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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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This position ensures that processes and systems; such as IQ/OQ/PQ of facilities, equipment and analytical laboratory software, within the cGMP laboratory support groups, are fully qualified and performing efficiently. Responsible for developing, recommending, and executing validation strategies and designing studies for the purpose of providing documented evidence that a systems, equipment, inst...
The Project Manager- Patient Recruitment (PM) is responsible for researching and understanding the scope of the project in order to develop the appropriate patient recruitment services strategies (i.e., media materials, advertisements, etc.). The PM will coordinate the overall design and development of patient recruitment materials and execute and manage the awarded program. The position will be r...
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a School of Medicine academic/research/clinical department of 20 faculty members, 3 Fellows, 11 Residents, and approximately 25 staff members. The department is an active academic department, providing teaching, research and clinical service in the School of Medicine. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is primarily responsible ...
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...
This position is located in our CO, Fort Carson facility S/he will plan, conduct, and complete investigations under the supervision of the lead of the project. S/he will participate in all aspects of research including data collection, organization, literature reviews, structured interviews, analysis and interpretation of basic data and will assist with the preparation of technical reports, summa...
To be an integral part of a production team dedication to the production of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Work will include materials preparation, production activities, and other assignments from group leader. Responsibilities: Receives assignments from Management and Process Engineers regarding manufacturing specifications, equipment routing, and production flow Accurately follows written procedure...
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...
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HC143961: Global Geophysical Services, Inc. Missouri City, TX see Below to Apply Global Geophysical Services, Inc. in Missouri City, TX seeks Reservoir Geophysicist to conduct quantitative rock physic assessments for exploration and production potential by integrating and evaluating data in both conventional and unconventional settings. Requires Master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Geoph...
Regulatory Affairs Scientist Broomall, PA Execute feasibility & submission batches, co-ordinate analytical & clinical testing; Coordinate, prepare & review reg. submission (ANDA); Plan, conduct audits & mock inspections; Ensure compliance with nat'l/int'l sample licensing & regulatory reqs.; Review clinical data; Assist R&D with DOE activities & compiling PDR/QOS; Formulate performance & stabili...
GEOLOGIST – MID TO SENIOR LEVEL Houston, Texas Tetra Tech, Inc. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to mee...
A Fortune 500 company,global leader in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industry is seeking an experienced Principle Process Development Scientist to be located in KS. He/she will manage process development activities for Injection Suspension formulations of small molecules, during key product transfers and integrations. POSITION OFFERS EXCELLENT COMPENSATION, RELOCATION ASSISTAN...
CorePharma LLC is a fast growing mid-size generic pharmaceutical company with approximately 250 employees, located in Middlesex, New Jersey. We are a fifteen year old firm principally in the business of developing, manufacturing, and distributing pharmaceutical products for the United States market. JOB SUMMARY: The QCCM, under the supervision of the Associate Director of Quality Systems andRegu...
This position will design and develop new products for ANGIODYNAMICS, Inc. from the initial concept stage through demonstration of feasibility. Development of the basic science will involve predictive modeling, prototype design and fabrication, as well as the development and execution of tests (bench and animal) to verify theoretical predictions and evaluate product performance. Refine product de...
FIELD MEDICAL MANAGER REQUIREMENT #14-01148 RECRUITER: BRIDGET BURNS JOB LOCATION: PLAINSBORO, NJ OCTOBER 17, 2014 Project Description: Position supports the function of Field Medical working both within a therapeutic area(s) and with impact across the function of Field Medical to support the safe and appropriate use of the client’s medicines. Responsibilities Include: Provide assistance in...
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: 4510 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...
Job ID: 4521 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...
Job ID: 4515 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...
Job ID: 4518 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...
Job ID: 4523 Position Description: A full-time District Sales Manager is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include performance with integrity, innovation, sense of urgency and passion for achievement. The District Sales Manager will be responsible for managing a team of sales representatives and meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets within a giv...

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