What does a Director Scientific Affairs do?
Scientific advisors fulfill a leadership role in research or development departments and provide scientific and technical guidance, expertise, and oversight. Their insight is often sought early in the process of evaluating the validity or viability of a proposed project or initiative. They often serve as a subject matter expert or scientific consultant for major projects involving cross-functional teams. They play an active role throughout the lifecycle of the project, providing ongoing technical expertise. They also review and validate technical material or information and assist with establishing research or validation processes and standards.
Scientific advisors typically have at least a master’s degree in their field of expertise, although a doctorate may be preferred for some roles. Must be able to effectively interact and communicate with teams and stakeholders from across the organization.
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