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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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The Study Start-up (SSU) Specialist functions as a subject matter expert on all SSU-related activities in the country/region, oversees and leads SSU activities in collaboration with other clinical research stakeholders and serves as a leader for local/global SSU process improvements and patient recruitment strategies. Minimum Requirements: · Education: University Degree or Equivalent preferably ...
Partner with Inventiv Health Clinical supporting this California based client provide Clinical Research Associate duties for this Pharmaceutical client. Senior Clinical Research Associate (Sr. CRA) is accountable for the delivery of clinical trial(s) in his/her region with a strong focus on data quality, risk mitigation, enrollment, and investigator/site relationships. Required: At least 6 year...
Job Description: Eagle Medical & Life Sciences Group is a dynamic Alaskan Native owned corporation and a subsidiary of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation of Alaska. We are looking for a qualified FDA Subject Matter Expert who will support the Government in the management of all types of FDA scientific regulatory reviews to ensure the safety and efficacy of human drugs, foods, animal drugs, medica...
A multinational conglomerate company is currently seeking an R&D Technician to support process development trials, record and report trial process data, perform tests on films & resins, and compile data & information on a timely basis in support of the product delivery process in the Pottsville, PA area. This is a 4 month CONTRACT position, with the possibility of extension. Local candidates only,...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST - DMPK-8376141029 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson are recruiting for a Principal Scientist – DMPK to be located in La Jolla, CA Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, inclu...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. TOXICOLOGIST-8555140627 Description Ethicon Surgical Care is currently recruiting for a Biocompatibility Toxicologist for their Cincinnati, Ohio facility. The Ethicon Surgical Care business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devi...
ARGOS IS GROWING! Argos Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases based on its Arcelis™ technology platform. We are currently seeking a well-qualified Quality Control Analyst. SCOPE: The individual will conduct routine and non-routine analysis of raw mater...
6 Month Contract Position - H1's/Subcontractors will NOT be considered: · To ensure globally harmonized regulatory CMC compliance for assigned Biotechnology Products · Responsibility for creation and implementation of appropriate regulatory strategies for worldwide CMC submissions to Health Authorities for assigned biotechnological or combination (biotechnological/drug or biotechnological device...
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Project Manager - Arthritis & Clinical Immunology Job Summary/Basic Function: Manage various NIH- and industry-funded projects by helping set, assess, and measure progress and milestones; compile Gantt Charts, monitor progress, track expenses, coordinate multi-investigator activity and ensure compliance with large, complex collaborative NIH grants and invest...
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...
Direct all activities of the Cepheid Software Quality Assurance function. Job Responsibilities: - Develops quality policies for company software products. - Develops quality policies for non-product software used by the company for manufacturing or in quality system. - Develops quality policies for software defect tracking and failure investigation. - Selects, develops, and evaluates personne...
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has an exciting opportunity to join our R&D Team as a Packaging Engineer at our R&D Center in Princeton, NJ. The Packaging Engineer will conduct packaging development projects from initiation through manufacture (launch). Projects will consist of modifications of packaging for existing products as well as the packaging for new products. Responsible for meeting timelines...
Responsible for day to day support of Quality Control (QC) activities for biological and/or small molecule projects to support US and international drug development and commercial programs. This includes performing data review, data and document management and working with CLOs to facilitate and assist in managing the timely testing and receipt of QC deliverables. Data Review - • Perform thoroug...
Your Quality Assurance skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Experis knows how and where to get you where you want to go. Are you interested? The ideal Glob...
ARDEX Americas (www.ArdexAmericas.com) is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high performance specialty cements, adhesives and building products. We have an immediate opening for an experienced Quality Control Lab Technician, to help support the continuous growth of our North American operations. This position will support the company’s Quality Control of its manufacturing op...
A leading chemical manufacturer located near Philadelphia, PA is seeking a R&D Manager to join their growing team. Responsible for the business requirements for the laboratory product and process development for emission control applications. The main activities will includ new product design, process development, and new product scale up. This is a direct hire opportunity. Relocation assistance i...
Laboratory Assistant Job Title: Full Time Laboratory Assistant Date Posted: 11/11/14 Place: Fellsmere, FL Company: B&W Quality Growers, Inc. Description The Laboratory Assistant, plans, coordinates, organizes, and executes laboratory activities for a Plant Tissue Culture project. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Schedule and execute laboratory activities for in vitro planting Prepar...
GCP Auditor Degree: - BS "strongly preferred"; Minimum of Associates Degree in Engineering or Technical Field Experience/"Must Haves": - Minimum 2 years experience in an FDA-regulated industry (i.e. Pharm or Med Device) - Experience auditing to 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485 - Med device manufacturing exp. "Preferred" - Six sigma training/certification is a "Plus" Duties/Responsibilities: ...
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 ...
POSITION SUMMARY The CLIA Lab Technician is responsible for training and testing in the clinical laboratory. ACCOUNTABILITIES 25% Perform steps in the assay for patient diagnostic testing under the supervision of licensed CLS. 25% Participate in laboratory support work as required by the team needs and at the direction of laboratory management 15% Train new personnel in the core activities t...

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