A research and development scientist spends his/her time conducting research, scientific studies, and experiments to develop new products or technologies and improve existing ones. You would spend a lot of your time in the laboratory, not just conducting scientific studies and research but collaborating with other experts in the field, providing recommendations for products, and performing product reviews.
You will be expected to conduct regular assessments and reviews to ensure there are no weak areas and to ensure that all products adhere to safety standards and regulations. You must be able to utilize all laboratory equipment and incorporate technology into your research. You should also be able to present your reports using the slideshow.
You will earn about $61,000 a year at an entry-level position, although the average RD scientist earns about $84,000. The minimum educational qualification is a bachelor's degree in a science-based course. Relevant skills for this role are research, data analysis, and python. You will usually find jobs in technology, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical companies.