What does a Research Scientist do?

Research scientists are responsible for the investigation of deficits within scientific knowledge. They devise, formulate, and execute investigative protocols and disseminate their insights through the publishing of findings in authoritative publications and documents. They are responsible for securing sufficient and pertinent funding to supplement finances, and they conduct in-house research and presentations; they spearhead data collection and interpretation and work as co-chairs for joint research undertakings.

Research scientists conduct laboratory-based experiments and trials and work in many fields including medicine, political science, computer science, and environmental science. They plan and conduct experiments that become topics of research papers and reports. They collect samples and carry out other types of field research and monitor their experiments by recording and analyzing the data. They demonstrate their procedures and remain current on new developments in scientific research. Research scientists will need a master’s degree in their field of research and to have been previously published in authoritative outlets.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
17%
2 - 4
47%
5 - 7
21%
8+
15%

Common Skill Sets

PHD
Statistics
Machine Learning
Excellent Communication
Algorithms
Written Communication
Acid
Python

Research Scientist Seniority Levels

L2
Research Scientist
$36,505/yr
L4
Formulation Scientist
5% made the transition
Qc Chemist
17% made the transition
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Research Scientist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£36,505 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£23K
Median: £37K
£58K
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