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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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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...
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...
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Do you like GOLF? Did you ever wishfully think about being around the game all the time? Would you just like to be in the great outdoors? If you are intelligent and self motivated this is the best opportunity you will ever have to realize your dreams and make a very good living while doing it. While working for yourself, if you are selected as the local distributor, you could own your own foliar f...
Do you like GOLF? Did you ever wishfully think about being around the game all the time? Would you just like to be in the great outdoors? If you are intelligent and self motivated this is the best opportunity you will ever have to realize your dreams and make a very good living while doing it. While working for yourself, if you are selected as the local distributor, you could own your own foliar f...
Purpose & Scope: Perform the initiation, set-up, and operation of various bulking, filling, labeling, and packaging production equipment for a variety of pharmaceutical products. Education & Experience Initiate, setup, and operate Production equipment to fill, label and package pharmaceutical products. Production equipment utilized includes, but is not limited to: Tableting and Encapsulation Label...
Job Description Oxane Materials, Inc., a funded advanced ceramics startup company with significant long term potential, seeks highly motivated individuals for the position of overnight Laboratory Technician. Mon - Fri, 12(midnight) - 8:30am Job Purpose: Work with a high-quality, results-oriented, friendly team to develop nanostructured advanced energy products. Job Duties: • Solution preparation....
Do you like GOLF? Did you ever wishfully think about being around the game all the time? Would you just like to be in the great outdoors? If you are intelligent and self motivated this is the best opportunity you will ever have to realize your dreams and make a very good living while doing it. While working for yourself, if you are selected as the local distributor, you could own your own foliar f...
Do you like GOLF? Did you ever wishfully think about being around the game all the time? Would you just like to be in the great outdoors? If you are intelligent and self motivated this is the best opportunity you will ever have to realize your dreams and make a very good living while doing it. While working for yourself, if you are selected as the local distributor, you could own your own foliar f...
Purpose & Scope: Formulation Scientists are responsible for leading or contributing formulation development projects for our clients. Activities will include developing prototype formulations and processes, defining and executing scientific plans, tabulating and processing process and analytical data, working with other scientists and team members, direct involvement in R&D and manufacturing activ...
Do you like GOLF? Did you ever wishfully think about being around the game all the time? Would you just like to be in the great outdoors? If you are intelligent and self motivated this is the best opportunity you will ever have to realize your dreams and make a very good living while doing it. While working for yourself, if you are selected as the local distributor, you could own your own foliar f...
Do you like GOLF? Did you ever wishfully think about being around the game all the time? Would you just like to be in the great outdoors? If you are intelligent and self motivated this is the best opportunity you will ever have to realize your dreams and make a very good living while doing it. While working for yourself, if you are selected as the local distributor, you could own your own foliar f...
Do you like GOLF? Did you ever wishfully think about being around the game all the time? Would you just like to be in the great outdoors? If you are intelligent and self motivated this is the best opportunity you will ever have to realize your dreams and make a very good living while doing it. While working for yourself, if you are selected as the local distributor, you could own your own foliar f...
Position Description: The Chemist will be responsible for carrying out chemical coating research in support of new product development efforts for CDTi’s Catalyst Division Duties & Responsibilities: Essential: Day to day work will involve running experiments and measuring of physical properties of the chemical coating materials. Coating ceramic and metallic substrates with variety of chemical comp...
Validation Engineer 8+ month contract Job Description: 8+ YEARS experience working in a FDA-regulated environment, preferably in the in vitro diagnostic industry (IVD) Need cleaning Validation exp – a must Need exp Validating Automated systems Kaye Validator is a must Strong Facility & Installation, Operational & Equipment Qualifications (IQ,OQ,PQ) Kaye Validator 2000 Performing temperature mappin...
Tyco Fire Protection Products TFPP is currently hiring a Process Chemist to work in our Mansfield, Texas location. The Process Chemist will provide R&D support to Specialty Chemicals manufacturing thru scale-up and optimization of new processes and troubleshooting existing operations, with a focus on maximizing product quality and cost reduction. In this role, the chemist or chemical engineer will...
Serves as the primary point of contact with clients / accounts assigned to Director, primarily in the Chicago/Mid-West area. Actively identifies, qualifies and continually promotes WCCT services in order to achieve annual sales objectives. Seeks out new business and new clients within assigned territory, therapeutic area, or Trial Phase. Duties and Responsibilities, include but not limited to: Ach...
Serves as the primary point of contact with clients / accounts assigned to Director, primarily in the Boston/New England area. Actively identifies, qualifies and continually promotes WCCT services in order to achieve annual sales objectives. Seeks out new business and new clients within assigned territory, therapeutic area, or Trial Phase. Duties and Responsibilities, include but not limited to: A...
Serves as the primary point of contact with clients / accounts assigned to Director, primarily in the New York/Mid-Atlantic area. Actively identifies, qualifies and continually promotes WCCT services in order to achieve annual sales objectives. Seeks out new business and new clients within assigned territory, therapeutic area, or Trial Phase. Duties and Responsibilities, include but not limited to...
Title: Senior Biostatistician Job ID: 5601 Industry: Biotech/Pharmaceutical Location: Cambridge, MA Duration: 6 Month Contract Pay Rate Range: Depends on Experience (W-2 all inclusive rate) Job Details: The candidate will work with a multi-functional team in Medical Affairs to provide statistical support for the development of manuscripts and posters using clinical trial data. Requirements: The su...

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