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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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Position Details: Job Title: Medical Affairs Patient Safety Scientists (Associate Principle Specialist Surveillance) Job Location: Wilmington, DE, 19850 Job Description: Medical Affairs Patient Safety Scientists Lead scientific, technical or drug safety surveillance activities for a project, group of products, systems or processes across the US region. Represent the Region, and client externa...
Our client in the South Bay is looking to have a Research Associate II join their growing team! Responsibilities: Perform chemical and physical assays on drug substance and drug products. Collect, calculate, and compute data, analyze and submit interpreted results to supervisor for disposition; report abnormalities immediately; investigate and analyze and resolve problems within prescribed scop...
A health care company with global reach. A product pipeline filled to the brim. A team committed to scientific advancement. Think what's possible. A global leader in animal health, Novartis has one of the most exciting product ranges and pipelines in the industry today. Our products are brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people who are passionate about animals. All of which...
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 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...
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...
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...
Covance is currently seeking a Genetic Toxicology Study technician in our Greenfield, IN group. As a Gentic Toxicology Study Technician you will: • Learn how to review assay protocol and to ensure that a study is conducted according to protocol specifications, SOPs and other procedures/regulations. • Learn how to generate assay workbooks, perform protocol calculations and specific techniques fo...
Major Duties & Responsibilities -Development and qualification of cell-based potency assays and ligand binding assays for product characterization and support of process development -Support sample testing for process, formulation and characterization development for projects in the pipeline -Will transfer potency assays to a GMP environment -Will be expected to regularly present data at proje...
Lab Technician in the PepsiCo R&D Packaging Lab. Support packaging evaluations of food and beverage packages and packaging materials. Execute package testing per PepsiCo test methods Testing to include (but not limited to) use of Instron, Color Quest, PTI Leak Detection, Vacuum tank, Oxysense, Gawis, Smartscope, Removal torque testers, calipers, scales Conduct distribution testing which includes...
Job Description: We are seeking a highly motivated Principal Scientist (Toxicologist or Pathologist) with experience in animal models, mechanisms of disease, mechanism of toxicology, biology, oncology, pharmacology, chemistry and biomarkers to help lead the nonclinical toxicology assessment and investigations in drug discovery of new and emerging therapeutics for oncology and autoimmune indicatio...
To meet the expanding needs in our drug development programs, Seattle Genetics is seeking a highly motivated and innovative scientist to join our immunology group. The successful candidate will focus on exploiting the functions of the immune system in the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disorders. Responsibilities: Actively design and execute in vitro and in vivo experiments to assess the the...
CMC Submissions and Technical Writing Manager Major Duties and Responsibilities: Possesses the ability to write in a clear and concise manner and edit technical information in support of high-quality regulatory submissions Able to work efficiently to facilitate the on-time delivery of regulatory documents Possesses strong proficiency in CMC technical writing and writing-based software systems ...
Quality Assurance Manager We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager to join our team in Raleigh, North Carolina. Job Description: The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for ensuring that all quality systems are cGMP compliant at sites used by BDSI for the manufacture, packaging, and testing of active ingredients, excipients, labeling, packaging materials, drug products, and cli...
Quality Control Lab Technician being added to busy Scientific Manufacturing team to perform routine Chemical, Immunochemical, Biological or Microbiological assays on manufactured diagnostic products to determine compliance. This is a temp to perm position and it will be on first shift. Minimum Associates degree in Science related field or High School diploma with some college Science coursework an...
One of the oldest and most respected pharmaceutical companies in the world has revamped their product initiatives to utilize some of their new technology while maintaining and improving profitability on existing product lines. In their generic pharmaceutical branch they are seeking a highly qualified Sr. Regulatory Specialist. This position will have advanced responsibilities in support of the Reg...
This position reports to Senior Medical Director – Clinical Affairs and will contribute in the clinical arena of hematologic malignancies. The successful candidate will function as a scientific and medical resource for the Clinical Affairs department at Seattle Genetics, and as a medical monitor for ongoing clinical trials in oncology. Responsibilities: · Development of clinical protocols and am...

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