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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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Environmental Scientist - NEPA Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA The candidate must possess the technical expertise to provide support to Joint Base Lewis McChord specific to the tasks assigned for management of all program areas including: Provide support for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) activitiesat Fort Lewis. Oversee the preparation and completion of environmental impact analyses on a...
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 Group Leader for our Quality Control group. Scope: Responsible for leading, coordinating, and performing routine and non-rout...
Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (HTA), an innovator in the field of scientific instrumentation, has and opening for a Product Specialist in its Distribution Network Development Division (DND) at HTA’s Pleasanton, CA office. POSITION SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: The Product Specialist will be responsible for sales, support, applications development and distribution network sales support for the M...
Overview The Manager/Sr. Manager, Promotional Review & Labeling will be primarily responsible for the regulatory review of advertising and promotional materials for assigned products within the Teva pharmaceuticals portfolio. The portfolio includes products in the respiratory, CNS, oncology, pain, and women’s health therapeutic areas. Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environ...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is today a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva s...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Company Confidential Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Purpose of the Job: Ensure that the company is adhering to its Quality Policy and Quality System. Provides Quality Assurance support to new product development projects from the Concept Phase through the Market Release Phase. Most important responsibility is ensuring that product used for human use has undergone the requisite quality control checks. Major Duties and Responsibilities: · Function...
Founded in 1933, Fusion Incorporated is a world leader in the manufacture of brazing and soldering pastes and fluxes, as well as automated applicator equipment and systems. We seek a talented individual to join our team in the role of Quality Assurance Manager at our Willoughby headquarters. In this important role, the Quality Assurance Manager will develop and implement control systems, methods,...
The Senior Environmental Engineer will ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Development, modification, and implementation of environmental permits, plans, and company procedures to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and corporate programs, procedures, policies, and manuals. Leading internal departments...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
Currently we have a temporary opening for Lab Technician to support a company located in the East Hanover, NJ area.   Responsibilities: Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory instruments, monitors experiments, makes observations, calculates and records results, and often develops conclusions. Individual is familiar with basic scientific principles and has had some laboratory experience. C...
Shape our common future: WEIDMANN offers prospects: Tailor-made solutions for the transformer, medical, water management and sensor components industries. And first class development opportunities for your career. Our business area ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY is a globally leading manufacturer in the field of high voltage insulation. Join our team as a LABORATORY TECHNICIAN Job Summary: The Laboratory...
Overview: Responsible for performing sampling and testing in support of manufacturing and validation activities, under the direction of a Microbiologist. Works in a team environment with various laboratory staff. Performs assays according to and in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Under direc...
Fortune-500 Biotech/Pharmaceutical Company is seeking a Compliance Specialist to join their team in Cambridge, MA. The full job description is listed below. Upon receipt of your resume, we will contact you to discuss further details. We look forward to receiving your resume and speaking with you further! OVERVIEW: · Quality Assurance (QA) Bulk Operations is responsible for quality oversight of o...
Our client in South San Francisco is looking for a Director of Clinical Science join their team! Responsibilities: · Accountable for clinical/scientific evaluation of in-licensing opportunities. · Participates in other corporate and clinical development activities. · Participates in clinical/scientific evaluation of in-licensing opportunities · Key contributor to the development and execution...
Quality Assurance Manager We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager to join our team in Raleigh, North Carolina. Job Description: The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for ensuring that all quality systems are cGMP compliant at sites used for the manufacture, packaging, and testing of active ingredients, excipients, labeling, packaging materials, drug products, and clinical tr...
Job Title: Laboratory Technician/Assistant II Location: Larchwood, IA Duties: Job Purpose Provide support to manufacturing departments to provide high quality products that meet the business plan. Major Accountabilities Perform basic laboratory duties and understand impact on product quality, e.g.: sterility, titration, tissue culture. Use of intermediate laboratory equipment, e.g.: microsc...
Job Title: Quality Control Analyst II Location: Northborough, Massachusetts POSITION OVERVIEW/KEY RESPONSIBILTIES*: As a member of the Quality Control Raw Materials (QCRM) department, a Quality Control Analysts II will be expected to successfully execute the responsibilities relating to the quarantining, sampling, testing, inspection and disposition of all raw material lots received by the qual...

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