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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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Leader in industry is seeking qualified professional to lead and coach Product Development Team. This Manager will be responsible for new product development and for existing product enhancement to improve product quality and cost which will include compliance with Company’s process design standards, feasibility study process, and the deadline planning process. · Daily interaction with Sales, Tec...
. A Director, Project Management position in Winston Salem, NC is available with Adecco Engineering & Technology. This is a Direct Hire position with a competitive salary; excellent benefits package and relocation assistance. Some of the responsibilities of the Director, Project Management will include: Leading the Project Management Team (PMT) including managing direct reports Representing th...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has helped people pursue a healthy, active life since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management and personal care products are available exclusively through dedicated independent Distributors in more than 80 countries. Our Mission is to change people’s lives by providing the best business opportunity in direct selling and the best nutrit...
An NIH-funded position for a post-doc or scientific programmer is available to work on computational aspects of high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy. The successful candidate will have PhD in computational biology / physics / electrical engineering, experience with image/signal processing techniques and knowledge of C++ and Python. We are actively involved in the development of a large data pr...
About The Lake Doctors, Inc. Since 1979 The Lake Doctors, Inc. has been a national leader in providing aquatic water management services to customers throughout the states of Florida, Ohio and South Carolina. Our services include aquatic weed control, terrestrial and ditch bank weed control, installation of fountains and aeration systems, water clarification, aquascaping, fish stocking, lake mapp...
QA/QC ANALYST This is a one year contract position, with the possibility of extension thereafter. Job Description: Looking for 2 laboratory analysts in an in-process chemical laboratory analyzing technical production samples by HPLC, GC, and titrations. Major Tasks of Position: Performs routine testing on all samples in the Quality Assurance laboratory, providing analytical data for Process C...
Job Description: Job Details: To perform experiments, organize data and analyze results under minimal supervision. With minimal supervision, plans, conducts or monitors experiments, records and organizes data, analysis results, generates robust and reliable data and/or Ensures that contracted studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulation...
MUST HAVE: -Must be Pharm.D. with 3-5 years pharmaceutical industry experience -Individual must have appropriate training and sensitivity to legal and regulatory issues for medical information, while meeting compliance standards for Medical information. -Microsoft Office skills -Understanding of specific disease state and pharmacotherapy knowledge in area(s) of responsibility Responsibilities...
Job Title: Scientific Director Location: Bridgewater, NJ The Scientific Director reporting to the Medical Unit Head or TA head (VP or AVP), this position will occupy a key leadership role by leading the strategic development and delivery of robust Independent Medical Education (IME) and Medical Communication. The Scientific Director/Sr. Director, Diabetes will lead the development and execution...
RMC is seeking an environmental protection specialist with a bachelor’s degree and 7 years experience or a master’s degree and 3 years experience with environmental impact assessment and NEPA (AICP certification is a plus). The candidate should have background in transportation planning for transit project development and/or city/urban planning. Must have a working knowledge of NEPA, NHPA/Section ...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has an opening for a Microbiology Analyst (Legionella) for its Cinnaminson, NJ location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: The successful candidate must be familiar with daily activities in the laboratory, including analyzing Legionella samples by classical and advanced methods. Preparation and analysis of variety environmental samples for the Legionella bact...
The Industrial Lubricants and Cleaners Chemist’s role is to define and execute Lubrication Technology’s industrial lubricants formulary strategy with a strong focus on industrial lubricants including straight oil/water extendable metal working fluids, cleaners and corrosion inhibitors. This includes optimizing and integrating our formulation technology with global sourcing, regulatory, and technol...
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 San Francisco Bay Area is looking for a full time Genetic Counselor to join their team! Duties Support physician and patient inquiries regarding testing Development of education and training materials directed at genetic counselors and patients with the clinical and marketing teams. Opportunities to speak and participate in local and national society activities and committees...
University City Science Center Job Posting The University City Science Center has an immediate opening for a full-time Director, Business Incubation. The Director, Business Incubation is responsible for overseeing technology business incubation programs at the Science Center, including the Port business incubation program, Global Soft Landing, the incubation program at Innovation Center @3401 (wi...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
Position Title: Analytical Chemist Wage: $17.00 per hour Shift: 1st QPS Employment Group has a great opportunity available for a Analytical Chemist at a manufacturing company in Rockford, IL. This is a direct hire position! Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Perform analytical testing on raw materials, finished products and environmental samples using wet chemistry and instrum...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
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...
inVentiv Health – Transforming Promising Ideas into Commercial Reality Job Title: Director, Clinical Research (Neuroscience) Job Description: · Serve as Project Director for large, complex, often global projects · As required, serve as Project Manager for other projects · Supervise and mentor Associate Directors, Managers, and other direct reports · May act as administrative office head (if ...

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