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Research scientist (level 7)

Planning, leading and conducting scientific experiments and analysing results.

Level
7
Equivalent to master’s degree
Typical duration
30 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
£18,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Development scientist
  • Laboratory manager
  • Lead Scientist
  • Programme Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Science Team leader
  • Senior Analytical Chemist
  • Senior Laboratory Scientist
  • Senior Process Scientist
  • Senior Project Scientist
  • Senior Science Manager
  • Senior Scientist
  • Senior Study Scientist
  • Technical/Scientific Specialist
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Scientific Knowledge: Apply a range of advanced, new and emerging practical and experimental skills appropriate to the role (e.g. chemical synthesis, bio analysis, computational modeling).
  • Data Collection and Reporting: Capture and evaluate data critically drawing a logical conclusion, e.g. Case Report Forms, Data Management Plans, Data Review Plans, edit checks and User Acceptance Testing Plans
  • Commercial and Business Issues: Identify issues, including intellectual property and the commercial demands of the business environment. Understand the scientific objectives of work undertaken and its relevance to the organisation
  • Communication Skills: Write extended reports and critique others' work across a range of documentation, e.g. protocols, consent forms and scientific reports. Deliver oral presentations and answer questions about their work and/or the work of their team. Utilise interpersonal skills, communication and assertiveness to persuade, motivate and influence. Discuss work constructively and objectively with colleagues customers and others; respond respectfully to and acknowledge the value of alternate views and hypothesis
  • Project Management and Leadership: Generate effective project plans to include management of scope, schedules, budget and risk. Organise resources, budgets, tasks and people. Co-ordinate team activities to meet project requirements and quality processes. Adapt scientific strategy/delivery to be consistent with requirements. e.g. client, regulatory, ethical, geographic
  • Critical Thinking: Conceptualise, evaluate and analyse information to solve problems
  • Research and dissemination: Frame research questions and methodology drawing from current sources e.g., literature and databases. They can produce intellectual insight and innovations in their own discipline to be shared with colleagues, peers and wider stakeholders internal and external to the business
  • veloping others: Apply a range of coaching and mentoring techniques with colleague’s peers and team members, selecting the correct method to suit the situation and the person being coached / mentored

Full information on Research scientist (level 7) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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