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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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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...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Under the direction of the Medical Directors and management staff, is responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed on all patients from neonates to geriatric patients e...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Obtains patient samples, performs requested analysis of patient specimens, reports results to the physician and is responsible for quality control, equipment maintenance, quality ass...
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...
PURPOSE Secure and retain business through professional, consultative, proactive sales activities directed at decision-makers and decision influencers at existing and new clinical sponsors. RESPONSIBILITIES •Actively prospect and leverage potential new business opportunities within specified customer account(s). •Cultivate strong, long-term relationships with key decision-makers within Accoun...
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Our client – a global medical device company is looking for a contract Clinical Project Manager for their western Minneapolis suburb location. Position Summary: The Clinical Project Manager is responsible for managing and meeting the objectives of clinical projects regarding a new surgical technology assessment in Europe. Internally interfaces with data management, biostatistics, regulatory, cli...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Compound Development Team Project Management Leader- Oncology- (1of 2)-5477140925 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Associate Director, Compound Development Team- Project Management Leader to support the Oncology Organization...
Job Title: Regulatory CMC Manager Position Description This individual is expected to contribute to the development and implementation of CMC regulatory strategy for products in development with minimal supervision as well as coordinating all aspects of CMC regulatory submissions relevant to their assigned projects or programs. This person will serve as the regulatory CMC representative on rele...
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...
Company: Yoh Research Assistant needed for a Contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Palo Alto, CA. What You'll Be Doing: - Primary responsibilities will be to design and construct vectors, transformation of microbial strains, and evaluation of gene expression and protein production. - Candidate will also be expected to process data, in addition to recording and communicating results...
Our client, a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry is seeking a Microbiologist I to join the Holly Springs, NC location. duties : Support organization and start-up of the QC Microbiology laboratory. Perform facility validation testing and routine EM and clean Utility testing. Responsible for sampling water, clean steam, environmental monitoring, compressed gases, media fill support, and...
Job Description: Manager will conduct in person interviews on Thursday and Friday of this week-please ensure your candidates are available for those 2 days The position is open as it is a backfill for another candidate-it is an immediate need-person can start immediately Candidate will be working with a team-training will be provided and will last approximately 1-2 weeks Top 3 Skill Sets: *TO...
Job Summary: The Druckmann Lab is looking for highly motivated individuals to pursue interdisciplinary computational neuroscience research projects in HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus. HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus is a unique, world-class research community near Washington, D.C. dedicated to understanding the function of neural circuits and developing synergistic imaging technology. Ou...
Job Summary: At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world's largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and abroad. We have an exciting opportunity for a Bioinformatics Specialist to join the research team in the Bergmann Lab at Stanford School of Me...
Develops products, materials, capable processes, or equipment for projects of moderate complexity. Under limited supervision/guidance, compiles, analyzes, and reports operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified products, processes, and materials. Fully participates in and successfully contributes to project teams typically including the f...
Our client is a mid-sized manufacturer of medical implant devices. Headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, they are currently seeking a GCP Auditor for a TEMP-PERM opportunity to work on-site in Danvers. Qualifications: - BS preferred; Minimum of Associates Degree in Engineering or Technical Field - Must have experience auditing to 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485 - Minimum 2 yrs experience in a...
Xenobiotic Laboratories (XBL), a subsidiary of the Lab Testing Division of WuXi AppTec, Inc., is a leading contract research laboratory specializing in small molecule bioanalytical, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries. XBL is seeking an experienced Post-Doc with expert knowledge of Bioanalysis of analytes and its metabolite...
JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT J14CR17 MSS – Travis Air Force Base, CA POSITION: Biomedical Equipment Technician II Hourly Salary- $23.75 POSITION SUMMARY: Eagle Systems seeksa full-time Biomedical Equipment Technician II to work on biomedical equipment at the following location: Travis Air Force Base, CA * No Shift Work * No Weekends * No Rotating Shifts “ Strictly Day Shift- Mon-Fri” SCOPE: Pro...
Top 3 Skill Sets: *TOC Testing/Heavy Metail and Nitrate Testing *Writing and revising SOP's *Reviewing test data of other QC Analysts The Senior Quality Control (QC) Associate will be responsible for; Assist the Quality Control Manager in scheduling and oversight of product and utility monitoring and testing performed by QC Laboratory Perform QC sampling/testing such as endotoxin, TOC, Heavy...

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