How much does a Senior Research Scientist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Senior Research Scientist in the United States is $39 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $35 and $45. 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. 

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The Senior Research and Evaluation Associate functions as a social scientist who works with the Senior Data Scientist to supervise and implement mandated and ad hoc research, evaluation, and data ...
LinkedIn - 7 days ago
Academy Managed Care Pharmacy - Alexandria , VA
Principal Research Scientist, Biologics & Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC ... Three or more years' experience as a senior-level researcher with extensive experience conducting ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 35 days ago
The Biosciences Division at SRI International has an opening for a Senior Scientist in the Center ... Develop an independently funded research program supported by a combination of grants and contracts ... - 78 days ago
Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. - Manassas , VA
Ceres Nanosciences Inc. is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of ... The Scientist II will work closely with Senior Scientists and other members of the Applications ...
LinkedIn - 50 days ago
STR - Arlington , VA
We are currently considering applications at all levels, from recent graduates to senior-level ... and research directions to customers * Strong scientific programming skills in Python, R, MATLAB ...
LinkedIn - 85 days ago
ORB International - Charlottesville , VA
MA in the Social Sciences preferred. US citizenship required Experience, Knowledge, and Skill ... of SURVEY RESEARCH experience in an international setting including managing or previously ...
LinkedIn - 10 days ago
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