4.5

Research Scientist

STR
Research Scientist Job in Arlington, VA
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STR is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH.
Junior Level
Bachelors Required
19d ago
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3.9

Research Scientist

George Mason University
Research Scientist Job in Fairfax, VA
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The George Mason University Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), housed within the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, invites applications for a Research Scientist to work for the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) Program in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Research Scientist will be supervised by the Research Program Manager to work on a multi-phase research project funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) studying illicit drug enterprises within five major U.S. cities: 1) Baltimore, MD, 2) New York City, NY, 3) Cleveland, OH, 4) Salt Lake City, UT, and 5) Portland, OR. The Research Scientist will be afforded the opportunity to work on a one-of-a-kind, collaborative, large-scale research project from the beginning phases.
Full Time
Mid Level
Doctorate Required
New
4d ago
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4.8

Brain Trauma Research Scientist

General Dynamics Information Technology
Research Scientist Job in Silver Spring, MD
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Type of Requisition:

Regular

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

None

Suitability:

No Suitability Required

Public Trust/Other Required:

NACI (T1)

Job Family:

Scientists

Job Description:

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense (DOD) and US Army requirements and delivers life-saving products including knowledge, technology and medical material that sustain the combat effectiveness of the Warfighter. Our team is seeking technical expertise to provide support to WRAIR s Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience Research (CMPN) CMPN is a translational and expeditionary effort to identify and eliminate brain health threats to Soldiers. CMPN investigates and manipulates the relationship between sleep and performance, performs behavioral health assessments to inform unit Commanders on Soldier behavioral health needs, and develops and implements resilience trainings. On a parallel track are efforts to identify and treat traumatic brain injury as well as understand the impact of repeated blast exposure.

Specifically, our team is seeking a Brain Trauma Research Scientist to support the Brain Trauma Neuroprotection (BTN) Branch within CMPN. The BTN Branch develops and transitions knowledge and materiel solutions to improve survival and recovery from combat related neurologic injury, including mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) across the spectrum of acute neurocritical care, long term recovery, chronic neurodegenerative sequela (e.g. CTE/Parkinson's), and spinal cord injury, Penetrating Ballistic-like Brain Injury (PBBI), Projectile Concussive Impact (PCI), and polytrauma.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform tasks to support and execute protocols focusing on Penetrating Ballistic-Like Brain Injury (PBBI), Projectile Concussive Impact (PCI), polytrauma, TBI, neuroprotection, non-convulsive seizures, neurorestoration, mitochondrial dysfunction, immune-inflammation, and neurotherapeutic resuscitation; including cumulative effects of "repeated" traumas in these areas.
  • Provide technical expertise to conduct and analyze brain trauma neuroprotection, neurorestoration, and neurotherapeutic research , including therapeutic strategies, blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, immune-inflammatory responses, biomarkers, pathology and sequalae following trauma as well as the molecular and cellular mechanisms of brain injury.
  • Implement the execution of research tests on the behavioral, physiological, electrophysiological (including seizures and sleep) and cellular/molecular pathology of brain and spinal cord trauma. These tests shall include, but are not limited to, Morris water maze, rotarod, novel object recognition, elevated plus maze, monitoring weight, temperature, Neuroscore, righting reflex, EEG recording of seizure and sleep, positron emission tomography analysis, Ultrasonic Vocalization, perfusion, resuscitation, proteomics, necropsy and sample collection procedures, mRNA, mi RNA, micro array protein analysis, quantitative PCR, Western blot, or ELISA.
  • Perform and oversee aspects of field study preparation to include calibration of equipment, ensuring that adequate supplies are on hand for data collection (e.g., blast sensing systems, neurocognitive performance assessment batteries, physiological monitoring devices, etc.), and perform documentation associated with the field study.
  • Provide support to monitoring research animals, conduct research experiments to meet the goals of the tasks, process research data files, and analyze research data.
  • Plan and execute research experiments related to polytrauma injury, accounting for the impact of hemorrhagic shock on the progression brain injury using resuscitation approaches that optimize cerebral perfusion and brain salvage, immune-inflammatory responses, and other related physiological changes.
  • Examine therapeutic approaches by isobolic design and analysis framework using well-established and promising novel neuro-protective agents, stem-cell based therapies, and novel drug delivery systems.
  • Plan and execute research experiments focusing on mitochondrial therapeutic interventions, including allogeneic mitochondrial transplantation, pharmacological approaches, and enhancing mitochondrial bioenergetics.
  • Plan and execute research experiments evaluating the neuroprotective benefits of neuroprotective and cognition-enhancing therapeutic drugs (NPCED) treatment, including profiles of pro-inflammatory, apoptotic, and neurotrophic factors, as well as specialized histopathology and immunohistochemistry analysis.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a PhD in area of specialty and 3-5 years of experience.
  • Be able to lead a multidisciplinary team of doctoral level scientific researchers, to include physicians, psychologists, physiologists and statisticians and critically analyze and review multidisciplinary research proposals and publications for military relevance and scientific adequacy.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Travel Required:

