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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.
Company Confidential Chicago, IL
Confidential Search - Head of Global R&D / Chief Technology Officer - Global Food Company Summary We are seeking to fill a confidential Global Vice President of R&D and Innovation role. This is a Chicago based role for an international food manufacturer. The candidate that will fill this search will be a strong proven leader with outstanding technical competence and commercial capabilities in th...
BIOANALYTICAL SCIENTIST WITH HPLC EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-00666 RECRUITER: KAREN GULUTZ JOB LOCATION: DEVENS, MA OCTOBER 20, 2014 Project Description: Temporary Quality Control Analyst to support Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug while other analyst is dedicated to a Cancer Drug bioassay validation and spec setting GMP •Performs routine testing and data review of in-process, batch release and st...
Pentair Overview We are a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions that fit your changing needs. We aim to deliver the adaptive, industry-leading solutions that help ensure a safer, healthier future for all. Pentair works at the very center of global commerce, providing critical inputs to a wide range of esse...
R&D Scientist - Perm opportunity The Scientist fulfills a essential role in supporting the analytical development for oral dosage form pharmaceuticals; leads analytical development, qualifications, validations for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), excipients, dosage forms, testing and release activities and in-process analytical testing services in support of the formulation development de...
Our client is looking to add a Quality Control Chemist to their team. This is a Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 position, paying between $14-17/hour depending on experience. This individual will be responsible for testing units, documenting results, and analyzing pass/fail criteria. Other duties include: Complying with CGMP and company requirements Investigating lab failures, analyzing cause, develop...
Just Born, Inc. is recruiting for a Research and Development Lead Scientist to drive the design, development and delivery of novel confectionery products. The incumbent will provide strong technical leadership through collaborative relationships to identify innovative brand building initiatives and productivity/cost reduction opportunities. This includes the application of strong project managemen...
Job Title: Analytical Chemist/Scientist Location: Indianapolis, IN Duties: Hands-on lab experience (accurate measurements, data collection and interpretation, good record keeping, basic report writing) Plan out experiments 3+ years of experience working within a regulated industry 2+ years of experience working with Integra, Hitachi, or similar laboratory analyzers (but not a med tech) stron...
Medical Information Specialist Overview: This individual will be responsible for the adverse/safety event review process within Client Synthes Orthopaedics, Power Tools and Mitek as well as fostering strong, productive relationships with colleagues within the Organization. This role is responsible for processing, review, manual medical coding, follow-up and reporting of safety events as part of...
INFORMATION SPECIALIST MUST HAVE CORPORATE LIBRARY SUPPORT EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01151 RECRUITER: ANITA JORDAN JOB LOCATION: PARSIPPANY, NJ OCTOBER 20, 2014 *** CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2 *** Project Description: Under general direction, the Information Specialist is responsible for the assistance with document delivery and subscriptions, provides reliable a...
Our client in the San Francisco Bay Area is looking for a Regulatory Operations / Publisher to join their team. Regulatory Operations / Publisher Duties: - Perform submission build, compilation and publishing activities associated with generating hard copy and electronic submissions - Publish documents by creating bookmarks and hyperlinks in submission files according to ICH and FDA guidelines...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Scientific Director, Discovery Immunology (IBD)-1719140529 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson Company is hiring Scientific Director to be located in Springhouse, PA to provide oversight of a group within the Immunology therapeutic area with a focus on driving innovative new approaches in drug disco...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. ASSOC DIR CLIN PHARMA/PHARMACOKINETICS-9892140505 Description Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., is recruiting for an Associate Director, Clinical Pharmacology/Pharmacokinetics located in Fort Washington, PA. McNeil Consumer Healthcare markets a broad range of well-know...
Basic Function and Scope of the Position: Provides clinical support for diagnostic product development to achieve clearances and approvals in the US and internationally. Provides clinical trial site management and assures successful conduct of clinical studies consistent with applicable regulations, guidelines and procedures. Reviews, assesses and interprets data from ongoing and completed studie...
The Global Medical Director, Biologics will have responsibility for the clinical development of Hospira's expanding portfolio of biological products, with an emphasis on biosimilars. This individual will be responsible for all clinical development activities supporting Hospira biological products. As the leader of the biologic franchise, he or she will work closely across the company to provide e...
Company Confidential Schaumburg, IL, 60173
A Medical Communication Company has an exciting opportunity in the Chicagoland area for a Scientific Manager. The ideal candidate is a professional with a clinical/medical advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD, etc.) and pharmaceutical industry experience who can develop and manage scientific content for medical education and communication initiatives. The Scientific Project Team is responsible for th...
Job Title: Process Chemist- New Product Development Reports To: Process Development Manager Location: St. Louis area Compensation: $80-90k, +/- commensurate w/ experience Benefits: SUPERIOR benefits package, incl. pension AND 401k! About our Client: Our client is a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, lending their expertise in engine and fuel additives for the automotive and ind...
SlipChip Corporation is a next generation microfluidics company with a proprietary platform designed to make highly quantitative measurements of nucleic acids and proteins with minimal capital equipment. This revolutionary platform is capable of performing standard PCR, RT-PCR and digital PCR measurements and multiplexed reactions in traditional laboratory, clinical and limited resource settings (...
Job Title: CMC Sr. Manager Location: Bridgewater, NJ Duration: through 3/22/2015 Skills: - BA/BS in a science/health field (eg, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology) plus 7 yr industrial experience (chemical, analytical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing) including 4 yr in regulatory CMC or advanced degree (MS/MA, PhD) in a science/health field plus 4 yr industrial experience including 2 yr in regulatory ...
Ordnance Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BAE SYSTEMS INC, invites the following professional to join our team at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN. We are seeking a detail oriented, highly organized individual to be responsible for developing and implementing explosive research programs to support OSI product development efforts and provide technical support in the...
Job Summary: At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world's largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and abroad. We have an exciting opportunity for a Bioinformatics Specialist to join the research team in the Bergmann Lab at Stanford School of Me...
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