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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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ARS International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Aleut Corporation (an Alaskan Native corporation) is an environmental services company with its primary office in Port Allen, LA. We have an immediate for CHEMISTS with primary responsibilities assisting in methods development and setup for instruments (ICP-MS, Mercury Analyzer, GC/MS, IC, and Titrator). Additional duties will include assisting w...
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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 geoth...
Company: Yoh Scientist - Analytical Development needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Ridgefield, CT. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - HPLC with GLP experience (FDA or EPA GLPs) - Formulation experience What You'll Be Doing: - Develop and validate analytical methods for dose formulation analysis - Assume responsibility for analytical support of nonclinica...
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 i...
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 i...
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 i...
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 i...
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 i...
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 i...
DescriptionReporting to the Laboratory Director and Technical Supervisors, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for correctly performing technical procedures and Quality Control in the Clinical Lab, operating and maintaining instrumentation and taking steps necessary to assure accurate reports, performing phlebotomy and clerical tasks and other tasks as needed. Qualifications CA CLS li...
DescriptionReporting to the Laboratory Director and Technical Supervisors, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for correctly performing technical procedures and Quality Control in the Clinical Lab, operating and maintaining instrumentation and taking steps necessary to assure accurate reports, performing phlebotomy and clerical tasks and other tasks as needed. Qualifications CA CLS li...
DescriptionReporting to the Laboratory Director and Technical Supervisors, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for correctly performing technical procedures and Quality Control in the Clinical Lab, operating and maintaining instrumentation and taking steps necessary to assure accurate reports, performing phlebotomy and clerical tasks and other tasks as needed. Qualifications CA CLS li...
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. PPG is committed...
Description Performs analyses, which require a complex network of steps and variables, recognizes problems, identifies causes and determines alternatives and solutions where no preset criteria are available. Confirms and verifies results through in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and instruments. Communicates with physicians, nursing staff, and coworkers as appropriate about alert or ot...
The Clinical Research Center Administrative Coordinator provides support to the CRC Nurse Manager and the Section Head of Clinical Research. Working collaboratively with other support staff, s/he maintains office operations and communications and moderates patient flow into the unit. The Coordinator also maintains and organizes database of equipment, maintenance, supplies and billing; records and...
Company Overview: Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health. The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, r...
Company Overview: Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health. The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, r...
Company Overview: Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health. The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, r...
Company Overview: Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health. The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, r...
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