None

Telecommuting Options:

Hybrid

Work Location:

USA MD Silver Spring

Additional Work Locations:

COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
Mid Level
New
2d ago
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4.3

Research Scientist for Indigenous Populations

Child Trends
Research Scientist Job, Remote or Bethesda, MD
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We are seeking a Research Scientist who will be actively involved in planning and executing major research and evaluation projects on the well-being of Indigenous children and families in partnership with Indigenous populations living in the U.S. and U.S. territories.
Mid Level
Doctorate Required
Easy Apply
17d ago
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Quantitative Methods Research Scientist

Fors Marsh Group
Research Scientist Job, Remote or Arlington, VA
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At Fors Marsh Group (FMG), we combine the power of science and strategy to improve people's lives.
Junior Level
Offers Benefits
Bachelors Preferred
14d ago
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3.7

Research Scientist, Deep Learning

Yembo
Research Scientist Job, Remote or San Diego, CA
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Yembo's AI Team is hiring a Research Scientist, Deep Learning to spearhead the development of state-of-the-art solutions for semantic labeling, material recognition, hazard identification, and damage recognition, both in 2D images and on 3D models.
Mid Level
Offers Benefits
Bachelors Required
28d ago
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4.3

Research Scientist for Indigenous Populations

Child Trends
Research Scientist Job, Remote or Minneapolis, MN
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We are seeking a Research Scientist who will be actively involved in planning and executing major research and evaluation projects on the well-being of Indigenous children and families in partnership with Indigenous populations living in the U.S. and U.S. territories.
Mid Level
Doctorate Required
Easy Apply
17d ago
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4.5

Research Scientist

Science Systems & Applications
Research Scientist Job in Lanham, MD
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Science Systems and Applications Inc (SSAI) is seeking candidates for a full-time Research Scientist to join our productive team of scientists working on various NASA-funded projects.
Full Time
Mid Level
Masters Required
23d ago
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3.9

Research Scientist

Space Systems LLC
Research Scientist Job in Lanham, MD
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Space Systems LCC is seeking a scientist to support research in applications of remote sensing at the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory (HRSL) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Mid Level
Bachelors Required
24d ago
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Molecular Dynamics Research Scientist

Exscientia
Research Scientist Job, Remote or Miami, FL
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Following multiple partnerships with many leading Pharmaceutical companies and research institutes, we have a robust and rapidly expanding portfolio of projects and we are looking to substantially expand our technology team and are now adding a key appointment to our group, a Molecular Dynamics Research Scientist.
Mid Level
Offers Benefits
New
7d ago
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Research Scientist

Actalent
Research Scientist Job in Beltsville, MD
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Actalent connects passion with purpose. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
Mid Level
New
2d ago
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Research Scientist (Communication/Influence)

