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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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. A Contract QA Specialist job opportunity located in Warren NJ is currently available via Adecco Engineering and Technology. You must be able to maintain quality system compliance with ISO 13485, QSR & IVDD, including creating new/revising existing quality system documentation, as needed. You also must be able to review and release of DHRs (including in ERP) The QA Specialist job responsibilities...
Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities 1. Develop and execute laboratory work plans/schedules independently, using customer milestones and Division/site performance standards and metrics 2. Authors technical documents, such as protocols, test methods, text reports, certificates of analysis, and operating procedures 3. Review technical documents for accuracy, thoroughness and regulatory...
JOB SUMMARY Responsible for providing Metrology services during start-up, commissioning, validation and capital improvements of a state-of-the-art, multi-product contract manufacturing and testing facility and its operation. General responsibilities include: developing calibration and periodic maintenance operational requirements for equipment/systems, request for proposals (RFP’s) and associated...
Top Pharmaceutical Company requires a "Associate Director - QC Bioassay Development ". Interested candidates kindly email their updated resume to ***** or call 609-601-4061, 609-423-1647 FULL TIME PERMANENT POSITION : Summary: Manages bioassay development function in the quality control department. Translates research assays into QC ready methods, qualifies those methods and transf...
Must be a US citizen for this job, SMALL MOLECULE DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING ANALYST Candidate Screening Questions 1.Describe your specific drug development experience: a.System for selection of active compounds b.Animal models experience c.Tech transfer to cGMP manufacturing d.Antibiotic and other drugs API synthesis and manufacturing development e.Dosage form development f.Cleaning and analytic...
In-house CRA wanted in Princeton, NJ. The position is with an up and coming biotech specializing in ophthalmology as well as diagnostics and imaging. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a small but quickly growing company, presenting huge growth opportunity as they continue to expand. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years experience in field monitoring and experience in tracking clinical t...
Responsibilities: Animal Husbandry Research Support Veterinary Medicine Facility Maintenance and Sanitation Requirements: HSD with 2+ years animal care experience ALAT certification; AS/BS in Animal Science with 1+ year of animal care experience Experience in a research animal care facility...
MANAGER – FAILURE ANALYSIS / METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING Key management role at our largest domestic headquarters lab located in Ithaca, NY. Specialized experience and breadth of knowledge in a specialty industry, such as nuclear, medical or aerospace are strongly preferred. IMR Test Labs, a growing, international firm offering a complete scope of materials testing, seeks a proven leader with 7+ yea...
If you’re interested in working for a Leading, Mid-Size Contract Research Organization (CRO) that has a massive global reach, then look no further, because Pharm-Olam International offers all of that and more! We are a company that strives to deliver cost-effective, quick-to-market clinical services in today’s emerging marketplace. Pharm-Olam International (POI) has one of the largest global footp...
Theradex® is an international contract research organization providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compoounds, medical devices and diagnostic test in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases for over 30 years. Theradex® conducts studies which lead to marekting approval of significant advances; and has built a reputation on a...
Theradex® is an international contract research organization providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compoounds, medical devices and diagnostic test in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases for over 30 years. Theradex® conducts studies which lead to marekting approval of significant advances; and has built a reputation on a...
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, a...
Associate Scientist As an Associate Scientist, working for Nova Biomedical, you will assist in the day-to-day operation of the lab. You will also help in the development and validation of immunoassays. You will have the ability to conduct basic laboratory experiments, analyze and interpret experimental data results and understand the methodology. You will prepare reagents and maintain equipment. Y...
We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Sr. Packaging Engineer located at our Princeton, NJ Location. The Sr. Packaging Engineer will lead packaging development projects from initiation through manufacture (launch). Projects will consist of modifications of packaging for existing products as well as the packaging for new products. Additional scope includes consideration of new, explorator...
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TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely tree/shrub/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting landscaping problems through service calls and...
Our client is currently seeking a Data Manager within Clinical Development for an immediate contract opportunity. Opportunity to work with a growing, innovative organization. Must have relevant experience in Clinical Data Manager and SAS with the ability to work as a W2 contractor directly for Judge. Please send your resume as a Word document to ***** for immediate consideration. TheData M...
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