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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 Operator 2 is responsible for operating and maintaining equipment for the treatment of wastewater, at a small wastewater treatment facility in Staten Island, NY. Provides routine testing, monitoring, and maintenance of production wells - Performs treatment process and maintenance of treatment facility equipment to assure proper operations - Conducts routine sampling and field testing of water...
Overview Teva Biopharmaceuticals, USA (TBU) is responsible for developing innovative and biobetter biologics for Teva Pharmaceuticals—the largest generics company in the world with over $20 billion in annual revenue. We currently are developing 8 products in various stages of clinical development from IND through BLA filing including, innovative mAbs, extended half-life biobetters and biosimilar p...
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Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Product Development Engineer, GRQP Trauma (1 of 2)-6319140319 Description DePuy Synthes is currently recruiting for an Associate Product Development Engineer located in West Chester, PA. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the wo...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Product Development Engineer, GRQP Trauma (1 of 5)-6537140319 Description DePuy Synthes is currently recruiting for an Product Development Engineer, GRQP Trauma located in West Chester, PA. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world. De...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Product Development Engineer, GRQP Trauma-6606140319 Description DePuy Synthes is currently recruiting for a Senior Product Development Engineer, GRQP Trauma located in West Chester, PA. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. STAFF MECHANICAL ENGINEER-1418140320 Description Animas Corporation, a fully-integrated global company within the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is an innovator in insulin pump technology, with products such as the ground-breaking OneTouch Ping and Animas Vibe. The company is experiencing an unprecedented period of strong growth,...
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Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Staff Product Development Engineer, GRQP Trauma (1 of 2)-6707140319 Description DePuy Synthes is currently recruiting for a Staff Product Development Engineer, GRQP Trauma located in West Chester, PA. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in th...
American Greetings is recruiting for a Senior Statistical Analyst to join AG Interactive Business Intelligence team at our world headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. This position requires a quantitative, creative, critical thinker with a mindset for continual learning and customer focus. Primarily supporting the Brand and Marketing teams in an ecommerce environment, this person will develop quantitat...
Quintiles pioneered the idea of helping pharma companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish not only whether a drug is effective, but who can take it safely. Our customers have relied on us to design and conduct rigorous clinical research for decades, from small studies to multinational mega-trials. However, we continue to develop new ways of interpreting and evaluating data that allow...
"Sensory Scientist specializing in the psychophysics of flavor perception" Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the scientist in this role is responsible for designing and executing the sensory evaluation of new ingredients and technologies coming from our ingredient discovery and taste receptor programs. Specifically, the scientist will design research to characterize the sensory qualiti...
Job ID: 33084 Position Description: Start a new, exciting career as a Field Chemist with Clean Harbors! Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local...
Seeking multiple Cleaning Validation Engineers for consulting positions at a major pharmaceutical client in Lancaster, PA. The position involves post cleaning validation monitoring, cleaning cycle development and cleaning validation in a cGMP facility. Experience in CIP/COP and manual cleaning validation activities are required. The following experience is also required: troubleshoot CIP system fa...
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Job Title: In-House Clinical Research Associate Position Description Solid knowledge of the processes involved in clinical studies following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the Code of Federal Regulations is required. A broad understanding of essential study documentation is critical. The in-house CRA is a key participant in the start-up, implementation, management and close-out of clinical trial...
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Quintiles has a rewarding opportunity for a Lab Project Services Manager in our Marietta, GA office. Position can be filled at a Grade 31 Lab Project Services Manager level or Grade 30 Assoc Lab Project Services Manager level. PURPOSE Under general direction, manage all laboratory aspects of clinical trial projects for a client, either global and or regional studies; serve as a point of escalation...
Quintiles pioneered the idea of helping pharma companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish not only whether a drug is effective, but who can take it safely. Our customers have relied on us to design and conduct rigorous clinical research for decades, from small studies to multinational mega-trials. However, we continue to develop new ways of interpreting and evaluating data that allow...
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