Parenthetic
Research Scientist Job in Washington, DC
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Parenthetic is seeking an experienced Research Scientist to help put theory into practice by applying models of strategic communication, influence and information, and human behavior in partnership with data scientists and software engineers.
Mid Level
Offers Benefits
Bachelors Required
30d ago
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Research Collaboration Scientist - Various Locations in China

UIH America Inc.
Research Scientist Job in Washington, DC
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The Central Research Institute (CRI) of UIH has multiple research collaboration positions open in
Mid Level
30d ago
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3.8

NOA2209 Fire Emissions Research Scientist

I.M. Systems Group
Research Scientist Job in College Park, MD
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Support lead NOAA/NESDIS/STAR scientist with the processing of NOAA's algorithm to generate global fire emissions product.
Mid Level
Masters Required
15d ago
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4.6

AI Research Scientist

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Research Scientist Job in Laurel, MD
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As an AI research scientist passionate about autonomous systems ...
Mid Level
Bachelors Required
New
4d ago
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4.5

Analytics Research Scientist

STR
Research Scientist Job in Arlington, VA
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STR is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH.
Junior Level
Bachelors Required
12d ago
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4.3

Research Scientist for Indigenous Populations

Child Trends
Research Scientist Job, Remote or Bethesda, MD
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We are seeking a Research Scientist who will be actively involved in planning and executing major research and evaluation projects on the well-being of Indigenous children and families in partnership with Indigenous populations living in the U.S. and U.S. territories.
Mid Level
Doctorate Required
Easy Apply
17d ago
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Quantitative Methods Research Scientist

Fors Marsh Group
Research Scientist Job, Remote or Arlington, VA
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At Fors Marsh Group (FMG), we combine the power of science and strategy to improve people's lives.
Junior Level
Offers Benefits
Bachelors Preferred
14d ago
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3.7

Research Scientist, 3D Reconstruction

Yembo
Research Scientist Job, Remote or San Diego, CA
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Yembo's AI Team is hiring a Research Scientist, 3D Reconstruction with strong photogrammetry and geometry fundamentals to drive development of 3D reconstruction algorithms in support of our virtual inspection products.
Mid Level
Offers Benefits
Bachelors Required
New
4d ago
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4.5

Research Scientist

Science Systems & Applications
Research Scientist Job in Lanham, MD
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Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a scientist to support research in applications of remote sensing at the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory (HRSL) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Mid Level
Bachelors Required
24d ago
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4.6

Machine Learning Research Scientist

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Research Scientist Job in Laurel, MD
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We seek a research scientist to research, develop, and deploy the latest machine learning (ML) technologies to urgent and challenging problems in defense and healthcare. As a Machine Learning Research Scientist...
Junior Level
Bachelors Required
New
4d ago
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4.6

AI/ML Research Scientist

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Research Scientist Job in Laurel, MD
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APL is seeking an experienced Research Scientist to make substantial novel technical contributions in the pursuit of advanced research and innovative applications of AI/ML.
Mid Level
New
4d ago
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4.6

Thermoelectric Materials & Device Research Scientist

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Research Scientist Job in Laurel, MD
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The Multifunctional Materials & Nanostructures Group is seeking a research scientist with a strong background in solid state physics, semiconductor technology, and thermoelectric materials.
Mid Level
New
4d ago
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4.6

Modeling & Experimental Research Scientist for Materials in Extreme Environments

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Research Scientist Job in Laurel, MD
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Are you searching for meaningful work targeted toward having an impact in the defense, energy, space, and other extreme environment-related fields? Are you passionate about advancing the latest science as part of a team of outstanding scientists and engineers? You will apply your strong background in materials science and modeling to generate solutions for the government 's challenge problems. You will have the opportunity to propose your own research concepts and drive the strategy for the future. Our team is passionate about applying these material solutions to advanced prototypes that will define the future. Our APL team values integrity and innovative ideas that will ensure our nation 's preeminence in the 21st century. You will assist in developing custom computational tools to both predict microstructural evolution during processing, and the material performance in extreme environments.
Junior Level
New
4d ago
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4.2

