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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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Lab Technician – Quality Testing Laboratory Responsibilities: · Conduct tests in growing petroleum products testing laboratory · Able to quickly learn to run a wide range of petroleum-related ASTM test methods · Able to quickly learn to use and maintain a wide variety of laboratory test instruments, including XRF, flash point, distillation and many others · Work with existing ISO 9001 quality...
Company Confidential Schaumburg, IL, 60173
A Medical Communication Company has an exciting opportunity in the Chicagoland area for a Scientific Manager. The ideal candidate is a professional with a clinical/medical advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD, etc.) and pharmaceutical industry experience who can develop and manage scientific content for medical education and communication initiatives. The Scientific Project Team is responsible for th...
IBA Molecular, a global leader in the radiopharmaceutical industry, is dedicated to delivering the best products, and services in the fields of personalized medicine, molecular imaging and nuclear medicine. With our corporate headquarters in Dulles, VA and locations throughout the US and Europe, IBA Molecular’s global presence serves customers throughout the world. With over thirty years of manufa...
New England Research Institutes (NERI) was founded in 1986 and has grown to become a research organization with a global reputation for high-quality research, innovative thinking, and the use of state-of-the-science tools and techniques. NERI continues to be a leader in public health research, clinical trials management, epidemiology, and state of the art media and dissemination research. NERI's ...
RMC is seeking an environmental protection specialist with a bachelor’s degree and 7 years experience or a master’s degree and 3 years experience with environmental impact assessment and NEPA (AICP certification is a plus). The candidate should have background in transportation planning for transit project development and/or city/urban planning. Must have a working knowledge of NEPA, NHPA/Section ...
In this start up role, the Manager, Clinical Trials (Office of Commercialization & Ventures) will work closely with internal staff members and vendors to ensure that assigned clinical trials are conducted per protocol, in a timely fashion and in a manner compliant with all regulatory guidelines, organizational goals and established study budgets. In this exciting venture, The Manager, Clinical Tr...
We are looking for laboratory technicians (animal care) for an international biotech company in Germantown, NY. near HUDSON. These positions are TEMP with a possibility of Temp to Hire for the right candidate. The positions are 40 hours / week, Monday-Friday or Sunday -Thursday PLEASE be within a commutable distance to GERMANTOWN, just south of Hudson This company is the leader in producing labo...
Requirements: Masters Degree in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical related field plus 2 years experience in pharmaceutical method development and validation. Responsibilities: · Develop and validate both compendial and noncompendial analytical methods for raw materials, inprocess materials, final product and stability testing. · Conduct product degradation studies and maintain the in-house reference s...
PRIMARY ROLE: Provides regulatory expertise and guidance to Clinical, Pharmacovigilance, Legal, Scientific, Commercial, and other internal stakeholders for successful development of core data sheets and global labeling; formulates and implements regulatory strategies and liaises with regulatory team members to assure that products in development are supported by developmental core data sheets and...
AAIPharma Services is a leading provider of contract services that support all phases of drug development. The company's wide array of capabilities includes analytical and formulation development, material testing services, microbiology, clinical and commercial contract manufacturing, pharmaceutical packaging and stability services. With over thirty years of drug development expertise, we offer ex...
Title: Manager Medical Affairs. The position is for Infectious Disease therapy area promotional material (Promotional Review Committee [PRC]) review as per pharmaceutical industry guidelines Education: PharmD, Ph.D, or MD preferred. Experience: Must have PRC experience (4 years), infectious disease therapeutic areas expertise highly valued, and Medical Affairs experience (4 years) in Pharmaceut...
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...
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...
CHEMIST / LAB TECHNICIAN will support product testing in laboratory testing environment. Knowledge / Experience: Ability to organize time and be able to perform multiple routine tasks in a specific application area. Ability to effectively communicate verbally/written: observations, results of experiments, test details. Knowledge of PC's and related software Hand on, mechanically skilled perso...
Ocean County based manufacturing company has a need for multiple cleanroom technicians to aid in their manufacturing process. This is a contract position with an opportunity to convert to a permanent position. There are 1st and 2nd shift openings available for qualified candidates. Qualified candidates MUST have: - HS Diploma. - Previous experience working in a cleanroom under GMP guidelines. ...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Job Description Opportunities available in St. Louis, Missouri for St. Louis-based chemists with HPLC experience using Waters' Empower software (admin-users, super-users, users). These openings are permanent, full-time positions with excellent benefits on the 1st or 2nd shift. Company has been in business nearly 50 years performing pharmaceutical analyses within a challenging, fast-paced cGMP en...
This position ensures that processes and systems; such as IQ/OQ/PQ of facilities, equipment and analytical laboratory software, within the cGMP laboratory support groups, are fully qualified and performing efficiently. Responsible for developing, recommending, and executing validation strategies and designing studies for the purpose of providing documented evidence that a systems, equipment, inst...
Oversees all aspects of management of laboratory operations within the different functional groups of the GMP, GCL, Vaccines & Biologics or Bio-Analytical laboratories. Ensures productivity, efficiency and quality of the work are maintained and financial objectives of the business are achieved. Oversees the development and implementation of laboratory systems and processes. Ensures client delivera...
Summary: • Develop and maintain systems that assure data reliability and reporting compliance with all laboratory stakeholders including customers, regulatory agencies, and manufacturing departments • Schedule and administer laboratory priorities • Lead Lean/continuous improvement of the QC Lab through streamlining daily tasks and efficiencies in supporting other departments Daily Activities: ...
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow. Our...

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