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  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
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  • $82,240

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Research Associate Scientist Do At Kelly Services

* Modify and optimize methods, constructs, and bacterial physiological pathways to improve protein expression yields, folding, and quality
* Perform and optimize all steps of cloning, protein expression and purification, scale-up, and protein bioconjugation
* Evaluate and experimentally test novel platform components and bio-conjugation chemistries
* Develop standard operating procedures and document protocols
* Maintain a high standard for quality control including up-to-date data records for all protein deliveries
* Troubleshoot challenging technical, experimental, and instrumental issues

What Does A Senior Research Associate Scientist Do At Pact Pharma, Inc.

* The candidate will be actively performing experiments and should be highly proficient in state of the art techniques for the determination of T cell phenotypes and measuring T cell functionality and viability.
* The candidate must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and should be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in the form of written reports

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How To Become A Senior Research Associate Scientist

Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician.

Education

Students planning careers as medical scientists typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. Undergraduate students benefit from taking a broad range of classes, including life sciences, physical sciences, and math. Students also typically take courses that develop communication and writing skills, because they must learn to write grants effectively and publish research findings.

After students have completed their undergraduate studies, they typically enter Ph.D. programs. Dual-degree programs are available that pair a Ph.D. with a range of specialized medical degrees. A few degree programs that are commonly paired with Ph.D. studies are Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Whereas Ph.D. studies focus on research methods, such as project design and data interpretation, students in dual-degree programs learn both the clinical skills needed to be a physician and the research skills needed to be a scientist.

Graduate programs emphasize both laboratory work and original research. These programs offer prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs culminate in a thesis that the candidate presents before a committee of professors. Students may specialize in a particular field, such as gerontology, neurology, or cancer.

Those who go to medical school spend most of the first 2 years in labs and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and medical law. They also learn how to record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. They may be required to participate in residency programs, meeting the same requirements that physicians and surgeons have to fulfill.

Medical scientists often continue their education with postdoctoral work. Postdoctoral work provides additional and more independent lab experience, including experience in specific processes and techniques such as gene splicing, which is transferable to other research projects.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical scientists primarily conduct research and typically do not need licenses or certifications. However, those who administer drugs, gene therapy, or otherwise practice medicine on patients in clinical trials or a private practice need a license to practice as a physician.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Communication is critical, because medical scientists must be able to explain their conclusions. In addition, medical scientists write grant proposals, because grants often are required to fund their research.

Critical-thinking skills. Medical scientists must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question.

Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and analyze health research questions.

Decisionmaking skills. Medical scientists must determine what research questions to ask, how best to investigate the questions, and what data will best answer the questions.

Observation skills. Medical scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other health data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or misleading results.

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Senior Research Associate Scientist Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    55.3%
  • Female

    28.9%
  • Unknown

    15.8%

Ethnicity

  • White

    57.8%
  • Asian

    33.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    5.4%
  • Unknown

    3.5%
  • Black or African American

    0.3%
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Real Senior Research Associate Scientist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Research Associate/Ph.D. Scientist Aureon Laboratories Yonkers, NY Nov 30, 2009 $77,500
Senior Research Associate/Materials Scientist Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 28, 2010 $77,070
Senior Research Associate/Scientist Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Abilene, TX Jan 04, 2015 $75,000
Senior Research Associate/Scientist Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Abilene, TX Apr 01, 2015 $75,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Research Associate Scientist

GeneralLabAnalyticalSupportHplcAPILc/MsMolecularBiologyTechniquesTestMethodsPHDSequenceAnalysisAerovantMethodDevelopmentElisaPCRGMPFDAMassLynxNucleicAcidINDWatersEmpowerUv/Vis

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Top Senior Research Associate Scientist Skills

  1. General Lab
  2. Analytical Support
  3. Hplc
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained surplus off-site capital equipment inventory and storage.
  • Developed LC/MS methods for the analysis of small and macromolecules.
  • Conducted method development for the oral delivery of macromolecules, peptides and small molecules.
  • Developed and produced anti-DNA single/double strand antibodies for nucleic acid probe detection diagnostic kits/ ELISA.
  • Created and revised specifications and other GMP documents in accordance with Phase Appropriate procedures.

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