R & D Jobs

R & D Employment Information


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.
RSS

1000+ R & D jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 22228
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Analysis Group developing statistical algorithms and performing various analysis, ensuring data integrity of the multiple Clinical Quality initiatives. Directly responsible for vali...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Regulatory CMC Compliance Writer Business Unit: Vaccines & Diagnostics - Global Technical Operations Division: Vaccines & Diagnostics Company/Legal Entity: Novartis Vaccines Job Reference Code: 150703BR Job Purpose: Develop and prepare dossiers for global Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) regu-latory strategy for development and licensed products. Major Accountabilities: - Create,...
Senior Development Chemist/ Coatings PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE. (TM) PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty Products Company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways ...
PURPOSE Manage a team of Biostatistics staff. Provide direction and guidance in carrying out project assignments, interfacing with clients and other internal departments, and applying advanced statistical methods to project work. Communicate on project progress, staffing, and resource allocation with the Director, Biostatistics, as needed. Perform expert reviews jointly with other Biostatistics m...
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...
Provide Quality Assurance support for the Quality inspectors on the production floor, incoming material quality, and/or distribution quality, including quality oversight for material management of materials at Catalent-Philadelphia. Assist in the enforcement of regulatory compliance through state, FDA, DEA, CDC, & USDA requirements. Provide customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. Authors...
Company Confidential Oklahoma City, OK, 73101
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Oklahoma City area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physicians. Pr...
Summary: The QC Analyst III in the QC Raw Materials group conducts a wide range of biological, chemical and physical analyses on pharmaceutical products (biologics and drugs) in accordance with approved and/or compendial test method procedures (USP, EP, JP) through all stages of the manufacturing process from incoming raw materials to finished goods and stability. Essential Duties and Responsibil...
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Birmingham area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physicians. Prefe...
Principal Investigator / Project Manager positions Lc/ms/ms Project Managers in Utah, NJ and NC Immunoassay (large molecule) Project Managers in Maryland Will you relocate? 1.1. Immunoanalytical Principal Investigator in Maryland - 2 positions in MD · Responsible for client interaction and the conduct of studies. · Responsible for data interpretation, analysis, and reporting of results for m...
Duties: · Perform visual inspections of components · Perform dimensional inspection of components utilizing prescribed instrumentation/equipment · Perform functional inspection of components · Record/Enter inspection results into designated computerized systems and logs · Evaluate inspection results vs specification · Draw raw material samples of component chemicals and deliver to lab · Gat...
Company Confidential Boston, MA, 02109
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Boston area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physicians. Preferenc...
Description: We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) The current health care markets are evolving to base health plan premiums on the risk of the population and to the quality of care delivered to...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Initiates and executes numerical model development, implementation, or data analysis in support of undersea warfare training devices, simulation tools and test facilities, for the Signature Trainer Support program. 1. Plans and performs advanced scientific studies on new and varied problems where only general objectives are stated. 2. Acts a...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Manager, Strategic Projects, Office of the Chief Medical Officer-2917140822 Description Johnson & Johnson, Inc. is currently recruiting for a Manager, Strategic Projects, Office of the Chief Medical Officer located in New Brunswick, NJ. Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies - Caring for the world, one person at a time, has inspired a...
The Senior Environmental Engineer will ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Development, modification, and implementation of environmental permits, plans, and company procedures to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and corporate programs, procedures, policies, and manuals. Leading internal departments...

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Popular R & D Articles

5 Critical Elements of Any Résumé Article Rating
Including these five résumé elements will help you clarify your thinking, focus on key skills and accomplishments, and craft a résumé that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Steer Clear: Three Coworkers to Avoid Article Rating
Even if you try to get along with everybody, there are some coworkers you should just plain avoid. But what can you do when avoiding them not an option?...
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.4.50.56-221
eTrustLogo