Career Opportunities

A career at R&D Systems offers the opportunity to work at a cutting edge research and manufacturing facility dedicated to helping scientists answer biology’s toughest questions. By choosing R&D Systems, you're choosing to work in a positive and rewarding environment where employees are acknowledged as the company’s most valuable asset.

Start your career at R&D Systems today!

“This company is at the forefront in many different areas of science and is growing and enabling its workers to participate in pushing new areas of innovation.”

- Tim Tatge
Research Associate 2 - Enzymes
3.5 years at R&D Systems – Minneapolis


“I enjoy the great people, awesome benefits, and the opportunity to be a part of this fast-growing company.”

- Stephany Smith
Human Resources Assistant
10 years at R&D Systems – Minneapolis

“The people I work with are all amazing, the medical benefits are excellent, and I feel like I'm making a difference.”

- Morgaine Johnson
Quality Assurance Specialist
7 years at R&D Systems – Minneapolis




Comprehensive Benefits

  • Comprehensive, low-cost health insurance plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Education assistance / scholarship program
  • Internship program

Community-Building Activities

  • Scientific symposia and poster sessions
  • Clubs – knitting, running, & more
  • Annual company picnic
  • Ping Pong tournaments
  • Annual holiday party
  • Charity fundraising events

Facility Perks

  • Outdoor park & picnic area
  • Exercise facility
  • Game room
  • CRAVE café & deli
  • Daily food delivery services
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Food truck visits

About the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area

While R&D Systems has business units located across the globe, over 95% of our products are developed and manufactured at our headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, is recognized as an innovative hub for biotechnology and biomedical device creation. In addition, the robust economy, rich arts and entertainment industry, and family-friendly environment all contribute to Twin Cities routinely being cited as having one of the highest quality-of-life rankings in the U.S.

A Biomedical Research Hub

  • Minneapolis & St. Paul contains the 9th biggest life science industry cluster in the United States.
Home to Major Biomedical Companies:
  • Medtronic
  • 3M
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Starkey
Supportive Infrastructure: Life Science Alley, a globally recognized advocate for life science business and research is a mainstay of our growing biomedical infrastructure.
Anchored by Research and Discovery at the University of Minnesota:
  • > 70% of Minnesota’s health workforce is trained at the U of MN.
  • Produces the highest number of scientific publications per capita in the Midwest.
  • Over 20 Institutes, Colleges, Centers, and Departments focused on life science research and education.
  • Home to the first Stem Cell Institute in the world.
Large Pool of Scientific Talent:
  • University of Minnesota: 6400 students currently enrolled in 60+ life science degree programs.
  • Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN): 87% of graduates have gone on to biomedical careers in academia or industry.
  • Many other research Universities within 60 miles of the Twin Cities.
More information on the robust life science industry in Minnesota can be found here:

Economy and Lifestyle


  • 17th largest in the United States.
  • 14th Most Populated Metro Area: ~3,797,883 residents.
  • Home to 16 Fortune 500 Companies, the most per capita in the United States.
  • 3.7% Unemployment Rate 1.8% lower than the 2015 national average.
High Quality of Life:
  • Minnesota is consistently cited as being one of the healthiest metro areas in the nation.
  • Consistently ranked in top 3 bike-friendly cities in the United States.
Top-Ranked Parks Systems:
  • 95% of residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.
Family Entertainment:
  • Over 46 lake-front beaches in the Twin Cities.
  • Home to the Mall of America.
  • Many parks, zoos, & museums.
Home to Many Professional Sports Teams:
  • Vikings (football)
  • Twins (baseball)
  • Timberwolves (men’s basketball)
  • Lynx (women’s basketball)
  • Wild (hockey)
  • United FC (soccer)
  • Swarm (lacrosse)
Vibrant Arts Community:
  • Ranked as the #5 arts community in the U.S. Next to New York, Minneapolis has more theater seats per capita than any other city in the United States.
More information on living in the Minneapolis - Saint Paul can be found in Minnesota Office of Business Development 'Twin Cities Minnesota: A Great Place to Live, Work and Do Business'. (PDF 790 kb)

R&D Systems, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may use the alternative email address below to request a reasonable accommodation: