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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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Theradex® is an international contract research organization providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compoounds, medical devices and diagnostic test in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases for over 30 years. Theradex® conducts studies which lead to marekting approval of significant advances; and has built a reputation on a...
Associate Scientist As an Associate Scientist, working for Nova Biomedical, you will assist in the day-to-day operation of the lab. You will also help in the development and validation of immunoassays. You will have the ability to conduct basic laboratory experiments, analyze and interpret experimental data results and understand the methodology. You will prepare reagents and maintain equipment. Y...
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Our client is currently seeking a Data Manager within Clinical Development for an immediate contract opportunity. Opportunity to work with a growing, innovative organization. Must have relevant experience in Clinical Data Manager and SAS with the ability to work as a W2 contractor directly for Judge. Please send your resume as a Word document to ***** for immediate consideration. TheData M...
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Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-JL2 Overview: The Associate Director reports to the Vice President, Clinical and Translational Research, and is part of the Research and Development Group (R&D) which is responsible for all FDA related research and supports all non-FDA company sponsored research. The successful candidate will provide clinical pharmacology expertise, particularly for study design...
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Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-WG4 Overview: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company which provides products for patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We support research in a number of rare conditions, including in treatment-resistant patient populations, in which there is significant need for improved therapeutic opt...
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