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Natural Science Research Manager (General)

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Natural Science Research Manager supervises research activities related to product development for a company. Supervises field research, surveys or clinical trials; may also supervise lab research. Coordinates and prioritizes research and data collection; organizes reports with findings.

Job Outlook

There were 433 Natural Science Research Manager (General) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 11890 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Natural Science Research Manager industry, which includes the Natural Science Research Manager (General) career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Natural Science Research Manager (General) jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,345.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $79,904.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Natural Science Research Manager (General) postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $50,516.

Education and Experience

Posted Natural Science Research Manager (General) jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6.9%
Bachelor's Degree52.58%
Master's Degree25.29%
Doctoral Degree17%
Other9.04%

Posted Natural Science Research Manager (General) jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years36.34%
3 to 5 years37.19%
6 to 8 years13.61%
9+ years12.85%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Natural Science Research Manager (General) positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Research (48.58%)
  • Communication (36.64%)
  • Management (31.08%)
  • Leadership (20.12%)
  • Writing (18.02%)
  • Operations (16.78%)
  • Coordinating (16.02%)
  • Planning (15.14%)
  • Detail Oriented (13.69%)
  • Presentations (12.18%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Project Management (33.55%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Data Collection (21.24%)
  • Informed Consent (11.98%)
  • Auditing (13.03%)
  • Pharmaceuticals (17.34%)
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP) (11.02%)
  • Clinical Research (23.68%)
  • Data Analysis (16.6%)
  • Biology (19.02%)
  • Clinical Research Coordination (25.13%)
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) (21.07%)
  • Clinical Trials (27.1%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Natural Science Research Manager (General) skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Research Coordinator
  • Study Coordinator
  • Research Study Coordinator
  • Research and Development Manager
  • Director of Toxicology
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Pharmacokinetics Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Feasibility Manager
  • Life Sciences Consultant

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Natural Science Research Manager (General) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Icon (188)
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (123)
  • University of California (107)
  • Cleveland Clinic (89)
  • Labcorp Drug Development (82)
  • Guidehouse (74)
  • University of Washington (71)
  • Actalent (64)
  • Northwestern University (64)
  • Johnson & Johnson (63)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (20)
  • Accellacare (15)
  • Actalent (13)
  • Atrium Health (12)
  • Labcorp Drug Development (10)
  • Ingles (9)
  • Atrium Health Floyd (8)
  • North Carolina State University (8)
  • Ecs (8)
  • IQVIA (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!