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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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Job Title: Quality Control Analyst I Location: Allston, Massachusetts Duties: This individual will report to the QC shift Supervisor in the Allston Quality Control laboratory and will contribute to general operations and testing of the QC Microbiology laboratory. QC Analyst I works independently under general supervision. Primary responsibilities include, but are notlimited to the following: co...
GENEWIZ, Inc. is a leading global genomics service company. Excelling in both science and customer support, GENEWIZ is a trusted provider for DNA sequencing, gene synthesis, molecular biology, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and GLP regulatory services. Customers depend on GENEWIZ to achieve results in a rapid, cost-effective manner through specialized expertise and customizable, scala...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Separations-2004140807 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for a Associate Director, Separations, to be located in Malvern, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Regulatory Program Management-5590140917 Description Janssen Research and Development, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Regulatory Program Management to be located in Raritan, NJ; Titusville, NJ; or Spring House, PA. Janssen Research & Development, ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Group Director, R&D, Applied Science and Technology-1218140731 Description Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Group Director, R&D, Applied Science and Technology (AST) to be located in Somerville, New Jersey. The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and ...
XenoBiotic Laboratories, Inc. (XBL), a GLP-regulated Pharmaceutical Development Contract Research Organization located in central NJ. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: · Under regular close supervision, individual performs routine laboratory techniques. · Receives specific instructions on assigned task and expected results. · Maintains research notebooks in a well-organized manner. All nece...
Responsibilities: XenoBiotic Laboratories, Inc. (XBL), a GLP-regulated Pharmaceutical Development Contract Research Organization located in central NJ, is seeking an experienced autoradiography research professional to lead the QWBA group to conduct studies as well as manage and participate in other preclinical ADME studies. The successful candidate will serve as a Study Director/Group Leader in...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are recruiting for a direct hire full-time Quality Engineer to work with our medical device client located in Menlo Park. Responsibilities: Review new and modified product designs and process documentation for quality attributes, including manufacturability, serviceability, testabili...
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...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
2 openings follow AVP of Marketing reports to VP of Marketing. VP of Marketing reports to VP/Head of Commercial Strategy & Operations. AVP will manage 5 groups with 5 direct reports. VP has 8 direct reports + 5 that report to AVP. The entire team is about 34. Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes AVP Evidence Lead Diabete...
Opening for a Brand Manager with Versatex! We are actively seeking results driven Brand Manager to join our diverse team!! We provide comprehensive procurement and supplier management solutions. We focus on managing suppliers that support the Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, and Health & Science industries. We deliver savings, compliance, and enhanced service. Role Summary/Purpose This posi...
Job ID: 4528 Position Description: This flex-time/part-time field sales representative position is responsible for meeting or exceeding established program sales and market share targets by promoting multiple clients’ products and services to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants in targeted offices with the appropriate designated reach and frequency within a given geographical t...
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Overview Responsible for testing of raw materials, establishing impurity and degradation profiles for active bulk drug substance and release testing of drug product produced using Aprecia Pharmaceutical’s proprietary technology. Description of Duties Research, design and create, QC friendly new procedure to achieve cost effective quantitative test methods. Perform analytical method development...
Job ID: 4531 Position Description: A full-time Representative is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include personal commitment, integrity and teamwork. The representative will be responsible to meet or exceed established program sales and market share targeting endocrinologists and primary care physicians within a given geographical territory. • Ability to leverage cardio metab...
The PhD Polymer Chemist will be responsible for providing technical support for a specialty chemical manufacturing facility, including qualification of new raw materials and finished products, and troubleshooting production issues The incumbent will work on the development of new polymer-based rheology additives, work on and control research projects including detailed documentation, support produ...
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...
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 Job Summary: This position is responsible for accurate and timely performance of various test methodologies in an appropriate manner and for reporting test results to patient care areas so that laboratory services consistently provide high quality patient care. The Generalist Medical Technologist is required to be proficient in three or more departments in the Clinical Laboratory. Sk...

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