How much does a Senior Scientist make in the United States? The average Senior Scientist salary in the United States is $135,129 as of August 27, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $121,728 and $149,329. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Senior Scientist ?

A scientist is someone who conducts scientific research to advance knowledge in an area of interest. In classical antiquity, there was no real ancient analog of a modern scientist. Instead, philosophers engaged in the philosophical study of nature called natural philosophy, a precursor of natural science. It was not until the 19th century that the term scientist came into regular use after it was coined by the theologian, philosopher, and historian of science William Whewell in 1833. The term 'scientist' was first coined by him for Mary Somerville, partly because the term "man of science", mo...

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We are currently looking for a Sr. Scientist II, Formulation/Delivery in our Product Development group in Richmond, VA . The ideal candidate will be a specialist in formulation science, with ...
Altria - 17 days ago
BlackFern Recruitment - Reston , VA
We work in small teams, led by Senior Analysts, who work closely with new employees. Project teams ... Desired Qualificationsbull PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or ...
Dice.com - 18 days ago
George Mason University - Fairfax , VA
" Senior Research Administrator The George Mason University College of Science invites well-qualified candidates to apply for our Senior Research Administrator position. George Mason University has a ...
Recruitics REACH - 17 days ago
TCG Greenchem Inc - Richmond , VA
Jobs and Responsibilities: * Sr. Scientist- R&D will adhere to the core values of TCG GreenChem, Inc. * Independently propose, direct and perform scientific experiments with a predefined project goal ...
ZipRecruiter - 76 days ago
The Tatitlek Corporation - Fort Belvoir , VA
SUMMARY The Senior Behavioral Health Consultant (SBHC) works with INSCOM's Senior Leaders and ... research as it relates to scientific methodology and analysis. NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ...
ZipRecruiter - 14 days ago
Position Reconfigurable Computing Research Scientist Location Falls Church, VA Compensation 90,000 - 150,000 + Excellent Benefits + Paid Relocation RG18922 Job Description This Client, a technology ...
Dice.com - 7 days ago

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