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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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Acurian is looking for a Statistical Analyst to support the Site Enrollment Optimization (SEO) Department who has the ability to analyze large healthcare-related datasets in order to produce actionable insights for internal teams and pharmaceutical clients. If you love to crunch numbers and analyze data, you may be the person for this job! No pharmaceutical industry experience required. Company ...
Robot Technician General Job Duties: * To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment. * To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement. * To meet and maintain all customer quality standards as well as the standards of MasterCraft. * To perform daily cross-functional job assignments a...
This position is located in our IA, West Des Moines facility Gathers, analyzes, and interprets a wide variety of data. 1. Plans data collection, and analyzes and interprets statistical data from surveys, experiments, studies, and other sources. 2. Plans methods to collect information and develops questionnaire techniques according to survey design. 3. Conducts surveys, evaluates reliability of...
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...
One of our clients, a well-known name in medical devices industry is looking for Regulatory Affairs professionals. The selected incumbent will be responsible for combining knowledge of scientific, regulatory and business issues to enable products that are developed, manufactured or distributed to meet required legislation/compliance. Main Job Responsibilities: The individual may identify data ne...
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...
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...
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...
The Experis Financial Institution Business Services Center of Expertise/Practice (Experis FSI COE/Practice) is seeking highly qualified Modelers and Statistician professionals for upcoming projects with our clients. Consultants at Experis are the driving force for our success and are responsible for delivering service on assigned client engagements within their unique area of expertise. You offer...
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...
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...
Manpower has a great opportunity for an Analytical Lab Tech available in Dover, DE! This is a contract position lasting for around 6 months. We are looking for a hard-working individual who is able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate business needs. We prefer someone with 1-3 years of experience in chemistry, with a chemistry degree. Desired skills/qualifications needed: - HPLC - Infra-...
Manpower is looking for qualified Microbiology Technicians!!!! Manpower has an opening for a Microbiology Technician with our client, a Fortune 500 company in the consumer goods manufacturing industry in Dover, DE starting immediately! We are looking for a hard-working individual able to work a flexible schedule in a QA lab. This is a contract position lasting for around 6 months. In this role,...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. The Northboro R&D Center focusing on...
Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. (formerly known as Idaho Technology)is looking for an Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs to join our team.We are a biotechnology company located in Research Park near the U of U. This position is responsible for: The Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs has primary responsibility for overseeing a group dedicated to pro...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Description This position works within the Clinical Analysis Group (CAG) developing statistical algorithms and performing various analyses, ensuring data integrity of the multiple Clinical Operations initiatives. Directly responsible for validating and submitting clinical performance and outcomes data from our hospitals to external regulators, payers and national comparative benchmark databases....

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