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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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J. Knipper and Company’s continued growth as the Pharmaceutical industry’s leading sample services provider, creates long term career opportunities for high performing individuals with a strong desire to learn, succeed, and advance. One of those opportunities is now available in our premier Professional Services Department. With over 25 years of continued growth as one of the largest employers in...
This is a highly visible, hands-on position for an experienced formulation chemist, creating and developing low pressure spray polyurethane foam products. Other responsibilities include implementing procedures for testing and qualification of chemical raw materials. This position also provides technical support to the different business functions when chemical and formulation expertise is required...
A leading manufacturer of specialty ceramic products is looking for a Ceramic Engineer for their plant near Gadsden, AL. The Ceramic Engineer will lead a small team of Technicians to develop new ceramic glazes, frits and other glass products. He or she will lead testing of all existing products, qualify raw materials and support the Sales and Marketing Group. This is a great opportunity for a hand...
No Direct Report As a leading global biopharmaceutical company, We are committed to addressing the world’s health challenges through the discovery, development and commercialization of advanced therapies and products that have a remarkable impact on people’s lives. As a regulatory affairs (RA) professional, you’ll help safeguard the trust placed in us by ensuring that our products and practices a...
The Sanitary District of Decatur is looking to fill FLSA Exempt Management positions because of retirements. LABORATORY SUPERVISOR Duties include: Supervision, planning and coordination of the laboratory staff, industrial pre-treatment program and quality assurance activities of all analytical laboratory work. Bachelor's degree in a related field and eight years of progressively responsible experi...
The Sanitary District of Decatur is looking to fill FLSA Exempt Management positions because of retirements. LABORATORY SUPERVISOR Duties include: Supervision, planning and coordination of the laboratory staff, industrial pre-treatment program and quality assurance activities of all analytical laboratory work. Bachelor's degree in a related field and eight years of progressively responsible experi...
Job ID: 5138 Position Description: PDI was the first contract sales organization that provides insight-driven multi-channel messaging for established and emerging health care companies. Today, PDI is pioneering new and innovative approaches to how pharmaceutical and medical device companies engage customers. When you join PDI, whether as part of our field sales organization or at our corporate ...
Fortune 500 company in St. Louis, MO is currently searching for 3 Scientific Support Analysts to join their expanding team. These positions are entry-level and are looking for candidates specifically with the following: a recent Science or Agricultural-based degree; previous customer support experience, preferably phone support; and an interest in Information Technology as well as a strong desire ...
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed sig...
PURPOSE Develop statistical methods sections of protocols and review case report forms (CRFs). Prepare analysis plans and write specifications for analysis files, tables, and figures. Communicate with clients regarding study protocol or statistical analysis issues as they arise. Communicate with study team members regarding study execution as it relates to timelines, data quality, and interpretat...
PURPOSE Prepare analysis plans and write detailed specifications for analysis files, tables, listings and figures. Interpret analyses and write statistical sections of study reports. Provide training, guidance and mentorship to lower level and new staff. RESPONSIBILITIES · Develop analysis plans, table shells, programming and table specifications; produce tables, listings and figures; perform d...
Quality Control Microbiology Department supports manufacturing activities Landing by detecting, quantifying and identifying possible contaminants that may interfere with the quality of the product during the different stages of the manufacturing process. It aims to maintain a state of microbiological control in the Utility Systems and within the environment where the manufacturing process is e...
We have a immediate opening for a Senior Clinical Data Manager Senior Data Manager Requirements for Data Manager: -Min college degree and minimum 5 years of experience in Data Management, at least 3 years as a Data Manager. -A degree in a life science field and foreign language skills are strongly preferred. -Strong computer (Microsoft Windows and Office Applications) and communication (oral ...
PURPOSE Prepare analysis plans and write detailed specifications for analysis files and tables/figures/listings. Write statistical section of study reports and provide general statistical analysis support for project teams. Provide guidance to lower level and/or new staff. RESPONSIBILITIES · Develop analysis plans, table shells, programming and table specifications; produce tables, listings and...
Business is great and we are adding a Lab Tech to our Houston team of professionals. Under the general direction of the laboratory manager, the laboratory technician is responsible for performing analysis on samples for compliance with all site-specific and government regulations for waste acceptance while maintaining customer service. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1.Performs wet bench ...
Job Title: Drug Safety Associate Position Description Application and knowledge of Departmental processes and guidelines, regulations and regulatory guidelines, contractual arrangements, product specific information and database/systems functionality to individual case processing and evaluation. Communicate questions clearly and concisely to the appropriate audience and accompany with possible ...
Job ID: 5113 Position Description: PDI was the first contract sales organization that provides insight-driven multi-channel messaging for established and emerging health care companies. Today, PDI is pioneering new and innovative approaches to how pharmaceutical and medical device companies engage customers. When you join PDI, whether as part of our field sales organization or at our corporate ...
Global Leader/Expert, Trans Med, Infectious Disease: Top 20 Stable Pharma, Northern NJ/NYC area Our client, a leader and innovator in Infectious Disease/Virology has a newly created position open for a Physician that will lead cross-functional Translational Medicine strategy/oversight including ownership of one or more compounds/programs in development. Given an Early Development department that ...
TechData Service has multiple contract positions open with many top pharmaceutical companies along with home based positions for job titles including Training Specialist, QA/QC Specialist III, Clinical Documentation Specialist, GRA CMC Manager, Lead Data Manager, Clinical Data Analyst II, Clinical Trial Associate II, Associate Director, Scientific Communications, Change Management / Project Manage...
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...

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