The average hourly pay for a Medical Scientist in Australia is AU$32.91.
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Job Description for Medical Scientist
A medical scientist is someone who works to try to gain a better understanding of human anatomical processes, diseases, and related biological research. Universities, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies, and research hospitals may employ medical scientists. The medical scientist will typically base his or her career around a mix of research and analysis, as well as producing detailed finding papers and teaching work. As a researcher, a medical scientist will typically work in a laboratory e…Read more
Medical Scientist Tasks
- Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
- Prepare and analyze organ, tissue and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms, or to study cell structure.
- Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
- Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites.
- Evaluate effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites, and microorganisms at various levels.
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Popular Skills for Medical Scientist
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Microbiology and Public Health are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Molecular Biology and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scientist
An entry-level Medical Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$24.76 based on 17 salaries. An early career Medical Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.07 based on 83 salaries. A mid-career Medical Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$33.64 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Medical Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$37.69 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$40.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Medical Scientist in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 20.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (5.6% more) and Perth, Western Australia (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sydney, New South Wales (9.4% less).
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