The average salary for a Vice President (VP) & Senior Research Director is $150,390 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$92,871 - $213,117
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Vice President (VP) & Senior Research Director

  • Manage the execution of research projects from start to completion, and ensure projects meet standards for quality and accuracy.
  • Receive general direction for projects from senior management, and report the progress and results of projects.
  • Review and approve project proposals, and develop project plans and deadlines.
  • Work with senior management to establish the organizational structure and develop and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to researchers throughout their projects, and review project results and analyses for accuracy.

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Vice President (VP) & Senior Research Director in Cambridge:
Pros: Corporate culture, collaborative work environment, challenging work, great colleagues, good parties.
Cons: Senior management team highly opinionated, limited transparency, little room to grow at a more senior level, stressful work environment, tight deadlines.

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Vision: 79%
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