What does a Project Scientist do?

Project scientists perform research, provide technical support, or lend other types of technical expertise to assist with a project. They are employed in a wide range of industries and academic fields. They develop and enforce testing and research guidelines, protocol, and procedures. They conduct inspections and reviews, ensure technical accuracy of information and findings, and perform testing and sampling. They may also be responsible for ensuring all quality and safety guidelines are met and for verifying any necessary regulatory compliance.

Project scientists typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in their technical area of expertise, although an advanced degree is an asset. They must have excellent research skills, and good project management capabilities. These roles require a strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain organized, accurate records.

Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Project Scientist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£26,979 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £27K
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Project Scientist Career Path

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Project Scientist Insights

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Boston Consulting GroupBoston Consulting Group
Project Support
29 Dec 2019

“Good money and incentives.”

Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity
Project Support
30 Aug 2020

“but pay isn't super great”

Project Support (Internal Applications)
17 Mar 2021

“the pay is really nice”

Robert BoschRobert Bosch
Project Support
21 Jun 2021

“Great team to work with”

UC IrvineUC Irvine
Project Scientist
29 Apr 2021

“Annual salary raise is not much”

UC RiversideUC Riverside
Project Scientist II
19 Sep 2020

“science was good”

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services  Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services  
Project Scientist I
16 Jun 2021

“good work life”

Ministry of the Attorney GeneralMinistry of the Attorney General
Project Support
29 Jul 2019

“People are great!”

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