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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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PRIMARY ROLE: Provides regulatory expertise and guidance to Clinical, Pharmacovigilance, Legal, Scientific, Commercial, and other internal stakeholders for successful development of core data sheets and global labeling; formulates and implements regulatory strategies and liaises with regulatory team members to assure that products in development are supported by developmental core data sheets and...
AAIPharma Services is a leading provider of contract services that support all phases of drug development. The company's wide array of capabilities includes analytical and formulation development, material testing services, microbiology, clinical and commercial contract manufacturing, pharmaceutical packaging and stability services. With over thirty years of drug development expertise, we offer ex...
Title: Manager Medical Affairs. The position is for Infectious Disease therapy area promotional material (Promotional Review Committee [PRC]) review as per pharmaceutical industry guidelines Education: PharmD, Ph.D, or MD preferred. Experience: Must have PRC experience (4 years), infectious disease therapeutic areas expertise highly valued, and Medical Affairs experience (4 years) in Pharmaceut...
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...
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...
CHEMIST / LAB TECHNICIAN will support product testing in laboratory testing environment. Knowledge / Experience: Ability to organize time and be able to perform multiple routine tasks in a specific application area. Ability to effectively communicate verbally/written: observations, results of experiments, test details. Knowledge of PC's and related software Hand on, mechanically skilled perso...
Ocean County based manufacturing company has a need for multiple cleanroom technicians to aid in their manufacturing process. This is a contract position with an opportunity to convert to a permanent position. There are 1st and 2nd shift openings available for qualified candidates. Qualified candidates MUST have: - HS Diploma. - Previous experience working in a cleanroom under GMP guidelines. ...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Job Description Opportunities available in St. Louis, Missouri for St. Louis-based chemists with HPLC experience using Waters' Empower software (admin-users, super-users, users). These openings are permanent, full-time positions with excellent benefits on the 1st or 2nd shift. Company has been in business nearly 50 years performing pharmaceutical analyses within a challenging, fast-paced cGMP en...
This position ensures that processes and systems; such as IQ/OQ/PQ of facilities, equipment and analytical laboratory software, within the cGMP laboratory support groups, are fully qualified and performing efficiently. Responsible for developing, recommending, and executing validation strategies and designing studies for the purpose of providing documented evidence that a systems, equipment, inst...
Oversees all aspects of management of laboratory operations within the different functional groups of the GMP, GCL, Vaccines & Biologics or Bio-Analytical laboratories. Ensures productivity, efficiency and quality of the work are maintained and financial objectives of the business are achieved. Oversees the development and implementation of laboratory systems and processes. Ensures client delivera...
Summary: • Develop and maintain systems that assure data reliability and reporting compliance with all laboratory stakeholders including customers, regulatory agencies, and manufacturing departments • Schedule and administer laboratory priorities • Lead Lean/continuous improvement of the QC Lab through streamlining daily tasks and efficiencies in supporting other departments Daily Activities: ...
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow. Our...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Senior Manager Quality Systems/Head of Quality for Pharmaceutical Drug Manufacturing in Southeast USA, available for immediate interviewing. Join a world leader with this pharmaceutical and capital equipment medical device developer and manufacturer, in the upstart pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. You will be the key person to build and lead a team of Quality Systems Manufacturing professionals...
: Pall is a Fortune 1000 materials science and engineering company with the broadest filtration, separation and purification capabilities in the world. Our process and product enabling technologies help our customers make good products better, safer and even possible. We provide innovative products to customers in health care, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, municipal drinking water...
Position Details: Position: Research Scientist Location: Pennington , New Jersey 08534 Duration: 3+Months Contract (40 hrs/week) Job Description : · Basic knowledge of the drug discovery process and independence in experimental/assay design, data analysis and problem solving. · Working knowledge and experience with a wide range of technical skills relevant to the specific biology field. · E...
Job duties include but are not limited to: * Participate in FDA and Client Audits. * Review Chemist's EXCEL Data Spreadsheets & Lab Notebooks. * Verify Instrument Calibrations from daily Internal Testing and periodic 3rd Party Service Testing. * Be a "working" Manager and doing Methods Development and/or BenchAssays, as needed. * Have good people Skills to work with existing Staff and essenti...
W-2 ONLY ... CONTRACT / 12-14 MONTHS ... GREAT OPPORTUNITY ... CDISC Version 2.3, SAS, SQL, ANALYTICAL DATABASE DESIGN A MUST Duties Provide statistical programming expertise in SAS for the production of analyses, tabulations, graphics, and listings from clinical trial data. Key responsibilities and skills include, but are not limited to, the following: Contribute to the preparation of analysis p...
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST WITH ASSAY DESIGN EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01171 RECRUITER: MELISSA GIUSTI JOB LOCATION: HOPEWELL, NJ OCTOBER 24, 2014 Project Description: Basic knowledge of the drug discovery process and independence in experimental / assay design, data analysis and problem solving Working knowledge and experience with a wide range of technical skills relevant to the speci...
Job Description The Senior Division Manager provides overall leadership, administration, and oversees the daily non-clinical operations of the Division. The incumbent develops and implements strategic plans for revenue goals, collaborating closely with both the Division and Department Directors. Develops and monitors policies and procedures, coordinates flow of patients, and oversees financial an...

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