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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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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...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is today a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva s...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Company: Yoh Research Assistant needed for a Contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Palo Alto, CA. What You'll Be Doing: - Primary responsibilities will be to design and construct vectors, transformation of microbial strains, and evaluation of gene expression and protein production. - Candidate will also be expected to process data, in addition to recording and communicating results...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Overview The Manager/Sr. Manager, Promotional Review & Labeling will be primarily responsible for the regulatory review of advertising and promotional materials for assigned products within the Teva pharmaceuticals portfolio. The portfolio includes products in the respiratory, CNS, oncology, pain, and women’s health therapeutic areas. Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environ...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
Company Confidential South Bend, IN
Leader in industry is seeking qualified professional to lead and coach Product Development Team. This Manager will be responsible for new product development and for existing product enhancement to improve product quality and cost which will include compliance with Company’s process design standards, feasibility study process, and the deadline planning process. · Daily interaction with Sales, Tec...
. A Director, Project Management position in Winston Salem, NC is available with Adecco Engineering & Technology. This is a Direct Hire position with a competitive salary; excellent benefits package and relocation assistance. Some of the responsibilities of the Director, Project Management will include: Leading the Project Management Team (PMT) including managing direct reports Representing th...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has helped people pursue a healthy, active life since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management and personal care products are available exclusively through dedicated independent Distributors in more than 80 countries. Our Mission is to change people’s lives by providing the best business opportunity in direct selling and the best nutrit...
An NIH-funded position for a post-doc or scientific programmer is available to work on computational aspects of high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy. The successful candidate will have PhD in computational biology / physics / electrical engineering, experience with image/signal processing techniques and knowledge of C++ and Python. We are actively involved in the development of a large data pr...
About The Lake Doctors, Inc. Since 1979 The Lake Doctors, Inc. has been a national leader in providing aquatic water management services to customers throughout the states of Florida, Ohio and South Carolina. Our services include aquatic weed control, terrestrial and ditch bank weed control, installation of fountains and aeration systems, water clarification, aquascaping, fish stocking, lake mapp...
QA/QC ANALYST This is a one year contract position, with the possibility of extension thereafter. Job Description: Looking for 2 laboratory analysts in an in-process chemical laboratory analyzing technical production samples by HPLC, GC, and titrations. Major Tasks of Position: Performs routine testing on all samples in the Quality Assurance laboratory, providing analytical data for Process C...
Job Description: Job Details: To perform experiments, organize data and analyze results under minimal supervision. With minimal supervision, plans, conducts or monitors experiments, records and organizes data, analysis results, generates robust and reliable data and/or Ensures that contracted studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulation...
MUST HAVE: -Must be Pharm.D. with 3-5 years pharmaceutical industry experience -Individual must have appropriate training and sensitivity to legal and regulatory issues for medical information, while meeting compliance standards for Medical information. -Microsoft Office skills -Understanding of specific disease state and pharmacotherapy knowledge in area(s) of responsibility Responsibilities...
Job Title: Scientific Director Location: Bridgewater, NJ The Scientific Director reporting to the Medical Unit Head or TA head (VP or AVP), this position will occupy a key leadership role by leading the strategic development and delivery of robust Independent Medical Education (IME) and Medical Communication. The Scientific Director/Sr. Director, Diabetes will lead the development and execution...
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 ...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has an opening for a Microbiology Analyst (Legionella) for its Cinnaminson, NJ location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: The successful candidate must be familiar with daily activities in the laboratory, including analyzing Legionella samples by classical and advanced methods. Preparation and analysis of variety environmental samples for the Legionella bact...

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