Scientific Research Manager Salary
The average pay for a Scientific Research Manager is $84,542 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Job Description for Scientific Research Manager
Scientific research managers are responsible for managing scientific experiments and analyzing their results, and they are typically in charge of research tasks, collecting and analyzing data, and processing results to verify hypotheses. They may manage a group of scientists, and they're also responsible for facilitating technical solutions for problems and managing laboratory equipment.Read More...
Scientific research managers must develop research strategies for procedures and help prepare statistics, presentations, and supply requirements for each research task. They must keep accurate records of samples for further data analysis and follow strict safety regulations to prevent on-the-job accidents, and they use a personal computer to conduct investigation activities, record information, run calculations, and write reports based on their findings. They should be proficient with word processors and spreadsheet software, and also use their leadership skills to overcome research obstacles and accomplish objectives.
These managers typically report their progress to a scientific research supervisor and should have strong interpersonal skills to communicate with research teams, verify requirements, and oversee research activities according to specific protocols. They usually work in an office and/or laboratory environment wearing a lab coat and protective gear, and share important research information with other scientists and supervisors. A bachelor's degree in a scientific field is often a minimum requirement for this position, and relevant prior experience is highly beneficial. Science certifications are also helpful.
Scientific Research Manager Tasks
- Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
- Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
- Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media.
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