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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Avg. Experience2-4 years

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University of CalcuttaUniversity of Calcutta
Master of Science
25 Aug 2020

“If u study here you get to learn real application of economics in this world(professors are great).”

Cancer Research UKCancer Research UK
Scientific Associate II
19 Jul 2020

“Pay wasn't great and options for career progression is limited”

Department of Atomic Energy (India)Department of Atomic Energy (India)
Scientific Officer C
2 Jul 2019

“good salary and life style in officer grade”

ETH ZurichETH Zurich
Scientific Assistant
20 Jan 2021

“Few opportunities for career development”

Excelra Knowledge SolutionsExcelra Knowledge Solutions
Scientific Manager
8 Sep 2020

“Salary is not as expected”

Laverty PathologyLaverty Pathology
24 Jul 2019

“Great people to work with”

Senior Scientific Officer
6 Oct 2021

“Limited career development”

Health Products Regulatory AuthorityHealth Products Regulatory Authority
1 Sep 2021

“Excellent work life balance”

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