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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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Summary of Position This position contributes to activities within Development that are related to the qualification and specification of raw materials for use in catalyst formulations. Nature and Scope This position assists Development Groups with identification and acquisition of novel raw materials for use in catalyst development programs, conducts the appropriate characterization of these m...
Clinical - Scientific - Research Associate Job Description: The candidate will be involved in the production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies. Skills necessary would include tissue culture and in vivo work (prefer someone who doesn’t have allergies to mice). Responsibilities include performing immunizations and cell fusions and testing the antibodies by the Elisa assay. Cell line...
IT Project Manager (6+ months contract; Pleasanton, CA; Hourly rate: Market) Our Client is a world leader in Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. We are seeking an experienced IT Infrastructure Project Manager. Summary: Responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of IT integration projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects. Provide leadership and projec...
The QA Specialist Temp (Quality Systems) is the responsible person for representing QA in a supporting role for the Supplier Management and Quality Risk Management Programs at the Allston Landing Facility. This position will report to the QA Manager, Quality Systems. He/she will work closely with the site subject matter experts, Supplier Management Team and Quality Risk Management ensuring that th...
Preclinical Team Representative Location: Bridgewater , NJ Duration: atleast 2 years Rate: Open (W2 or 1099 or C2C) Preclinical Team Representative · Assist project toxicologist by: o Representing toxicology function at team meetings o Collecting information and drafting preclinical strategies. o Coordinate proper sample preparation and transfer. o Drafting biocompatibility risk assessmen...
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...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Manager, Quality Monitoring & Compliance-00000UH5 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Manager, Quality Monitoring & Compliance. The position will be based at one of the following R&D Q&C sites: Raritan, NJ; Titusville, NJ; Spring House, PA; Malver...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. PRINCIPAL BATTERY ENGINEER-5991141006 Description VISTAKON®, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, is a worldwide company with operations in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. Research, innovation and new-product development are the focus of our organization. Since we in...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Electrical Engineer-6855141013 Description VISTAKON®, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, is a worldwide company with operations in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. Research, innovation and new-product development are the focus of our organization. Since we in...
Eppendorf, a leader in the bio-tech industry sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution facilities located in North America, develops, produces and distributes systems for use in life-science research laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes, dispensers and centrifuges as well as consumables such as micro test tubes and pipette tips. In addition, Eppendorf provides instr...
Eppendorf, a leader in the bio-tech industry sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution facilities located in North America, develops, produces and distributes systems for use in life-science research laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes, dispensers and centrifuges as well as consumables such as micro test tubes and pipette tips. In addition, Eppendorf provides instr...
Prefer a technical degree with at least 1 year experience in product development and ingredients applications related to fruits. Will perform new formulations, product development, duplications, competitor product evaluations and project management of customer or internally requested products for this major Midwest Food Ingredients processor. Position has been created due to growth and expansion...
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...
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TruGreen® is the nation's largest and most comprehensive provider of lawn services. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, we have more than 245 branches throughout the country. Although we are national in reach and reliability, we have a small company feel as our highly trained professionals live and work in the communities they serve. As with our customers, we are committed to providing personalized att...
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...
Job ID: 4940 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 ...
POSITION SUMMARY: Depending on the candidate?s experience level, this role could be filled as an Analyst up to a Manager level. Based on the experience level of the candidate the responsibilities for this role will adjust accordingly Xcenda is a premier, full-service consultancy and leading managed markets agency. For more than 2 decades, global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging pr...
Job ID: 4985 Position Description: Job Purpose The Area Reimbursement Manager will ensure appropriate coding, coverage and payment for Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals’ products with government payers and provide support to the National Account Managers with commercial payers as needed. The Area Reimbursement Managers will work closely with the field reimbursement team and the AD, Specialty Services t...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Manager - Comercial Deployment-7162141022 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Manager, Commercial Deployment, located in Horsham, PA. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, provides medicines for an array...

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