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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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R&D Scientist – Chemist Sterilization product manufacturer seeks a chemist in Research and Development department. The individual will maintain existing sterilization products and participate in development of chemical and biological sterilization indicators. It includes the following duties: Work on new product development, including literature reviews, sample testing, product validation, and mov...
Analytical Chemist Duties: Oversee QC testing operation to support product release, stability and in-process control, and during product investigation. Prepare and host regulatory inspections for QC and address analytical issues during inspections and regulatory filing Oversee analytical method validation and/or verification development for raw materials, intermediates and drug substances and prod...
Career Opportunity LabAnswer is looking for recent college graduates with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, BioChemistry, Computer Science, and other science and technology degrees to apply for a position with LabAnswer. For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configurati...
Career Opportunity LabAnswer is looking for recent college graduates with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, BioChemistry, Computer Science, and other science and technology degrees to apply for a position with LabAnswer. For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configurati...
Career Opportunity For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configuration, development, implementation, integration, deployment, maintenance, and support outsourcing. LabAnswer has developed the people, processes, methodologies, and intellectual property to scale for th...
Career Opportunity LabAnswer is looking for recent college graduates with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, BioChemistry, Computer Science, and other science and technology degrees to apply for a position with LabAnswer. For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configurati...
Company Confidential Horsham, PA, 19044
Overview: We are looking for an individual to lead a team of analysts in a fast paced, growing company. The Manager of Analytics will have direct responsibility for ensuring company’s profitability goals are met and for estimating pricing for the company’s risk sharing contracts. This individual will mentor, lead and train a team of analysts in SAS programming, report building and appropriate inte...
Hays Life Sciences is currently partnered with a global biotechnology company who is currently recruiting for a Senior Biostatistician. This is a 6 month contract position based in Cambridge, MA paying a generous hourly rate. The Senior Biostatistician will work in Medical Affairs to provide statistical support for the development of manuscripts and posters using clinical trial data. Qualification...
Career Opportunity For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configuration, development, implementation, integration, deployment, maintenance, and support outsourcing. LabAnswer has developed the people, processes, methodologies, and intellectual property to scale for th...
Career Opportunity LabAnswer is looking for recent college graduates with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, BioChemistry, Computer Science, and other science and technology degrees to apply for a position with LabAnswer. For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configurati...
Career Opportunity LabAnswer is looking for recent college graduates with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, BioChemistry, Computer Science, and other science and technology degrees to apply for a position with LabAnswer. For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configurati...
Career Opportunity LabAnswer is looking for recent college graduates with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, BioChemistry, Computer Science, and other science and technology degrees to apply for a position with LabAnswer. For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configurati...
About our client: Our client is a global industrial manufacturer responsible for producing protective gear. Job Description: Our client is seeking a Buyer who is an energetic, self-starting, and very capable Professional to be involved collaborating across multiple departments, planning, scheduling and monitoring the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required material...
Career Opportunity LabAnswer is looking for recent college graduates with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, BioChemistry, Computer Science, and other science and technology degrees to apply for a position with LabAnswer. For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configurati...
Career Opportunity LabAnswer is looking for recent college graduates with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, BioChemistry, Computer Science, and other science and technology degrees to apply for a position with LabAnswer. For over two decades, LabAnswer Consultants have been involved in hundreds of LIMS and LIS projects worldwide, performing tasks such as assessments, architecture, design, configurati...
SAP Training Developer/Specialist Key Responsibilities: Design and develop necessary SAP training materials for SAP project implementation. Materials will be created using templates provided by the Training and Development Manager. Training documentation includes – but is not limited to: Course Outlines; Business Process Overviews; Step by Step Transactional guides; Exercise Scenarios and Exercise...
About our client: Our client is a global industrial manufacturer responsible for producing protective gear. Job Description: Our client is seeking a Buyer who is an energetic, self-starting, and very capable Professional to be involved collaborating across multiple departments, planning, scheduling and monitoring the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required material...
Tests and documents samples of raw materials, in process, finished and stability samples, water and other samples provided by various departments to help ensure quality in the manufacturing process. Perform suitability testing/method development for new products to include writing of protocols, execution and final report Perform USP (USP,) limits testing on samples Perform AET (USP, and EP 5.1.3)...
About our client: Our client is a global industrial manufacturer responsible for producing protective gear. Job Description: Our client is seeking a Buyer who is an energetic, self-starting, and very capable Professional to be involved collaborating across multiple departments, planning, scheduling and monitoring the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required material...
Location: Minneapolis, MN Length: Contract-to-Hire Pay Rate: $40-$80/hr POSITION SCOPE AND PURPOSE: Under general supervision assists with scientific data analysis, literature searches, medical writing, scientific and marketing presentation preparation, etc. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Scientific data analysis and submission for varied scientific meeting◦Must have excellent problem solving skills to i...

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