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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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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 Research and Development Enginee...
Immediate opening for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at our client in Northeastern NJ This is a Permanent position No relocation….local candidates only, please Department: Quality Assurance / Quality Control Supervises: Regulatory Affairs Technician Organizational Relationships: Contact with all areas of QA/QC personnel, Customers, Production Supervision, Warehouse, Engineering, and Operatio...
The Judge group is working with a Consumer Products company to identify qualified candidates for an AUTOMATION ENGINEER opportunity. They are a leader in their industry and continue to experience significant growth. The company is uniquely positioned due to some proprietary technology advancements. The AUTOMATION ENGINEER will be responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooti...
Judge Inc. is seeking a Product Development Engineer for alarge packaging company in the Palatine area. The qualified applicant will havean Engineering degree (Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Science or Chemical)and experience in optimizing with Adhesive / Extrusion / Flexo Gravure printingprocess. Job Requirements: - MUST HAVE: 2-5 years flexible packaging experience - MUST HAVE: Engineering...
Growing Pharmaceutical client in Central/Northern NJ area is looking to fill a temp-to-perm role for a Director, Quality Assurance/Auditing with large molecule, biologic experience. This job will have the following responsibilities: ·Manufacturing is done on-site, so client needs a hands-on leader to oversee QA and internal audit compliance. ·Primarily GMP, but some GLP and GCP oversight as wel...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., is hiring a Shared Services Accounting Manager to be located in Waltham, MA. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world s...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. is hiring a Holding Company Accountant to be located in Waltham, MA. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving th...
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Intercompany Accountant , this position will be located in Waltham, MA . Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around th...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Manager, Worldwide Commercial Enablement, which is part of our Commercial Operations, and can be located off or on site, Rochester or NJ would be preferred. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring an...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing custom...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for an IDN National Account Manager in our Commercial Sales Department and will be work from home, covering nationally. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has ap...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Corporate Account Manager-Distribution in our Commercial Sales Department and will be Field Based in the Western Region. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company...
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Payroll Accountant; this position will be located in Waltham, MA. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the wor...
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Joint Business and Royalty Accounting Manager; this position will be located in Waltham, MA. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,8...
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for an External Reporting Accountant; this position will be located in Waltham, MA. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees ar...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Director of Training and Development in our Commercial Marketing Department and will be located in Raritan, NJ. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has appr...
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a General Accounting Manager; this position will be located in Waltham, MA. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...

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