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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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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Brand Manager, Clin Labs, this position will be located in Raritan, NJ. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the...
Responsibilities Include: Perform QA review and approval of: · Product specifications/ Product COAs · laboratory equipment qualification documents · laboratory investigations / deviations / non-conformances / CAPA / change controls · Method validation protocols / reports, method transfer protocols / reports, stability protocols / reports · Standard operating procedures Some experience in Co...
Essential Job Functions: Coordinate labs with various company’s departments including prep and lab set up and tear down. Assist in lab trainings when needed Understand and adhere to regulations governing cadaver lab activities. Maintain adequate inventory of lab supplies and marketing support materials. Drive efficiencies, consistency and an un-matched professional environment during all comp...
JOB TITLE: Supervisor, Vegetation Management REQUISITION: SUP000A DEPARTMENT: Vegetation Management LOCATION: Independence Service Center (Independence, KS) PAY GRADE: SU2 PAY RANGE: $69,500 – $86,900 Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with additional work hours as needed. Job requires on call duty and unscheduled work hours related to emergency events. Summary of ...
Lab Technician II Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding NV, a $22 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. We are looking to fill an immediate need for a Lab Technician with our client, a leader in the field of Biotechnology. The focus of their research is to develop technology that will enable farmers to grow more cr...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
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...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
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...
If you combine mechanical aptitude and scientific knowledge, this Fermentation Manager position offers you the opportunity to "own" fermentation operations at this facility, from day-to-day oversight to driving capital improvements. You will lead a team of six Boiler Operators and Microbiologists administering and monitoring Bradyrhizobium growth for use as a nitrogen-fixing inoculant in legume fa...
Job ID: 4373 Position Description: A full-time Representative is needed to exemplify the values of personal commitment, integrity and teamwork on behalf of our client. The representative will be responsible to meet or exceed established program sales and market share targets within a given geographical territory. - Consistently meet and exceed established program sales goals and market share ta...
Company: Yoh Associate Principal Specialist - Surveillance needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. What You'll Be Doing: - 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 externally where required. - May lead a group of Patien...
Company: Yoh Senior Research Associate needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in South San Francisco, CA. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Cell based assays - qPCR What You'll Be Doing: - Seeking an experienced individual for a Research Associate/Sr Research Associate within the Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology group. - The successful candidate will be responsible ...
Company: Yoh Assistant New Product Development Assistant Manager needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Mount Laurel, NJ. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Able to work within the whole process of new product development. - Able to lead multi-functional teams to include - Marketing, CS,Ops and IT to introduce the new product and services to the Market. ...
Company: Yoh HTA Submissions Specialist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Thousand Oaks, CA. Top Skills You Should Possess: - HTA / reimbursement submissions - Pharmaceutical industry experience - Dossier development What You'll Be Doing: - Provide writing support to prepare the required clinical and economic sections of a country specific HTA / reimbursement su...
Company: Yoh Pharmacovigilance Associate needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Cambridge, MA. What You'll Be Doing: - Contribute to the development, production and maintenance of the appropriate tracking and compliance tools, reports, plans, tasks and activities pertaining to the management of the GPE compliance management system. - Perform data entry, deviation closur...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Under the direction of the Medical Directors and management staff, is responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed on all patients from neonates to geriatric patients e...
Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance My client is a clinical-stage bio-pharma company focused in neuroscience drug development. They are expanding rapidly over 2014 and anticipate going public in the future. In this brand new role as the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance you will lead and promote the organization’s philosophy in quality of development and s...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Obtains patient samples, performs requested analysis of patient specimens, reports results to the physician and is responsible for quality control, equipment maintenance, quality ass...

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