Senior Research Scientist Purpose

Senior Research Scientist
Plans and conducts experiments to increase body of scientific knowledge on topics
related to the field of study. They may also aim to develop new or improve existing
products. Research may be basic or it may be more applied. Specifics of the role vary
according to the setting, but much of the work is laboratory based
Essential Functions
Function 1:
Manage personnel in research projects; plan and conduct experiments and analyze
or interpret the results; keep accurate records of work undertaken
25 % Time
Function 2:
Use specialized computer software to analyze data and to produce diagrammatic
representation of results; carry out searches for information using the internet and
information databases; read relevant scientific literature
25 % Time
Function 3:
Discuss research progress with other departments e.g. production and marketing (in
industry); share the results of research with colleagues through presentations or
discussions at team meetings; prepare posters and presentations and deliver these
at national and international scientific conferences; attend scientific meetings and
conferences in order to hear presentations from other researchers and participate in
informal discussions with scientists from other parts of the world.
15 % Time
Function 4:
Write and submit applications and progress reports to funding bodies that support
the research (outside industry); set up collaborations between industry research
institutes and academia;
25 % Time
Function 5:
Constantly consider the profit/loss potential of research products (in industry)
10 % Time
Marginal/Incidental Functions
Marginal/Incidental Functions:
Other functions as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
Requires a Masters degree and 7 years relevant full-time experience after
completion of the degree, or a doctoral degree and 4 years relevant full-time
experience after completion of the degree
Preferred Qualifications:
[None Provided]