Scientist, Adenovector Research and Development

Precigen, Inc.
Research And Development Scientist Job in Germantown, MD
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Scientist, Adenovector Research and Development
Mid Level
Masters Required
New
7d ago
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Staff Scientist

Invivoscribe Inc.
Staff Scientist Job, Remote or San Diego, CA
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Staff Scientist to our Research and Development Team. The Staff Scientist is a subject matter expert, responsible for managing the development of projects, competently interacting with collaborators and other departments, and writing and reviewing documents in compliance with the IVS Quality Management System (QSR) and applicable regulations.
Senior Level
Masters Required
New
6d ago
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4.3

Biostatistics Staff Scientist (REMOTE)

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
Staff Scientist Job, Remote or Charlotte, NC
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The Biostatistics Staff Scientist will collaborate closely with wet- and dry-bench scientists to develop statistical analysis and study design plans, acting as a key contributor to the product development team.
Senior Level
Masters Preferred
Bachelors Required
New
3d ago
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3.5

Investigative Researcher

Crimcheck
Research Investigator Job, Remote or Brunswick, OH
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As an Investigative Researcher you would conduct background investigations using proprietary tools, industry products, and online resources to deliver information used in corporate pre-employment screening services.
Full Time
Junior Level
Offers Benefits
High School Diploma Preferred
17d ago
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Staff Scientist

Bioqual Inc.
Staff Scientist Job in Rockville, MD
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OBJECTIVE: The Staff Scientist is responsible for administrating projects examining The Staff Scientist (TB) will provide scientific, technical, and strategic leadership on biological aspects of TB research. The Staff Scientist is responsible for administrating projects examining
Mid Level
34d ago
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Average Salary For a Research Scientist

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Research Scientist is $84,125 per year or $40 per hour. The highest paying Research Scientist jobs have a salary over $133,000 per year while the lowest paying Research Scientist jobs pay $52,000 per year

Average Research Scientist Salary
$84,000 yearly
$40 hourly
Updated May 16, 2022
$52,000
10 %
$84,000
Median
$133,000
90 %

5 Common Career Paths For a Research Scientist

Consultant

Consultants are individuals who were tapped by a company or an organization to work on a specific activity, depending on their field of expertise. They act as guides for the organization in undertaking projects that are related to their field. Consultants would usually assist organizations in planning, often giving advice when the need arises. They would, at times, take the lead in activities that involve data gathering and interpretation of data gathering results so that they can provide solid recommendations on actions that the organization may undertake. They may also guide the organization in implementing any changes brought about by their consultancy and in evaluating the effectiveness of the changes.

Scientist

A scientist is responsible for researching and analyzing the nature and complexities of the physical world to identify discoveries that would improve people's lives and ignite scientific knowledge for society. Scientists' duties differ in their different areas of expertise, but all of them must have a broad comprehension of scientific disciplines and methods to support their experiments and investigations. They collect the sample for their research, record findings, create research proposals, and release publications. A scientist must know how to utilize laboratory equipment to support the study and drive results efficiently and accurately.

Senior Scientist

A senior scientist is usually in charge of overseeing experiments and evaluating junior scientists' performance, especially in laboratory settings. Moreover, it is also their responsibility to assess every progress report to ensure it's accuracy and validity. As a senior scientist in the field, it is essential to lead and encourage fellow scientists in their joint pursuit for scientific innovations, all while adhering to the laboratory's standards and policies.

