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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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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...
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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...
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...
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 Research and Development Enginee...
Immediate opening for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at our client in Northeastern NJ This is a Permanent position No relocation….local candidates only, please Department: Quality Assurance / Quality Control Supervises: Regulatory Affairs Technician Organizational Relationships: Contact with all areas of QA/QC personnel, Customers, Production Supervision, Warehouse, Engineering, and Operatio...
Growing Pharmaceutical client in Central/Northern NJ area is looking to fill a temp-to-perm role for a Director, Quality Assurance/Auditing with large molecule, biologic experience. This job will have the following responsibilities: ·Manufacturing is done on-site, so client needs a hands-on leader to oversee QA and internal audit compliance. ·Primarily GMP, but some GLP and GCP oversight as wel...
Must have Med Device experience Must have metals experience Must have a Mechanical Engineering Degree or Biomedical degree Must have design experience with Pro E or Solidworks Designs and develops new implants and instrumentation. This includes communication with surgeons and sales consultants, understanding the clinical issues, defining the design parameters to support AO philosophies, and ensur...
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...
Judge Inc. is seeking a Product Development Engineer for alarge packaging company in the Palatine area. The qualified applicant will havean Engineering degree (Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Science or Chemical)and experience in optimizing with Adhesive / Extrusion / Flexo Gravure printingprocess. Job Requirements: - MUST HAVE: 2-5 years flexible packaging experience - MUST HAVE: Engineering...
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...
At Dr. Reddy’s, a global pharmaceutical company, you will contribute to making the breakthroughs of tomorrow a reality today! From making medicines more affordable to discovering innovative treatment options to satisfy unmet medical needs, we are dedicated to helping people lead longer and healthier lives. We are seeking dynamic and energetic individuals ready to inspire, ready to make a differenc...

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