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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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PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed sig...
About Us: Vi-Jon is one of the nation’s oldest brand and private label Health and Beauty Care companies, serving retailers in all 50 states and Canada. For over 100 years, the Vi-Jon name has come to represent some of the highest standards in the manufacturing of quality products in the Health and Beauty Care industry. The Vi-Jon corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, and we operate m...
Leader in medical device manufacturing is looking for a Product Development Engineer in Round Lake IL to participate both in new product development and sustaining product initiatives for the Disposables Elastomerics R&D organization. MUST have some experience depending on level of education, 3-5 years with BS and 1 year with MS. Experience could be verification, validation, testing, writing proto...
Job ID: 4892 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 ...
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...
CLINICAL TRIAL TRANSPARENCY CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS ANALYST CONSULTANT REQUIREMENT #14-01292 RECRUITER: CHERYL AMBROSE JOB LOCATION: GAITHERSBURG, MD DECEMBER 2, 2014 *** CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2 *** Project Description: 5-10 years of experience is required Strong business analyst with experience documenting business processes and requirements Some ex...
SENIOR STABILITY SCIENTIST REQUIREMENT #14-01291 RECRUITER: BRIDGET BURNS JOB LOCATION: NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ DECEMBER 2, 2014 Project Description: The Senior Stability Scientist is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of stability activities and projects in support of drug product and drug substances manufactured throughout the client’s network. The individual utilizes their ...
Experis is currently hiring a Biologist for a top Agriculture Company in St. Louis, MO. The successful candidate will support plant disease testing in controlled-environment situations. The candidate will collect, transfer, and cultivate fungal pathogens for use in the inoculation of corn, soy, cucumber, & wheat plants. The candidate will set up and maintain radial growth assays and optical densit...
An R & D Mechanical Engineer is needed immediately for a growing semiconductor manufacturing organization. Qualified candidates must have 5+ years of Lean manufacturing experience within the semiconductor industry and experience with industrial equipment integration is required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to researching, planning, and designing mechanical, thermal, and vacuum re...
Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding NV, a $22 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. We are looking to fill an immediate need for an experienced Research Specialist with our client, a leader in the field of Biotechnology. The focus of their research is to develop technology that will enable farmers to grow more cro...
Manager Medical Affairs Location: Jersey City NJ Duration: 5 months Requirements: -PharmD, Ph.D, or MD preferred -The position is for Infectious Disease therapy area promotional material (Promotional Review Committee [PRC]) review as per pharmaceutical industry guidelines -Must have PRC experience (4 years) -Infectious disease therapeutic areas expertise highly valued -Medical Affairs expe...
POSITION SUMMARY The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for testing and reporting clinical laboratory results. ACCOUNTABILITIES • Performs and reports laboratory testing on clinical laboratory samples used to aide physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. • Selects, implements, and evaluates results for Quality Control materials used in statistical process control of lab...
POSITION SUMMARY The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for testing and reporting clinical laboratory results. ACCOUNTABILITIES • Performs and reports laboratory testing on clinical laboratory samples used to aide physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. • Selects, implements, and evaluates results for Quality Control materials used in statistical process control of lab...
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...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Scientific Director, PK/PD Modeling-9659140429 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting an Associate Scientific Director to be located in Spring House, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwi...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST - DMPK-8376141029 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson are recruiting for a Principal Scientist – DMPK to be located in La Jolla, CA Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, inclu...
Client- Pharmaceuticals Location- Raritan, NJ Duration- 7m Represents Regulatory Affairs on product lifecycle teams by actively contributing to the development and implementation of regulatory strategies. Independently prepares and negotiates regulatory submissions for new products and product changes as required to ensure timely approval for market release. Performs tasks that support qualit...
Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding NV, a $22 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. We are looking to fill an immediate need for an experienced Biologist with our client, a leader in the field of Biotechnology. The focus of their research is to develop technology that will enable farmers to grow more crops by appl...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. TOXICOLOGIST-8555140627 Description Ethicon Surgical Care is currently recruiting for a Biocompatibility Toxicologist for their Cincinnati, Ohio facility. The Ethicon Surgical Care business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devi...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Scientific Director, Immunology-0636140321 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson Company is hiring an Associate Director, Immunology to be located in Springhouse, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Resea...

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