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Natural and Social Science Professionals

Jobholders in this unit group perform a variety of scientific research and related activities.

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About this Career


Average salary

New workers start around £25,329.49. Normal pay is £37,091 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £64,947.82.


Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Writes journal articles, books, and addresses conferences, seminars and the media to reveal research findings.
  • Advises government, private organisations and special interest groups on policy issues.
  • Compiles and analyses quantitative and qualitative data, prepares reports and presents results to summarise main findings and conclusions.
  • Designs and develops an appropriate research methodology in order to address the research objective.
  • Presents results of scientific research to sponsors, addresses conferences and publishes articles outlining the methodology and results of research undertaken.
  • Analyses results and writes up results of tests and experiments undertaken.
  • Applies models and techniques to medical, industrial, agricultural, military and similar applications.
  • Designs tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions.
  • Provides technical advisory and consulting services.
  • Plans, directs and undertakes research into natural phenomena.

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