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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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Quality Control Microbiology Department supports manufacturing activities Landing by detecting, quantifying and identifying possible contaminants that may interfere with the quality of the product during the different stages of the manufacturing process. It aims to maintain a state of microbiological control in the Utility Systems and within the environment where the manufacturing process is e...
We have a immediate opening for a Senior Clinical Data Manager Senior Data Manager Requirements for Data Manager: -Min college degree and minimum 5 years of experience in Data Management, at least 3 years as a Data Manager. -A degree in a life science field and foreign language skills are strongly preferred. -Strong computer (Microsoft Windows and Office Applications) and communication (oral ...
PURPOSE Prepare analysis plans and write detailed specifications for analysis files and tables/figures/listings. Write statistical section of study reports and provide general statistical analysis support for project teams. Provide guidance to lower level and/or new staff. RESPONSIBILITIES · Develop analysis plans, table shells, programming and table specifications; produce tables, listings and...
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 ...
Job Title: Drug Safety Associate Position Description Application and knowledge of Departmental processes and guidelines, regulations and regulatory guidelines, contractual arrangements, product specific information and database/systems functionality to individual case processing and evaluation. Communicate questions clearly and concisely to the appropriate audience and accompany with possible ...
Job ID: 5113 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 ...
Global Leader/Expert, Trans Med, Infectious Disease: Top 20 Stable Pharma, Northern NJ/NYC area Our client, a leader and innovator in Infectious Disease/Virology has a newly created position open for a Physician that will lead cross-functional Translational Medicine strategy/oversight including ownership of one or more compounds/programs in development. Given an Early Development department that ...
TechData Service has multiple contract positions open with many top pharmaceutical companies along with home based positions for job titles including Training Specialist, QA/QC Specialist III, Clinical Documentation Specialist, GRA CMC Manager, Lead Data Manager, Clinical Data Analyst II, Clinical Trial Associate II, Associate Director, Scientific Communications, Change Management / Project Manage...
Statistical Programmer 2 (Quintiles, Inc., May work at Overland Park, KS headquarters or telecommute from anywhere in the U.S.) Program, plan and coordinate the following for complex studies: (i) the programming, testing and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating statistical tables and listing summaries, (ii) the programming of analysis databases and transfers of data for inte...
Lead the Human Factors Engineering team, within the Device Engineering organization, which is a strategic function leveraged across multiple franchise product lines and therapies. • Own the compliance and implementation to global usability standards and Human Factors requirements for all products through product lifecycle management (from ideation, development, risk mitigation, sustainability, an...
Program Management Sr. Director Hematology AML & ALL WW Leader East or West Coast Summary: A very unique and attractive opportunity to serve as the “CEO” for the later-stage clinical development, regulatory submissions and lifecycle management of very important drugs/assets to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) for this WW Pharmaceutical/Biotechnolo...
Please feel free to call 860 889 4141, until 9 PM Eastern, 7 days a week, after you email a word doc resume directly to me from your own email, including most weekends and holidays, and I will help you ***** Director – Nucleic Acid Methods Platform – up to 115k base Relocation Assistance Available – Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Our mission is ...
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and di...
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...
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and di...
Job Purpose: · Interprets technology by producing written descriptions and instructions. Dedicated to both laboratory and clinical trauma research relating to combat casualty care medical solutions. · Establish and maintain a registry to capture data and provide information on care and outcomes of patients. · Provide timely and relevant information about care and outcomes of injuries. · Establ...
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. ·...
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. PPG is committe...
NOW AVAILABLE: Polymer Lab Technician A chemical company in the Metairie area is seeking an experienced Lab Technician for an open position in their laboratory. Qualifications for the position include: 1. BS Chemistry strongly preferred but not required 2. 1yrs+ experience in an industrial QC setting using GCs and other routine analytical instrumentation for analysis 3. Experienced with Che...
If you’re interested in working for a leading, mid-size Contract Research Organization (CRO) that has a massive global reach, then look no further, because Pharm-Olam International offers all of this and more. We are a company that strives to deliver cost-effective, quick-to-market clinical services in today’s emerging marketplace. Pharm-Olam has one of the largest global footprints of any CRO tod...

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