Biotechnology Jobs

Biotechnology Job Overview

Biotechnology technicians work hard helping medical scientists complete a variety of laboratory work, experiments, studies, and tests. They often work in groups under the supervision of a biologist or other medical professional who supervises and guides them, offering feedback and other help. They have to take safety procedures very seriously because sometimes they are working with bodily fluids and other things that require workers to use extreme caution.

Biotechnology technicians usually do the following tasks on a daily basis:

  • Gather biological samples from patients, trial volunteers, and others
  • Prepare and work with biological samples, which may include food, blood, urine, or even bacteria cultures
  • Conduct their own experiments under the instruction or supervision of scientists
  • Make records of all work that is performed, such as observations and procedures
  • Analyze and interpret the results of studies, tests, and experiments
  • Write reports that detail the results of tests or studies

Employees who are fine working both solo and on teams are needed in this position. Those who excel at concentrating on one task for long periods of time will likely enjoy being a biotechnology technician.

Biotechnology Job Education Requirements

Most employers require that biotechnology job candidates have at least a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field. A biotechnology technician needs to acquire laboratory experience as part of their education, and they should work hard to hone those related skills. Aspiring biology technicians should take as many biology classes that emphasize lab work as possible. If they are able to demonstrate advanced skills, they are more likely to land competitive jobs.

Biotechnology Job Market

There are currently around 80,200 Americans employed as biotechnology technicians, and more than 8,000 jobs will be created between now and 2022. This 10 percent job growth means that biotechnology technicians are in high demand. The anticipated increase in biotechnology research is expected to increase the demand for workers in the field. Applicants who have extensive laboratory experience will have the best chances for the most desirable positions. Some others choose to go into other healthcare professions, including medical record technician coder jobs and physician liaison jobs.

Biotechnology Job Salary Information

The average annual salary for biotechnology technicians is $39,750. The top employees in biotechnology jobs earn more than $64,880 per year, while the low-end average salary is $25,280. Employees who continue their education and gain significant lab experience can work their way up to higher salaries. Biotechnology technicians who worked in fields like chemical manufacturing and research and development typically earned more than those who worked in testing laboratories or the federal government.

