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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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We currently have multiple openings in 2 different positions including Team Lead & Group Lead. Please log on to our website to access & apply for all open positions - www.jrfglobal.com. · Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Science with minimum 5-8 years experience in analytical chemistry & agrochemical · Have strong fundamental knowledge of chemistry for extraction and concentration of the moieties of ...
Manufacturing Associate – 2nd, 3rd and Weekend Shift At Gen9, we are transforming Synthetic Biology through our high-volume, automated next generation synthesis of DNA constructs and libraries. Currently such genes are synthesized ‘one at a time’ resulting in high-cost low-capacity gene synthesis capabilities in the marketplace. Gen9 is building the first ‘fab’ for synthetic biology -- the BioFa...
PRODUCTION CHEMIST Pennsville, NJ SUMMARY The Production Chemist performs analytical in-process testing in support of production. Performs basic wet chemistry, GC and HPLC testing independently including sample receipt in WINLIMS and DEA tracking responsibilities. RESPONSIBILITIES · Prepares lab solutions. · Performs daily calibration checks of balances, pH meters and any other equipment. ·...
Quality Data Reviewer/Chemist Skillman, NJ Experienced Quality Data Reviewer needed for long term contract position for prestigious pharmaceutical organization in Skillman NJ. In this position, the Quality Data Reviewer will be responsible for: · QA Review and approval of laboratory equipment qualification documents. · QA approval for Change Controls related to laboratory equipment · Manage L...
The ideal candidate will possess an academic background in physics, chemistry, or electrical engineering, with in-depth experience in physical and chemical principles and practices. In addition, he or she shall possess strong interdisciplinary skills in mechanics, pneumatics, thermodynamics, and materials science. The candidate should also have academic training and industry experience in trace ex...
At Joulé, you could say the right match is in our DNA. We're the specialists in Scientific Staffing. Our unmatched industry network and geographic reach enable us to place professionals like you at top firms every day. For more than 20 years, we've been providing temporary, contract and direct staff to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, flavor and fragrance, specialty chemical and other scientif...
Looking to jump start your career in the pharmaceutical industry? At WuXi AppTec, a leading global pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device outsourcing company, we are looking for the best and the brightest to join our Philadelphia Virology Team as a Laboratory Technician. As a Laboratory Technician, you will be vital to our operations and client-focused atmosphere by conducting Vira...
Glotech, Inc has an exciting opportunity at NIH! We have an immediate need for a Biostatistician that will work in a collaborative team environment to provide statistical support, such as study/survey design, sample selection, sample size and power calculation, analysis plan construction and execution. The ideal candidate will also present analysis results to the client. The candidate must have ...
Business is great and we are adding a Lab Tech to our Houston team of professionals. Under the general direction of the laboratory manager, the laboratory technician is responsible for performing analysis on samples for compliance with all site-specific and government regulations for waste acceptance while maintaining customer service. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Performs wet bench...
Overview: This position will be responsible for managing drug substance and sterile drug product contract manufacturing operations, including tech transfer, process scale up/optimization, and process validation for late stage clinical development and subsequent commercialization of new biopharmaceutical products. This role requires a strong scientific background, strong project management skills,...
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R/A Manager/Sr R/A Manager-- MUST HAVE MEDICAL DEVICE Summary This position is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of domestic and international regulatory filings to meet corporate objectives, maintaining good standing with regulatory bodies and compliance of products to the applicable standards. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Prepare international and domestic filings/re...
This newly created growth position will conduct and manage multiple ongoing GCP Compliance Audits focused on Vendor (CRO) Compliance. My client is a global, research driven pharmaceutical company with an outstanding pipeline of products. Qualified candidates can expect a base salary of 125,000 USD per annum plus bonus and stock. Information provided to Management Recruiters of Milwaukee West will ...
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...
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...
Process Development Engineer/Sr. Operations Scientist Dietary Supplement or Pharmaceutical Experience Required Bergen County, New Jersey (New Jersey/New York City Area) « Are you experienced in the development and manufacturing support of solid dosage nutraceutical products or drugs? « Do you have a working knowledge of solid dosage form equipment (like tablet presses, capsule machines, etc.)?...
Sr. Process Development Engineer-R&D LeMaitre Vascular is a leading global provider of innovative medical devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. We develop, manufacture and market disposable and implantable vascular devices to address the needs of vascular surgeons and interventionalists. The company is listed on NASDAQ. Job Description Candidate will be responsible for desig...
Momentum Research, Inc. IT Manager Job Description Reports to: Vice President, Business Operations Job summary Responsible for all IT operations and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency and ability to use all necessary IT products and applications Summary of essential job functions · Provide maintenance of laptops, smartphones and other products as needed · Provide...
JOB FUNCTION Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and directs the operations of the Air Quality & Noise Division to provide regulatory and technical expertise, to develop, implement, and manage environmental programs, and to provide project management and program management in support of the environmental compliance and permitting programs of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaiʻi Ele...
CorePharma LLC is a fast growing mid-size generic pharmaceutical company with approximately 270 employees, located in Middlesex, New Jersey. We are a fifteen year old firm principally in the business of developing, manufacturing, and distributing pharmaceutical products for the United States market. JOB SUMMARY: The primary role of the QA Project Manager is to support a launch process by coordin...
Theradex® is an international contract research organization with over 30 years of experience providing complete professional services for the clinical research and development of pharmaceutical compounds, medical devices and diagnostic tests in the areas of oncology and life-threatening diseases. Theradex® conducts clinical trials towards the goal of marketing approval for new agents with the pot...

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