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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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For a detailed job description including salary information please reference Job Number 2178 on http://www.coyotesourcing.com/board.html . POSITION: Regulatory Affairs Manager - Medical Device (Full-time & Permanent/Direct Hire) JOB SUMMARY: The Regulatory Affairs Manager is the global Regulatory Lead for the company product portfolio. The Regulatory Affairs Manager will develop and execute regula...
SeraCare Life Sciences partners with diagnostics researchers, IVD manufacturers and clinical laboratories to shape the future of medical diagnostics. Our innovative portfolio includes ACCURUN® quality controls, research panels, SeraCon® processed biological materials, specialty human blood products and characterized disease state materials. SeraCare helps bridge the gap between today’s diagnostic...
Company Overview Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health. The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, ra...
Responsibilities include air pollution measuring of industrial stacks and ducts using EPA test Methods. Job entails extensive road travel (Midwest), frequent overnight stays, a combination field/office work environment, and overtime pay (over 40 hours weekly). This is a scientific technician position, and on the job training may take extended periods of time. Must be excellent with hands Good math...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77024
HC073061: International Exploration Houston, TX See below to apply Sr. Staff Geophysicist, International Exploration, Houston, TX. Integrate 2D and 3D seismic, gravity and magnetics data, regional geology and petrophysical data to identify, characterize and recommend new hydrocarbon exploration opportunities in offshore West African and Eastern Latin American basins, including structurally complex...
Oakland, 94621
SENIOR MODELER Company Rhodium Group, LLC Location Oakland, CA Position Type Full Time Experience See below Education See below Senior Modeler (Oakland, CA) Manage company's suite of economic & energy system models used for public policy & market analysis. 10% travel. Job reqs a Master's in Public Admin, Statistics, Econ or rltd fld & 3+ yrs of exp managing complex economic & energy sector modelin...
Hayward, 94545
SOILING MIXING PROJECT MANAGER Company Raito, Inc. Location Hayward, CA Position Type Full Time Experience 10 yrs experience Education Unspecified For Geotech firm. Travel 75% Email resume to: *****...
SUMMIT ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES is a full-service laboratory doing business since 1994. The laboratory headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is a leading analytical laboratory for environmental testing services in the United States. Summit Environmental Technologies, Inc. is looking for an entry level chemist and this person will be responsible for lab functions such as sample preparation, analy...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
HC072945: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Houston, TX See below to apply Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in Houston, Texas seeks Senior Technical Professional Pinnacle Geosciences (Surface Microseismic). Will travel to various unanticipated worksites. Requires: Master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Geophysics, Petro-Physics, or Engineering, or a related field, and 1 years of related field...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77041
HC073003: Confidential Houston, tX See Below to Apply Geoscientist (Houston, TX). Scientific research involving quality assurance for geological data processing of seismic data. Must have advanced knowledge of 3D depth imaging, velocity model building & geographical data. M.S. and two years of experience. Mail resume to Patricia Stone, HR Mgr., 4805 Westway Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77041....
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc is an ISO 9001:2008 Registered A2LA Accredited independent testing laboratory specializing in rubber, plastic and latex is looking to fill the position of Laboratory Technician in the area of thermal analysis with emphasis on the DMA technique. Experience in polymer testing is a plus (i.e. infrared spectrometry). Please submit resume and salary requirements...
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is a leader in providing a patient-centered, clinically integrated medical education continuum, from pre-medical education to undergraduate medical education, and on through residency training, with an emphasis on primary care. Our focused research and community health programs speak to our commitment to improving health and well-being i...
Company Confidential Gaithersburg, MD
Scientist Responsibilities: · The Immunoanalytical Scientist will have experience and knowledge of Ligand-binding assays (e.g. ELISA / MSD) applicable to Pharmacokinetic, Biomarker and Immunogenicity studies is required. · Independently perform service tasks as directed. · Perform analysis including method transfer, development, validation and sample testing in support of GLP studies. · Responsibl...
Founded in 1982 out of a start-up on the University of North Carolina, USA, campus, Quintiles Inc. has forged the idea of helping pharmaceutical companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish whether a drug is effective and safe. As the largest provider of pharmaceutical development services, we have helped develop all of the top 50 best-selling drugs on the market. We have a network of...
Job Summary: Responsible for performing all administrative duties necessary for the non-laboratory functions required for the stability studies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Oversee the receiving and labeling of new stability samples as well as the distribution of samples designated for testing as per the Monthly Pull schedule. · Update and provide copies of the annual stability Summar...
$13.80 per hour Plus Bonuses as per agreement Large International Manufacture's Distributor expanding in Dallas area needs 10 to 12 full time people for various positions including customer service, sales, and demographic survey departments NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY -WILL TRAIN NO RESUMES PLEASE-PHONE CALLS ONLY TIME SENSITIVE -JULY 13, 14, & 15th ONLY Operators on duty SUN 1pm-4pm, MON & TUES 9am -...
Company Confidential INDIANA, 15701
Laboratory Analyst Full Time A leading environmental laboratory, is seeking an Ion Chromatography operator in the Wet Chemistry department of our Indiana, PA facility. BS/BA in Chemistry/Biology/Science related field required with a minimum requirement of 2 years previous work exp. including electrode, UV-VIS spectrophotometry, titrations and ion chromatography analysis required. Apply with cover...
Laboratory Improvement Specialist KS Dept of Health and Environment is seeking a specialist to serve as an assessor, certification officer and manage the Kansas Environmental Lab certification program according to NELAC/TNI standards, EPA guidelines and Kansas Regulations. Requires Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in laboratory procedures/analysis. Go online for details about this posit...
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority has an immediate opening for a Lab Tech II position at the Seguin Office. Duties to include, but not limited to, performing routine chemical, bacteriological and physical tests and analysis of raw, partially treated and treated potable water and wastewater. Bachelor of Science with no experience, or College course work in biology, chemistr...
SALES BioGenex Laboratories Inc. has openings for Sales Manager-Technical at its office in Fremont, CA. Will analyze the market and current technologies in the field of clinical and Molecular pathology and implement key business plan and lead sales activities. Job requires min. of B.S./foreign equiv. +2 yrs. experience in job offered or rel. field. Travel/ relocation required. Email resume to: aja...
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