Senior Research Scientist

A Senior Research Scientist typically works in a laboratory environment to conduct research and experiments to help test and develop products or processes for the clean energy industry.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Senior Research Scientist is testing water, air, and soil samples from a polluted manufacturing site to determine how to mitigate or reverse the damages to the environment. The Scientist assigns a team of research assistants to safely collect the samples and test the polluted specimens. The results help the Scientist develop a recommendation to correct the damages and restore the health of the environment.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Lead the formulation, development, and optimization of new programs, designs, and prototypes.
  • Participate in research formulating and writing.
  • Assess new technologies and findings to connect to future applications.
  • Propose, plan, and manage research projects, report preparation, and presentation of findings.
  • Stay informed about industry developments, procedures, policies, and regulations.

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$96,070

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

PhD Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Analytical Skills, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Technical Skills, Research Skills, Teaching Skills, Writing Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Research Assistants, Professors