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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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Description This is a Microbiology Tech position. Responsible for performing laboratory testing using approved standard operating procedures. Qualifications EDUCATION / TRAINING / EXPERIENCE: Minimum : Approved CLIA certification (ASCP, HHS, NCA, AMT, or equivalent) or eligible for certification. If eligible for certification, must be certified within two years from date of hire. Eligibility is de...
TypeRegular Full-Time Job Code*LI-AB1 Overview: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is pleased to bring Questcor and its entire business into our company. The former Questcor organization will be known as the Autoimmune and Rare Diseases business within Mallinckrodt’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment. We will continue their focus on the treatment of patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune a...
TypeRegular Full-Time Job Code*LI-JL2 Overview: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is pleased to bring Questcor and its entire business into our company. The former Questcor organization will be known as the Autoimmune and Rare Diseases business within Mallinckrodt’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment. We will continue their focus on the treatment of patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune a...
TypeRegular Full-Time Job Code*LI-AW3 Overview: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is pleased to bring Questcor and its entire business into our company. The former Questcor organization will be known as the Autoimmune and Rare Diseases business within Mallinckrodt’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment. We will continue their focus on the treatment of patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune a...
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Feasibility Manager ICON is looking for a strategic expert to manage the process of clinical project feasibility as a part of our global team based in US. Key Responsibilities: • To perform as technical expert in feasibility process for internal and external clients and to provide strategic input to Business Development Operations to Sponsors through Bid defence and supervision of other feasibilit...
Description Reporting to the Laboratory Director, the Section Supervisor is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, (CLS), responsible for supervising one section of the Lab, correctly performing technical procedures and Quality Control, operating and maintaining instrumentation and taking steps necessary to assure quality results and performing other duties as needed. Every member of the Laboratory Staf...
Requisition ID 23864BR Title Site Specialist, Medical Reviewer Job Category Clinical Trial Management Job Description PURPOSE: Responsible for performing study activities regarding the management and verification of medical consistency checks (MCC), management of the requirements for reporting events for adjudication (EA), and surveillance of titration of patients within clinical trials to ensure...
Executive Medical Director- (Physician); Dermatology / Auto-immune - Strategic Leadership Role –Top 5 Global Pharmaceutical Industry Leader-[RETAINED SEARCH] Position Summary: This person will work very closely with the Hiring Manager to establish development strategies for Early programs in Dermatology & Auto-Immunity and for transitioning these programs from Phase IIa to Phase IIb and into Late-...
Job Description : Perform study-related tasks, as directed in accordance with protocol and project requirements. Support of research projects by following protocol specifications, ICH and GCP guidelines, SOPs, and unit specific competency training. Specialized procedures are; EKGs and holter data collection Phlebotomy/IV catheter insertion Obtaining Vital signs Collecting of Adverse Event data by...
Job Description : PAREXEL International Career Opportunities Open House Baltimore Unit Imagine a career where every project you work on could help get a life-changing medication to patients who need it. At PAREXEL International, you will be part of a team helping the most innovative biopharmaceutical and medical device companies on earth develop products and get them to market faster. PAREXEL is l...
Job Description : PAREXEL International Career Opportunities Open House Baltimore Unit Imagine a career where every project you work on could help get a life-changing medication to patients who need it. At PAREXEL International, you will be part of a team helping the most innovative biopharmaceutical and medical device companies on earth develop products and get them to market faster. PAREXEL is l...
Very quickly growing packaging and custom machining company in the Jackson area is looking for a sharp Controls Engineer for their facility in the Jackson, MI. This position was opened due to the growth of the company. Responsibilities for the Controls Engineer Controls design including but not limited to panel layout, termination diagrams andfield wiring pull schedules are required accordance wit...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Clinical Research Physician - Oncology-8791131002 Description Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, with a specific focus on the field of Oncology, is recruiting for an Associate Director Clinical Research, Oncology, located in Spring House, PA or Raritan, NJ. J...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Principal Engineer, Polymer Processing-7177140124 Description Ethicon, Inc., now part of the Global Surgery Group of the Medical Device and Diagnostics sector of Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Principal Engineer - Polymer Processing, located in Somerville, NJ. The Global Surgery Innovation organization has recently integrated in 2...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sr. Engineer, Polymer Processing-7137140124 Description Ethicon, Inc., now part of the Global Surgery Group of the Medical Device and Diagnostics sector of Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Senior Engineer - Polymer Processing, located in Somerville, NJ. The Global Surgery Innovation organization has recently integrated in 2012 to su...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sr. MANAGER CHEMISTRY & MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING-7434140330 Description Advanced Sterilization Products, a member of the Johnson and Johnson Family of companies, is recruiting for a Sr. Manager of R&D Chemistry. ASP (Advanced Sterilization Products), a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a leading designer and dev...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. MANAGER, MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING R&D-7275140330 Description ASP, a member of the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies, is hiring a Manager of MDM in its Irvine, CA location. ASP (Advanced Sterilization Products), a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a leading designer and developer of innovative instrument st...

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