The average salary for an Experienced Research Director with Clinical Research skills is $122,060.
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Job Description for Research Director
A research director oversees an organization's research and development department. The research director drives team members to use the scientific method to push the boundaries of human knowledge and develop new technologies that expand the frontier of an industry. The research director uses their scientific and technical knowledge to aid team members in their specific tasks, ranging from data collection to data analysis to product design to manufacturing. They must also perform the essential…Read more
Research Director Tasks
- Developing research objectives and writing proposals.
- Manage the research budget and the allocation of funds.
- Design methods for evaluating the effectiveness of research programs.
- Oversee the operation of laboratories and research sites and ensure compliance with institutional and government regulations.
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Popular Skills for Research Director
Skills that pay less than market rate include Market Research, People Management, Data Analysis, Project Management and Research Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Research Director
An early career Research Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $87,429 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Research Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,439 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $125,591.
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