Laboratory Manager

Laboratory managers provide accurate laboratory diagnosis through evaluating specimen procedures and coordinating with pathologists to validate laboratory findings. They are responsible for maintaining laboratory tools and equipment, ensuring the proper sterilization of instruments before and after use, organizing equipment based on its function, and immediately repairing or replacing defective items. A laboratory manager also secures the confidentiality of laboratory systems, keeping records of results, and releasing information to the appropriate personnel. Laboratory managers must have a broad knowledge of the scientific industry, as well as excellent analytical and critical-thinking skills.

Project Manager

Project managers oversee a specific project related to the organization's business. They manage the whole project from inception to evaluation. They initiate planning with involved departments, follow-through on the plans, ensure smooth execution of the plans, and evaluate the project for further improvements should these be needed. In line with this, project managers also ensure that the project is cost-efficient and well within the budget. They also manage the different work teams involved in the project and ensure that things are running smoothly on this aspect as well.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Research Scientist

Research Scientist Jobs FAQs

How much money does a researcher make?

A researcher makes an average of $64,000 a year. However, this amount can vary from $34,000 to $200,000 a year. A significant factor determining how much a researcher can make has to do with the type of researcher they are and the company for which they work.

Academic researchers average around $57,413 a year, but the range typically falls between $51,673 and $69,808. Conversely, the average salary for an industry researcher is around $93,670 a year, ranging from $80,000 to $240,000 a year.

Average Salary for Researchers Based on Research Position Type:

  • Doctoral Fellow - $48,477 per year

  • Postdoctoral Scholar - $54,767 per year

  • Laboratory Internship - $31,564 per year

  • Research Laboratory Technician - $38,338 per year

  • Graduate Research Student - $35,376 per year

Highest Paying Research Jobs by State:

  • New Jersey - $90,957 a year ($43.73 an hour)

  • Connecticut - $88,637 a year ($42.61 an hour)

  • Rhode Island - $80,000 a year ($38.46 an hour)

  • Maryland - $73,804 a year ($35.48 an hour)

  • New Hampshire - $72,730 a year ($34.97 an hour)

Lowest Paying Research Jobs by State:

  • Utah - $36,405 a year ($17.50 an hour)

  • Mississippi - $36,814 a year ($17.70 an hour)

  • Nebraska - $39,204 a year ($18.85 an hour)

  • Missouri - $39,330 a year ($18.91 an hour)

  • North Dakota - $40,138 a year ($19.30 an hour)

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Is being a research scientist a good career?

Yes, being a research scientist is a good career. A research scientist makes good money with decent job growth. Moreover, being a research scientist can be a gratifying career.

Research scientists with a Ph.D. average $99,460 a year. However, it can start from $65,000 to $206,379 a year, depending on the industry and location of the position.

Overall, research scientist positions are projected to grow 5% over the next ten years. In particular, this growth should be most substantial in the area of pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing. Chemists and research scientists are also anticipated to string job growth related to nanotechnology for medicinal devices.

A career as a research scientist can be the most fulfilling and life-affirming experience. For one thing, you can do research all day that includes planning, executing, and reporting on your findings. Usually, research scientists have a good deal of flexibility in the working schedule and conditions.

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What degree do you need to become a researcher?

The degree you need to become a researcher is a doctorate in the field you'd like to research. In some cases, a researcher can have just a master's degree and several years of work experience, depending on the industry.

The first step in becoming a researcher is to obtain a bachelor's degree. If you are unsure, a general degree in clinical research can be a good option. If you want to research medicine, chemistry, or biology, a degree in biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, or pre-med can work well. If you are interested in being a computer and information research scientist, then a degree in information technology is appropriate.

After that, you'll want to apply to either a Master's or Doctorate graduate program. To get into graduate school, you'll want to have a high GPA and good GRE scores. Ph.D. programs are typically harder to get into, but doctorate programs, unlike master's, usually provide students with a stipend that covers some of the cost of tuition.

In total, it will take about ten years to become a researcher. This amount of time includes a four-year bachelor's degree, three to five years in graduate school, and several years of research experience. Researchers can gain research experience by working in research labs within your university or through internships.

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