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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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The Judge group is working with a Consumer Products company to identify qualified candidates for an AUTOMATION ENGINEER opportunity. They are a leader in their industry and continue to experience significant growth. The company is uniquely positioned due to some proprietary technology advancements. The AUTOMATION ENGINEER will be responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooti...
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...
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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HC148199: SHELL OIL COMPANY Houston, TX See Below to Apply SHELL OIL COMPANY. Position in Houston, TX. Submit resume to *****. In your submission, please reference the applicable job code. Geologist - Analyze and communicate detailed interpretation of complex subsurface structures. Responsibilities include subsurface studies for preparation of deepwater exploration wells. (...
Primary Role: • Drives clinical activities of one or more Programs including life cycle management (LCM) and co-leads the development operations team (DOT) • In collaboration with the DOT, defines clinical strategy (clinical development plan, CDP) which is aligned with the Program strategy as defined by the global development team (GDT) • Responsible for the benefit/risk clinical assessment, in...
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...
Primary Duties: Reporting to the Clinical Documentation Team Lead, the Clinical Document Specialist is responsible for the management of clinical study records (e.g. clinical Trial Master File) from set up through to final archival, ensuring compliance with company SOPs and process. With a focus on inspection readiness, monitors clinical Trial Master File (TMF) compliance and supports preparatio...
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...
This a terrific opportunity for an Investigation Associate with a niche generic pharmaceutical company engaged in the manufacturing of multi-source and branded pharmaceuticals for pain management and anesthesia in the United States and across the globe. This ever growing company is looking for an Investigation Associate to come on board to their NJ facility. SUMMARY: Reviews, coordinates, and as...
Primary Duties: Reporting to the Clinical Documentation Team Lead, the Clinical Document Manager is responsible for overseeing Clinical Documentation Team (CDT) resource management globally, ensuring effective support for Clinical Development Operation's (CDO) document deliverables. Monitors and supports team compliance with regulatory legislation and Shire policy. Oversees effective outsourcing...
Job ID: 4470 Position Description: A full-time Gastroenterology Specialty Sales Representative is needed to exemplify the values of IM HealthScience (IMHS), the medical foods subsidiary of ZxPharma chaired by Fred Hassan, which include performance with integrity, sense of ownership, accountability, drive, entrepreneurial spirit, goal orientation and a passion for achievement. This individual wil...
The District Analyst will be responsible for the ownership and execution of defined Retail Inventory Management/Field Sales Operations District replenishment/inventory goals. The District Analyst will be expected to manage by exception and expedite corrective actions for stores outside accepted tolerance. The position also conducts proactive analysis on retail doors within the District(s) to recom...
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...
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...
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...

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