The average salary for a Research Scientist with Biotechnology skills at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc is $55,301.
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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…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist
The top respondents for the job title Research Scientist are from the companies Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Stanford University. Reported salaries are highest at Gilead Sciences, Inc. where the average pay is $121,366. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., earning around $101,520 and $83,447, respectively. Alere pays the lowest at around $48,562. University of Washington (UW) and Stanford University also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $54,496 and $65,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Research Scientist
Skills in Data Analysis, Research Analysis and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average.
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