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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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About Us: Gyrus ACMI, Inc is a dynamic medical device company whose vision is to anticipate the needs of surgeons through powerful see and treat procedure solutions that are safe, simple, cost efficient and produce the highest quality patient outcomes. Gyrus ACMI is focused on Minimally Invasive procedures in Urology, Gynecology, General Surgery and ENT. Gyrus ACMI, believes its people are its gr...
About Us: Gyrus ACMI, Inc is a dynamic medical device company whose vision is to anticipate the needs of surgeons through powerful see and treat procedure solutions that are safe, simple, cost efficient and produce the highest quality patient outcomes. Gyrus ACMI is focused on Minimally Invasive procedures in Urology, Gynecology, General Surgery and ENT. Gyrus ACMI, believes its people are its gr...
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER FT. Responsible for the administration of the NPDES Phase II Storm Water Program, management of stewardship, habitat and environmental contractors, natural areas, streams and detention basins. Prepares and/or reviews Water/Wastewater Capital Improvement Projects. Min. Req.: Must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully authorized alien worker. Undergraduate d...
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HC179949: Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Houston, TX See Below to Apply Sr. Exploration Geophysicist - Houston, Texas Execute geophysics assignments and conduct geophysical studies. MS in Geophysics or Geology plus 5 yrs of exp. as Sr. Exploration Geophysicist. Exp. must include: exploration of carbonate depositional systems; working knowledge of salt tectonics and deepwater petroleum syst...
SENIOR BIOSTATISTICIAN Company Amgen, Inc. Location South San Francisco, CA Position Type Full Time Experience 2 years Education PhD Senior Biostatistician sought by Amgen. Reqs: PhD and 2 yrs exp statistically supporting Oncology related work, exp w/ regulatory interaction & NDA submissions, & exp w/ SAS or other prog apps w/ focus on Bayesian method. Must also have exp w/ CSR dvmnt; all ph...
FORMULATIONS ASSOCIATE Position Summary: This role will be to design and execute formulation development related studies for ANDA submission. Accountable for formulation and process development from project inception through transfer to commercial process validation, the Formulation Associate will work under and in coordination with the Product Development Specialist Essential Job Functions: •...
Our client of 9 years, is a Pharmaceutical Company recognized globally for their unparalleled development and manufacturing services for the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare companies. With four cGMP facilities and over a million square feet of state-of–the-art manufacturing, packaging, and distribution space, our client offers full service outsourcing solutions inclu...
GLOBAL CLINICAL PROTOCOL MANAGER - LATE PHASE SPONSORED RESEARCH WITH ONCOLOGY REQUIREMENT #14-00927 RECRUITER: CINDI PISNOY JOB LOCATION: PLAINSBORO, NJ SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 Expected Areas of Competence: General · Manages successful execution and completion of assigned global clinical Phase IIIb/IV publication/medical informing trials within CSR&O Late Phase Sponsored Research unit, in adhere...
Statistical Programmer 2 (Quintiles, Inc., May work at Overland Park, KS headquarters or telecommute from anywhere in the U.S.) Program, plan and coordinate the following for complex studies: (i) the programming, testing and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating statistical tables and listing summaries, (ii) the programming of analysis databases and transfers of data for inte...
PURPOSE Manage a team of Biostatistics staff. Provide direction and guidance in carrying out project assignments, interfacing with clients and other internal departments, and applying advanced statistical methods to project work. Communicate on project progress, staffing, and resource allocation with the Director, Biostatistics, as needed. Perform expert reviews jointly with other Biostatistics m...
MRINetwork™ is the world's largest executive search and recruitment organization. We have a global network of more than 1,000 offices. Management Recruiters - The Boston Group is our 5 office organization, established in 1966 to provide executive and management level staffing services to a wide variety of industries. COMPANY INFO Our Client is the world’s leading independent drug and device deve...
Job ID: 4294 Position Description: Company Overview At EngageCE, a division of PDI, Inc., we believe instilling positive behavior within the practice is the cornerstone of providing optimal patient care. Many practices face challenges and old habits that impact their ability to follow care recommendations, which can negatively impact patient outcomes due to: • Difficulty establishing and maint...
At Dr. Reddy’s, a global pharmaceutical company, you will contribute to making the breakthroughs of tomorrow a reality today! From making medicines more affordable to discovering innovative treatment options to satisfy unmet medical needs, we are dedicated to helping people lead longer and healthier lives. We are seeking dynamic and energetic individuals ready to inspire, ready to make a differenc...
Joulé has an opening for a contract Analytical Scientist, in the Mass Spectrometry Group, at a specialty chemical company in the Piscataway area. Job Description: The Analytical Science Group is seeking a skilled and innovative analytical scientist to join the mass spectrometry group. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work as part of a team responsible for th...
This position is responsible for overseeing a specific therapeutic area and/or modality in order to provide accurate, timely, and consistent clinical data to client organizations and internal staff. Manages staff to define and direct the data management workflow for assigned projects, ensuring all necessary data quality control measures are in place. Serves as the data management expert on multidi...
The Manager, Clinical Data Manager is responsible for overseeing a specific therapeutic area and/or modality in order to provide accurate, timely, and consistent clinical data to client organizations and internal staff. Manages staff to define and direct the data management workflow for assigned projects, ensuring all necessary data quality control measures are in place. Serves as the data managem...
Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. Noblis is a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization that brings the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise to a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transp...
Any combination will do Director – Nucleic Acid Methods Platform or Global Clinical Immunology * Director Director – Nucleic Acid Methods Platform – up to 115k base Relocation Assistance Available – Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Our mission is to support clinical testing of all clinical studies from Phase 1-4. The Nucleic Acid Methods platform is a critical testi...
Our client in Branchburg is looking for a Laboratory Technician to join their team! Laboratory Technician Duties: The Laboratory Technician will perform microbiological testing of the Environment, Water and Steam testing Data entry and analysis, validation of data and evaluation of trends. Awareness and adherence to cGMP, GLP, other regulations. Sample collection, samples handling and mainte...
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, is the industry leader in the discovery and development of antisense drugs. Isis was founded in 1989 in order to create advanced, novel medicines to treat complex and challenging diseases. Isis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our found...

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