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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 Technical Application Specialist will manage our sales development program for existing and experimental products and will provide technical support to our field sales team. Reporting to the Vice President of Sales, the Technical Applications Specialist will be responsible for planning, implementation and reporting of efficacy and regulatory field studies in designated geographic areas. The ca...
Joulé Scientific Staffing has an opening for a contract Quality Assurance Associate at a pharmaceutical company in the Princeton, NJ area. Job requirements: B.S., in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related discipline, or its equivalent. 5+ years of relevant experience in a regulated environment with at least 2 years focused on product quality. Knowledge of biotech bulk and fin...
Responsibilities: Excellent employment opportunity for an Associate Brand Manager in the Wilmington, DE area. The Marketing Manager will be responsible for leading the execution of the multichannel tactical marketing plan for company in the U.S Depending upon brand, this position could support health care provider, pharmacy and/or consumer customer groups Key areas of promotional emphasis coul...
Responsibilities: Excellent employment opportunity for a Scientist in the Malvern, PA area. The scientist will be part of a team effort to provide cell banking services to PDMS, other R&D customers, company Chain and other clinical and commercial manufacturing sites. The scientist will perform cell culture according to Standard Operating Procedures using Good Manufacturing Practices. Primary r...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
Please note this a 8 months contract position Skills: Clinical manufacturing environment, Biopharmaceutical/ or Pharma Industry Performs out of specification (OOS), out of trend (OOT), laboratory events and deviations, environmental monitoring events, atypical event and non-conformance investigations for the Malvern site. These investigations include, but are not limited to Remicade drug substan...
SlipChip Corporation is a next generation microfluidics company with a proprietary platform designed to make highly quantitative measurements of nucleic acids and proteins with minimal capital equipment. This revolutionary platform is capable of performing standard PCR, RT-PCR and digital PCR measurements and multiplexed reactions in traditional laboratory, clinical and limited resource settings (...
Our client in South San Francisco is looking for a Research Associate to join their team! Duties and Responsibilities: • Process small molecule collections of various clients. • May include receiving, weighing, dissolving, sampling, storing and plating compounds in a variety of solvents using both manual and automated techniques. • Perform data handling, inventory tracking, and accurate record...
ASSISTANT LOGISTICS COORDINATOR WITH CHEMISTRY BACKGROUND REQUIREMENT #14-01018 RECRUITER: NATALYA VOLKOV JOB LOCATION: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Project Description: The applicant should have a degree in Organic chemistry and should have good communication skills. Proficiency in computer skills including the ability to search databases. Responsibilities include sourcing chemicals...
Please note this is a 1 year contract position Skills: LC-MS Analysis, Plasma Binding, Vitro ADME experience The Mechanism Based Drug Disposition in vitro group is looking for a highly motivated associate scientist to provide in vitro ADME/DMPK support to drug discovery and development. The ideal candidate should have extensive hands-on experience in various in-vitro ADME/DMPK assays including, ...
SlipChip Corporation is a next generation microfluidics company with a proprietary platform designed to make highly quantitative measurements of nucleic acids and proteins with minimal capital equipment. This revolutionary platform is capable of performing standard PCR, RT-PCR and digital PCR measurements and multiplexed reactions in traditional laboratory, clinical and limited resource settings (...
EMSL Analytical Inc is currently seeking a full time Quality Assurance Manager for it's corporate location in Cinnaminson, NJ. The Corporate Quality Assurance Manager oversees the Corporate Laboratory Quality Assurance Department. The Senior Manager of QA implements the policies and procedures of the quality management system, coordinates efforts between the analytical divisions related to the qu...
Job Description: A Regulatory Information Specialist/Technical Regulatory (PTR) Document Specialist is needed at major biotech company The Pharma Technical Regulatory (PTR) Document Specialist in the Submission Support Group provides technical documentation support for submission generation activities. His or her tasks include the following: preparation and formatting of regulatory documents, ma...
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...
Our client in the South San Francisco area is looking for a Clinical Technical Editor to join their Medical Writing Department! Technical Editor Duties: - Formatting clinical regulatory documents, including tables and graphics, in MS Word 2010 according to company Style Guide and Medical Writing Style Guide - Working on a variety of document types to company and industry standards under aggres...
Company: Yoh Safety Physician needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Collegeville, PA area. What You'll Be Doing: - Provides high level medical expertise in the safety evaluation and risk management of key assets or other highly complex products in clinical development and/or the post-marketing setting - Ensures that adverse event and other safety information is efficie...
Company: Yoh Associate Principal Specialist - Surveillance needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. What You'll Be Doing: - Lead scientific, technical or drug safety surveillance activities for a project, group of products, systems or processes across the US region. - Represent the Region, and Client externally where required. - May lead a group of Patien...
Company: Yoh Pharmacovigilance Associate needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Cambridge, MA. What You'll Be Doing: - Contribute to the development, production and maintenance of the appropriate tracking and compliance tools, reports, plans, tasks and activities pertaining to the management of the GPE compliance management system. - Perform data entry, deviation closur...
QA ASSOCIATE WITH BATCH RECORDS AND RAW DATA EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01017 RECRUITER: MELISSA GIUSTI JOB LOCATION: HOPEWELL, NJ SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Project Description: Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to review of executed batch records and associated supporting documentation from clinical production areas, coordinate activities related to batch release, revie...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory Technician performs basic and routine laboratory functions under the direction and supervision of an experienced scientist to provide, as part of a team, high-quality analytical chemistry service to LGC Science, Inc. customers. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: · Receive, access and log-in client samples · Prepare aliquots of product and/or biological samples · Assist with...

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