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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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-The primary responsibility of this role, as Senior Scientific Medical Writer, is: Act as the medical writing expert responsible for the research, writing and editing of study level and submission level documents. The incumbent will provide full lifecycle support from clinical study protocols through regulatory dossier preparation and submission. Responsibilities will include assuring quality and...
Our Pharmaceutical client in the East Bay Area is looking for a Manufacturing Technician II/III to join their team! Duties: · Support equipment start-up and validation efforts of commercial fill/finish line. · Responsible for cGMP commercial fill/finish line. · Working knowledge of final formulation and fill/finish procedures, materials, and equipment. · Support validation of equipment and process...
Our Pharmaceutical client in the East Bay Area is looking for a Manufacturing Purification Associate II to join their team! Duties: Primarily support the validation implementation. Operate in clean room. Support and ensure compliance of routine procedures following established company policies. Troubleshoot equipment and manufacturing procedures. Routine maintenance of manufacturing equipment. Wri...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Executive Assistant Springdale, AR Full-Time $30,000 - $40,000 Apply Apply Executive Assistant Springdale, AR Full-Time $30,000 - $40,000 Apply Job Details Executive Assistant - Excel - Word - Powerpoint Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Industry leader. 2. Cutting edge technology. 3. Great opportunity for growt...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Sanger Sequencing Lead Scientist to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company. The Sanger Sequencing Lead Scientist will primarily perform duties related to Sanger Sequencing in the clinical laboratory. The Lead will be responsible for designing sequ...
Expected duration is 6 months Summary: This section focuses on the main purpose of the job in one to four sentences. Responsible for the quality and delivery of system commitments on schedule, using assigned resources and following standards. Participate in the proposal, analysis, design and development activities while guiding others through the project life cycle on small projects. Essential Dut...
Expected duration is 6 months Summary: This section focuses on the main purpose of the job in one to four sentences. Responsible for the quality and delivery of system commitments on schedule, using assigned resources and following standards. Participate in the proposal, analysis, design and development activities while guiding others through the project life cycle on small projects. Essential Dut...
-The primary responsibility of this role, as Principal Scientist Formulation, is to provide leadership in formulation development of biologicals for agricultural application. The ideal candidate is highly versatile, energetic and has extensive technical background and excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to work in collaborative environments The incumbent will: • Provi...
- The primary responsibility of this role, as Principal Scientist Fermentation, is to provide technical leadership in fermentation process development and manage fermentation teams and projects. The ideal candidate is highly versatile, energetic and has extensive technical background and excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to work in collaborative environments The inc...
The primary responsibility of this role, as Principal Scientist, is to lead and direct the research and development activities on microbial inoculants technology for the rhizobial inoculants business which includes having the responsibility for the improvement of seed inoculants performance, stability, and compatibility through effective integration of strain improvement, strain selection, formula...
The primary responsibility of this role, as Senior Scientific Medical Writer, is: Act as the medical writing expert responsible for the research, writing and editing of study level and submission level documents. The incumbent will provide full lifecycle support from clinical study protocols through regulatory dossier preparation and submission. Responsibilities will include assuring quality and t...
Job Description Drive and maintain an Operational Excellence (OE) program which includes Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma efforts across Product Supply Medical Care. The incumbent will: •Have primary focus in Medical Care’s Global Sterile Disposables Product Supply (Indianola and Saxonburg) •Drive and deploy OE initiatives and provide leadership achievement of KPI goals and objectives Major tasks...
If you are a recent graduate from High School or College who is interested in working in the scientific field this may be the job for you! This current role will be working for a large local employer who is growing. Our client has been voted one of the best places to work in the Capital Region for 5 years and running! This role is a great opportunity to learn about the daily operations of a Labora...
SharePoint Technical Consultant Seeking a SharePoint Technical Consultant to join our team to play a central role in the complete project and solution lifecycle. This role focuses heavily on cloud vendor management, platform architecture and the development/migration of customized sites and applications. The Technical Consultant will also be the liaison between regional/business unit SharePoint te...
ARGOS IS GROWING! Argos Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases based on its Arcelis™ technology platform. We are currently seeking a well-qualified QC Immunology Assay Development Associate. SCOPE: The QC Immunology Analytical Development Associate will pa...
Position Purpose: Give expert advice on study protocols Responsibilities: Assist in the design of clinical protocols and trial case report forms Oversees external consultants including contract research organizations and Clinical Research Associates. Qualifications/Education Must have both drug and medical device trial experience. This includes overseeing trials and conducting trials. Must have ex...
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Boston, MA, 02210
Materials Discovery & Characterization (MDC) is a multidisciplinary group within Pharmaceutical Development that bears responsibilities across the drug discovery and development lifecycle. Individuals play important roles by participating actively on research teams to provide pre-clinical formulation and to characterize pre-clinical candidates by performing physico-chemical characterization. Furth...
If you’re interested in working for a leading, mid-size Contract Research Organization (CRO) that has a massive global reach, then look no further, because Pharm-Olam International offers all of this and more. We are a company that strives to deliver cost-effective, quick-to-market clinical services in today’s emerging marketplace. Pharm-Olam has one of the largest global footprints of any CRO tod...
Company: Yoh Protein Purification Associate Scientist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in San Diego, CA. Top Skills You Should Possess: - Experience with protein purification automation (Antibody). What You'll Be Doing: - Strong organizational skills, great attention to details. - Good written and verbal communication skills. - Development and application of physic-chemi...
Company: Yoh DMPK Scientist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Waltham, MA. The Big Picture: The Infection Innovative Medicines unit (iMED) has exciting opportunities for DMPK Scientists. This is a contract position and will be based in Gatehouse Park (Waltham, MA) reporting into DMPK ADME / Bioanalytical group, and will work closely with scientists in DMPK, Pharmacolog...

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