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  • $94,869

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What Does A Senior Scientist, Biology Do At Abbvie

* Collaborate with research & clinical scientists to conceive informatics analysis strategy and independently execute bioinformatics analysis that support discovery and pre-clinical studies such as new target identification and biomarker development
* Build custom analysis pipelines per project analysis needs and can be executed by other computational and genomics scientists
* Collaborate with software engineers to maintain and build computational infrastructure and pipelines
* Identify relevant internal and external data and knowledge resources and execute integrated data mining analyses
* Be abreast with most current systems analysis methodology and algorithms and introduce them in-house when appropriate.
* Communicate analytical analysis verbally and in writing for scientific and technical audiences

What Does A Senior Scientist, Biology Do At Pfizer

* Establish novel cell systems including 3D cultures, organoid cultures, and explant cultures.
* Validate the utility of the novel cell culture systems for in vitro characterization of AAV vectors.
* Utilize advanced cell culture methods to develop in vitro models of human disease using cells extracted from patients.
* Perform cell based assays related to delivering AAV gene therapy vectors for testing in clinical trials in therapeutic areas including liver, muscle and CNS targeting.
* Partner with colleagues working on Gene Therapy projects, e.g.
* RDRU Biology, I&I RU and IMRU colleagues, PDM, PharmSci, CDX and CAG colleagues.
* Deliver high-value data and lead in vivo aspects of AAV-based gene therapy projects in the RDRU pipeline.
* Evaluate and engage external collaborators and Contract Research Laboratories (CROs

What Does A Senior Scientist, Biology Do At Lilly

* Do you have expertise in islet cell biology? Are you a passionate and dedicated scientist with diabetes complication research experience? The Diabetes and Complications Therapeutic Area (DCTA) at Lilly is looking for a Research Scientist – Islet Biology, who can play a key role in developing novel therapeutics that halt or revert progression of diabetes.
* You will establish a state-of-the art research laboratory focused on pancreatic beta cell biology, with emphasis on islet cell development, differentiation and function.
* You should have strong knowledge and technical skills in the field of Diabetes, Metabolism and Islet Biology with particular focus on the molecular mechanisms regulating islet cell development, differentiation and function.
* You will have the chance to define and progress projects from target identification to proof-of-concept testing in man, working collaboratively with scientists in the DCTA and with internal and external partners.
* Are you inspired by the science and the desire to make a difference? Consider joining Lilly to make an impact in the lives of our patients.
* Potential opportunities in this role include:
* Discover, validate and advance novel molecular targets to address beta cell dysfunction in Diabetes.
* Design, conduct and lead studies in preclinical animal models, isolated pancreatic islets and cultured cells, aligning resources to meet short- and long-term goals.
* Supervision of the islet morphometry platform and/or significant strategic and project leadership.
* Provide preclinical biology leadership on cross-functional project teams by partnering in a team-driven approach to expeditiously tackle challenges and advance projects.
* Advance molecular understanding of the mechanisms of the beta cell failure through research and collaborations with team colleagues and academic investigators.
* Maintain scientific expertise and presence in the external scientific community through publication, collaborations, and presentations in the areas of diabetes and metabolic disease.
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What Does A Senior Scientist, Biology Do At Astellas Pharma

* Performs research and/or development in collaboration with others.
* Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results.
* Exercises technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project goals.
* Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.
* Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement.
* Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and novel technologies.
* Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
* Quantitative Dimensions:
* This position interacts with all levels of management on a routine basis and influences strategy.
* Works on complex and diverse problems giving guidance and suggestions.
* Actions may have implications on operations, budget and/or credibility

What Does A Senior Scientist, Biology Do At PPD

* Performs complex laboratory analysis of pharmaceutical products and proficiently uses analytical instrumentation, calculates and analyzes data and records data in adherence with PPD SOP's and the industry.
* Routinely acts as the project leader on multiple projects, interacts with clients, reviews and evaluates data, writes reports and protocols.
* Responsible for the scientific conduct of the project and communication of regulatory issues with senior level team members.
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How To Become A Senior Scientist, Biology

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.


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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Real Senior Scientist, Biology Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Scientist, Computational Biology Blueprint Medicines Corpporation Cambridge, MA May 01, 2014 $125,000 -
Senior Scientist, Computational Biology Sage Bionetworks Seattle, WA Jul 09, 2015 $120,000 -
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology Imclone Systems LLC New York, NY Sep 18, 2013 $119,600
Senior Scientist II, Immuno-Oncology/T Cell Biology Abbvie Inc. North Chicago, IL Aug 22, 2016 $117,000
Senior Scientist II, Global Biologics Abbvie Inc. Worcester, MA Aug 29, 2015 $110,000
Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2011 $106,400
Senior Scientist, Biologics & Vaccine Formulation Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Kenilworth, NJ Aug 08, 2016 $102,315
Senior Scientist, Computational Biology Theranos, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 14, 2013 $102,315 -
Senior Scientist I-Cell/Molecular Biology Abbott Laboratories Parkersburg, IL Nov 14, 2011 $100,000
Senior Scientist, Computational Biology Sage Bionetworks Seattle, WA Jul 09, 2012 $100,000 -
Senior Scientist, Biology Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Waltham, MA Jul 12, 2015 $92,000 -
Senior Scientist, Chemical Biology Pfizer Inc. Cambridge, MA Sep 07, 2013 $83,500 -
Senior Scientist, Pharmaceutical Biologics Enginee Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Nov 04, 2013 $80,018
Senior Scientist, Computational Biology Sage Bionetworks Seattle, WA Nov 01, 2013 $80,000 -
Senior Professional, Biology Allergan Sales, LLC Irvine, CA Sep 19, 2011 $79,917
Senior Professional, Biology Allergan Sales, LLC Irvine, CA Sep 09, 2016 $78,323

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Top Skills for A Senior Scientist, Biology

MolecularBiologyRDataAnalysisCD8+ TFDAElisaTherapeuticAntibodiesDrugSubstanceInstitutionalBiosafetyTregsOncologyCMCQCHplcFTEIacucCellLinesCellBiologyVivoStudiesGeneExpressionAnalysis

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Top Senior Scientist, Biology Skills

  1. Molecular Biology
  2. R
  3. Data Analysis
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained cell cultures, and planned and executed molecular biology studies to evaluate effects of formulations on gene expression.
  • Promoted to a leadership position within Discovery Biology that has similar responsibilities listed under the Scientist position but with increased autonomy.
  • Optimized and troubleshooted HPLC instruments and customized Empower data analysis reports.
  • Reviewed documentation, wrote research reports and authored FDA submissions.
  • Implemented ELISAs and other microplate-based assays for cell proliferation and apoptosis studies.

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