practice guidelines and Vitreous Retina Macula...
PURPOSE Manage a team of Biostatistics staff. Provide direction and guidance in carrying out project assignments, interfacing with clients and other internal departments, and applying advanced statistical methods to project work. Communicate on project progress, staffing, and resource allocation with the Director, Biostatistics, as needed. Perform expert reviews jointly with other Biostatistics m...
Clinical Pharmacologist/Toxicologist Beta Pharma, Inc is seeking a driven Clinical Pharmacologist/Toxicologistto manage all nonclinical and preclinical affairs, including clinical pharmacology and toxicology development strategy, design and management of nonclinical and preclinical studies. The successful candidate will additionally manage CRO selection and oversee timelines and budgets. Beta Ph...
POSITION SUMMARY: Depending on the candidate’s experience level, this role could be filled as an Analyst up to a Manager level. Based on the experience level of the candidate the responsibilities for this role will adjust accordingly Xcenda is a premier, full-service consultancy and leading managed markets agency. For more than 2 decades, global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging pr...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing custom...

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