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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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Job Opportunity Overview: An exciting, fast-growing privately-owned biotechnology company is in need of a knowledgeable and experience Quality Control Lead. The company specializes in the development of complex molecular diagnostic tests for a variety of critical applications in oncology, immune response, cardiac and public health emergency response. The QC Lead will play a key role in establishme...
Senior Scientist (Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX) Employer: ADC Management Services, Inc. Location: Assignment at Lackland, AFB in San Antonio, Texas ADC Management Services, Inc. provides scientific and technical support services to the federal government. We have an opening for one PhD qualified scientist for a drug testing laboratory at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Salary: $90,000...
Sr. Research Chemist Design, develop and assist commercialization of new semiconductor cleaners and resist strippers for advanced technology. ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Responsible for design, development and commercialization of new post etch, post ash and post CMP cleaners and removers for copper and aluminum IC processes • Responsibilities include designing and managing new product development project...
We have a new local opportunity for a Research Scientist & the ideal candidate will have prior experience in one or more of the following therapeutic areas: - Cardiology - Pulmonary (other than asthma) - CNS (including but not limited to psychiatry (including ADHD and PTSD), Neurology (TBI, Alzheimer's), anesthesia, and analgesia) Responsibilities: -Act as the principal investigator on one or more...
We have several openings for Clinical Trial Managers with stable-family-friendly-(offers normal work life balance) organization with many unique perks!! Job Details: (This is an in house-low travel-management position) The Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) will work in a matrix management environment serving as an expert resource to project team members to oversee and facilitate the development and imp...
"New" Lead CRA openings and client is family-friendly, stable, professional organization offering great benefits & perks! Occupational Summary: Manage the development, coordination and implementation of clinical operations site management and clinical monitoring responsibilities for assigned projects with guidance, including trial-specific processes and systems, and daily supervision of the Clinic...
Brief Position Summary: The Sr. Biostatistician is responsible for statistical activities in support of clinical trials, including contributing to the statistical sections of protocols, preparing statistical analysis plans, reviewing and interpreting the analysis of clinical trial data, and QC and validation of results. May function as biostat team member, and perform associated reviews of statist...
Our client, a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry is seeking a Quality Shop Floor Specialist to join the Holly Springs, NC location. *This is a 12 hour night shift position – 6pm-6am. This is a 2-2-3 schedule. Employee will train on 1st shift.* QA Shop Floor resource for primary manufacturing. Duties will include on floor batch record review concurrent to completion of manufacturing opera...
Advanced Genomic Technology, LLC (AGT) is a biotechnology company based in Louisville, Kentucky. We are currently looking for several motivated individuals who can start immediately. Interested candidates should have Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology or related fields. Experience and working knowledge in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and good verbal and written skills in English are required. He...
Company Confidential Odessa, TX, 79764
Independent petroleum laboratory looking for Wetlab Technician. Some knowledge in Chemistry is helpful. Ability to understand and follow written procedures is a must. email or mail resume to: PO Box 69210 Odessa, TX 79769...
Company Confidential Odessa, TX, 79764
Independent petroleum laboratory looking for Wetlab Technician. Some knowledge in Chemistry is helpful. Ability to understand and follow written procedures is a must. email or mail resume to: PO Box 69210 Odessa, TX 79769...
This is a 6 month full time contract to start. Night shift (see below comments). Qualifications: Successful performance requires a sound basic knowledge of the individual scientific discipline and the ability to apply fundamental principles and techniques to the problems assigned. Responsibilities: • Under the direction of a more senior staff member, carries out research on assigned research probl...
PeopleShare is looking for a QC Biomaterials Tech for a client in the Exton area. 6-12 months Contract Hours- TBD PAY- DOE DNA Technician - Full time testing using Instron and sample prep for digestion analysis. General lab skills like using a balance and chemical handling are needed. Mechanical testing experience a plus but not needed. PURPOSE: Assure that products are of consistent and high qual...
Hays is currently partnered with a small innovative biopharmaceutical company based in New York City in a search for multiple Clinical Project Managers, hiring immediately. The successful candidates will have a strong project management background and ideally be PMP certified. We are looking for candidates who have shown distinct success throughout their careers in the areas of timeline management...
An outstanding, full-time opening is available for an Analytical Chemist with strong pharmaceutical laboratory experienceto join a cutting edge, state-of-the-art organization in the pharmaceutical industry that has built a prestigious reputation for supplying its customers with exceptional quality and service. This is a terrific opportunity offering a lucrative base salary, relocation assistance,...
JOB SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE: This is a senior level scientist position in the Analytical and Formulation Development group working on proteins, monoclonal antibodies, and other biologics. The responsibilities include method development, transfer and qualification, formulation development, and routine sample analysis to support process development and pilot production. The analytical methods routinely us...
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...
CHENEGA GOVERNMENT CONSULTING, LLC Company Job Title: Bioinformatician II Chenega Job Title: Microbiologist Clearance: Background Check Location: Atlanta, GA Reports To: Program Manager FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular, Salaried Prepared Date: 07-25-2014 Approved Date: 07-25-2014 Summary: Chenega Government Consulting is currently looking for a Bioinformatician to support the CDC’s Division...
Support Reagent manufacturing. Conduct investigations on internal nonconformances and customer complaints related to Reagents. Assist in developing/ improving Reagent manufacturing processes and/or products. Major Responsibilities: Design experiments and testing schemes, analyze data, write protocols and reports and present results to a cross-functional team. Must demonstrate strong problem solvin...
Position Details: Job Title: Process Engineer Location: Groton, Connecticut 06340 Duration: 8 months Job Description: Will typically operate as a sole contributor at a local level contributing to department and cross group activities. Will input to cross department initiatives and activities. Will be a recognized SME in certain aspects with a matrix management approach. Colleague will work closely...
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