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US-NJ-Central-Biotechnology Product Line Specialist Distek, Inc., a rapidly growing leader in the scientific instrumentation field, located in North Brunswick, New Jersey is currently seeking a Biotechnology Product Line Specialist This position reports to the Vice President – Sales and Business Development. The major responsibilities of the position are to: · Perform product demonstrations, ap...
Working in a Biotechnology office setting, this individual will be working at an ISO 9001: 2008 quality facility providing state-of-the-art services to biotechnology, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies to over 2500+ companies worldwide. The selected A.G. Scientific individual will be responsible for fielding scientific sales orders via; phone, fax, online, and through our int...
Consistently achieves or exceeds sales objectives in assigned territory Creates and maintains strategically targeted account-specific business plans that reflect an in-depth understanding of local market forces impacting product sales Demonstrates strong in-depth clinical, technical and scientific knowledge in Hematology/Oncology/BMT disease states and product mechanisms of action Demonstrated ...
Consistently achieves or exceeds sales objectives in assigned territory Creates and maintains strategically targeted account-specific business plans that reflect an in-depth understanding of local market forces impacting product sales Demonstrates strong in-depth clinical, technical and scientific knowledge in Hematology/Oncology/BMT disease states and product mechanisms of action Demonstrated ...
Consistently achieves or exceeds sales objectives in assigned territory Creates and maintains strategically targeted account-specific business plans that reflect an in-depth understanding of local market forces impacting product sales Demonstrates strong in-depth clinical, technical and scientific knowledge in Hematology/Oncology/BMT disease states and product mechanisms of action Demonstrated ...
Needed: Experienced Technical Writers: Biotechnology – Cambridge, MA Kelly Services is currently recruiting for THREE year-long contract Technical Writers with a major Biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA. Successful candidates will possess a strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and a desire to grow in their career. Candidates who meet the requirements below should apply through th...
Regional Account Manager, Biotechnology As the Regional Account Manager for Biotechnology, you will sell the full range of Nova’s Biotechnology analytical and automation instrumentation. Candidates must have a broad familiarity with biotech, pharmaceutical industry. Daily activities include: account maintenance, lead generation, product and PowerPoint presentations, instrumentation evaluations, q...
Project Manager – Industrial Biotechnology CO-GWV-14-120 Job Description Merrick is seeking a Project Manager to join a team of engineering and design professionals serving the Industrial Biotechnology market. Merrick is a market leader in projects involving the conversion of biomass to high value products. The Project Manager will deliver biofuels and biochemical projects in the US, Canada, an...
Covance is currently seeking a Research Assistant II for the Biotechnology department for the Greenfield, IN site. As a Research Assisant II - Biotechnology your job duties will include: • Analyze samples and/or validate methodologies for various compounds and components in compliance with appropriate SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines. • Document work and maintain study documentation and la...
1. Actively participates in biotechnology research design, implementation, and daily operation of the lab. Develops and modifies procedures and instrument operating programs. 2. Independently carries out research projects, including experimental design, development of methods, analysis of results, and translation of results to high-throughput protocols based on results. Prepares results for discus...
Yale University New Haven, CT
20-Feb-2015 29291BR Int Med Rheumatology Biotechnology Associate 1 None Managerial & Professional Part Time Fixed 2 years from date of hire 28-Feb-2017 22 Medical School Campus TAC S420 Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) 20 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Carry out and oversee specialized analyses using mass spectroscopy-based cell analyzer, for multidisciplinary basic science and clinic...
Bio-Rad’s Biotechnology Explorer Program is looking for a Curriculum Developer I. Bio-Rad believes that the biotechnology industry should play an integral role in supporting education, helping to develop today's students as tomorrow's scientists and problem solvers. The Biotechnology Explorer program provides access to technological innovations through practical hands-on activities in a classroom ...
Novavax Houston, TX
Job Description: TITLE: Senior Manager, Process Engineer - Technology Transfer, Biotechnology LOCATION: Gaithersburg, MD Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company creating novel vaccines to address a broad range of infectious diseases worldwide. Using innovative virus-like particle (VLP) and recombinant nanoparticle technology, as well as new and efficient manuf...
MONSANTO COMPANY USA, Missouri
Description Global HR Lead- Biotechnology: This position is responsible for providing comprehensive HR leadership for the Global Biotechnology organization – which is a critical function within Monsanto's R&D / Technology organization. The Global Biotechnology organization is a strategic global function that is responsible for developing and delivering Monsanto’s biotechnology traits as well mic...
Citi Research is searching for a Small Cap Analyst for the Biotechnology sector. The candidate should have prior experience covering these areas, which should include leading a team and having strong marketing and communication skills. The Analyst will be expected to: Description -Conduct analysis in conjunction with Senior Lead Analyst -Make investment recommendations -Interact with instituti...
Kelly Services Pleasanton, CA
MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN Pleasanton, CA Contract Length: 1 year Full time 40 hours a week- shifts vary Pay rate: $17-18.70/hour-depending on shift Duties: • Work in a team based environment to manufacture high quality custom oligonucleotides in a high throughput, fast paced setting. Essential Functions include but are not limited to the following: Manufacture Oligonucleotides/Custom Primers ...
Kelly Services Pleasanton, CA
MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN Pleasanton, CA Contract Length: 1 year Full time 40 hours a week– shifts vary Pay rate: $17-18.70/hour-depending on shift Duties: · Work in a team based environment to manufacture high quality custom oligonucleotides in a high throughput, fast paced setting. Essential Functions include but are not limited to the following: Manufacture Oligonucleotides/Custom Primers ...
Biotechnology Search Consultant HireMinds (www.hireminds.com) is the premier recruiting/search firm in the Boston area specializing in Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical science professionals. Our team of search consultants helps top companies and individuals to connect around the best job opportunities. We are looking to add talent to our scientific recruiting practice in our Cambridge MA office. In th...
Biotechnology Search Consultant HireMinds (www.hireminds.com) is the premier recruiting/search firm in the Boston area specializing in Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical science professionals. Our team of search consultants helps top companies and individuals to connect around the best job opportunities. We are looking to add talent to our scientific recruiting practice in our Cambridge MA office. In th...
Life Technologies Oslo, Michigan
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (Life Technologies). (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laborato...

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