After having received your Ph.D and completing your Post-doc, you can be able to acquire the position as an associate scientist. As an associate scientist, you would:
- Design the experiment
- Conduct the experiment
- Write up results for publication
Associate scientists would have considerable autonomy over the research being conducted. What is the next step after associate scientist? It is the scientist-A position where you would involve in running the lab. In addition, you would plan as well as execute the large scale research projects. The next step will be the senior scientist. Being in this position, you would oversee the work of various other scientists. Yes, you are no longer required to work in the lab.