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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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Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Scientific Director, Immunology-0636140321 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson Company is hiring an Associate Director, Immunology to be located in Springhouse, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Resea...
Quintiles pioneered the idea of helping pharma companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish not only whether a drug is effective, but who can take it safely. Our customers have relied on us to design and conduct rigorous clinical research for decades, from small studies to multinational mega-trials. However, we continue to develop new ways of interpreting and evaluating data that allow...
An R & D Mechanical Engineer is needed immediately for a growing semiconductor manufacturing organization. Qualified candidates must have 5+ years of Lean manufacturing experience within the semiconductor industry and experience with industrial equipment integration is required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to researching, planning, and designing mechanical, thermal, and vacuum re...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Scientific Director, PK/PD Modeling-9659140429 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting an Associate Scientific Director to be located in Spring House, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwi...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST - DMPK-8376141029 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson are recruiting for a Principal Scientist – DMPK to be located in La Jolla, CA Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, inclu...
The Earth Measurement Corp. (EMC) is a leading provider of near-surface geophysical services. Our main focus is on Ground Penetrating Radar, Electromagnetics, Resistivity, Gravity, Magnetics and Seismic. We are a small firm where the right person for this position can make a difference. Our base of operations is located in Cypress a suburb of Houston, Texas. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:...
RESPONSIBILITIES Conduct experiments and testing with guidance from management Collect and accurately record data with a high level of attention to detail Communicate information efficiently, in both a written form (using outlook, MS Excel, MS Word etc) and verbally Trouble shoot problems and make decisions as independently as possible in a laboratory and pilot production environment Prepare ...
At Joulé, you could say the right match is in our DNA. We're the specialists in Scientific Staffing. Our unmatched industry network and geographic reach enable us to place professionals like you at top firms every day. For more than 20 years, we've been providing temporary, contract and direct staff to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, flavor and fragrance, specialty chemical and other scientif...
At Joulé, you could say the right match is in our DNA. We're the specialists in Scientific Staffing. Our unmatched industry network and geographic reach enable us to place professionals like you at top firms every day. For more than 20 years, we've been providing temporary, contract and direct staff to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, flavor and fragrance, specialty chemical and other scientif...
PURPOSE Manage a team of Biostatistics staff. Provide direction and guidance in carrying out project assignments, interfacing with clients and other internal departments, and applying advanced statistical methods to project work. Communicate on project progress, staffing, and resource allocation with the Director, Biostatistics, as needed. Perform expert reviews jointly with other Biostatistics m...
Statistical Programmer 2 (Quintiles, Inc., May work at Overland Park, KS headquarters or telecommute from anywhere in the U.S.) Program, plan and coordinate the following for complex studies: (i) the programming, testing and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating statistical tables and listing summaries, (ii) the programming of analysis databases and transfers of data for inte...
Overview: The Business Analyst is an important member of C1 project teams and works closely with Consultants and Managers to solve interesting client problems, and to create and implement solutions. In this role you will own and personally deliver components of the client engagement, contributing to the overall success of each engagement. As you demonstrate strong analytic and project management ...
We are looking for laboratory technicians (animal care) for an international biotech company in Germantown, NY. near HUDSON. These positions are TEMP with a possibility of Temp to Hire for the right candidate. The positions are 40 hours / week, Monday-Friday or Sunday -Thursday IMMEDIATE positions available PLEASE be within a commutable distance to GERMANTOWN, just south of Hudson This company i...
Position Details: Job Title: Process Technician (2nd Shift) Job Location:Andover, Massachusetts Job Description : The incumbent is responsible for the execution of tasks needed to produce biopharmaceuticals under current "Good Manufacturing Practices" (cGMP) and in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures. *****Performs standard operating procedures - May include the operation of buffer/...
-Job Summary: The pharmacy technician will provide patient care to customers by supporting all aspects of compounding pharmacy services. Processes will include monitoring and maintaining stock, compounding both sterile and non-sterile dosage forms, distributing medications, completing customer sales, and assisting with upkeep of the public and restricted areas of the pharmacy. Additionally, a ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. R&D ENGINEER - ADVANCED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CARDIOVASCULAR-9680141113 Description Biosense Webster, Inc (BWI), a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a R&D Engineer in Advanced R&D, to be located in Irwindale, California. Hi-Tech meets Medical Devices at Biosense Webster! If you want to work with ...
Description This position works within the Clinical Analysis Group (CAG) developing statistical algorithms and performing various analyses, ensuring data integrity of the multiple Clinical Operations initiatives. Directly responsible for validating and submitting clinical performance and outcomes data from our hospitals to external regulators, payers and national comparative benchmark databases....
Biochemist IIneeded for asix (6) plus month contractopportunity with Yoh's client located in Creve Coeur, MO. What You'll Be Doing: - Evaluates the physical properties of various living organisms in order to investigate their applications to medicine and other industries. - Studies the basic principles of plant and animal life and the affects of varying environmental and physical conditions. -...
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...
Job ID: 4994 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...

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