Senior Staff Scientist Salary in the United States

How much does a Senior Staff Scientist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Senior Staff Scientist in the United States is $48 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $40 and $56. 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

Senior Staff Scientist

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Job Openings for Senior Staff Scientist
Pharmacyclics, an Abbvie Company - Sunnyvale , CA
Partner with senior staff to maintain and update IACUC protocols * Assist in the preparation of ... scientific goals. #featuredjob Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Pharmacyclics - 8 days ago
YOH - Carlsbad , CA
Scope of Need The successful individual will directly interact with junior and senior R&D staff, project management and external collaborators to understand or develop workplans. The scientist will ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
The Institute for College Access and Success - San Francisco , CA
The post holder may be asked to manage temporary staff and interns. Candidates willing to work from ... science research methods, and/or experience managing contractors would be required for the Senior ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
BEPC, Inc. - South San Francisco , CA
BEPC offers Life Science engineering and technical consulting services that include: process ... These large staffing companies leverage BEPC's expertise to fill highly technical positions for ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
Grimaldi Staffing Services - Menlo Park , CA
Work with senior scientists and run hands-on experiments for microbiology, sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction and amplification. * Participate in design of molecular assays. * Be involved in ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
Aerotek - Richmond,CA , California
Scientist Pharm/Tox Department: Nonclinical Location: Richmond JOB SUMMARY: We seek a seasoned ... Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more ...
Aerotek Corporate - 4 days ago