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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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MEDICAL AFFAIRS LEADER WITH ONCOLOGY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED REQUIREMENT #15-00183 RECRUITER: MICHELLE ASHEN JOB LOCATION: GAITHERSBURG, MD or WILMINGTON, DE FEBRUARY 19, 2015 *** CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2 *** *** Location can be Gaithersburg, MD or Wilmington, DE *** Project Description: Provide medical expertise and insight into the development and optimization o...
• Take lead role in the development of chromatographic processes for the purification of proteins • Preparation of small batches of protein for client evaluation • Prepare non-GMP batch production records for the consistant production of purified protein at up to the 100L scale. • Act as technical support to manufacturing for transferred purification process. • Prepare technical transfer docum...
Senior Director, Commercial Compliance Reports to: SVP, Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance and Ethics Location: Cheshire, CT Alexion is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and rare disorders through the innovation, development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Alexion is the global leader in complement inhibition and has developed...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has an opening for a Microbiologist II (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 bacteri...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is seeking a full time Microbiologist II (Food Microbiology) for its corporate headquarters in Cinnaminson, NJ, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. The candidate will be experienced in a commercial microbiology laboratory setting. The position will be primarily responsible for food microbiology preparation and analysis. The incumbent will be able to work with a group of analysts a...
Job Title: Principal Statistician Position Description Independently design, analyze and interpre clinical studies at a compound level. Provide strategic statistical input for feasibility assessments, development plans, cross-study analyses and regulatory submissions. Improve and using standards to maximize global data integratability, interpretability and compound level efficiency Leverage i...
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has an opening for a Microbiologist III (Bacteriologist –Medical Technologist) for its Cinnaminson, NJ location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Classical and advanced methods for microbial (bacteria and fungi) identification The successful candidate must be familiar with daily activities in a laboratory, including analyzing samples with unknown IDs. Main...
Job Description : Key Accountabilities • Perform quality assurance checks on study images. • Validate and maintain imaging database including images and tracking and review results for assigned projects. • Ensure the site personnel have a good understanding of the protocol, the requirements of the study so that they can fulfill their obligations to complete their study accurately. • Perform e...
Send To Printer... Close Preview Job Title: Utilities/Wastewater Operator - 2nd Shift (St. Elmo) Req ID:15421 Location:St. Elmo, IL 62458 In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been ...
Well established specialty medical device developer is seeking a mid level (5+ years experience) Polymer Materials R&D Engineer for a 12 month contract assignment in the north Chicago area. Responsibilities for the R&D Engineer Candidate will assist senior engineers with the development of polymer solution formulation and processing for new and innovative medical device components Perform lab e...
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firm with nearly 18,000 employees worldwi...
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees world...
Electrical Controls Engineer needed in Northern Kentucky for automotive Tier 1 supplier. This is a new role due to growth and upcoming launches. You should have a strong PLC and control system background in a heavy industrial environment. You will be planning, designing and implementing a Controls system for assembly systems. Responsibilities for the Controls Engineer Evaluate and approve new eq...
JR. BUSINESS ANALYST FOR DATA QUALITY AND BUSINESS PROCESS DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT #15-00130 RECRUITER: BRIDGET BURNS JOB LOCATION: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ FEBRUARY 5, 2015 Project Description: Manager would consider candidates who come from the MSP, staffing agency, or traditional HR background whose roles incorporate some levels of reporting. Also open to other skill sets who would transition ...
Job Title: Regulatory Affairs Specialist Position Responsibilities The candidate will be the primary point of contact to provide change control execution and expertise in the context of CFR 820 Design Controls. The candidate will be responsible for creation/remediation, maintenance, accuracy and compliance of product Design History Files. Accountable for identifying appropriate inputs into the...
Hello, My name is Antoinette and I am a recruiter with Aequor Technologies. I am working on multiple positions right now in the pharmaceutical space, your resume shows that you have relevant experience. If you are interested in this position, please call me back at 732-781-2979 or reply me with your updated resume in WORD format on ***** Thank you!! Antoinette Dsouza Re...
Job ID: 5122 Position Description: PDI was the first contract sales organization that provides insight-driven multi-channel messaging for established and emerging health care companies. Today, PDI is pioneering new and innovative approaches to how pharmaceutical and medical device companies engage customers. When you join PDI, whether as part of our field sales organization or at our corporate ...
We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers. At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has th...
Job Title: Sr. Pharmacovigilance Scientist Position Description Have in-depth product knowledge and will support Safety Management Team deliverables as required. Daily activities involve planning, conducting meetings, database searching, aggregate safety analysis and case level review, writing, project management/coordination of strategic safety documents, and oversight of deliverables produced...
Applied Medical, a progressive medical device developer, manufacturer, and distributor, invites exceptional individuals to pursue careers in our innovative organization. If you would like to be a part of one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the medical device field, then Applied Medical is the place for you. Applied’s team members enjoy an environment that allows opportunity...

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