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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT JOBS

Check out the various positions you could hold working in Research & Development.  Whether you’re graduating from school, changing careers or looking for your next promotion, we’ll help you learn more about bioscience jobs–and build a great career.

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Entry Level Jobs

Description:
Performs laboratory experiments and tests in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice; works under the supervision of the Research Associate; makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results. An Associate makes detailed observations, analyzes data, interprets results; prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses; maintains familiarity with current scientific literature; investigates and creates new methods and technologies for project advancement; may act as principle investigator, contributes to journals or participates in conferences.
Education:
AS degree required and no experience. Bachelor’s degree may be required in a scientific field. You can progress in this position by continuing education through the Masters level.
Salary Range:
$41,500-126,400; Average: $78,985
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry.

Mid Level Jobs

Description:
Design and develop new pharmaceutical instruments. Partners with clients, marketing & sales, and surgeon groups to conceptualize and commercialize new Intellectual Property. Function as a project leader to oversee entire product development initiatives through into manufacturing while partnering with quality, manufacturing engineering, and regulatory.
Education:
BS degree (engineering or biomedical) with 5-7 years experience. Advanced degree (MS or PhD) preferred with experience in R&D / Product Development
Salary Range:
$52,000-108,000; Average: $78,954
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Pharmaceutical industry
Description:
Originates, designs, develops, tests, and documents all specifications of the highest complexity for new products or production equipment requirements. Creates efficient and effective designs that reflect the highest technical standards; creates new approaches and conceptualize products, processes, assemblies, or fixtures with only general requirements by engineers. Assembles and tests prototypes, products, or productions equipment to validate performance of designs. Contribute to the full development cycle, including feasibility, concept, design and fabrication.
Education:
4 year degree (engineering or biomedical). Advanced degree preferred/5+ years in R&D / Product Development
Salary Range:
$54,000 - $110,000 ;Average: $72,000
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Medical Device industry.

Advanced Level Jobs

Description:
Lead a group of scientists tasked with delivering a portfolio of therapeutic and diagnostic research. Lead a group of scientists responsible for developing and performing assays. Identification and implementation of new technologies. Responsible for developing and implementing new technologies and products that support business goals; recommends termination of candidates in a way that supports business goals; solves and/or prevents broad and complex problems. Directs scientific research and development to align with corporate strategies; maintains knowledge of state-of-the-art scientific developments.
Education:
Requires MS and 10-15 years experience or PhD
Salary Range:
$42,250-148,000; Average: $84,760
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic and Pharmaceutical industry.
Description:
Coordinates all project development activities for a given study with input from the Director. Timeline management to specification development, project validation and through to research completion.
Education:
MS Degree in scientific field with 10-15 years experience or PhD with 8-9 years experience
Salary Range:
$81,000 - 100,000
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Medical Device industry.