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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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Our client, a global medical device company, is seeking an experienced, high caliber Clinical Data Manager (Analyst II) to join the team. Working under general direction, this experienced employee is responsible for all data management aspects of clinical studies. Within the first three months on the job, the new hire will be trained on our devices, regulations, data management and platforms and w...
Our client, a global medical device company, is seeking an experienced, high caliber Clinical Data Manager (Analyst II) to join the team. Working under general direction, this experienced employee is responsible for all data management aspects of clinical studies. Within the first three months on the job, the new hire will be trained on our devices, regulations, data management and platforms and w...
Fortune-500 Biotech/Pharmaceutical Company is seeking a Compliance Specialist to join their team in Cambridge, MA. The full job description is listed below. Upon receipt of your resume, we will contact you to discuss further details. We look forward to receiving your resume and speaking with you further! OVERVIEW: · Quality Assurance (QA) Bulk Operations is responsible for quality oversight of ope...
Fortune-500 Biotech/Pharmaceutical Company in Cambridge, MA is seeking an Associate Scientist III to join our team. Below is the full job description. Candidates must have experience with Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography, and Cell Culture. ELISA and Cell-based assay experience is a plus. Upon receipt of your resume, we will contact you to discuss more details about this opportunity. We look forwa...
Job Summary: Provide statistical analysis and expertise to multi-disciplinary teams supporting a variety of programs in the engineering and physical sciences; conduct statistical consulting including the design of experiments, the development and implementation of data analysis approaches to address customer needs and the statistical analysis of data; utilize statistical software packages to perfo...
Validation Engineer II (Pharma/GMP) System one is seeking a Validation Engineer II for a 6 month contract with an esteemed client in the Los Angeles area. Experience with CIP (Clean in Place) systems. Should be familiar with New CIP systems, WIP (Work in Progress) Tanks, Tank Cleaning, Cleaning of Product Transfer Line Piping Systems, and Cleaning of High Volume Filling Systems. · BS/BA in Enginee...
Description: Primary responsibilities include the development and validation of assays for protein characterization, protein pharmacokinetics, and anti-drug antibodies, in a regulated environment. A major aspect of this work is diligence in documentation and compliance with current department SOPs, GxPs and regulatory guidelines. This person will be actively involved in technology platform develop...
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Respiratory Physiology and Medicine An exciting opportunity is available from 1 October 2014 for an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to contribute to research in respiratory physiology and medicine. This postdoctoral fellowship will provide a research training experience, designed to develop broad-based expertise in research in respiratory physiology, exercise physiolo...
Formulation Chemist - Go Green! Sunburst Chemicals, located in Bloomington, MN, is an industry leading manufacturer of cleaning and sanitation chemicals, specializing in green cleaning solutions with industry-leading solid detergent systems. For over 85 years, Sunburst has been a family owned and operated business. Building on our solid history, we are focused on growth. With our growth, we seek a...
Description Primary responsibilities include the research, development, optimization and scale-up of purification processes for therapeutic recombinant proteins. The candidate should have a broad understanding of downstream development and scale-up, including centrifugation, clarification, normal flow filtration, tangential flow filtration, chromatography operations and formulation development. Th...
Job TitleData Resource Manager Position Summary The Data Resource Manager will be responsible for the development, enhancement, maintenance and support of internal systems. TheData Resource Manager will work with all departments to determine and address business requirements for data management, data reporting and systems integration. Key Responsibilities General Duties include, but are not limite...
Clinical-Scientific - Formulation Scientist Job Description: BS or MS degree in Chemistry, Biology or some other related discipline. Candidate should have a pharmaceutical or chemical background who has experience with powders and formulations. Ability to run pilot equipment such as a blender would be ideal, but not necessary Works in lab making protoype scale batches on small scale equipment Supp...
A single owner for a specific offering (a set of tests, services and solutions) that could be defined around patient group/call point/clinical area. They coordinate development, deployment and post marketing surveillance of the offering, and generally ensure an integrated marketing plan is in place to achieve their assigned goals. The product director also works to build the business case and secu...
Contract Field CRA, Ph. I Respiratory - Montreal site - for New Jersey Pharma Summary: Our client is a successful, global pharmaceutical company that is seeking a Contract CRA to launch and managed Phase I respiratory programs at an investigational site in Montreal, Canada. This contract will start out at 6 months with a strong probability of it being extended as programs get progressed into Phase...
The Director has ultimate leadership authority over the genetic counseling teams and the team’s efforts to ensure that clients receive genetics services, both consultative and laboratory, of the highest quality possible and in compliance with policies and Regulatory guidelines. The position is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic plans for the Genetic Counseling Program as wel...
R&D Senior Scientist (Quantum Magnetics, LLC - Wilmington, MA) Req. Ph.D. in Physics, Chem, or rel. field & 2 yrs’ exp. on the job or 2 yrs’ industry exp. working w/ Ion Mobility Spectrometry &/or Mass Spectrometry. Must have exp. leading a team in conducting trials & certifications for homeland security applications, hands-on exp. in modeling design concepts using SIMION ion optics simulation & C...
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Exciting opportunity to join a select team that is leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.Competitive salary, bonus incentive program and comprehensive benefits package offered. The position will serve as a subject matter resource for identified area(s), including relevant activities in assigned Therapeutic Area program(s) or Business Objects program. Job Responsibilities: · Work w...
Clinical Trial Associate, Global Pharma (free Family Health Insurance) – New Jersey Summary: Our client is a successful, global pharmaceutical company that has recently formed a North American Clinical Operations unit based in their US headquarters in Northern New Jersey. We helped this company hire the head of this new function, and now we are helping this individual build his team. This position...
Our client is a leading molecular diagnostics company and is currently seeking an experienced Sr.CRA to report on-site in their corporate facility in Sunnyvale, CA. They are looking to hire ASAP for this permanent opportunity. If interested and qualified, please apply today! *Offers competitive benefits package; 401(k) matching, health, life, dental, company stock option plan, 10 paid holidays, 15...

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