R & D Jobs

R & D Jobs

​Turning ideas into innovation, research and development (R&D) is the lifeblood of the life sciences industry. In an increasingly competitive environment, a company’s survival is almost wholly dependent on the discovery and development of new products, including medicines, vaccines and medical devices. Research and development is a serious investment in time and money – on average, large multinational drug companies spend 17% of their revenues of R&D, while it takes ten years on average to bring a new drug to market.

Thanks to investment in talent and technology, as well as collaborative efforts of researchers, designers, engineers, manufacturers and regulators, companies worldwide continue to bring thousands of novel products into being for the benefit of individuals and wider society. The latest release of DrugBank contains over 13,000 approved rug entries that are available in the global market. According to a report from the World Health Organization there are more than 10,000 types and 1.5 million pieces of medical devices or equipment available today.

Myles Whiting, design team leader at medical device company Owen Mumford, echoes the importance of this collaborative effort in research and development, “Product designers must work with marketing teams to establish unmet market and customer needs, then marketing teams interpret and deliver market context and customer needs to the engineers, who then have the ability to process this into measurable design input. The research and information is gathered, this is then accumulated into a brief which the designer uses to address the market or customer need.”

Technological advancements have reduced the cost of research and development – helping to accelerate investment in life sciences – while also creating new opportunities for product innovations as the Fourth Industrial revolution blurs the boundaries between the biological, physical and digital worlds. According to a report by KPMG, the cost of drug R&D will drop by 2030, leading to numerous benefits for the both the industry and consumer in terms of cost savings.

While regulators play catchup, companies are rushing to capitalize on the booming sector. A recent survey of 543 medical device executives in North America, Europe and Asia by Emergo, suggests the sector is pushing forward with aggressive investment. The majority of survey participants (53%) indicated they would increase their R&D investments over the next 12 months and more than 70% of survey respondents say they will begin R&D efforts on multiple new devices over the next 12 months.

Globally, R&D spending in medical device is anticipated to grow by 4.5% to hit $39bn by 2024. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical industry is forecasted to reach $181bn by 2022, growing at an average rate of four percent year on year. Deloitte reports that advanced technologies and innovations such as robotics, artificial intelligence, automation, real-world evidence, digital health and telemedicine, can impact R&D across the entire value chain –from drug discovery to clinical trials and regulatory reporting.

R&D Jobs

Head of CMC
US$180000 - US$230000 per year, San Diego

Sr. Director of CMC Greater San Diego Area Competitive Compensation + excellent bonus/benefits Du...

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NPD Quality Engineer
Negotiable, Switzerland

Medical Device company based in Switzerland requires a New Product Development (NPD) Quality Engi...

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Director of R&D
US$200000 - US$250000 per year + Superb Benefits & Negotiable, Boston

Director of R&D for the Analytical Department Location: Boston Salary: $200,000 - $250,000 + Supe...

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Senior Scientist
US$90000 - US$110000 per year + Excellent Benefits & Negotiable, Chicago

Senior Scientist - Chemical Development Location: The MidWest Salary: $90,000 - $110,000 + Benefi...

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Group Leader for Analytical Development
US$115000 - US$125000 per year + Excellent Benefits & Negotiable, Chicago

Group Leader Location: The MidWest Salary: $115,000 - $125,000 + Excellent Benefits An award-winn...

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Team Lead/ Associate Director - Product Development (Biologics)
US$160000 - US$190000 per year, San Diego

A leading Pharmaceutical organization is looking to enhance its Research and Development team wit...

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Laboratory Technician
£70000 - £70001 per annum, Switzerland

One of the leading Biopharmaceutical organisations globally is looking to expand and add a Lab Te...

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Laboratory Technician
£70000 - £70001 per annum, England

One of the leading Biopharmaceutical CDMO's globally is looking to expand and add a Lab Technicia...

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Senior Technical R&D Scientist
£60000 - £60001 per annum, England

A global leading Biopharma company are looking for an Downstream Process Scientist to join the bu...

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