Research assistant Jobs

Research Assistant Job Overview

Research assistants work to help engineers collect information using a variety of formats, including legal documents, surveys and published research both in print and online.The most common job duties of a research assistant may include:

  • Recruiting people for studies or trying to pique strangers’ interest for other projects
  • Entering data into a file or program
  • Helping to carry out testing
  • Gathering data
  • Analyzing the collected information
  • Identifying problems within data
  • Asking questions of others to gain more data
  • Examining information to help come to a solution or multiple potential solutions
  • Writing reports, letters, memos, and other important documents

Candidates who are able to work well when collaborating on projects may thrive as research assistants. They should be willing to take orders and implement them when necessary, and they should also be willing to speak up when they are able to identify a better way of doing things than is currently standard. .

Research Assistant Job Education Requirements

Most research assistant positions require that any aspiring candidates hold a bachelor’s degree for entry level positions. If someone is hoping to win the most desirable and competitive positions, they may want to acquire at a master’s degree in engineering or operations research. That will also enable them to move up within a company to other positions. Other research positions within engineering include survey researcher jobs and climate change research jobs.

Research Assistant Job Market

Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there is likely to be a growth of 27 percent in research assistant jobs. That means that the number of research assistant positions will rise from around 73,000 to workers to over 92,700 research assistants in 2022. That’s a more rapid growth rate than most other occupations will have. Candidates who strive to secure a master’s degree or an even higher education will be able to stand out among the crowd, and those who acquire a lot of on-the-job training in the field can also move up to a higher-paying position or a different job within the same company.

Research Assistant Job Salary Information

Research assistants earn a median annual salary of approximately $72,100. That’s a higher rate of pay than most occupations, and that’s not all. The top ten percent of earners who work as research assistants earned over $129,490 per year, while the lower ten percent of workers in the job position earned less than $40,550. Candidates who are willing to move to where the high-paying positions are available will stand the best chance of winning jobs because the availability of handsomely paying work can vary from city to city.

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Overview: The Senior Research Assistant I operates three cell sorters and trains and helps users with 2 cell analyzers. Incumbent is to be a self-motivated and independent worker, who will work under the supervision of the flow facility manager. Responsibilities: Operate three complex cell sorters and two analyzers for flow cytometric cell isolation and multiparameter analysis. Perform routine...
Type of company: Hedge Fund Established 2005, New York, NY Job Title: Executive Assistant to Managing Member/Head of Research & Research Team Job Description: · Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks including managing an extremely active calendar of appointments. · Responsible for handling all travel arrangements (domestic and international) including hotel accommodations, airline ...
Research Associate/Research Scientist: Location: Bedford, MA Job Type: Full-time Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience Overview: We are currently seeking a scientist to support projects related to metabolic engineering of plant and microbial secondary metabolites. This position will focus on metabolic engineering and the candidate is expected to have a strong background in met...
Company Confidential Boca Raton, FL, 33487
Administrative Assistant/Research Assistant wanted. This is an Entry Level Position. Perfect for a college grad with a couple of years experience. Must be great on computers, diligent, smart, and creative and a strong work ethic. I'm looking for someone with a bright, fresh outlook and a great personality. Must work well with others, self sufficient and willing to take initiative. This is a full-t...
Job Description : The responsibility of a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is to perform the clinical monitoring aspect of designated projects in accordance with applicable SOPs. Responsibilities include performing clinical on-site monitoring activities (drive patient recruitment, source data verification, drug accountability, data collection), collecting regulatory documentation (when required)...
Applied Medical, a progressive medical device developer, manufacturer, and distributor, invites exceptional individuals to pursue careers in our innovative organization. If you would like to be a part of one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the medical device field, then Applied Medical is the place for you. Applied’s team members enjoy an environment that allows opportunity...
Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities. MSC i...
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) seeks solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation. TTI is recognized as one of the finest higher education-affiliated trans-portation research agencies in the nation and helps prepare students for transportation careers. TTI has saved the state and nation billions of dollars through strategies and products developed throu...
Position Summary: Proove Biosciences, Inc. is seeking team players for Research Assistants to join a fast growing team supporting physician clinics across the nation. Proove Biosciences is the Personalized Pain Medicine Company. Our mission is to Change the Future of Medicine. With offices in Irvine, California and Annapolis-Junction, Maryland, Proove provides physicians with information to impro...
Interesting full time position supporting technicians of a USDOT traffic safety study in Henry and Rock Island Counties. Must have computer and reading skills and knowledge of Windows. Applicant must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Compensation is $18.52/hour. Training and benefits will be provided. Please email a cover letter with the title of the employment ad and resu...
Interesting part time position supporting technicians of a USDOT traffic safety study in Comal County. Must have computer and reading skills and knowledge of Windows. Applicant must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Compensation is $15.91/hour. Training and benefits will be provided. Please email a cover letter with the title of the employment ad and resume to: careers@kld...
Title: Research Assistant Department: Quality Counts FLSA Status: Exempt Reports to: Director of Research, Evaluation & Assessment Job Summary: The Research Assistant will review, collect and report on a variety of data and information sources as it relates to Quality Counts operations. Candidate will conduct research and report on relevant child care issues, track trends in the child care indu...
XCEO is hiring an Administrative Research Assistant who would primarily be responsible for mining data. The candidate would organize and manage XCEO data so it can be used by the sales teams in marketing material, the XCEO newsletter and the CEO’s upcoming book. A great candidate will help to create and manage material based on data from the XCEO database as well as from outside sources. A detaile...
Overview: The Senior Research Assistant I operates three cell sorters and trains and helps users with 2 cell analyzers. Incumbent is to be a self-motivated and independent worker, who will work under the supervision of the flow facility manager. Responsibilities: Operate three complex cell sorters and two analyzers for flow cytometric cell isolation and multiparameter analysis. Perform routine ...
Harvard University Boston, MA
The research assistant will work on a number of duties related to the RISK Project (Resilience in Survivors of Katrina) at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Responsibilities include performing informed literature reviews, entry-level data analysis, reviewing interviews, and incorporating personal accounts of trauma into the context of time, place, and relevant psychologica...
Harvard University Boston, MA
The Harvard Opinion Research Program is seeking a Research Assistant. The Program’s focus is on measuring and understanding public opinion in the United States and in other countries. Core research activities include designing and conducting original international and national opinion surveys and polls, as well as reviewing and analyzing survey data collected by other organizations. This work has...
Position Summary: Proove Biosciences, Inc. is seeking team players for Research Assistants to join a fast growing team supporting physician clinics across the nation. Proove Biosciences is the Personalized Pain Medicine Company. Our mission is to Change the Future of Medicine. With offices in Irvine, California and Annapolis-Junction, Maryland, Proove provides physicians with information to impro...
Nelson Technology is seeking a UX Research Assistant for a 6 month contract with a top-notch client in Mountain View, CA. About our team: We follow a simple but vital premise in the UX group -- "Focus on the user and all else will follow”. We're passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their goals and needs, attitudes and emotions in order to help define t...
Description: The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary program focused on the discovery and biological characterization of Client insecticides. Specifically, the incumbent will design, develop and conduct whole organism biological assays to characterize experimental insect control agents for their potential to control crop pests. This position will focus primarily on laboratory resea...
Description: The successful candidate will work under the supervision of a team of biologists in conducting experiments to test new insecticide chemistries for their potential to control crop pests. Specifically, the incumbent will conduct whole organism biological assays to characterize new experimental compounds in a screening setup. This position will focus primarily on laboratory research and ...

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