Research Scientist I Salary in the United States

How much does a Research Scientist I make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Research Scientist I in the United States is $42 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $35 and $47. Hourly rate 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Research Scientist I

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Job Openings for Research Scientist I
Scientist I/II R&D, CSD, IVD Development, Carlsbad, CA We are seeking a Scientist I/II to join our R&D team for development of next generation sequencing assays for use in clinical laboratories
Kelly Services - 9 days ago
Job Title: Sr. Research Associate/Scientist I ( structural biologist) Job Id: 8604 Duration: 6 months Location: San Diego, CA , 92121 Responsibilities include: The position requires a bachelor ...
LinkedIn - 5 days ago
Kelly Services - San Diego , CA
Sr. Research Associate / Scientist I, San Diego, CA Summary/Scope: Structural and Chemical Biology Exciting opportunity for a highly talented and motivated structural biologist /protein chemist ...
Kelly Services - 3 days ago
Extend the team's current algorithms to new types of data ( i.e., you will not only work on MNIST ... Keep on top of most research development in the Machine Learning field to ensure that the company ...
LinkedIn - 4 days ago
Gilead - United States - California - Foster City ,
Job Description At Gilead, a Senior Scientist in Bioanalytical Chemistry department will have ... 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require ...
myGwork - 6 days ago
PAVIR - Menlo Park , CA
Master's degree in quantitative field (e.g., computer science, mathematics, economics), public ... Knowledge and interest of research in health care settings preferred; * Ability to transfer ...
Lensa - 3 days ago