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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 Title: Quality Control Analyst I Location: Allston, Massachusetts Additional Information: Swing shift , 10:00 am to 8:30 pm (Friday thru Monday) Duties: Performs operations necessary for quality testing and plays a role in implementing new technology within quality control. At more senior levels, provides an investigative or technological orientation in designing, executing, interpreting a...
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Job Details: Under general supervision, this position will perform routine procedures in support of the Sample Management group. This position will be responsible for one or more of the following activities: - Performing routine laboratory support in relation to sample management activities - Documenting, compiling, and entering data - Maintaining and operating equipment. Must learn and comply wit...
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R&PD Lab Technicianopening – Schwan Cosmetics USA-Cosmolab Schwan Cosmetics USA (Cosmolab, Inc.)is a dynamic organization that seeks to provide world-class cosmetics products to our customers and end users. Cosmolab, Inc. is part of Schwan STABILO Cosmetics which is a full service private label supplier with a strong heritage of developing and introducing innovative, market driven color cosmetics...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Saint Louis, MO area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensu...
Job ID: 4950 Position Description: Interpace Diagnostics, LLC focuses on assisting molecular diagnostics companies to commercialize their products and offers a full suite of services that includes field sales management, reimbursement support, marketing, and comprehensive financial partnerships that can meet almost any need. A full-time Diagnostic Account Executive is needed to exemplify the va...
Seeking a Senior Clinical Site Monitor for a long-term consulting position based out of the Kansas City, MO area. This position is field-based and requires 60% travel to local sites and 40% remote work (work from home). The Contract Senior Clinical Site Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing clinical trials in the sites assigned under his/her responsibility. He/she should ensu...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Staff R&D Engineer-9583140428 Description Mentor, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Staff R&D Engineer, to be located in Somerville, New Jersey. Mentor Worldwide L.L.C., is a trusted global leader in aesthetic medicine among both consumers and clinicians by providing a broad range of in...
The University of Akron Akron, OH 44325 Assoc. Dir. Admissions /Operations sought to apply statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret data on prospective university students & prepare reports for student recruitment. Req: MA Statistics and 24 mos. exp.w/large university data management. Resumes to M. Stasitis, 185 E. Mill, St. ASB, Suite 125G, Akron. OH 44325 or mstasitis@ua...
Technical Product Development – Manager Lab R&D Pall is a Fortune 1000 materials science and engineering company with the broadest filtration, separation and purification capabilities in the world. Our process and product enabling technologies help our customers make good products better, safer and even possible. We provide innovative products to customers in health care, biotechnology, pharmaceu...
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Associate Investigatorneeded for acontractopportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Previous experience with solution-state NMR experiments - Previous experience with small-scale chemical syntheses What You'll Be Doing: - Perform a wide variety of NMR and EPR experiments under the direction of a principal investigator. - There will be a strong ...
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Laboratory Technicianneeded for acontractopportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. The Big Picture - Top Skills Should You Possess: - Demonstrated skill with set-up and operation of fermentors - Experience with aseptic techniques What You'll Be Doing: - Responsible for cultivation of microorganisms in flasks and fermenters, fermenter set-up and operation, harvesting, and analys...
Seeking a Clinical Trials Coordinator for a long-term consulting position at a major pharmaceutical client. Experience/Education: - Minimal Degree: Bachelor's Degree; preferred: Master's Degree - 3 years experience in clinical and/or contract management setting and ability to work on complex, multi-faceted projects and network with key internal groups such as Clinical Trial Managers, Finance, P...
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