The average pay for a Research Scientist in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$76,367 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

AU$56,331 - AU$99,044
AU$56K
AU$77K
AU$99K
MEDIAN: AU$77,016
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50%
90%
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Salary AU$56,331 - AU$99,044
Bonus AU$2,500
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AU$56,567 - AU$98,533
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

Job Description for Research Scientist

A research scientist is a scientist who works primarily with gathering knowledge and understanding research. While many scientists are employed in applied scientific fields that involve development and design work, a research scientist typically can be found in academic settings or similar areas. Because these scientists are engaged in pure research work that may not have immediate application in the business or consumer world, they tend to rely on grants and funding from academic and charitable foundations. Research scientists typically perform experiments, make observations, and create detailed papers of their findings for peer review and publishing.

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Research Scientist Tasks

  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

Research Scientist Job Listings

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲8%

National Average
AU$77,000

▼3%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 81%