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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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POET Research Center - Scotland, SD, is currently looking for an Electrician! The Electrician is responsible for troubleshooting, identifying root-cause issues and rewiring/installing related electrical goods at the research center. Additional duties include: Inspect and repair issues when they occur Maintain responsibility for all preventative electrical tasks and compliance procedures Assist in ...
Petrochemical Lab Supervisor – Houston, TX Kelly Services is currently seeking candidates for a Direct Hire Lab Supervisor position at a petrochemical testing laboratory in east Houston. As a Petrochemical Lab Supervisor, you will be responsible for supervising all operations, personnel and safety programs within the laboratory. In addition, you will perform routine laboratory tests to determine...
Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operatio...
A leading manufacturer of specialty ceramic products is looking for a Ceramic Engineer for their plant near Gadsden, AL. The Ceramic Engineer will lead a small team of Technicians to develop new ceramic glazes, frits and other glass products. He or she will lead testing of all existing products, qualify raw materials and support the Sales and Marketing Group. This is a great opportunity for a hand...
We are currently seeking a Scientist / Sr. Scientist who will be reviewing chromatography (Empower software), writing detailed investigations, troubleshoot extraneous peaks (unknown peaks), perform data mining and data gathering, writing technical documents. Additional tests include: Developmental Stability Informal Stability Process Validation Batches Feasibility Batches Developmental Batche...
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Description: Home Paramount offers pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers throughout the Eastern United States. We have locactions in MD, VA, PA, DE, NC, and FL. Founded in 1939, Home Paramount is in its third generation as a family-owned and operated business. We are seeking a Technical Specialist to provide training and operational support services to our Mar...
The Senior Microbiologist is a career level for top performing Microbiologists. Senior Microbiologists deliver sustained contributions that result in new and/or improved processes and methodologies. Employees at this level can manage their time effectively and can function with minimal directive while executing a broad range of technical skills. Senior Microbiologists have the ability to determine...
Responsibilities · Responsible for the development of validation protocols and reports to support the manufacturing and packaging processes of multiple solid dosage pharmaceutical products. Products manufactured include tablets, capsules, powdered blends and granulations. · Responsible for the generation of testing protocols covering all aspects of manufacturing and packaging processes for a giv...
Kelly Scientific Resources has a full time opening for a Research Associate with 1-2 years experience in immunoassay's and molecular biology techniques to work with a Bio- Tech company in the greater Indianapolis area. The Research Associate will be responsible for performing basic laboratory operations independently with detailed review of results by experienced personnel. We are looking for ca...
Park Computer Systems, Inc., is a leading Technology Consulting and Staffing Company, is looking for an Associate Product Manager for our client, a large Biotechnology organization. Mention below is the job details: Req# 6198 Location: South San Francisco, CA Duration: 1 Year Job Category Marketing Job Title Associate Product Manager Duties New product introduction &Assist in gathering pro...
Calibration Technician, San Diego, CA Kelly Scientific Resources, a division of Kelly Services, has an immediate opening for a Calibration Technician, with biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience preferred, to work with a biotechnology company located in San Diego, CA. Summary: Perform GMP level calibrations and maintain the calibration database. This position ensures that calibration service...
At Joulé, you could say the right match is in our DNA. We're the specialists in Scientific Staffing. Our unmatched industry network and geographic reach enable us to place professionals like you at top firms every day. For more than 20 years, we've been providing temporary, contract and direct staff to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, flavor and fragrance, specialty chemical and other scientif...
“About Xcenda” Xcenda, a business unit of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is an integrated, world-class health care consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement and patient access. For more than 2 decades, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex an...
About Xcenda Xcenda, a business unit of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is an integrated, world-class health care consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement and patient access. For more than 2 decades, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex and cost-...
Overview: This position will be responsible for managing drug substance and sterile drug product contract manufacturing operations, including tech transfer, process scale up/optimization, and process validation for late stage clinical development and subsequent commercialization of new biopharmaceutical products. This role requires a strong scientific background, strong project management skills,...
Quality Control (QC) Chemist – Pompano Beach, FL Kelly Services is currently seeking a Quality Control Chemist for one of our top clients in Pompano Beach, FL. This is a Direct Hire or Temp-to-Hire position As a Quality Control Chemist placed with Kelly Services, you will be supporting a strategically important area of the business for which further growth and investment is anticipated. The succ...
At Joulé, you could say the right match is in our DNA. We're the specialists in Scientific Staffing. Our unmatched industry network and geographic reach enable us to place professionals like you at top firms every day. For more than 20 years, we've been providing temporary, contract and direct staff to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, flavor and fragrance, specialty chemical and other scientif...
Job Description: Assist Core & Innovation teams in the preparation and development of new product samples in the product development laboratory. Conduct in-market Quality and competitive product assessments Client is a major food enterprise sourcing a variety of raw materials of agricultural origin such as tuber, grain, and fruit & vegetable crops around the world. A creative, results-oriented,...
Large CRO in Southern California is seeking several Drug Safety Specialist II candidates to fill full time positions. Relocation is available. Job Summary: The Senior Safety Surveillance Associate is responsible for the processing of safety reports from clinical sites, spontaneous reporters, and other entities, as applicable, according to the Company s procedures and global drug safety regulation...

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