Research scientists are responsible for designing, undertaking and analysing information from controlled laboratory-based investigations, experiments and trials. You could work for government laboratories, environmental organisations, specialist research organisations or universities.

What does a research scientist do daily?

The day-to-day duties of a research scientist vary depending on the project they're working on and the company. Some of the work involves: Planning and conducting research experiments in order to analyze specific data and interpret results. ... Presenting results to senior staff or other research teams.