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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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Administration Manager Tri-State/Philadelphia Area A specialist analytical services provider to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry is looking to appoint an Administration Manager for its new business. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. Experience in a technical mass spectrometry or pharma business environment an advantage. Applications are invited in the first insta...
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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...
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...
Oversees all aspects of management of laboratory operations within the different functional groups of the GMP, GCL, Vaccines & Biologics or Bio-Analytical laboratories. Ensures productivity, efficiency and quality of the work are maintained and financial objectives of the business are achieved. Oversees the development and implementation of laboratory systems and processes. Ensures client delivera...
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...
Description: You believe data can help reshape the future, and you find yourself loving the thrill of diving into challenging analysis. At UnitedHealth Group, you'll find an organization that will recognize those talents and have lots of growth potential. Here, you will be empowered, supported and encouraged to use your analysis expertise to help change the future of health care. Does the challen...
Experis is seeking a Quality Engineer II with ISO 13485 and CAPA to start ASAP!! Quality Engineer II with ISO 13485 and CAPA An intermediate engineering level between entry level and qualified engineer. Evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. Assignments have clear and specified objec...
We are looking for a Director - Vector Production; Must have Master's Degree or Ph.D; Minimum 10 years experience with process development and manufacturing operations for biologics; In-depth experience at both pilot scale and large-scale operations. Must have both rAAV and GMP experience....
Theradex® is an international contract research organization with over 30 years of experience providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compounds, medical devices and diagnostic tests in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases. Theradex® conducts clinical trials towards the goal of marketing approval for new agents with the pot...
Fortune 500 company in St. Louis, MO is currently searching for 3 Scientific Support Analysts to join their expanding team. These positions are entry-level and are looking for candidates specifically with the following: a recent Science or Agricultural-based degree; previous customer support experience, preferably phone support; and an interest in Information Technology as well as a strong desire ...
Theradex® is an international contract research organization with over 30 years of experience providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compounds, medical devices and diagnostic tests in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases. Theradex® conducts clinical trials towards the goal of marketing approval for new agents with the pot...
SITEX Environmental, Inc. (SITEX) is currently recruiting an Environmental Specialist/Industrial Hygienist. SITEX is a full-service environmental consulting firm with more than 30 years of experience in providing customized Environmental Health and Safety, Remediation Support, and Real Estate Due Diligence services. We have an extensive background in performing emergency planning and first-respons...
Senior Manager Quality Systems/Head of Quality for Pharmaceutical Drug Manufacturing in Southeast USA, available for immediate interviewing. Join a world leader with this pharmaceutical and capital equipment medical device developer and manufacturer, in the upstart pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. You will be the key person to build and lead a team of Quality Systems Manufacturing professionals...
Technical Manager Veristat, LLC has an opening for a Technical Manager, Statistical Programming at its Holliston, MA office. The Technical Manager, Statistical Programming independently leads the programming activities for clinical trial projects through mgmt of internal staff. Provide technical support and participate in process and quality improvement initiatives used in the production of ...
ImmunoGen Inc. is in search of a Quality Assurance Specialist responsible for execution of projects in our Good Clinical Practices (GCP) compliance programs. This Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that external and internal laboratories and contract research organizations meet all regulatory requirements. This role will be responsible for: Planning, tracking and performance of GCP audit...
The EMMES Corporation, organized in 1977, is a privately owned Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Rockville, Maryland. EMMES is dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems development, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in clinical and biomedical research. EMMES is looking f...

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