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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.
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.
The successful candidate will assist in set up and operate a regulated (CLIA & CAP) molecular biology/histology laboratory that will section and stain tissues, isolate and quantify nucleic acids, construct libraries, perform PCR and next-generation sequencing, and other associated procedures. The individual will assist in assay development, programming of laboratory automation, preparation of stan...
Position Title: NIR Applications Specialist Scientist/Engineer Expertise Product Development, Near-Infrared Applications Education Masters / PhD Job Type Regular Full-time Position Location United States - California – Santa Rosa Job Level Experienced The NIR Applications Specialist has responsibility for characterizing instruments, developing chemometric models and making product improvement reco...
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, pers...
INC Research is a top-tier therapeutically focused global clinical research organization (CRO) providing a complete range of Phase I – Phase IV clinical development services for the world’s biopharmaceutical companies. We proudly boast 43 of the world’s top 50 pharmaceutical companies as our customers. With approximately 5,000 employees across six continents and experience spanning more than 100 c...
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. Adecco Medical and Science, a division of the world leader in the recruitment of medical and scientific professionals, has an immediate opening for a Lab Supervisor on a Temp to Perm opportunity in Pacoima, CA. Responsibilities: Supervises and coordinates team of chemists and microbiologists for optimal efficiency and accuracy Ensures all products are properly tested, documented, and released in...
AB Mauri Fleischmann’s is seeking a Laboratory Technician to be located in its Memphis, TN plant. The Lab Tech will perform laboratory tests to determine chemical and physical characteristics or composition of solid, liquid, or gaseous materials for such purposes as quality control and yeast product development. Responsibilities: Set up, adjust and operate laboratory equipment and instruments. Pre...
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