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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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This position will be to analyze and sort large databases relating to military operations. Strong skills in intelligence exploitation a plus. Database types may include Access, SQL, and Oracle. Self-starting type individual is a must as there is limited guidance on the process and the databases are always changing. Requires ability to formulate information into summary reports with references to m...
Catalent Pharma Solutions (a Blackstone Group company) is a leading Drug Development, Advanced Delivery Technology and Supply partner to the global pharmaceutical industry. A Fortune 1000 company, with over 20 locations on 5 continents, we partner with 90 out of the top 100 pharmaceutical companies and 44 of the top 50 biotech firms, as well as thousands of small innovator companies. The position...
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. With more than 14,000 employees, 350 offices ...
Provide statistical programming expertise in SAS for the production of analyses, tabulations, graphics, and listings from clinical trial data. Key responsibilities and skills include, but are not limited to, the following: Contribute to the preparation of analysis plans. Prepare, document and test required programs and procedure data displays in an efficient manner for inclusion in integrated clin...
Research Sales Specialist Based in either Colorado Springs, CO or North East US Fantastic rewards Global company Are you a biomedical or life science graduate who is looking to pursue a sales career? Would you like to work with a world-leading company operating at the pinnacle of their industry? If so, read on. ADInstruments provides innovative solutions to facilitate research for organisatio...
NuvOx Pharma is seeking candidates for a Sr. Quality Control Chemist opportunity. The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of Quality Control in support of pharmaceutical manufacturing and ongoing and new research including: · Sample preparation; data acquisition, interpretation and documentation; and data management · Compliance with applicable regulatory requirements in GLP, cGMP, an...
Experis is currently hiring a Lab technician II for a top Agriculture company in St. Louis, MO. This individual will assist within PCR and DNA extraction. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to begin a career within a lab environment. Duties- Performs tests and work with Seed Chippers Machines Do a variety of lab techniques such as PCR and DNA extraction Responsible for the care an...
This position conducts hazard assessments on developmental products, experimental samples, supplied research materials and novel chemistry developed in-house to ensure accurate classification and labeling. The Hazard Communication Specialist provides SDS authoring service to Global R&D groups using in-house software providing timely sample shipments. The incumbent also creates new electronic recor...
Responsibilities: Excellent employment opportunity for a Foundation Program Manager in the Wilmington, DE area. Provide general support to the Foundation’s Executive Director to manage and administer the Foundation and its programs under the strategic direction of the Board of Trustees Manage and successfully deliver Foundation programs and special projects, including collaborating with key sta...
Quality Assurance Operations Manager Beta Pharma, Inc. is seeking a skilled Quality Assurance Operations Managerto supportour office needs. The successful candidate will develop, implement, and oversee quality activities in support of GxP activities conducted or monitored by Beta Pharma, Inc. Beta Pharma, Inc. is an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, developmen...
Our client in the Branchburg area is looking for an Equipment Support Specialist to join their team! Equipment Support Specialist Duties: - The Equipment Support Specialist performs scheduled maintenance, repairs and troubleshoots branded analytical equipment and laboratory instruments to maintain and continuously improve its state of GMP compliance. - Part of a customer service team that prov...
Company: Yoh Organic Chemist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in the King of Prussia, PA area. What You'll Be Doing: - Maintains a high level of relevant scientific, technical expertise and serves as a departmental resource for synthetic chemistry. - Able to solve complex synthetic problems relating to own project using scientific, technical expertise and knowledge o...
Experis is currently seeking an Entomologist for a top Agriculture company in St. Louis, MO. This individual will work closely with other scientists to support discovery of next generation insect control solutions. This is a great opportunity who has experience with insects or within entomology. Description- The successful candidate will work closely with scientists across several disciplines to ...
Job Title: Clinical Outsourcing Consultant Job Code: RCI-ESI-1891 Job location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 Duration: 12 Months JOB DESCRIPTION: Support client's internal customers in the development of outsourcing requirements for Phase I-IV global clinical trials Lead and support the qualification and evaluation process for new service providers Lead the process of Request for Proposal (RFP)...
Medical Information Specialist Overview: This individual will be responsible for the adverse/safety event review process, Power Tools and Mitek as well as fostering strong, productive relationships with colleagues within the Organization. This role is responsible for processing, review, manual medical coding, follow-up and reporting of safety events as part of the safety management within Clini...
Position Summary To work with the Specification staff, interface with R&D and Supply Chain personnel in a manner as to support Specification Management team to deliver projects and programs. Position Responsibilities (Expected Work) The R&D Specification Temp is generally expected to be responsible for the following work activities: - Work closely with and support the SMT team lead in the exec...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. TOXICOLOGIST-8555140627 Description Ethicon Surgical Care is currently recruiting for a Biocompatibility Toxicologist for their Cincinnati, Ohio facility. The Ethicon Surgical Care business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devi...
Principal Responsibilities (including Technical Responsibilities where appropriate) • Researches, writes and executes IQ, OQ and PQ protocols for equipment, instruments, utilities and processes. • Researches, writes and executes environmental protocols using Kaye Validator and data loggers. • Researches and writes periodic reviews for all qualified items including software systems. • Maintains...
Contract Position - H1's/Subcontractors will NOT be considered: · Perform and report results of sample testing as assigned in Analytical Immunology. · Participate in the development and performing of assays including but not limited to Immunodiffusion assays, cell-based potency assays, antibody based assays such as ELISA. · Maintain records and test results following good manufacturing practice...
Company: Yoh Clinical Study Manager needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Overall responsibility for the study commitments within the country, for timely delivery of data to required quality as per SMA. - Lead Local Study Team(s) consisting of monitors and study administrator(s). - Lead and optimize th...

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