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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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Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Initiates and executes numerical model development, implementation, or data analysis in support of undersea warfare training devices, simulation tools and test facilities, for the Signature Trainer Support program. 1. Plans and performs advanced scientific studies on new and varied problems where only general objectives are stated. 2. Acts a...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
The ELM Group, Inc., a progressive and growing environmental consulting firm, has an immediate opening in our Princeton, NJ office for a Project Manager (Geologist/Hydrogeologist preferred) with 8 – 10 years’ experience in environmental investigation and remediation. The position offers a mix of field and office work. Responsibilities will include evaluating data and assisting in the development ...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for a Director, Global Project Leader, Instruments; this position will be located in Raritan, NJ. 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 ...
If you have extensive experience interpreting clinical trial protocols for the purpose of establishing and designing documentation requirements for a Trial Master File system, learn more about how you can be a part of ICON’s Document Management group that’s responsible for verifying clinical trial documentation is consistent with the TMF specifications, applicable SOPs, ICH/GCP guidelines and othe...
A health care company with global reach. A product pipeline filled to the brim. A team committed to scientific advancement. Think what's possible. A global leader in animal health, Novartis has one of the most exciting product ranges and pipelines in the industry today. Our products are brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people who are passionate about animals. All of which...
Sr Manager Global Labeling - Regulatory Affairs Business Unit: Global Development Division: Vaccines & Diagnostics Company/Legal Entity: Novartis Job Reference Code: 148050BR Lead the RA Global Labeling (GL) group for the development and review of NVD vaccine labeling to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines ranging from the development of reference documents such as Core Data Sheets o...
SAS Administrator – Full time Perm Opportunity in Horsham, PA For additional information please email your resume to ***** Install, maintain, and support SAS enterprise applications and ensure high level of SAS application availability. In addition, responsibilities include providing technical support to SAS developers and may include implementing additional functionality to sup...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Separations-2004140807 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for a Associate Director, Separations, to be located in Malvern, PA. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research ...
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category. T...
Boston Analytical is a growing pharmaceutical contract lab providing quality Analytical and Microbiological testing services. We are known for our quality and believe our success is driven by our employees. We provide our employees with a state-of-the-art work environment, excellent benefits and opportunities for development. We are currently looking for the following position: Quality Assistant/...
If you’re interested in working for a leading, mid-size Contract Research Organization (CRO) that has a massive global reach, then look no further, because Pharm-Olam International offers all of this and more. We are a company that strives to deliver cost-effective, quick-to-market clinical services in today’s emerging marketplace. Pharm-Olam has one of the largest global footprints of any CRO tod...
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...
Church & Dwight, one of the leading consumer packaged goods companies in the U.S., currently has an excellent Fulltime opportunity open at our Harrisonville, MO location for a Quality Chemist. Church & Dwight offers a competitive benefits package along with advancement opportunities throughout the company. General Summary: Performs all facets of testing for manufactured products, including raw ...
Qualifications: Quality Assurance professional with at a minimum a BS Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering (or equivalent) and at least 5 years experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Must have working knowledge of regulatory expectations for the packaging of pharmaceutical products with experience in quality assurance oversight of packaging operations. Responsibil...
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 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...

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