Science and Biotech Job Overview and Description

There is great demand for biological and medical research. Due to a large and aging population, and a growing reliance on pharmaceuticals, research into new areas of biotechnology such as, synthetic biology, new applications in the subject of research topics ranging from biofuels, new treatments for diseases, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease require more qualified, specialized workers to meet the demand.

Job growth for medical scientists is expected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026 and employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026 Those with lab experience will have the best opportunities for employment.


What is a Science and Biotech job?

These types of jobs usually involve research in many different areas of science. Much of the work involves gathering and preparing data, collecting samples, analyzing and interpreting the results and creating reports that summarize their findings. Other tasks include setting up, maintaining, and cleaning laboratory equipment. And documenting their work.

Scientists work includes creating and testing medical devices, writing research grant proposals and applying for funding, and work with physicians to conduct clinical trial tests on patients who consent to participate.


Science and Biotech Job Overview

Workers in this field spend most of their time in laboratories and offices, conducting experiments and analyzing results. Some technicians do field work. Biotechnicians and scientists work together in teams.


What are the different types of Science and Biotech jobs?

  • Medical Scientist. Run trial procedures on volunteer test groups, discover new methods for treating medical condition and enhancing human health.
  • Biotechnician. Lab technicians. Set up lab equipment, record data and prepare reports for leading research scientist.
  • Medical/Clinical laboratory Technologist. Collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue and other substances.

What type of education do you need for Science and Biotech job?

Biotechnicians will require at least a bachelor’s in biology or closely related field. Entry level Medical and clinical laboratory technicians require a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or life sciences. A bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technology is also helpful for getting employment. Some states require technologist to be licensed.

For medical scientist, along with a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field, a Doctorate is required in the field that they seek to go into. Those who enter medical school may be required to participate in residency programs.

Medical scientists who administer drug or gene therapy or practice medicine on patients in trial clinics need a license to practice as a physician.


What is a typical salary in the Science and Biotech industry?

The median annual wage for biotechnicians is around $43,800, For Laboratory or Clinical technologists it is $51,770, and $82,090 for medical scientists. The top 10 percent for medical scientists is more than $160,000.


What are the job requirements for Science and Biotech jobs?

Jobs in the science and biotech industry require good critical-thinking skills, data-analysis, and observation skills. Communication is also important as researchers often need to be able to explain their conclusions and write proposals for grant funding.


Where can you find a Science and Biotech job listing?

You can search for a science and biotech job listing through websites like CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed, SimplyHired, and JobsInEachState.com. You can also check your local papers or do a general web search for your area for science and biotech jobs. The demand for workers in this industry will continue to grow so there is a lot of opportunities for applicants interested in entering this field.

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185 Science & Biotech Jobs & Opportunities
  • Key Account Manager - New Jersey

    Posted: 1 month ago Seattle, WA, USA

    ... biotech, life science or diagnostic sales. Oncology lab service background a plus. Well-developed professional and strategic selling skills with a proven ability to grow key accounts by building and ...

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  • Pharma Project Manager - Seattle

    Posted: 1 month ago 98021, WA, USA

    ... pharmaceutical, biotech, mission critical and other regulated industries. We provide pre ... Degree in Construction Science and Management or similar degree program At least 2 years of ...

    • Industry: Technology
    • Hiring Company: GBA
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $83,931.00 - $155,552.00
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  • Program Manager

    Posted: 14 days ago Redmond, WA, USA

    EASi is a leading global services company specializing in engineering and sciences. For more than ... and biotechnology, as well as academic and health care research. By adapting to the constantly ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: EASi
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $56,942.00 - $124,527.00
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  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist

    Posted: 1 month ago Brisbane, CA, USA

    Hello My name is Chelsi and I'm a recruiter with Valeo Resources, a premier Laboratory Recruiting ... Bachelor's Degree in a Biology-Related Science * Must obtain a current California CLS License * 5+ ...

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  • Mid-Level Litigation Associate (Bay Area, CA Offices)

    Posted: 1 month ago San Francisco, CA, USA

    Fenwick is a leading technology and life sciences law firm with a cutting edge, internationally ... semiconductor, biotechnology and medical device industries -- routinely call upon us to handle ...

    • Industry: Legal
    • Hiring Company: Fenwick & West LLP
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $114,726.00 - $117,068.00
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  • Temporary Executive Assistant

    Posted: 1 month ago Cambridge, MA, USA

    ... life sciences/biotech industry, possesses experience with Concur, Microsoft Office Suite, and international/domestic travel arrangements. This role pays up to 33/hour depending on candidate ...

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  • Biologist

    Posted: 6 days ago San Diego, CA, USA

    Biotech company in La Jolla wanting to hire a Biologist! Key Responsibilities: * Will be ... Bachelor's degree and 1-2+ years of relevant experience working in scientific operations with ...

    • Industry: Science
    • Hiring Company: Aerotek
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $39,320.00 - $59,746.00
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  • Director of Sales

    Posted: 6 days ago Houston, TX, USA

    ... Biotech,Pharma,Sales,Life Science,Medical Devices Description We are a rapidly growing company headquartered in New York that focuses on creating Artificial Intelligence to help better pharma and ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Collabera
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $57,782.00 - $113,606.00
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  • Lead Process Engineer

    Posted: 1 month ago Marlborough, MA, USA

    ... Biotechnology or a related medical device/life science field. • Strong mechanical aptitude, previous experience designing and executing equipment qualifications (IQ/OQ/PQ) and DOEs, knowledge of ...

    • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Hiring Company: Danaher
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $95,034.00 - $161,399.00
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  • Sr. Manager, Medical Information

    Posted: 6 days ago Morris Plains, NJ, USA

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS* (PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES) • Drafting and updating scientific documents ... biotech/pharmaceutical industry Medical Information capacity, including experience in drafting ...

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  • Program Manager

    Posted: 1 month ago Willowbrook, IL, USA

    Strong understanding of biotech and pharmaceutical customer expectations of Life Science suppliers is preferred. BioPharmaceutical Process Experience preferred. Regulatory Audit Experience (FDA, ISO ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Jobot
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $52,657.00 - $115,157.00
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  • Publication Manager

    Posted: 1 month ago San Francisco, CA, USA

    Provide updates of scientific publication activities on a regular basis and/or as directed. This ... A minimum of 8 years of managing publication dissemination in biotechnology or pharmaceutical ...

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  • Sr Quality Specialist

    Posted: yesterday Cambridge, MA, USA

    ... Science Regulated Systems. The team at Validated Cloud owns, manages and maintains a cloud ... or biotech company in a QA role for at least 4+ years. · Hands on experience and strong ...

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  • Analyst II, QC, 2nd Shift

    Posted: 12 days ago Baltimore, MD, USA

    ... sciences, or related fields experience * Minimum 2 years of experience and knowledge in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry in sampling and testing of critical utilities and environmental ...

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  • Director of Marketing

    Posted: 7 days ago Oakland, CA, USA

    Riffyn supports eight of the top 15 global biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and food technology firms. Founded in 2014 by veterans from life sciences and high-performing computing industries, Riffyn ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Riffyn, Inc
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $150,000.00 - $170,000.00
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  • Sr. IT Engineer

    Posted: 15 days ago Redwood City, CA, USA

    Prioritizing candidates with Biotechnology, Life science, or Pharma experience. ** Experience and requirements needed for the role: -7+ years of experience in providing IT Operations and ...

    • Industry: Technology
    • Hiring Company: Robert Half
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $93,262.00 - $126,487.00
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  • Chief Counsel - FDA & Regulatory

    Posted: 6 days ago Seattle, WA, USA

    ... promotion and scientific exchange, Hatch-Waxman, compassionate use, Orphan Drug Act, and DQSA ... and biotechnology products, including AKS, FCPA, OIG guidelines and opinions; clinical trial ...

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  • Sr. Biostatistician/Remote,SAS Programmer

    Posted: 9 days ago Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

    ... and soundness of statistical methodologies; coordinate internal resource utilization for ... CRO or biotech industry. • Strong SAS programming skills. • Oncology experience is highly ...

    • Industry: Technology
    • Hiring Company: TechData
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $107,721.00 - $146,893.00
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  • Project Estimator

    Posted: 2 months ago Sunnyvale, CA, USA

    Commercial experience to include core/shell office buildings or similar, office TI's, biotech and ... life science, and institutional clients. We pride ourselves on being financially strong with a ...

    • Industry: Technology
    • Hiring Company: Jobot
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $53,470.00 - $81,950.00
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  • Senior Manager/Associate Director, Marketing - Rare Disease

    Posted: 7 days ago Cambridge, MA, USA

    ... biotechnology company focused on transforming complement therapeutics by delivering innovative and ... BA/BS degree required (with emphasis in Business, Life Sciences, or Finance). MBA, advanced degree ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: UCB
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $69,851.00 - $178,688.00
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  • SAS Programmer,Sr. Biostatistician,telecommuting

    Posted: 9 days ago Hillsdale, NJ, USA

    This position requires high degree of independence, technical skills and ability to influence the ... Degree with concentration in Life Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a ...

    • Industry: Technology
    • Hiring Company: TechData
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $93,498.00 - $145,083.00
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  • Research Associate - Single Cell

    Posted: 22 days ago Pleasanton, CA, USA

    Skills / Education: * BS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry with 3+ years of industrial experience related to life sciences and biotechnology industry. * Direct experience with next ...

    • Industry: Science
    • Hiring Company: TPS Group LLC
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $66,000.00 - $66,000.00
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  • Automation Engineer III

    Posted: 17 days ago South San Francisco, CA, USA

    This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the "Top Twenty Employers" in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers. Our Company Bio: Bayside Solutions was founded ...

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  • Technical Product Manager

    Posted: 22 days ago Gaithersburg, MD, USA

    Are you experienced in biotechnology and biologics manufacturing? Are you interested in ... sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Eliassen Group
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $101,258.00 - $133,288.00
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  • BioSample Lab Associate (BSA)

    Posted: 28 days ago South San Francisco, CA, USA

    ... science and 3-5 years of lab experience handling biological samples and experience in Molecular ... Skills Required BIOTECHNOLOGY DATA ENTRY DNA DNARNA FLOW CYTOMETRY Additional INSTRUMENTATION LAB ...

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