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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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Our client, a large pharmaceutical company, is currently seeking a DESKTOP PUBLISHER. Responsible for publishing and managing QC for high quality scientific documentation (e.g. study reports) for submission to regulatory authorities in support of marketing applications Preparation of high quality scientific documentation and submission documents in accordance with the timelines specified by NIBR a...
Looking for a PharmD with three years of experience in a pharma company in medical information for our client. The Senior Medical Information Specialist will be responsible for researching and providing accurate and timely product information to our customers. The purpose of this position is to satisfy the demand of external and internal customers for specific medical, technical information regard...
We are trying to fill a Marketing Coordinator position in the South Orlando area. This is a full time position with a Medical Devices company that offers competitive salary and benefits. Candidates need to have 3-5 years of marketing and branding experience with products and/or services. Also, strong experience with customer service, satisfaction and retention is preferred....
We are trying to fill an Outside Sales Rep position in the Tallahassee area for a Large Environmental Services company. This is a full time position with competitive salary, commissions, benefits and employee stock option plan. To be qualified for this position, you MUST HAVE: 3+ years of outside b2b sales of products and/or services. Experience working in a salary + commission position Experience...
Energy, Environment & Transportation Fort Meade, MD About ICF International If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International. Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting canc...
Job Title: Data Reviewer Location: Holly Springs, NC Duties: *QC Data Reviewer* This position will support the organization of the QC Biochemistry laboratory at the Flu Cell Culture facility in Holly Springs, NC. Primary responsibilities for this position include data review of raw data generated in support of GMP testing in the QC Biochemistry laboratory. Strong scientific and data review backgro...
Analytical Laboratory Chemist: I am looking for an experienced chemist that can support the work in the Analytical Laboratory. This lab conducts a wide variety of analytical testing for bulk product, finished product and raw materials; including wet chemistry, titrations, and HPLC & GC testing. Job Description The Chemist will be expected to support and perform Laboratory activities that relate to...
Job Title: Jr. Scientist Location: Indianapolis, IN Duties: Provides knowledge in area of study to lead and support activities in the assigned business area/department, as outlined by staff members/mentors. Applies fundamental concepts and learning from field of study to accomplish project work. Interfaces with other departments and support functions to achieve work objectives. May provide assista...
Job Title: Associate Scientist I/II Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Duties: Scientific Associate -PB Job description This position will be responsible for developing, performing and evaluating viral antigen purification to support vaccine development under supervision. Develop and perform purification of viral glycoproteins Characterize proteins with biochemical methods Maintain, troubleshoot a...
My name is Jessica, and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking an HR Coordinator position for a prominent client of ours. This position is located Cambridge, MA Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description/Requirements Duties This individual will be responsible for the operations of existing/evolving programs (and potentially will be...
Hello, My name is Heather and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Patient Assistance Associate for a prominent client of ours. This position is located Cambridge, MA. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: Establish and maintain a strong understanding of product reimbursement though Medicare Part D, state Medicaid, and gov...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist position for a hazardous waste/environmental services company located in Benicia. This position will perform lab pack services including logging, labeling, segregating, classifying known and unknown materials, waste sampling and profiling, and packaging in accordance with Lab Pack policies, procedures and practices and all applicable regulations. A minimum of two years...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
Hello, My name is Domenic and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a QC Data Reviewer position for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Holly Springs, NC. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: This position will support the organization of the QC Biochemistry laboratory at the Flu Cell Culture facility in...
-Materials Manager for an environmental hazardous waste facility located in Providence. This position will work closely with the sales team and requires a strong knowledge of RCRA and hazardous waste classifications/regulations. A minimum of five years of experience as a Materials Manager in the hazardous waste industry is also required. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of where to take...
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