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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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Job ID: 4298 Position Description: A full-time Representative is needed to exemplify the values of personal commitment, integrity and teamwork on behalf of our client. The representative will be responsible to meet or exceed established program sales and market share targets within a given geographical territory. - Consistently meet and exceed established program sales goals and market share targe...
Responsibilities: Excellent employment opportunity for an Associate Director Clinical Research in our Gaithersburg, MD area. Lead a cross functional team of clinical experts in the planning and delivery of a defined clinical project to scope, quality, budget, time, managing resource and risk (e.g. large studies/package of studies, submission planning, regulatory defense, inspection readiness, paye...
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative medicines to patients with central nervous system disorders of high unmet medical need. As part of our commitment, we have extensively invested in our pipeline and are dedicated to advancing medicines that can substantially improve the lives of patients and their loved ones. Responsiblities: Represents the r...
DTS is looking for Chemists in Plymouth, MI for a long term contract position with one of our client. Position Description: Responsible for contacting our supply chain (500+ suppliers) to obtain compliance documentation by phone, electronic communication, or by other means as assigned. Organize information from customers, suppliers, and FNST facilities for compliance objectives. Screen compliance...
POSITION SUMMARY The Clinical Research Associate will be responsible for the monitoring and other tasks associated with clinical studies. The Clinical Research Associate will also be responsible for investigational site management for clinical studies and will assist in the implementation of protocols, informed consents, case report forms, clinical study reports and related study materials. ESSENT...
Controls Engineer sought after by an established tier 1 automotive supplier. This comapany is experiencing unparalleled growth right now and the position was created due to the growth of this facility. This person will design, develop and set-up the equipment required to support production as well as provide technical support to engineering and manufacturing to establish and maintain production pr...
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...
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc., a growing employee-owned testing laboratory in Greensboro, NC, is seeking a chemist/wet lab inorganic laboratory analyst, BS in chemistry minimum. Familiarity with environmental lead, hexavalent chromium, and other metals by ion chromatography UV vis, flame AA, ICP analyses, CVAA are desirable skills. Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced enviro...
Primary Role: The Senior Clinical Editor will be required to edit, format, and perform quality control (QC) checks of clinical documents intended for submission to regulatory agencies, as well as assist the Editing and Publishing Team Lead in scheduling and tracking of QC tasks, overseeing external QC vendors as necessary, and identifying, developing, refining, and disseminating QC process improve...
Official Title: RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN) Degree and area of specialization: Bachelor's degree required, focus in microbiology, molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, or other relevant field preferred. Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: A basic understanding of microbial fermentation is required. Strong laboratory record-keeping skill, scien...
Company Confidential Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
LABORATORY IS EXPANDING - WE HAVE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Due to expansion, we are in need for experienced Clinical Technicians with the following credentials: *Solid 5 years of experience in a molecular lab *Prefer Med Tech certification *Leadership and/or supervisory skills are a plus *Nucleic acid extraction, library construction, PCR experience - required *knowledge of tissue biobanks,...
Job Description: Overall Purpose: Responsible for selecting and developing sophisticated exploratory data analysis, predictive modeling and data mining solutions to identify customer purchasing parameters, characteristics, and critical demographics in support of assigned marketing initiatives. Key Roles and Responsibilities: Analyzes and creates sophisticated exploratory data analysis, predictive...
Our client's mission is to conduct biomedical research that delivers life-saving products including knowledge, technology, and medical materiel that sustain the combat effectiveness of the war fighter.  These efforts support the mission of the Viral Diseases Branch  to develop medical countermeasures capable of protecting and sustaining the health of the men and women of the U.S. military.   We ar...
Seeking experienced Patient Recruitment and Retention Project Manager Are you a motivated Project Manager with significant experience in patient recruitment, having spent time at a CRO or other pharmaceutical services company? Are you looking to be rewarded commensurately with your level of accountability? Do you have experience in identifying and implementing solutions for clinical research recru...
Open to new grads or experience Compounding Assistants. All candidates applied must be able to work 2nd and 3rd shift (2nd Shift - 3:30pm to Midnight 3rd Shift - 11:30pm to 8am). Job Title Compounding Assistant - Direct labor Duties Under the direction of the Production Supervisor, the compounding assistant is responsible to support the production of quality sterile products to meet the production...
Company Confidential Jupiter, FL, 33478
Chemistry background with knowledge of QA/QC processes, GMP standards, CFR 21 parts 211 & 111, SOP writing/editing to adhere to said regulations. Requirements: 1) Fluent English. 2) Able to lift 50 lbs This is a full time, 40 hour position, Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm. Company offers an excellent health benefit package for full time employees after a 90 day probationary period. Must be able t...
AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4.2 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See amec.com. AMEC shares are tr...
Chemist- The Chemist position which is under the direction of the laboratory supervisor, will conduct testing, inspections and support overall laboratory functions. The chemist will be required to work independently and in team settings. The candidate must have strong communication and time management skills and be able to prepare reports on subject matter. The QC chemist will report directly to t...
STABILITY COORDINATOR Our Company We are a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer, with core competencies in the sterile injectable and ophthalmic sectors, and with many new products in development and awaiting FDA approval. In anticipation of long-term, substantial growth, we offer challenging, attractive career opportunities along with competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Akorn...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a DMPK Temp to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Research Associate/Associate Scientist in the DMPK group. Primary responsibilities include developing bioanalytical LC/MS/MS methods for the quantita...
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