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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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Environmental & Lab Supervisor American Electric Power – PSO Vernon, Texas We're PSO. Your partner for an even brighter future. Our Vernon, Texas power station is now accepting applications for the position of: Environmental & Lab Supervisor Responsible for plant lab operations and personnel Qualifications include: Bachelors degree in chemistry or equivalent discipline plus ten years applicabl...
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...
BIOSTATISTICIAN II Company Amgen, Inc. Location South San Francisco, CA Position Type Full Time Experience See below Education See below Biostatistician II sought by Amgen. Reqs: PhD plus 2 years exp & knwldg of industry standard & regulatory reqmnts related to clinical design and statistical anly; Knwldg of drug devmnt processes; and knwldg of ICH, FDA, & GCP regulations & guidelines. Job S...
The University of Akron Akron, OH 44325 Assoc. Dir. Admissions /Operations sought to apply statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret data on prospective university students & prepare reports for student recruitment. Req: MA Statistics and 24 mos. exp.w/large university data management. Resumes to M. Stasitis, 185 E. Mill, St. ASB, Suite 125G, Akron. OH 44325 or mstasit...
This position is located in our IA, West Des Moines facility Gathers, analyzes, and interprets a wide variety of data. 1. Plans data collection, and analyzes and interprets statistical data from surveys, experiments, studies, and other sources. 2. Plans methods to collect information and develops questionnaire techniques according to survey design. 3. Conducts surveys, evaluates reliability of...
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HC168313: SHELL OIL COMPANY Houston, TX See Below to Apply SHELL OIL COMPANY. Position in Houston, TX. Submit resume to *****. In your submission, please reference the applicable job code. Geophysicist - Responsible for conducting geophysical interpretation of subsurface seismic data to identify exploration prospects & drilling targets. (Job Code 1539); requires Master's de...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is today a worldwide leading pharmaceutical company in both brands and generics, and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceu...
We are currently seeking a full-time Immunoassay group associate director whose responsibilities will include: * Managing a staff of bioanalytical scientists in the development/validation of PK and immunogenicity assays on standard and novel immunoassay platforms in a regulated environment. Analyzing non-clinical and clinical study samples and ensuring the scientific quality of data in order to m...
Alliance Pharma, Inc. is a growing contract research organization (CRO) which specializes in advanced bioanalytical services for both small molecule drugs and antibody drugs. We are currently seeking a Human Resources Administrator/Administrative Assistant to support our business office operations. The basic responsibilities include: * Assisting CEO with HR related issues, employee paperwork and...
Job Title: Grants and Investigator-Sponsored Trial (IST) Coordinator Job Type: Part-time (Four days/week) Location: Wilmington, DE Zipher Medical Affairs Company, LLC is a Massachusetts corporation providing consulting and contract services to the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, Zipher seeks to fill one (1) employment opportunity for the position of a Grants and IST Coordinator. This indivi...
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Terminal Support Technician Growing company seeking a Terminal Support Technician for an entry level position in the crude oil pipeline industry. Must be a motivated team player who values integrity, respect, and safety. Excellent pay & benefits. Email or fax resume ***** or 708-479-6890 Job is located in Griffith, IN. www.futureenvironmental.com...
POSITION SUMMARY The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for testing and reporting clinical laboratory results. ACCOUNTABILITIES • Performs and reports laboratory testing on clinical laboratory samples used to aide physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. • Selects, implements, and evaluates results for Quality Control materials used in statistical process control of lab...
Our client on the Peninsula is looking for a Manufacturing Technician II to join their team! Manufacturing Technician II Duties: The Manufacturing Technician II performs under some supervision functions associated with manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and in process testing related to the production of parts...
Hi, We have an excellent opportunity for “Biologics Process Operator” with direct Client. If this sounds interesting please resume to ***** or do call me on 609-357-1858 ,609-454-3209 Ext 103 Biologics Process Operator # Duration: 12 Months location: Pennington NJ 08534 Operates control systems and processes in Biotechnology Pilot Plants as assigned. Prepares process buf...
Job Title: Process Development Specialist I Position Description The candidate will assist in the evaluation of the growth, metabolism and product expression of candidate cell lines in bench-scale bioreactors and shake-flasks. Position Responsibilities Cell culture sampling, cell counting, metabolite analysis, sample submission for product analyses as well as data management and analysis. Equ...
BIOLOGICS PROCESS OPERATOR REQUIREMENT #14-01276 RECRUITER: JESSICA CLARK JOB LOCATION: HOPEWELL, NJ NOVEMBER 21, 2014 Project Description: Operates control systems and processes in Biotechnology Pilot Plants as assigned Prepares process buffers and reagents Cleans equipment and maintain area in clean and orderly fashion Recognizes and reports safety, maintenance and operational variances...
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Aprecia Pharmaceuticals is hiring a Materials Manager. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the planning, controlling, purchasing, and the storing of raw materials and finished goods, all while maintaining cGMP Compliance. Description of Duties: Position will be effectively planning, managing and purchasing all raw materials, components, and processed goods as well as controlling all phar...
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...
Hello, We currently have An excellent opening for an Engineering-Principal Engineer but we also have other opportunities so don't let this description stop you from SENDING ME YOUR RESUME and calling me so we can talk about what would be the perfect career move for you. I have several openings and new opportunities come in all the time so please don't hesitate to ask me what it is you are looking...
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...

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