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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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: Pall is a Fortune 1000 materials science and engineering company with the broadest filtration, separation and purification capabilities in the world. Our process and product enabling technologies help our customers make good products better, safer and even possible. We provide innovative products to customers in health care, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, municipal drinking water...
Job Summary: The Druckmann Lab is looking for highly motivated individuals to pursue interdisciplinary computational neuroscience research projects in HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus. HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus is a unique, world-class research community near Washington, D.C. dedicated to understanding the function of neural circuits and developing synergistic imaging technology. Ou...
Job Summary: At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world's largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and abroad. We have an exciting opportunity for a Bioinformatics Specialist to join the research team in the Bergmann Lab at Stanford School of Me...
Controls Engineer needed in the Richmond Kentucky area. Client is a global Tier 1 Supplier to some of the biggest names in the auto industry. Responsibilities for the Controls Engineer Support Maintenance and repair of capital equipment. Assist in new equipment instillations Help out with process improvement and cost reduction. Work to support and troubleshoot issues with control systems incl...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Chicago, IL area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensure c...
Job Title: Quality Control Analyst I Location: Allston, Massachusetts Additional Information: Swing shift , 10:00 am to 8:30 pm (Friday thru Monday) Duties: Performs operations necessary for quality testing and plays a role in implementing new technology within quality control. At more senior levels, provides an investigative or technological orientation in designing, executing, interpreting a...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Cleveland, OH area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensure...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the San Francisco, CA area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should en...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Pittsburgh, PA area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensur...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Minneapolis, MN area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensu...
Our client, a RTP-based pharmaceutical firm undergoing tremendous expansion, is actively recruiting for a seasoned Project Management professional to assume key role on its outstanding team. This is a Direct Hire role and an immediate need. Company will pay industry-leading wage to attract and retain a star. Company has numerous marketed products and several more in various stages of development,...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Seattle, WA area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensure c...
Job Details: Under general supervision, this position will perform routine procedures in support of the Sample Management group. This position will be responsible for one or more of the following activities: - Performing routine laboratory support in relation to sample management activities - Documenting, compiling, and entering data - Maintaining and operating equipment. Must learn and comply wit...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Saint Louis, MO area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensu...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Kansas City, MO area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensu...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Philadelphia, PA area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ens...
The Regulatory Affairs Associate III will be responsible for carrying out logistical activities, in relationship to global regulatory submissions for the registration of IVD systems (assays, instruments, software), and will also serve as regulatory subject matter expert in design control, development, and compliance projects. The Regulatory Affairs Associate III will also serve as coordinator, for...
R&PD Lab Technicianopening – Schwan Cosmetics USA-Cosmolab Schwan Cosmetics USA (Cosmolab, Inc.)is a dynamic organization that seeks to provide world-class cosmetics products to our customers and end users. Cosmolab, Inc. is part of Schwan STABILO Cosmetics which is a full service private label supplier with a strong heritage of developing and introducing innovative, market driven color cosmetics...
This position will be to analyze and sort large databases relating to military operations. Strong skills in intelligence exploitation a plus. Database types may include Access, SQL, and Oracle. Self-starting type individual is a must as there is limited guidance on the process and the databases are always changing. Requires ability to formulate information into summary reports with references to m...
Job ID: 4950 Position Description: Interpace Diagnostics, LLC focuses on assisting molecular diagnostics companies to commercialize their products and offers a full suite of services that includes field sales management, reimbursement support, marketing, and comprehensive financial partnerships that can meet almost any need. A full-time Diagnostic Account Executive is needed to exemplify the va...

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