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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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HC011961: ConocoPhillips Company Houston, TX Apply at: https://careers.conocophillips.com ConocoPhillips Company has an opening for a Geophysicist in Houston, TX to contribute to research and technical service work in conventional and unconventional reservoirs characterization using integrated pre-stack seismic analysis. Requires a PhD degree or equivalent in Geophysics or Petroleum Engineering an...
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Clinical Data Analyst Collegeville, PA Analyze clinical trial data, provide clinical trial analysis report with knowledge in pharmaceutical manufacturing/clinical trial using SAS/BASE, SAS/STAT, SAS/ MACRO, SAS/ GRAPH. MS in Pharmaceutical Engineering or related with related exper. Contact: HR, PI Square, Inc., 100 Springhouse Drive, #204, Collegeville, PA 19426 Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and D...
I have an exciting, unique opportunity for a Scientist who meets the following requirements : MS level Chemist with considerable LC/MS experience not only developing assays, but also validating & doing sample analysis, summarizing data and writing reports as all of those will be part of the job responsibilities. Need 10 years LC/MS, HPLC, GC experience. The position is located in the SouthWestern...
Company Overview Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health. The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, ra...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
Controls Technicians with large facility experience and skills with HVAC Controls such as Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Pneumatic Controls, DDC Systems are needed to perform a wide variety of preventative maintenance repairs on commercial and industrial HVAC systems. Must be skilled with large Air Handler and large Dryer Controls systems. Must be highly computer literate and be able to administer a...
Client that designs & constructs gas processing plants & refineries is looking for a Process Controls Engineer to join their team. You need a BS degree in Engineering and 7-20 years of overall experience designing & developing the process control systems for heavy industrial plant EPC projects with some specifically on gas processing plants or refineries. Client offers excellent pay, benefits pack...
STRONG HISTORY. EXCITING FUTURE. Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. is located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super-premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms bra...
Engineering Project MGR - cGMP, Process Control SYS- Watervliet, NY Location: Watervliet, NY Domain: Pharmaceutical STI-EC-ENG-192 Job Description: An Engineering Project Manger is require to manage the design, specification, and installation of new and renovated biopharmaceutical process equipment. Provides engineering support and problem solving for existing equipment and manufacturing processes...
AT&T is seeking candidates for a highly unique opportunity in the field of Data Science. The opportunity is to participate as a member of a small team with a simple objective. Given one of the largest data sets in the world . Innovate! We are assembling teams to drive new and innovative ideas to our business units. The teams will consist of Subject Matter Experts, Data Scientist, Business Analysts...
Position Summary: Key individual contributor and coordination role responsible for directing and generating new business opportunities for a major program, product line, market segment, and technology within a division. Works with current and potential customers, the business development team and within the New Product Commercialization process to promote utilization of new technologies as well as...
Overall Purpose: The Data Scientist will be responsible for designing and implementing processes and methodology for complex, large-scale data analyses spanning modeling, profiling, and research. This position aligns with the Big Data team in the Marketing organization, focused on Customer Experience analysis and mitigation of churn within the base Key Roles and Responsibilities: Formulate hypothe...
Director External Manufacturing biopharmaceutical - NYC, NY Location: NYC, NY Experience: 10- 25 Years STI-EC-ENG-46 Job Description Manage all aspects of clinical and commercial parenteral drug product filling, labeling and packaging operations for fully integrated biopharmaceutical company. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Works intimately wit...
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