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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 is located in our CO, Fort Carson facility S/he will plan, conduct, and complete investigations under the supervision of the lead of the project. S/he will participate in all aspects of research including data collection, organization, literature reviews, structured interviews, analysis and interpretation of basic data and will assist with the preparation of technical reports, summa...
This position is located in our IA, West Des Moines facility Gathers, analyzes, and interprets a wide variety of data. 1. Plans data collection, and analyzes and interprets statistical data from surveys, experiments, studies, and other sources. 2. Plans methods to collect information and develops questionnaire techniques according to survey design. 3. Conducts surveys, evaluates reliability of...
Works with guidance from senior staff members develops formulations for a variety of dosage and delivery forms that support new products or product/process optimization projects. Prepares stability, consumer, and clinical samples as needed. With minimal supervision, run and monitor benchtop, pilot, and manufacturing scale-up and verification batches. Require Hands on experience or knowledge to o...
Company Confidential Macon, GA, 31202
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Macon area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, dermatology, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, o...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43218
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Columbus area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physicians. Prefere...
JOB SUMMARY: The food scientist is responsible for formulation improvements and product development. This position will assist/lead specification development, formulation development, testing methodologies, and process development/improvement activities in accordance with cGMPs 21CFR111 for dietary supplements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: · Technical resource for formulation development and improvemen...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Initiates and executes numerical model development, implementation, or data analysis in support of undersea warfare training devices, simulation tools and test facilities, for the Signature Trainer Support program. 1. Plans and performs advanced scientific studies on new and varied problems where only general objectives are stated. 2. Acts a...
Company Confidential Jackson, MS, 39201
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Jackson area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physicians. Preferen...
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Birmingham area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physicians. Prefe...
Company Confidential Macon, GA, 31202
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Macon area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, dermatology, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgeons, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, ...
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the Greater Louisville/Lexington area Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physician...
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 autoimmu...
BIOANALYTICAL SCIENTIST WITH EXPERIENCE IN DEVELOPING ASSAYS AND PROTEIN LABELING REQUIREMENT #14-01101 RECRUITER: MELISSA GIUSTI JOB LOCATION: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ OCTOBER 8, 2014 Project Description: Develops and validates assays that analyze bioanalytical samples (blood, plasma, tissue) for drugs, metabolites, biomarkers or immunogenic response Will analyze samples from preclinical and clin...
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 autoimmu...
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a School of Medicine academic/research/clinical department of 20 faculty members, 3 Fellows, 11 Residents, and approximately 25 staff members. The department is an active academic department, providing teaching, research and clinical service in the School of Medicine. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is primarily responsible ...
This position ensures that processes and systems; such as IQ/OQ/PQ of facilities, equipment and analytical laboratory software, within the cGMP laboratory support groups, are fully qualified and performing efficiently. Responsible for developing, recommending, and executing validation strategies and designing studies for the purpose of providing documented evidence that a systems, equipment, inst...
Oversees all aspects of management of laboratory operations within the different functional groups of the GMP, GCL, Vaccines & Biologics or Bio-Analytical laboratories. Ensures productivity, efficiency and quality of the work are maintained and financial objectives of the business are achieved. Oversees the development and implementation of laboratory systems and processes. Ensures client delivera...
The Project Manager- Patient Recruitment (PM) is responsible for researching and understanding the scope of the project in order to develop the appropriate patient recruitment services strategies (i.e., media materials, advertisements, etc.). The PM will coordinate the overall design and development of patient recruitment materials and execute and manage the awarded program. The position will be r...
PURPOSE Manage a team of Biostatistics staff. Provide direction and guidance in carrying out project assignments, interfacing with clients and other internal departments, and applying advanced statistical methods to project work. Communicate on project progress, staffing, and resource allocation with the Director, Biostatistics, as needed. Perform expert reviews jointly with other Biostatistics m...
Scientist Principal R&D – Navigation Systems At Honeywell, our people are driven by a desire to contribute, be challenged and grow. Our people make Honeywell a special company and are a key competitive advantage Honeywell Aerospace has nearly 40,000 employees around the world and 2013 revenue of approximately $12 billion. Thousands of Honeywell Aerospace technologies, products and services are f...

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