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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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Our client, a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry is seeking a Scientist - Cell Biology to join the Holly Springs, NC location. *Position is located - 7030 Kit Creek Road, Morrisville, NC 27560* Major Job Accountabilities The individual in this role has the responsibility of developing and optimizing cell-based bioassays in support of the development of novel vaccine products Subject matt...
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Bench Reactor Chemist/Technician for an energy/utility company located in Charlotte. The Bench Reactor Chemist/Technician will be responsible for operations of the Bench Catalyst Test Reactor. This includes preparation of catalyst samples for testing, maintaining system operating conditions, performing various maintenance tasks associated with the test system, and preparing final test reports. In...
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Role Summary: Responsible for leading and directing work activities in the Filtration/Serum Processing area and support production areas. Oversight responsibilities include prefiltration of raw serum and final filtration of all liquid media products. Additionally, cleaning of all mobile and formulation tanks, cleaning, assembly and autoclaving wrapping of production supplies. Individual will ensur...
CLINICAL SAS PROGRAMMER REQUIREMENT #14-00740 RECRUITER: BRIDGET BURNS JOB LOCATION: HOPEWELL, NJ JULY 22, 2014 Project Description: Contribute to computer programming efforts for a clinical trial drug project and to provide programming support for clinical trial data reporting and regulatory submissions. Assumes protocol level and some project management responsibility while supporting the Progra...
Our client is the world's leading coatings and specialty Product Company. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, our client operates in more than 70 countries around the globe. Main Duties and Responsibilities Coordinate and perform correlation reviews and or studies between customer team application facilities and customer facilities to ensure excellent color and performance application correlation...
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Major Duties and Responsibilities Research Associate will work in the dept. of Cell Sciences within the Bioprocess and Analytical Sciences group at Seattle Genetics. RA’s primary responsibilities will involve monoclonal antibody cell culture process development, process optimization, and tech transfer to GMP manufacturing facilities. Duties will include cell culture, meticulous record keeping, dat...
Job Number: 421658 Clinical Project Manager - Oncology Summary: Responsible for overall project management of one or more biosimilar clinical studies, including overall management of Clinical Research Organizations, vendors and cross functional teams. May also include personnel development, mentoring of Clinical Research Associates / Sr. Clinical Research Associates and other clinical staff. Major...
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US-NJ-Validation Chemist – Instrumentation Services Distek, Inc., a rapidly growing leader in the scientific instrumentation field is currently seeking a Validation Chemist in the New Jersey area to perform Instrumentation Services at customer sites. The position will be responsible for on-site laboratory instrument: · Validation · Calibration · Testing · Installation · Repair The qualified candid...
Associate Director, Clinical Quality Assurance Boston We’re a high growth biotech company located in the Boston area. We seek an Associate Director,Clinical Quality Assurance. In this hands-on role, the Associate Director, QA, will be responsible for management and continuous improvement of the GCP Quality Systems. Requirements: Experience managing the QA function Demonstrated knowledge of Quality...
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