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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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Requisition ID 23575BR Title Manager, Site Management (Clinical) Job Category Clinical Trial Management Job Description PURPOSE: Responsible for the management and development of Site Management staff in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ICH guidelines, federal regulations, and within defined budgeting. Responsible for operational aspects of planning and management of performance in ac...
Requisition ID 23552BR Title Manager/Sr. Manager, Government Contracts - Rebates Job Category Finance & Auditing Job Description PURPOSE: Manages an analytical team in managing Government Rebate Programs including Medicaid claims processing and dispute resolution. Provides valuable insights into the offer development process and reporting requirements for both commercial and government channels, e...
Job Title: Document Control Specialist Position Description Product/document configuration experience desired Intermediate level and document management (e.g. Word) software skills Project Management Skills, desired Must have excellent conceptual, analytical, written and verbal configuration skills Comprehension of design methodology, product configuration and complex manufacturing processes Abili...
Job Title: R&D Configuration Specialist Position Description R&D Configuration Specialist (Design & Control) will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations for product/document configuration management within a section or functional area in the organization. Identify and assess regulatory and quality risks in activities and processes according to regulatory agency rules and guidelines...
Responsibilities: Provide technical and engineering support for the eBR and eDispense system. Have a full understanding of all MES functions, including: equipment tracking, materials and inventory, order creation and execution, dispensing, recipe authoring. Design, configure, test, and troubleshoot S88-structured recipes and their objects. Design, create, debug, and support custom software/code. P...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. The Northboro R&D Center focusing on...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. The Northboro R&D Center focusing on...
Saint-Gobain is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials and glass containers with more than 1,000 subsidiaries in 64 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain had sales of $55.5 billion in 2012 and employs nearly 193,000 people worldwide. In the United...
JUNIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST WITH EXPERIENCE IN PROTEIN PURIFICATION AND STABILITY REQUIREMENT #14-00660 RECRUITER: CINDI PISNOY JOB LOCATION: SYRACUSE, NY JULY 3, 2014 Project Description: The successful candidate will be a member of the Recovery and Downstream Purification Process Development group responsible for research and development of efficient and scalable process for therapeutic protein ca...
Depending on the candidate’s experience level, this role could be filled as Manager up to an Associate Director level. Based on the experience level of the candidate the responsibilities for this role will adjust accordingly POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction of Xcenda senior leadership, the candidate will primarily design and implement health economic models & research studies. The candida...
This position requires a variety of skills necessary for biotech company operations. The position is expected to possess a thorough understanding of laboratory procedures for Upstream process development, reliably and independently conduct cell line development and conduct work within cGMP guidelines. This position will perform a variety of laboratory procedures in Upstream Process Development. Th...
SAMPLE CONTROL ASSOCIATE REQUIREMENT #14-00705 RECRUITER: CHERYL AMBROSE JOB LOCATION: SYRACUSE, NY JULY 15, 2014 Project Description: Support Sample Control Manager to ensure traceability/chain –of custody which includes: sample labeling, preparing aliquots, daily sample pick-up, reviewing the database and submission forms, sample storage and retrieval of retains. the candidate must be detail ori...
Primary Duties: Reporting to the Clinical Documentation Team Lead, the Clinical Document Manager is responsible for overseeing Clinical Documentation Team (CDT) resource management globally, ensuring effective support for Clinical Development Operation's (CDO) document deliverables. Monitors and supports team compliance with regulatory legislation and Shire policy. Oversees effective outsourcing o...
The Analytical R&D laboratory supports, development and validation of methods analytical test methods, evaluation and testing of raw materials, and testing of non-commercial materials to support product development. The department provides analytical services to manufacturing, Technical Services, Validation and new material qualifications. All activities are performed in accordance with specificat...
Job Title: Regulatory Affairs Associate Position Description Maintain awareness of regulatory requirements Scientific knowledge preferred Written and verbal communication skills required Knowledge of regulations preferred Technical systems skills (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, online research) required Proofreading and editing skills required Ability to contribute to multiple proj...
Manufacturing Manager - Lithium Chemicals Summary of Major Responsibilities: The manufacturing manager will oversee chemical plant operations including: manage staff of plant; ensure occupational and process safety; plan and schedule production; develop and execute plans to improve Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for the manufacturing operation, technical troubleshooting of production issues; d...
Job Summary: Works in support of scientific research in computational biology and bioinformatics using technical knowledge of software, software development, networking, and/or hardware in a complex computing environment designed for scientific research. Works collaboratively with the Investigator, to determine the most suitable computational methods to be used in research. Independently performs...
Job Summary: The HHMI CryoEM Shared Resource at Janelia Farm is a state-of-the-art cryo electron microscopy facility. It serves HHMI labs nationwide for cutting-edge research in structural biology by providing access to two powerful FEI Titan Krios cryo electron microscopes. The facility also hosts an FEI Tecnai 12 Spirit cryoEM and cryoEM sample preparation systems. The main function of the facil...
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 beyond. We have an opportunity for a Laboratory Manager to join one of our laboratories at University of California, Davis. In this role, you w...
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 beyond. An exciting opportunity is available for Lab Manager to join one of HHMI's laboratories located at the University of California in Berk...
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