A Research & Development (R&D) Director, Pharmaceuticals earns an average salary of $147,438 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

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$87,262 - $180,028  
   
Bonus
$5,152 - $41,929  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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$78,297 - $196,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Director, Pharmaceuticals

Research and development (R&D) directors for pharmaceuticals are responsible for planning, organizing and directing all operations related to the growth of ongoing pharmaceutical-related research and development in their company. They are also responsible for leading R&D team members, as well as developing strategic operations in the research and development department. They must ensure staff have the training, guidance and discipline to effectively carry out their day-to-day duties, and they may handle some degree of human resources-related duties such as hiring, firing and enacting disciplinary actions. These professionals must be able to analyze and help develop responses to technical issues and challenges as they arise, and they contribute new ideas to their team related to pharmaceutical research and development.

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Research & Development (R&D) Director, Pharmaceuticals Tasks

  • Drive product development from concept to final launch, including technical and process details.
  • Develop relationships with experts in academia, industry, and the government to further innovation.
  • Collaborate with quality control to ensure the appropriate product is produced.
  • Motivate, develop, and train staff to reach desired production and quality goals.
  • Track, analyze, and control costs, schedule, quality, and customer satisfaction.

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Key Stats for Research & Development (R&D) Director, Pharmaceuticals

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
054
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
29%
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National Average
$163,000

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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