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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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Job Description Due to growth in lab services we are adding an Analytical Chemist. The role provides ongoing analytical support for client projects and upcoming projects across various industries. Product types will include (but are not limited to) supplements, pharmaceutical, environmental, medical device, and neutraceutical. Transdermal experience highly preferred. PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES: ...
TAD Technical is currently recruiting for a Validation Engineering Manager for a direct hire job opportunity located inSan Antonio,TX. We are looking for an experienced Validation Engineering Manager that has experience in the pharmaceutical industry. This person will have oversight and management of the manufacturing qualification, validation, and documentation activities to ensure the company is...
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 generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
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 generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva s...
Overview The Manager/Sr. Manager, Promotional Review & Labeling will be primarily responsible for the regulatory review of advertising and promotional materials for assigned products within the Teva pharmaceuticals portfolio. The portfolio includes products in the respiratory, CNS, oncology, pain, and women’s health therapeutic areas. Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environ...
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 generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
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 generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Quality Control Analyst Now Hiring for an experienced Quality Control Analyst in Westbrook! Your duties may include: • Analyzing raw materials and finished product formulations • Compiling data for documentation • Ensuring stability of product by performing biochemical and chemical analyses • Recording and documenting test results and manufacturing processes • Calibrating and maintaining la...
The Senior Environmental Engineer will ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Development, modification, and implementation of environmental permits, plans, and company procedures to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and corporate programs, procedures, policies, and manuals. Leading internal departments...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
Based in South San Francisco, California, Onyx Pharmaceuticals is an Amgen subsidiary, engaged in the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for improving the lives of people with cancer. At Onyx, our success begins with our employees. The progress we have made as a company reflects the talents of the individuals who have come together to develop possible new therapeutics for tr...
Based in South San Francisco, California, Onyx Pharmaceuticals is an Amgen subsidiary, engaged in the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for improving the lives of people with cancer. At Onyx, our success begins with our employees. The progress we have made as a company reflects the talents of the individuals who have come together to develop possible new therapeutics for tr...
AAIPharma Services is a leading provider of contract services that support all phases of drug development. The company's wide array of capabilities includes analytical and formulation development, material testing services, microbiology, clinical and commercial contract manufacturing, pharmaceutical packaging and stability services. With over thirty years of drug development expertise, we offer ex...
TAD Technical is currently recruiting for an Environmental Health & Safety Manager for a direct hire job opportunity located inSan Antonio,TX. We are looking for an experienced Environmental Manager that has experience in the pharmaceutical industry including developing, communicating, implementing, training, and monitoring environmental compliance programs. This person will be working with a succ...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. Other Possible Location: Houston, TX Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: Standard Business Hours Pay: N/A Travel: Rare 1-5% Relocation: N/A Job Summary Evaluates Special Waste Acceptance Request for Waste Management, and / or Chemical Waste Management, and approve or deny requests as appropriate. Evaluate all non hazardous /hazardous...
Laboratory Assistant Job Title: Part Time Laboratory Assistant Date Posted: 09/17/14 Place: Fellsmere, FL Company: B&W Quality Growers, Inc. Description The Laboratory Assistant, plans, coordinates, organizes, and executes laboratory activities for a Plant Tissue Culture project. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Schedule and execute laboratory activities for in vitro planting Prepar...
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Sr. Manager/Director of Quality / APIs We are seeking Sr. Manager/Director of Quality / APIs for our new kilogram-scale cGMP manufacturing and cGMP bio conjugation laboratories. The candidate should have extensive experience in assuring cGMP compliance in a (CRO) contract research organization that manufactures APIs for clinical trials as well as in overseeing a quality control laboratory. The c...
Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance My client is a clinical-stage bio-pharma company focused in neuroscience drug development. They are expanding rapidly over 2014 and anticipate going public in the future. In this brand new role as the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance you will lead and promote the organization’s philosophy in quality of development and s...
Tetra Tech, a leader in consulting, engineering, environmental science and technical services worldwide has challenging opportunities for highly motivated professionals in our growing Technical Support Services Division. We are a diverse company, embracing talented individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength lies in collectiv...

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