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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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Our Pharmaceutical client in the East Bay Area is looking for a Manufacturing Purification Associate II to join their team! Duties: Primarily support the validation implementation. Operate in clean room. Support and ensure compliance of routine procedures following established company policies. Troubleshoot equipment and manufacturing procedures. Routine maintenance of manufacturing equipmen...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
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 generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
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 generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva s...
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 generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
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 generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview The Manager/Sr. Manager, Promotional Review & Labeling will be primarily responsible for the regulatory review of advertising and promotional materials for assigned products within the Teva pharmaceuticals portfolio. The portfolio includes products in the respiratory, CNS, oncology, pain, and women’s health therapeutic areas. Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environ...
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...
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 generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Any combination will do Director – Nucleic Acid Methods Platform or Global Clinical Immunology * Director Director – Nucleic Acid Methods Platform – up to 115k base Relocation Assistance Available – Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Our mission is to support clinical testing of all clinical studies from Phase 1-4. The Nucleic Acid Methods platform is a critical testi...
Our client of 8 years, is a Pharmaceutical Company recognized globally for their unparalleled development and manufacturing services for the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare companies. With four cGMP facilities and over a million square feet of state-of–the-art manufacturing, packaging, and distribution space, our client offers full service outsourcing solutions inclu...
Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance My client is a clinical-stage bio-pharma company focused in neuroscience drug development. They are expanding rapidly over 2014 and anticipate going public in the future. In this brand new role as the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance you will lead and promote the organization’s philosophy in quality of development and s...
Overview: FMC Corporation is one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. We are proud that our chemistries are helping to grow the world’s food, enabling new innovations in the pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply, improving health, and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products. FMC is a globally d...
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...
Are you looking for a Clinical Research position with a large pharmaceutical or CRO company in the New Jersey, Fremont or Los Angeles, California, Research Triangle Park/Wilmington, North Carolina, or Raynam/Andover, Massachusetts areas? TechData Service has multiple positions as a Chemist II (Analytical), Clinical Research Associate III, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Pharmacovigilance Scientist...
Director of Clinical Affairs Job Description The Director of Clinical Affairs is responsible for all U.S. and international clinical trials conducted by CapsoVision and assures compliance to all relevant local, national, and international regulations, guidelines, and ethical standards. The Director works closely with senior management to assess business objectivesand develop a clinical strategy ...
This is a “temp to perm” position and is with a very stable, successful company in the Teterboro, NJ area. We are looking for degreed Chemists with 2-3 years of professional experience. If you are qualified for the position and interested in pursuing it, please answer the questions posed at the end of the description and send me your Word formatted resume. A Research Technician works in preparat...
We are seeking a highly motivated Clinical Pharmacologist to join the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics at Seattle Genetics to support the development of innovative antibody-based therapies that improve outcomes for patients with cancer. Responsibilities: · Represent Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics at various development teams · Lead the development of clinical p...
Intellisphere, LLC a Princeton, NJ-area medical publisher is looking for an experienced professional with clinical and communications experience to provide support and oversight for editorial projects covering a wide variety of publication properties. Projects span a variety of therapeutic areas including cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, psychiatry and others. Additionally, this position assis...
R & D Engineer or Product Development Engineer The Senior Scientist/Engineer position, Product Development will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for the development of new consumables in the areas of microfabrication, microfluidics, cell isolation and analysis during feasibility and development. He/She will also be involved in interfacing between the instrument,...

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