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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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Company: Yoh Research Associate needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in South San Francisco, CA. Top Skills Should You Possess: - ELISA - Lab Automation What You'll Be Doing: - The qualified candidate will assist to manage and support various automated liquid handling systems and robotic systems in Biochemical & Cellar Pharmacology department. - Will also perform ELISA or ot...
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, pers...
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, is the industry leader in the discovery and development of antisense drugs. Isis was founded in 1989 in order to create advanced, novel medicines to treat complex and challenging diseases. We are the leader in antisense technology and drug development with a pipeline of 30 drugs (developed by Isis and its partners)...
NOW AVAILABLE: GC Lab Technician A chemical company in the greater Baton Rouge area is seeking an experienced Lab Technician for an open position in their laboratory. This position is likely long-term contract, maybe temp-to-hire. Minimum qualifications for the positions include: 1. BS Science is preferred but not required 2. 2+yrs experience in an industrial setting with experience in operating a...
The Vice President, Strategic Services is responsible and accountable for ensuring strategic application of technology and tool investments across the inVentiv Health Clinical segment. Job Responsibilities: · Supports the Company’s mission, vision, and values by demonstrating excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment to community, and accountability · Conduit between I...
Position: Operational Research Analyst - Statistician Location: Washington, DC 20401 Duration: Long Term Provides analytical support and works closely with project staff to identify and define business problems. The statistician provides interpretations of data and makes recommendations that support business unit needs. Required Skill Sets: Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required:...
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The RBA Group is a multi-disciplined Engineering, Architectural and Planning Firm. We offer a competitive salary as well as a wide cadre of benefits which include: 4-day work week 4 weeks of paid time off PPO Medical Plan with 4-tier coverage structure Dental Plan Vision Plan 401k Savings Plan which includes a company match Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance Flexible Health and Dependent Care Sp...
Product Development Application Category Team Leader . use your Food Science/Food Engineering, group management and project application skills to build a fantastic career for yourself with a state-of-the-art Hoffman Estates food manufacturing company that is in a tremendous growth mode! This innovative and collaborative international organization encourages the expression of new ideas and process...
Duties: This position will support the conduct of a clinical trial within the US and Europe for Entereg pediatric program. The medical monitor will ensure that these clinical trials are conducted according to Good Clinical Practice, federal Regulations and good medical practice. Specific responsibilities include: - Manage the development of clinical trials and provide medical monitoring and medica...
Senior Food Scientist . are you in your element envisioning, testing and developing new products and processes? This international food manufacturing company welcomes your fresh ideas and passion for science and technology! Senior Food Scientist will communicate with customers in an assigned territory and support sales efforts to help roll out as well as promote new products. Tremendous growth has...
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