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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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The Biostatistician/Senior Biostatistician will be acting as a study statistician. This role assumes responsibilities for statistical aspects of study designs, planning and execution of statistical analyses and providing any statistical contributions necessary for Jazz clinical study. This position will work collaboratively with clinicians, biostatisticians, and statistical programmers as well as ...
The VP, Quality R&D will be responsible for the design, development and implementation Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ quality policies, systems and procedures for all worldwide pre-clinical, clinical and drug safety operations. This position is a broad-based, strategic position requiring a true quality assurance approach to assessing data and problem solving within today’s GxP environment. The position wi...
NeuroCog Trials, a rapidly growing company located in Durham, NC with close ties to Duke University Medical Center, has been involved in design and implementation of multi-site clinical trials, including rater training, data quality assurance, and neurocognitive test development, for 10 years. We are looking to fill a full-time position in the Quality Assurance Department. This individual with as...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Infusion Pharmacist Gardena, CA; Carson, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Infusion Pharmacist RPH Mon-Fri Staff Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacy We are looking for an experienced infusion pharmaci...
Our client is a large research institution in Boston with a complex and diverse Lab Animal Medicine program. This role will be part of a centralized department that is tasked with providing facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at the institution. This role will be split between two functions; Animal Care/Health Monitoring & Breeding Progr...
The Laboratory Technician is responsible for performing analysis of hydrocarbon liquid and gas samples in a high-volume testing laboratory. Able to perform duties in laboratory departments (GC, ASTM, Instrument/Wet), while adhering to all safety and quality standards Responsibilities include: GC •Run gas and liquid standards at the frequency of the recommended schedule •Perform analyses as spe...
Growth is a top priority for Agrium Wholesale and it doesn’t just apply to the nutrients we make or the size of our Company. To achieve growth and remain healthy and profitable we need talented, diverse employees to support our initiatives. In 2013, we were named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Alberta’s Top 60 Employers. In the U.S. we were rated as Top 50 for Diversity. Come grow...
Intellisphere, LLC a Princeton, NJ-area medical publisher is looking for an experienced professional with clinical and communications experience to provide support and oversight for editorial projects covering a wide variety of publication properties. Projects span a variety of therapeutic areas including cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, psychiatry and others. Additionally, this position assis...
Our client is one of the to pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking for a Senior manager/Product Lead of Regulatory Affairs. This is a full time, permanent position in Bridgewater, NJ. Summary: The Regulatory Affairs Product Lead (RA PL) Senior Manager coordinates and manages all regulatory aspects for the Rx Branded products in their portfolio. He/She acts as the RA Product Lead and rep...
6 Month Contract Position - H1's/Subcontractors will NOT be considered: · Performs operations necessary for quality testing and plays a role in implementing new technology within quality control. · At more senior levels, provides an investigative or technological orientation in designing, executing, interpreting and validating quality procedures and test methods. · Collect and process samples i...
This newly created, highly visible global role will manage, train staff and improve global Quality Systems within this outstanding corporate environment. My client is a global pharmaceutical company with one of the best research pipelines in the world and they can offer outstanding career growth. Qualified candidates can expect a base salary of 140,000 USD per annum. Information provided to Manage...
This newly created, highly visible global role will manage, develop and improve global Quality Systems within this outstanding corporate environment. My client is a global pharmaceutical company with one of the best research pipelines in the world and they can offer outstanding career growth. Qualified candidates can expect a base salary of 140,000 USD per annum. Information provided to Management...
Associate Director of Quality Assurance We are currently seeking an Associate Director of Quality Assurance to join our team in Raleigh, NC. Job Description: The Associate Director of Quality Assurance is responsible for establishing and enforcing the company’s quality standards. This position will also ensure that the quality systems at sites used for the manufacture, packaging, and testing of...
Hays has partnered with a global Biotech company seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer. The ideal candidate is innovative, dynamic and looking for a high growth opportunity. This company supports over 6,000 employees and works in over 110 countries around the world. The ideal candidate will manage product develop initiatives ranging from concept, engineering, testing and launch while overseeing a tea...
POSITION SUMMARY: This isa full-time or contract position responsible for overseeing all clinical trial activities from start to finish for US and International studies. This includes trials necessitated by R&D, Regulatory and Marketing. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage clinical study monitors and interact with investigational sites. Oversee and Manage Contract Research Organizati...
Description United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of unique products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions. We have four approved products on the market today and we are not stopping there! From the United States to Europe to the Asia Pacific, we are proud of our multicultur...
Provide support for Company regulatory inspections, client qualification audits and routine/ad hoc audits; conduct external qualification and ongoing audits of vendors and client partners as needed Recommend changes in standard procedures to reflect technological changes, regulatory trends and best practices Provide support and assist in the development and management of quality systems at DLSS ...
Alliance Pharma, Inc. is a contract research organization (CRO) specializes in advanced bioanalytical and drug metabolism services. We are currently seeking a QA specialist with a minimum of 4 years QA (Quality Assurance) and GLP bioanalytical experiences in CRO industry with Bachelor's Degree or higher. Advanced knowledge in specific compliance discipline (GLP, GCP),knowledge of the drug develop...
FULL TIME POSITIONS OPEN FOR A LAB TECHNICIAN, BIOLOGIST AND CHEMIST Job Purpose: Conducts analysis on various products in a laboratory environment. Position available in and MO, Olathe 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift available. Ability to work any shift GREATLY desired. These positions are temporary. Some may be Temp to Hire, but all are in the Kansas City Metro Area. NO RELOCATION IS AVAILABLE Duties...
Real Staffing is looking for a R&D Design Engineer to join a mid-sized medical device company in Redwood City, CA. Company: Established mid-sized company that has a unique and one-of-a-kind medical device product located in Redwood City, CA. Role: As a R&D Design Engineer you will be responsible for the design and development of new products all the way through to steady state manufacturing. Thi...

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