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R and D Industry Overview


Companies involved in research and development (R and D) employ scientists, but they also need to fill many other R and D jobs, including those for statisticians, data managers, regulatory specialists, QA managers and others who support those who make scientific breakthroughs, apply discoveries and bring new products to market.

An R and D career typically revolves around one of three activities: conducting basic research, applying research findings or developing new products. The vast majority of jobs in R and D are found in physics, engineering or life sciences. Only about 12 percent of R and D job opportunities are found in economics, sociology, anthropology and psychology.

R and D Job Market


Several factors will influence the number of R and D jobs going forward. In the biotechnology industry, pharmaceutical companies have a record number of products in the pipeline as they seek to replace revenue lost from expiring drug patents. That pressure will keep merger-and-acquisition activity high, Life Science Digest predicts.

In 2012, federal government spending on R and D will drop while industrial and academic spending will rise, R&D Magazine predicts. Defense industry R and D jobs could be influenced by a $2.5 billion spending cut in Defense Department-funded research, the magazine says.Between 2010 and 2020, R and D employment will be quite robust, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts. It predicts:

  • Medical scientist jobs will grow 36 percent.
  • Biochemist and biophysicist jobs will grow 31 percent.
  • Physicist jobs and astronomer jobs will grow 14 percent.
  • Statistician jobs will grow 14 percent.
  • Chemist and materials scientist jobs will grow 4 percent.


R and D Salaries


Scientist salaries are typically tied to the amount of education needed for the particular job, with the highest salaries going to those with advanced degrees.

The mean salary for all life sciences R and D jobs was $76,140, the BLS says.

Statisticians working in R and D earned mean salaries of $86,370 in 2011, the BLS says.

The median salary for a clinical data manager working in R and D is $66,800, according to online salary database PayScale.com. Regulatory specialists in R and D earned a median of $55,900 and regulatory affairs directors in R and D earned a median of $146,000, PayScale reports.

QA managers’ median salary was $89,500 in 2012, the American Society for Quality (ASQ) reports. Having ASQ certification may boost a quality manager’s salary by $10,000, the ASQ says.
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We are searching for an enthusiastic, motivated, detailed-oriented Senior Research Assistant to manage and coordinate various day to day technical and administrative functions pertaining to Dr. Havill’s laboratory in support of her research into osteoporosis and osteoarthritis susceptibility with a view towards avoiding duplication of effort and providing standardization and improved efficiency. T...
We are searching for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Research Assistant to join Dr. Havill’s research team to investigate variation in traits related to bone fragility and to osteoarthritis susceptibility. Duties will include data collection from bone cross-sections, preparation of new bone microscopy sections, basic data analysis, and preparation of project reports. The senior research assis...
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R&D Scientist – Dielectric Products *Position is located in Upstate, NY with relocation assistance offered Position Summary: The primary responsibility for this position is to develop next generation dielectric formulations including new laboratory and pilot scale-up processes for making next generation products within the organizations R&D department. Position Responsibilities: · Develop new...
Lab Technician II Your scientific skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Experis knows how and where to get you where you want to go. In this Lab technician...
Overview: Performs assays according to and in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and/or Points to Consider (PTC) guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Serves as a point person in Virology Operations to organize work flow, resources, and day to day lab responsibilities. Sufficiently compete...
Tetra Tech, a leader in consulting, engineering, environmental science and technical services worldwide has a challenging opportunity for a highly motivated professional in our growing Technical Support Services Division. We are a diverse company, embracing talented individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength lies in collecti...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for Project Managers in our R&D Department and these positions can be located in either Raritan, NJ or Rochester, NY. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approx...
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Director, Global Project Leader, Instruments; this position will be located in Raritan, NJ. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 ...
A leading provider of drug development and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies around the world is seeking a qualified Chemistry Data Reviewer. Qualified candidate will review raw data in support of GMP testing. Bachelor's degree with 2+ years of the following experience required: -Analytical Chemistry required. -GMP experience required. -Experience ...
We are looking for Validation Engineer for the leading biotech company is South San Francisco. Below is the job description. Interested candidates, please submit your resume to ***** or call (510) 353 1700 Ext. 231 to discuss further about this position. Job Description: Job Title Systems Engineer - Verification and Validation You will work in collaboration with R&D, Marketing and P...
Job Title: Method Validation Scientist Location: Emeryville, CA Duties: Responsible for developing, optimizing, and validating release, in-process, raw materials and cleaning methods in support of Diagnostic Solutions immunodiagnostic intermediates. This role will interact with Technology Development, Manufacturing, Research & Development, Quality Control and Quality Assurance staff to ensure t...
Job Summary: The Druckmann Lab is looking for highly motivated individuals to pursue interdisciplinary computational neuroscience research projects in HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus. HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus is a unique, world-class research community near Washington, D.C. dedicated to understanding the function of neural circuits and developing synergistic imaging technology. Ou...
Outstanding CDM opportunity available with a growing clinical research organization in the Northern New Jersey area. A positive work environment and recognition of the importance of work life balance has led to employee satisfaction and company success. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package are offered. Job responsibilities: The Sr. / Clinical Data Manager leads data management...
Title: Product Development Technician Location: Minnetonka, MN Compensation: $22-$26/hr Length: Contract-to-Hire Duties and Responsibilities: · Assist in the development and maintenance of the engineering bill of material (BOM) · Assist in development and implementation of new processes, technologies or tooling needed to build products · Assist in identifying/developing/qualifying fixture f...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Group Director, R&D, Applied Science and Technology-1218140731 Description Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Group Director, R&D, Applied Science and Technology (AST) to be located in Somerville, New Jersey. The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Separations-2004140807 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for a Associate Director, Separations, to be located in Malvern, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Regulatory Program Management-5590140917 Description Janssen Research and Development, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Regulatory Program Management to be located in Raritan, NJ; Titusville, NJ; or Spring House, PA. Janssen Research & Development, ...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
Client: Pharmaceutical Company There is more emphasis on the training ability than the PV knowledge. Would accept someone with strong training background and only limited PV exposure or experience. MUST HAVE: - Bachelors Degree - 3+ years conducting training - Some exposure to GCP and Pharmacovigilance - Knowledge of organizational development and adult learning principles and methods Respo...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...

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