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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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Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is today a worldwide leading pharmaceutical company in both brands and generics, and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceu...
Our client in the San Francisco East Bay Area is looking for a Clinical Lab Scientist to join their team! Duties Performs and reports laboratory testing on clinical laboratory samples. Selects, implements, and evaluates results for Quality Control. Troubleshoots assays and equipment for which QC materials fail. Participates in activities required to support all necessary licensure. Responsib...
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Leading, Princeton, NJ - area environmental testing laboratory seeks a CHEMISTS (Metals in Water Technician and Wet Chemist). Excellent work environment. NJDEP -certified lab run by experienced, friendly management team. Please clearly describe your education, including number of chemistry credits, and years of work experience in metals analysis of environmental drinking water, waste water, soil ...
Job Description: Eagle Medical & Life Sciences Group is a dynamic Alaskan Native owned corporation and a subsidiary of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation of Alaska. We are looking for a qualified FDA Subject Matter Expert who will support the Government in the management of all types of FDA scientific regulatory reviews to ensure the safety and efficacy of human drugs, foods, animal drugs, medica...
The Study Start-up (SSU) Specialist functions as a subject matter expert on all SSU-related activities in the country/region, oversees and leads SSU activities in collaboration with other clinical research stakeholders and serves as a leader for local/global SSU process improvements and patient recruitment strategies. Minimum Requirements: · Education: University Degree or Equivalent preferably ...
A multinational conglomerate company is currently seeking an R&D Technician to support process development trials, record and report trial process data, perform tests on films & resins, and compile data & information on a timely basis in support of the product delivery process in the Pottsville, PA area. This is a 4 month CONTRACT position, with the possibility of extension. Local candidates only,...
Partner with Inventiv Health Clinical supporting this California based client provide Clinical Research Associate duties for this Pharmaceutical client. Senior Clinical Research Associate (Sr. CRA) is accountable for the delivery of clinical trial(s) in his/her region with a strong focus on data quality, risk mitigation, enrollment, and investigator/site relationships. Required: At least 6 year...
POSITION SUMMARY The CLIA Lab Technician is responsible for training and testing in the clinical laboratory. ACCOUNTABILITIES 25% Perform steps in the assay for patient diagnostic testing under the supervision of licensed CLS. 25% Participate in laboratory support work as required by the team needs and at the direction of laboratory management 15% Train new personnel in the core activities t...
Job Summary: The Druckmann Lab is looking for highly motivated individuals to pursue interdisciplinary computational neuroscience research projects in HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus. HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus is a unique, world-class research community near Washington, D.C. dedicated to understanding the function of neural circuits and developing synergistic imaging technology. Ou...
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...
Job Summary: At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world's largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and abroad. We have an exciting opportunity for a Bioinformatics Specialist to join the research team in the Bergmann Lab at Stanford School of Me...
Loveland Products, Inc. (LPI) is a manufacturer and marketer of products for agricultural industry. Its product line offers a complete portfolio of high performance input products. The LPI portfolio of seed treatments, plant nutrition, fertilizer, adjuvant and crop protection products are second to none. With net sales, in the US, of nearly $900 million, the company has a number of powerful and tr...
CHEMIST / LAB TECHNICIAN will support product testing in laboratory testing environment. Knowledge / Experience: Ability to organize time and be able to perform multiple routine tasks in a specific application area. Ability to effectively communicate verbally/written: observations, results of experiments, test details. Knowledge of PC's and related software Hand on, mechanically skilled perso...
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 than does any other company. PPG is com...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are recruiting for a Lab Technician IV for our chemical manufacturing client located in Rancho Cordova (SACRAMENTO). This is a contract-to-hire opportunity. Responsibilities: Provide analytical chemistry support to multiple projects in accordance with company SOPs and protocols follo...
Saint-Gobain, leader mondial de l'habitat, conçoit, produit et distribue des matériaux de construction en apportant des solutions innovantes sur les marchés en croissance des pays émergents, de l'efficacité énergétique et de l'environnement. Saint-Gobain est une maison accueillante, sûre et ouverte sur le monde, dans laquelle on entre pour un parcours. Avec 9 600 salariés à travers le monde, l’Ac...
Job ID: 4962 Position Description: PDI was the first contract sales organization that provides insight-driven multi-channel messaging for established and emerging health care companies. Today, PDI is pioneering new and innovative approaches to how pharmaceutical and medical device companies engage customers. When you join PDI, whether as part of our field sales organization or at our corporate ...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...

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