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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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Production Supervisor – Biotechnology Manufacturing Greater Washington DC area $Competitive Plus Bonus, LTI, Comprehensive Benefits Package Our client is recruiting on behalf of a successful biotechnology manufacturing company. An excellent opportunity has now arisen for a Production Supervisor to join their team. This is an excellent opportunity for a high caliber production professional from...
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...
Boutique sized Biotech has an immediate need for an Operations Coordinator to report to the Senior Manager of Administrative Operations. This person will be responsible for organizing and coordinating the diverse activities of the department and supporting multi-departments within the organization. This position will start off as a temporary position and will convert to a permanent role within 90 ...
The University of San Francisco invites applications for a new Biology Department Assistant Professor position to begin August 2015. This full-time, term Assistant Professor position will begin with a one-year contract that has the possibility for renewal with a contract extension and promotional track after year one. This is a non-tenure track position: the professor will have teaching and servic...
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...
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...
- 5-7 years of relevant experience - MD or PhD required and additionally an MBA or CFA preferred - Distill research into an investable thesis and write report/note - Market ideas to internal constituents and clients via phone calls and client marketing trips - Help facilitate direct corporate access for investors - Provide independent (regulatory controlled) vetting of primary market transact...
Scientific Search Houston, TX
Job Description 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 acti...
Executive Director Institute of Biotechnology Manage the operations for the Institute of Biotechnology, comprising the Empire State Development (NYSTAR) Center for Advanced Technology, including the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, the Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC) and affiliated programs. Responsible for financial planning, strategy, analysis a...
Lab Support, a division of On Assignment Rock County, WI, WI
Job Description: We are currently in need of a Laboratory Technician to help support all aspects of the Manufacturing functions of our Biotech company in Castle Rock, Colorado. This is an incredible opportunity for any new science grad to get their foot in the door with a thriving and growing company that is making a headway in the industry. This is a 6 month Contract to Hire Opportunity with opt...
Bristol-Myers Squibb Houston, TX
Job Description: The Associate Director, realization supports Global Engineering Services (GES) capital activities across multiple sites within Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS) and R&D. This individual is responsible for making BMS Engineering effective, efficient and compliant, by translating the capital plan into successful projects and delivery of assets. Utilize technical knowledge (indust...
Project Description: Contribute to the development of new products designed to improve veterinary diagnostics. Immunoassay R&D team seeks highly motivated student in the Chemical or Life Sciences as an intern for assay development project. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the team supporting and conducting experiments to design and characterize new diagnostics products. Inte...
Project Description: Contribute to the development of new products designed to improve veterinary diagnostics. The Rapid Assay New Product Development group is seeking a highly motivated student in the Chemical or Life Sciences for a summer internship working on product development. The candidate will gain an understanding of ELISA technology and clinical assay performance characteristics through ...
Environmental Health & Safety Manager (EH&S), Houston, TX Maintain an awareness and understanding of EHS rules, regulation and standard practices as they apply to Lonza operations. In accordance with Lonza Corporate EHS guidelines: Establish and maintain a management system for Environmental, Health and Safety Programs (ChemStewards) Develop Risk Analysis program to ensure all processes, equipm...
Project Description: Contribute to the development of new products designed to improve veterinary diagnostics. Our Discovery group is seeking a highly motivated student in the Chemical or Life Sciences as an intern for a project that involves developing prototype tests for veterinary diseases. Successful candidate will learn ELISA technology and data management tools. About the IDEXX Intern Progr...
FindJobz Raleigh, NC
City: Raleigh State: North Carolina Zip Code: 27607 Country: United States Desired Position: Biotechnology or Project Management or Stability Work Authorization: US Citizen Security Clearance: Yes Years Experience: 15 Desired Salary: 90000 /yr Preferred Locations: Raleigh, North Carolina United States Preferred Employment: Full-Time...
Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research division delivers value-added research to clients in the equity, fixed income, currency and commodities markets. Goldman Sachs develops global client-focused research in economics, portfolio strategy, derivatives and equity and credit securities. Our clients use these insights and investment ideas to develop their strategies. Global Investment Research pr...
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Position Summary The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) in Arlington, VA, a professional scientific society, seeks a Meetings Manager – National Biotechnology Conference, responsible for planning, designing, executing and directing all aspects of the National Biotechnology Conference (NBC), an estimated attendance of 1,400. The Meeting Manager is also responsible for worksho...
Project Description: IDEXX Laboratories is looking for an outstanding student majoring in either in Biology or Biotechnology for a intern summer position. Knowledge of ELISA, Cell culture, and general aseptic technique are preferred skills, but not required, we will train the right candidate. The successful candidate will gain vast knowledge in the field of cell culture and learn many valuable ski...
Project Description: IDEXX Laboratories is looking for an outstanding student majoring in Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field for a summer intern position. Knowledge of cell culture, virus propagation, ELISA, and general aseptic technique are preferred skills, but not required, as we will train the right candidate. The selected student will gain vast knowledge in ...

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Professional Services Manager - Biotechnology

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