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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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Hi, We have an excellent opportunity for “Biologics Process Operator” with direct Client. If this sounds interesting please resume to ***** or do call me on 609-357-1858 ,609-454-3209 Ext 103 Biologics Process Operator # Duration: 12 Months location: Pennington NJ 08534 Operates control systems and processes in Biotechnology Pilot Plants as assigned. Prepares process buf...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is today a worldwide leading pharmaceutical company in both brands and generics, and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceu...
Job Title: Process Development Specialist I Position Description The candidate will assist in the evaluation of the growth, metabolism and product expression of candidate cell lines in bench-scale bioreactors and shake-flasks. Position Responsibilities Cell culture sampling, cell counting, metabolite analysis, sample submission for product analyses as well as data management and analysis. Equ...
BIOLOGICS PROCESS OPERATOR REQUIREMENT #14-01276 RECRUITER: JESSICA CLARK JOB LOCATION: HOPEWELL, NJ NOVEMBER 21, 2014 Project Description: Operates control systems and processes in Biotechnology Pilot Plants as assigned Prepares process buffers and reagents Cleans equipment and maintain area in clean and orderly fashion Recognizes and reports safety, maintenance and operational variances...
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Aprecia Pharmaceuticals is hiring a Materials Manager. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the planning, controlling, purchasing, and the storing of raw materials and finished goods, all while maintaining cGMP Compliance. Description of Duties: Position will be effectively planning, managing and purchasing all raw materials, components, and processed goods as well as controlling all phar...
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...
Hello, We currently have An excellent opening for an Engineering-Principal Engineer but we also have other opportunities so don't let this description stop you from SENDING ME YOUR RESUME and calling me so we can talk about what would be the perfect career move for you. I have several openings and new opportunities come in all the time so please don't hesitate to ask me what it is you are looking...
Job Summary: At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world's largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and abroad. We have an exciting opportunity for a Bioinformatics Specialist to join the research team in the Bergmann Lab at Stanford School of Me...
EMD Millipore has an opening for an R&D Scientist, Immunoassay Development, for our facility in St Charles, Missouri SUMMARY Independently develop new multiplex assays using Luminex® technology and other potential multiplexing technologies. Participate in creating portfolio strategy and propose ideas for new product development. Contribute to and/or lead completion of specific programs and proje...
Saint-Gobain, leader mondial de l'habitat, conçoit, produit et distribue des matériaux de construction en apportant des solutions innovantes sur les marchés en croissance des pays émergents, de l'efficacité énergétique et de l'environnement. Saint-Gobain est une maison accueillante, sûre et ouverte sur le monde, dans laquelle on entre pour un parcours. Avec 9 600 salariés à travers le monde, l’Ac...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Scientist-6255141007 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson Company is hiring a Scientist in Disease integrated Biology (RA) to be located in Spring House, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and developmen...
Regulatory & Clinical Affairs Professional Lipocine, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPCN– www.lipocine.com) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company located in Salt Lake City, UT. We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, individual for an open position in Regulatory & Clinical Affairs Associate. The position supports a variety of activities in the Regulatory and Clinical Affairs department re...
The position is responsible for internal data management related to the quality and/or regulatory disciplines at the Woodstock site. Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities: Initiation, investigation and responding to customer complaints Compiling and generation data in support of Annual Product Reviews (APRs) for all commercial customers. Metric/dashboard maintenance; includes ...
This position will be to analyze and sort large databases relating to military operations. Strong skills in intelligence exploitation a plus. Database types may include Access, SQL, and Oracle. Self-starting type individual is a must as there is limited guidance on the process and the databases are always changing. Requires ability to formulate information into summary reports with references to m...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Toxicology Supervisor – LC/MS/MS, GC/MS, EIA We have an URGENT need for two management level Analytical Chemists at a patient-oriented drug testing lab in Vermont. Our client is looking for someone with a strong knowledge of chromatography / separations, mass spectrometry, or enzyme immunoassay (EIA) with experience working in a clinical or forensic laboratory. The ideal candidate should be motiv...
Theradex® is an international contract research organization with over 30 years of experience providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compounds, medical devices and diagnostic tests in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases. Theradex® conducts clinical trials towards the goal of marketing approval for new agents with the pot...
Theradex® is an international contract research organization with over 30 years of experience providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compounds, medical devices and diagnostic tests in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases. Theradex® conducts clinical trials towards the goal of marketing approval for new agents with the pot...

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