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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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KEVIL environmental firm looking to fill sample technician positions as funding becomes available. 40 HR Hazwoper, sampling &/or government experience a plus. EOE. Please send resume & training history to BB 678 c/o The Paducah Sun, PO Box 2300, Paducah, KY 42002....
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Laboratory Technician Growing oilfield company looking for a Laboratory Technician. Laboratory experience is not required but preferred. Fax all resumes to: 432-563-0764 or email *****...
The Sherwin-Williams Company has over 500 Research and Development employees in the greater Cleveland area. And we are growing. We are actively seeking chemists and scientists to collaborate in the research, development and commercialization of the industry’s leading coatings products. To find the best technical talent in the region, The Sherwin-Williams Company is hosting a Research & Development...
Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work. The Senior Health Services Researcher-Patient Reported Outco...
Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work. The Senior Health Services Researcher-Patient Reported Outco...
A phenomenal opportunity as the “Sales Project Manager” within the Pall Corporation. Pall Corporation 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...
dpi DAKOTA PRAIRIE REFINING America’s first new refinery in 35 years www.DPRefining.com Go to “Careers” link NOW HIRING . Mechanic Laboratory Technician Safety Technician Strategically located near Dickinson, N.D. Dakota Prairie Refining is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, re...
Founded in 1963, BIOTRONIK, Inc. is a pioneer in developing innovative technologies and medical devices that save and enhance the quality of life for millions of individuals living with cardiovascular disorders. Our growing success is based on the company’s core values – Accountability, Commitment, Entrepreneurial, Integrity, Quality – thus enabling us to inspire confidence and trust in doctors an...
Founded in 1963, BIOTRONIK, Inc. is a pioneer in developing innovative technologies and medical devices that save and enhance the quality of life for millions of individuals living with cardiovascular disorders. Our growing success is based on the company’s core values – Accountability, Commitment, Entrepreneurial, Integrity, Quality – thus enabling us to inspire confidence and trust in doctors an...
A health care company with global reach. A product pipeline filled to the brim. A team committed to scientific advancement. Think what's possible. A global leader in animal health, Novartis has one of the most exciting product ranges and pipelines in the industry today. Our products are brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people who are passionate about animals. All of which m...
Sr Cluster Physician - Early Development Business Unit: Global Development Division: Vaccines & Diagnostics Company/Legal Entity: Job Reference Code: 146736BR Job Purpose For assigned clinical program, significantly develop and shape the clinical strategy of the cluster and its translation into sound Clinical Development Plans (CDPs) experience with phase I and first in human trials desirable” Acc...
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The Senior Health Economics and Outcomes Researcher will assist the Director of Statistical Research in support of all departmental obligations. This individual will hold primary responsibility for designing, leading and participating in studies and analyses in health economics, predictive modeling, comparative effectiveness, performance measure development, pharmacoeconomics, outcomes research, e...
An innovative and exciting pharmaceutical firm in the Bay Area is currently looking for a Director of Statistical Programming. The position holder would act as a lead throughout all SAS Programming tasks involved in clinical trial analysis and reporting. The following is a more detailed description of what this position will entail: Manage and lead assignments as well as programming personnel on m...
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 prototype scale batches on small scale equipment - supports scale-up work in pilot plant - familiarity with GMPs...
In support of technical transfer projects and implementation of internal quality system improvements and gap remediation, contractor to provide technical writing support associated with development and implementation of GMP documentation. Technical writer responsibilities are: Align with and execute this scope of work in accordance with project objectives, directives, and decisions Participate in...
Piping Designer Job Purpose: Design and maintain the following Facility Drawings: Architectural, Process Flow, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Piping PLans and Isometrics, Mechanical/Electrical/HVAC Layout, Fire Protection, Room Classification(Environmental), etc. insuring all documents accurately reflect current validated and field conditions of facility. Essential Functions: -Create f...
Sr Regulatory Affairs Associate (Advertising & Promotional Review) System One has engaged with a Top Client in a search for a Sr Regualtory Affairs Associate to join their team in Santa Clara CA. In this critical role, you will ensure Regulatory Labeling and Promotional Review Compliance is within guidelines set forth by cGMP (GxP) and FDA standards. Knowledge of OPDP (Formerly DDMAC) is also requ...
Primary responsibilities include: Conducts and/or oversees all activities required for selecting, initiating, monitoring and closing investigational sites Serves as a primary contact for internal study team members and external vendors Provides oversight of CRO interactions in the areas of study/project management, monitoring, site management, trial master files, and data management Assists in the...
Primary responsibilities: • Interact with clinical study investigators and study coordinators through frequent communication and maintains effective management of study issues from start-up to close-out. • Assist in the development, maintenance and aggregation of key study metrics. • Assist in updating, monitoring and tracking clinical trial progress and providing status update reports and study m...

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