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The average pay for a Principal Scientist with Molecular Biology skills is $99,784 per year.

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Salary $80,537 - $132,544
Bonus $2,250 - $17,000
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$83,642 - $143,277
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

Job Description for Principal Scientist

Principal scientists lead scientific teams, conducting research and analyzing results. The goals of this research vary according to the field and industry in which the principal scientists are employed. For example, principal scientists working in commercial manufacturing and other fields within the private sector typically look for ways to improve products or create new products or technologies. Principal scientists n academia seek to build on existing knowledge or technology; their aim is generally the advancement of the science itself versus improving a company’s commercial advantage.

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Principal Scientist Tasks

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to improve existing products or develop new ones.
  • Coordinate with other departmental team leads to produce effective business solutions, and provide updates to project managers.
  • Provide technical guidance on area of expertise and respond to internal and external queries.
  • Monitor staff performance and conduct annual performance reviews.
  • Lead a team of researchers, and coordinate work activity and training sessions.

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Principal Scientist in Palo Alto:
"Good place to work."
Pros: Lots of opportunities.
Cons: Politics.

Key Stats for Principal Scientist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
28%

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 97%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
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