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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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Description: The Global Products Manager (GPM) is a key member of the Global Product Team, led by the GPVP. The GPM has a broad range of accountabilities and responsibilities relating to; GPT strategy, vision and objectives Design, governance approval and operational delivery of the cross-functional development plan Risk and opportunity management GPT effectiveness, interfaces and communication Le...
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Scientist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Ridgefield, CT. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - qPCR - in vitro assays, Cell Culture - Protein Analysis What You'll Be Doing: - Primary responsibilities include performing in vitro molecular and cellular immunology experiments aimed at understanding inflammatory cytokine signal transduction in immune and ep...
Research Associate III needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in San Carlos, CA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Support phase 3 clinical readiness and aerosol / device characterization for an inhalation product. - Functions as a team resource able to perform a variety of laboratory based tasks. - Knowledge of programming using data acquisition software a pl...
Chemist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Framingham, MA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Mass spectrometrist with strong analytical skills - Bioanalytical experience What You'll Be Doing: - Responsible for conducting bioanalytical studies to support various projects. - Develop quantitative mass spectrometry-based assays for biomolecules including li...
Scientific Affairs & New Product Development Manager needed for a direct hire opportunity with Yoh's client located in Benicia, CA. The Big Picture - Top Skills Should You Possess: - Knowledge and understanding of advanced chemistry and/or biology - Advanced math skills - Basic knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices / Quality System Regulations and ISO Standards What You'll Be Doing: - Address...
Bench Scientist Laboratory Technician needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Research Triangle Park, NC Top Skills Should You Possess: - GMP What You'll Be Doing: - Assisting with daily activities such as glassware and stainless steel vessel cleaning, lab housekeeping, lab inventory control and raw materials ordering, safety inspections of the lab - Assist in weighing of la...
Laboratory Analyst in Clinical Immunology needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Swiftwater, PA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Sterile technique - ELISA - Micropipetting - Cell Culture What You'll Be Doing: - Responsible for performing all technical laboratory processes including clinical testing related activities as required by schedule and as per man...
We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Regulatory Affairs Specialist for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Wes Chester, PA. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the medical device and/or pharmaceutical industries. Working knowledge of US FDA regulations. International or global scale experience is pr...
Job Details: Duration : 12+ Months Contract with possible extension Location : Collegeville, PA 19426 Title : Global Innovative Products Clinical Quality Control Reviewer The candidate will review and modify submission-ready clinical documents by demonstrating high attention to detail, in order to guarantee quality of the final document. The ability to work independently to think through results,...
Camber Corporation is currently seeking a Penetration Tester /Forensics Analyst for a full time position with full company benefits. The Penetration Tester position will require 50-75% travel. The preferred candidate must have the following experience: Requirements: • Have 10 – 12 years proven proficiency in performing extensive penetration testing • Possess a certification meeting the DOD 8570.01...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
Streffco Consultants, Inc., is an international staffing and systems integration organization. We provide technology and business operations resources on a project, contract, contract-to-hire or direct hire basis. Title: Administrative Coordinator III Job ID: 23600 Industry: Biotech/Pharmaceutical Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Duration: 7 Month Contract Pay Rate Range: Depends on Experience (W-2 all...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
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