Your guide to become a Research Scientist in Malaysia

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RM 3,800 - 4,800

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Who is a Research Scientist?

Research Scientists carry out experiments in a multiple areas to uncover the meaning, significance, causes and effects of whatever subject they’re investigating. Their works have academic, commercial, scientific and social impact.

If you are interested in Science and conducting experiments, then this is a great career for you! You will be spending time in the laboratory figuring out the solutions to certain problems or even making new discoveries. Depending on your area of interest, you can be specialised in a field and conduct research on issues regarding the topic. In this career, getting your works well known is beneficial as well as having higher qualifications. If you are recognised for you works, you may even be...

If you are interested in Science and conducting experiments, then this is a great career for you! You will be spending time in the laboratory figuring out the solutions to certain problems or even making new discoveries. Depending on your area of interest, you can be specialised in a field and conduct research on issues regarding the topic. In this career, getting your works well known is beneficial as well as having higher qualifications. If you are recognised for you works, you may even be able to get grants from an organisation or individual, which is all Research Scientist’s wish come true!

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The pros and cons of being a Research Scientist:

Pros

High satisfaction of making new discoveries

Possibility of gaining recognition or fame

Flexible work hours

Cons

Heavily dependent on grants and funds

Time-consuming activities and career

Chances of frustration setting in

What are all the responsibilities of a Research Scientist ?

Conduct experiments and record data

Extrapolate data and theorise on the data

Test products to ascertain suitability for public use

Develop new products

Improve upon existing products

Carry out field work

Present ongoing work to colleagues

Teach or lecture students

Create research proposals and apply for funding

Work in different work environments

Peer review written publication to test the validity of theories

Be aware of scientific progress in your field

What skills do you need to become a Research Scientist?

Writing reports on experiments to be published

Each experiment should be thoroughly recorded and compiled into a report from the stage of planning to the end of the experiment. These reports will be able to help future researchers and also students hence you will need to write it in a comprehensive manner but simple enough for everyone to understand.

Being able to present your findings to an audience

What is the contribution of the research? Are there any new discoveries? Compile all the details and information to be presented to an audience. This way, you will be able to attract sponsors or providers who will fund your future research.

Being able to solve complex problems

The way to make new discoveries is extremely stringent and the process is rather complicated. With that said, you will need to think out of the box and look at things in another perspective to solve the problems or issues arose during the experiments.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Research Scientist?

What are the requirements to be a Research Scientist?

Candidates will need to possess a degree to get into the Research Science industry. Depending on the field that you are interested to venture in, a different degree will be needed such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science, Mathematics or any of the relevant sort.

What are the working hours of a Research Scientist?

The working hours of a Research Scientist is regular work hours. However, you may be required to work overtime late into the evenings and even weekends to complete certain experiment or reports.

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