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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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Hello, My name is Kristofer and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Clinical Data Processor for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Cambridge, MA. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: Responsible for processing data entry, and imaging of data from CRFs, electronic images, media received from a clinica...
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Pharmacokinetics Manager System One has engaged with a Global Client in seeking a Pharmacokinetics (PK) Manager. As the PK Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, designing and outsourcing as well as selecting CROs and maintaining a budget. The PK Manager will also be required to review and analyze clinical data. This opportunity is located in central West Chester county NY. Requi...
Our major direct client is looking for aLab Support Associate - Process Development position in Thousand Oaks, CA Job description Lab Support Associate prepares cell culture and fermentation media, purification buffers and analytical reagents. Job responsibilities · Preparation, sterilization and dispensing of cell culture and fermentation media. · Purification buffers and analytical reagents,. ·...
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Please note this is a 1 year contract position Skills: Managing CRA's, Project Management experience, Degree in Biological Science Work schedule: 35- 40HRS/WK. The Project Manager will lead a project team in the execution of clinical trials, covering all aspects of study activities, including but not limited to the following: • Facilitating the development of study protocols and budgets • Leading...
Our client is currently looking for a contract Regulatory Affairs Manager for a position in Chesterbrook, PA. 6 month assignment to begin Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. Description: Serve as the senior and principal regulatory affairs member of project development teams, primarily focused on (but not limited to) drug products. Provide regulatory oversight and guidance to project teams on compli...
Our client in Morris Plains, NJ is looking for a Drug Safety Coordinator I . This is a long term consulting position. If interested, Please apply to this ad Job Title: Drug Safety Coordinator I Job Location: Morris Plains, NJ Job#: 14-01431 Job Description: Responsible for the receipt and data entry of adverse event reports following company standard operating procedures, internal business practic...
Wisewords is an online platform for career advice. We're on the hunt for friendly anthropologists with over 5 years experience to join our top-notch team of Advisors. As a Wisewords Advisor, you'll be cultivating the next generation of anthropologists by sharing your lessons learned and mistakes made. This is a consulting role with a time commitment of 1-4 hours per month. Set your own rate and ho...
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One of our clients, a well-known PharmaceuticalCompanyis currently seeking an experienced Senior Process Scientist for one of its location in NJ area. The position will be mainly responsible to Providetechnical leadership in designing and conducting scientific experiments for process development, optimization, scale-up, technology transfer, and process validation activities leading to the attainme...
Please note this is a 1 year contract position Skills: Clinical Operations experience, Lead Development of Study, Protocols, CRF Design/ Investigator experience Work schedule: 35- 40HRS/WK. The Project Manager will lead a project team in the execution of clinical trials, covering all aspects of study activities, including but not limited to the following: • Facilitating the development of study pr...
Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing. It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology and central laboratory services. With over $1 billion in annual revenues and 15,000 employees across 190 sites in 36 countries, Eurofins is a leading international...
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J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit research institute dedicated to the advancement of genomics, is currently seeking a Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst will be responsible for planning, developing, and directing policy research associated with issues relevant to the Institute’s overall scientific mission. The Policy Analyst will coordinate and conduct research programs, including obtain...
Our client in Santa Barbara CA is looking for a Clinical Operations Manager/Director II . This is a long term consulting position. If interested, Please apply to this ad Job Title: Clinical Operations Manager/Director II Job Location: Santa Barbara CA Job#: 14-01433 Job Description: A leading supplier of medical products for the global aesthetic medicine market. The Company develops, manufactures,...
Our client is seeking a US Regulatory Product Strategy contractor for a minimum of a 6 month position in Chesterbrook, PA. Hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. The incumbent is responsible for the management and conduct of US regional regulatory activities as directed by and supervision of manager. Lead regulatory activities for assigned projects in line with US regulatory requirements. Pri...
An innovative, growing company in the flavor industry is seeking a Flavorist to develop unique flavors and expand the company’s market share to its highest potential using their creativity and insights. We are seeking a team oriented individual with a true affinity for flavor creation to provide expertise in the newest technology, applications, and flavor trends. Creativity, imagination and innova...
Our client in Cincinnati, OH, is looking for a Clinical Operations Manager/Director II . This is a long term consulting position. If interested, Please apply to this ad Job Title: Clinical Operations Manager/Director II Job Location: Cincinnati, OH Job#: 14-01432 Job Description: A leading supplier of medical products for the global aesthetic medicine market. The Company develops, manufactures, an...

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