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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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This position will be to analyze and sort large databases relating to military operations. Strong skills in intelligence exploitation a plus. Database types may include Access, SQL, and Oracle. Self-starting type individual is a must as there is limited guidance on the process and the databases are always changing. Requires ability to formulate information into summary reports with references to m...
Job ID: 4950 Position Description: Interpace Diagnostics, LLC focuses on assisting molecular diagnostics companies to commercialize their products and offers a full suite of services that includes field sales management, reimbursement support, marketing, and comprehensive financial partnerships that can meet almost any need. A full-time Diagnostic Account Executive is needed to exemplify the va...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Staff R&D Engineer-9583140428 Description Mentor, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Staff R&D Engineer, to be located in Somerville, New Jersey. Mentor Worldwide L.L.C., is a trusted global leader in aesthetic medicine among both consumers and clinicians by providing a broad range of in...
Saint-Gobain, leader mondial de l'habitat, conçoit, produit et distribue des matériaux de construction en apportant des solutions innovantes sur les marchés en croissance des pays émergents, de l'efficacité énergétique et de l'environnement. Saint-Gobain est une maison accueillante, sûre et ouverte sur le monde, dans laquelle on entre pour un parcours. Avec 9 600 salariés à travers le monde, l’Ac...
EMSL Analytical is currently seeking a full time Sales & Marketing Administrative Assistant to our Account Managers/Sales Professionals at our Charleston, SC location. EMSL provides an extensive diversified group of lab testing services serving thousands of customers from many different industries and client types. The candidate will be trained to the specifics of the lab services industry to bec...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
The University of Akron Akron, OH 44325 Assoc. Dir. Admissions /Operations sought to apply statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret data on prospective university students & prepare reports for student recruitment. Req: MA Statistics and 24 mos. exp.w/large university data management. Resumes to M. Stasitis, 185 E. Mill, St. ASB, Suite 125G, Akron. OH 44325 or mstasitis@ua...
Technical Product Development – Manager Lab R&D Pall is a Fortune 1000 materials science and engineering company with the broadest filtration, separation and purification capabilities in the world. Our process and product enabling technologies help our customers make good products better, safer and even possible. We provide innovative products to customers in health care, biotechnology, pharmaceu...
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 pharmaceutical company in both brands and generics, and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceu...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. The Northboro R&D Center focusing on...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Quality Assurance Manager Cambridge, MA Full-Time $90,000 - $140,000 Apply Apply Quality Assurance Manager Cambridge, MA Full-Time $90,000 - $140,000 Apply Job Details Based in Cambridge MA, we are a fast growing non profit organization that is focused on improving global health through the coun...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply R&D Engineer / Scientist - Water - Ozone Wilmington, DE Full-Time $95,000 - $120,000 Apply Apply R&D Engineer / Scientist - Water - Ozone Wilmington, DE Full-Time $95,000 - $120,000 Apply Job Details R&D Engineer / Scientist - Water - Ozone **We will relocate the right fit to the Wilmington, De...
Associate Investigatorneeded for acontractopportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Previous experience with solution-state NMR experiments - Previous experience with small-scale chemical syntheses What You'll Be Doing: - Perform a wide variety of NMR and EPR experiments under the direction of a principal investigator. - There will be a strong ...
Laboratory Technicianneeded for acontractopportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. The Big Picture - Top Skills Should You Possess: - Demonstrated skill with set-up and operation of fermentors - Experience with aseptic techniques What You'll Be Doing: - Responsible for cultivation of microorganisms in flasks and fermenters, fermenter set-up and operation, harvesting, and analys...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...

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