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.
NOW AVAILABLE: Lab Technician A large petrochemical manufacturing company in the Baton Rouge area is actively seeking Lab Techs for an open position in their laboratory. Qualifications include: 1. BS in Chemistry preferred, 12hrs of college Chemistry coursework minimum required 2. 1-3 years experience in chemical industry, polymers preferred 3. Position is a Day Shift. 4. Any experience with synth...
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JOBTITLE: Laboratory Manager REPORTS TO: Operations Manager LOCATION: Kennett Square, PA STATUS: Full-Time QUALIFICATIONS: BS degree in Chemistry or related field Supervisory experience Familiarity with Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Infrared Spectroscopy Familiarity with Microsoft Windows, Access, Excel, Word and Power point Familiarity with standard laboratory and quality control met...
Sr. Clinical Study Manager My client is a pharmaceutical company that is a leader in the industry in pain management with a promising pipeline. This company is looking to bring on board a Senior Clinical Study Manager and the position is not therapeutically aligned. Job Description: Responsible for ensuring clinical study quality/consistency of performance and in conjunction with the Clinical Lead...
Manager Clinical Trials My client is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in treatments that help people with central nervous system disorders and respiratory ailments and has multiple marketed drugs around these therapeutic areas. This company is looking to bring on board a Clinical Trial Manager. This is a key role within the organization, reporting into the Senior Manager/Associate Directo...
Catalent Pharma Solutions (a Blackstone Group company) is a leading Drug Development, Advanced Delivery Technology and Supply partner to the global pharmaceutical industry. A Fortune 1000 company, with over 20 locations on 5 continents, we partner with 90 out of the top 100 pharmaceutical companies and 44 of the top 50 biotech firms, as well as thousands of small innovator companies. The position...
Clinical Compliance Manager / GCP Compliance A large cap biotech client is expanding operations into the biosimilars area. As a result, we are looking for GCP compliance experts. We are offering: competitive salaries, career growth & development, employee pension, 401k matching and other excellent benefits to the in process Clinical Compliance professional who can meet the challenges faced in an e...
Research Chemist - Industrial Coatings Clark Davis is searching for a Research Chemist with product development experience of industrial coatings. The Research Chemist will provide expertise in the formulation and applications of new technologies in collaboration with a global research team. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to develop a broad range of industrial coatings focused on cust...
Title: CQA auditor / GCP / Clinical Auditor A leading, global pharmaceutical company with several developed therapeutic areas including diabetes, vaccines, rare diseases, consumer healthcare and others is actively looking to hire senior Clinical Auditors full time in central NJ. If you are looking for an opportunity offering competitive salaries, excellent performance incentives, great benefits, a...
Company Confidential Billerica, MA, 01821
Our client is a biotech company that strives to create value and benefit patients by transforming medical science into breakthrough solutions in their core therapeutic areas of neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and metabolic endocrinology, as well as oncology and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases as emerging areas of expertise. Your primary responsibility will be to provide statistical leadersh...
Ajinomoto North America, Inc, is the premier supplier of pharmaceutical grade amino acids. We are currently seeking an analyst for our Quality Department. The Lab Analyst will perform analytical testing of raw materials, in process samples and finsihed products in the QC laboratory. All procedures are conducted in accordance with cGMP's and Ajinomoto laboratory specifications. In addition the indi...
Seeking experience performing hands-on scientific research on rodents or other small animals at the bench level and a desire to transition into an administrative role to coordinate large volume of short term screening projects. Shall: * Coordinate and schedule projects involving tissue grafting and library development. * Distribute workload to scientists. * Ensure steady flow of outgoing completed...
Major company supporting the rapid growth of the companion diagnostics industry seeks Project Administrator with knowledge of the processes and procedures involved with molecular biology experiments on rodent or small animals to manage the logistical components of high volume animal grafting, sample growth, and library development projects. Candidate must possess at least 3 years experience workin...
Seeking: * Knowledge of animal research procedures and practices. * Experience with heterografts or xenografts in a molecular biology environment. * History of successful scientific project administration. * Ability to effectively manage the logistical aspects of rapid, high volume projects. (project coordination, scheduling, etc.) Shall champion consistently revolving projects focused on grafting...
Thoughtful Science. Tailored Solutions. NERI is a full-service Contract Research Organization that provides customized, global clinical trial solutions and registry services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomaterial, and medical device companies. NERI also has notable experience collaborating on federally-funded research with organizations like the National Institutes of Health. Since its foun...
Provide daily tactical planning and coordination, scientific expertise, evaluation and advice for high volume, high turnover projects focused on biological sample preparation and grafting on laboratory rodents and subsequent sample growth, preparation, preservation, and library development. Candidate must possess 3+ years working on similar projects at the bench or administrative level and BS or M...
Plan, coordinate, and oversee the completion of high volume rodent xenografting, growth, preparation, and preservation projects at a major molecular biology organization. Required: * 3+ years of similar work with rodents or similar laboratory animals. * BS or MS in a related scientific field * Familiar with correct procedures with respect to husbandry requirements as specified by the Association f...
CHEMIST 1 REQUIREMENT #13-00481 RECRUITER: LOU PASQUARELLO JOB LOCATION: CORONA, CA MAY 24, 2013 * CANDIDATES MUST WORK ON OUR W-2 ONLY * Project Description: Performs testing of raw materials and drug products, maintenance and calibration of analytical instruments, prepares standard and sample solutions, and maintains appropriate records. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or...
Play a pivotal role in the advancement of molecular biology research and development by coordinating, supporting, and overseeing the completion of projects involving: * Small animal husbandry * Biological sample preparation and grafting * Grafted sample growth * Sample validation and preparation for shipping * Shipping completed sample to clients Candidate must possess at least 3 years experience...
The Research Analyst is responsible for conducting the analysis component of research projects to determine the overall value of Caremark products and services and investigate clinical and epidemiologic research questions of interest to Caremark. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: • Participate in the development of study design and the development of research protocols....
Seeking 5+ years experience with antibodies and developing quantitative and affinity assays in support of preclinical drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics research. Required Experience: * Label Free Interaction Analysis * Real-Time Interaction Analysis * Developing quantitative assays of low-abundance proteins * Determining phosphorylation status of critical signaling proteins * Probing proteins w...
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