What does an Adjunct Research Scientist do?

How much does an Adjunct Research Scientist make near United States?

$130,453 /yr
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Adjunct Research Scientist Career Path

Learn how to become an Adjunct Research Scientist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Adjunct Research Scientist
Principal Research Scientist

Adjunct Research Scientist Insights

Read what Adjunct Research Scientist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Safe Engineering Services & technologiesSafe Engineering Services & technologies
Research Scientist
Oct 14, 2021

“Consistent and good sized raises offered so I can focus on the work and that work is rewarded.”

Research Scientist
Nov 23, 2022

“The long term goals are limitless and anyone could find a great career path here.”

Finless FoodsFinless Foods
Scientist 1
Jun 8, 2023

“My projects are really interesting and I'm getting a lot of experience unrelated to my background”

Rules-Based MedicineRules-Based Medicine
Associate Scientist
Jun 28, 2022

“Lower levels are welcoming and friendly but the actions of upper reminds you profit comes first at the end of the day.”

Fate TherapeuticsFate Therapeutics
Research Scientist
Sep 5, 2022

“level managers (starting from Principle scientist and goes all the way to the top).”

Thermo Fisher ScientificThermo Fisher Scientific
Feb 12, 2023

“The supervisors I had were great and pushed me and guided me to grow in my career.”

Oct 31, 2021

“People who are new to the industry leave quickly because there are better opportunities to learn and advance your career.”

Field Scientist
Apr 20, 2023

“My pay rise and bonus was actually a pay cut overall so I didn't hang around.”

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Adjunct Research Scientist Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of research scientists

A typical day for a Research scientists involves spending the majority of the work day developing and administering experiments. In addition to monitoring experiments, they record and analyze data, write reports and research papers, collect samples, and complete various types of field work. They are often responsible for supervising junior staff members.

Research science is a great career for those looking to improve the world, or even just their field of interest. The fields available for research science are numerous, so there is potential to have a niche job in this career, tailored to your skills and interests.

Yes, successful research scientists get paid well. The average base pay of a research scientist in the United States is $130,453 per year, but their salary can vary depending on location and experience. Highly experienced data analysts can make up to $162,060 per year.

Working as a research scientist can be challenging at time as they occasionally have to work outside of the typical 9-5 work day when conducting research experiments that need to be monitored. This can include longer hours during the work week or weekends.

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