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Medical Research Job Overview

A medical researcher studies diseases and human health conditions in order to inform experiments that could lessen the incidence of diseases or help develop treatments. The medical research field encompasses numerous higher education institutions and medical facilities; most are hired in research labs for universities or hospitals while others find employment for pharmaceutical companies or government agencies. A medical researcher performs scientific research at various levels of complexity. Those that consistently produce quality projects could see promotion to a senior clinical research associate.

Daily medical research tasks include:

  • Planning and conducting experiments
  • Analyzing experiment results
  • Effectively using specialized computer software to disseminate data and create diagrammatic tools
  • Teaching or supervising students and assisting researchers
  • Conducting clinical trials
  • Discussing and presenting research progress with departments and staff
  • Collaborating within the industry and throughout academia
  • Writing technical articles, grants, or proposals based on research for publication

Still, these are among only a few of the tasks assigned to medical researchers. Depending on the school or institution, a researcher will be required to handle more specific duties and needs.

Medical Research Job Education Requirements

A career as a medical researcher requires a rigorous educational commitment. Generally, someone interested in the profession begins his or her education with an undergraduate degree in biological science. Then, the student may choose between two higher education routes. If specifically interested in biomedical research, the six-year trek to a PhD in biomedical science suffices. However, many students opt for a dual MD and PhD program at a medical college, which requires around seven to eight years of study, but better suited to the potential physician-scientist who wants instruction in medicine and research.

Usually, between three and four successful short-term contracts solidify a permanent position for researchers, often with teaching roles. However, a good track record allows one to foray into other areas like production, marketing or quality assurance, or a career as a pharmaceutical scientist.

Medical Research Job Market

As of 2012, the U.S. employs around 103,000 medical scientists. Medical research jobs are expected to grow at a rate of 13 percent between 2012 and 2020, which translates to an additional 13,700 jobs. The medical research field continues to develop and expand, due to the constant need for research into diseases and chronic illnesses, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and AIDS. Not only are people increasingly more dependent on pharmaceuticals, but also ever-emerging technological innovations keep workers in this industry in high demand.

Medical Research Job Salary Information

Federal funding significantly supports the medical research field; thus, positions in the field offer high starting salaries. Most medical research jobs require full-time hours, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median average salary for medical scientists in 2012 was $76,980 annually or $37.01 an hour. The top-paying industries for medical research jobs include pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing and research in the physical, engineering and life sciences with 2012 median salaries of $92,940 and $87,620, respectively. The top 10 percent earned over $146,000, and with success in academia, bonuses come into play.

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Description: Position Description: We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your analytical talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work. (sm) As a Senior Researcher in the Healthcare Analytics...
Looking for self-motivated, detail oriented, team member for a clinical research facility. This is an exciting opportunity for a medically minded individual to pursue a flexible schedule in the medical research field. This excellent opportunity is open to any individual with medical interests; entry level or experienced....
Clinical Research Associate / Medical Device Home based throughout the SouthEast US. in the Atlanta, Charlotte, RTP, Miami areas. This individual will be responsible for managing clinical activities at Orthopedic Medical Device study sites conducting studies, as well as fostering strong, productive relationships with colleagues within the Organization. This position will be working with a Sponso...
Clinical Research Coordinator Coordinator Assistant Medical Assistant Quality Assurance Regulatory Coordinator IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!!! Expanding Clinical Trial Site recruiting for Study Coordinator, Coordinator Assistants and Site Support Staff with experience in pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials. Experience in a Pulmonary or Asthma/Allergypractice is beneficial. CLINICAL Spiromet...
Job Summary: Design, develop, and promote embedded systems security for multiple domains and applications such as: home automation, automotive, medical devices, industrial control systems and smart grid; lead research efforts in embedded security; seek out funding opportunities in embedded security; interact with clients and make technical presentations; perform all phases of the system lifecycle...
Title: Research Study Coord RN City, State: Austin, TX Location: Strictly Peds Medical Office Building Department: PSS Research Operations Additional Job Details: FT Days Marketing Statement Seton Healthcare Family offers rewarding and diverse career opportunities, superior benefits and excellent options for personal growth. Seton is always looking for dedicated and skilled individuals willi...
Research Technician Job Code: 5070 Position Summary: The Research Technician position will assist in sample and data collection, perform laboratory assays, and research equipment set-up, calibration, and maintenance in support of research initiatives in the Integris Advanced Cardiac Care Mechanical Circulatory Support Research and Development Laboratory. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity...
Integris Health Oklahoma City, OK
Description Research Technician Job Code: 5070 Position Summary: The Research Technician position will assist in sample and data collection, perform laboratory assays, and research equipment set-up, calibration, and maintenance in support of research initiatives in the Integris Advanced Cardiac Care Mechanical Circulatory Support Research and Development Laboratory. INTEGRIS Health is an Equa...
Description: Position Description: We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your analytical talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work. (sm) As a Senior Researcher in the Healthcare Analytics...
Description: Position Description: We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your analytical talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work. (sm) As a Senior Researcher in the Healthcare Analytics...
About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and techni...
Overview: The Research Dietitian will be responsible for the scientific design, evaluation, development and conducting of research protocols that involve medical nutrition therapy for patients with diabetes. S/he will also provide state of the art nutrition assessment and education and general diabetes self-management training in a variety of settings, to study patients and their families/care pa...
Job Title: Research Study Manager, Global External Research Position Description Manage all aspects of the Global External Research (GER) program for multiple therapeutic areas and product programs, including execution of Phase IV non-registration and Investigator Initiated Sponsored Research studies. Manage TA and product level study budgets and communicate study activities to internal stakehol...
The Research Safety Division (RSD) of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office is responsible and has oversight responsibilities for the safe conduct or research and studies at all research and teaching laboratories at Boston University (BU) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). The Division provides support and guidance to faculty, staff, students and other members of BU and BMC research commu...
Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Ph.D. degree with major coursework in field of assignment and five (5) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least two (2) years at level of Senior Rese...
Responsibilities The Supervisor, Clinical Trials Program is responsible for managing the Clinical Trials Program under the direction of the Manager of the Office of Research. In collaboration with the physician (s), the Supervisor, Clinical Trials Program is responsible for the implementation, and evaluation of clinical research. This position will provide expert knowledge of the process of condu...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Director, Medical Affairs, Medical Group Oncology-2447141217 Description Janssen Biotech Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Director, Medical Affairs, Medical Group Oncology, located in Horsham, PA. For more than 30 years, Janssen Biotech, Inc. has delivered on the promise of new treatmen...
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. Our Faculty teach students who represent the future of medicine. Our researchers are discovering breakthrough patient treatments. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub...
Laulima Government Solutions (GS), is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned business. A premier government services company, Laulima GS offers a full spectrum of solutions that improve the performance and operational effectiveness of our government and Department of Defense customers. Our mission synchronized solutions are designed to deliver exactly what our customers need, when they need it...
Overview: This role provides project management and oversight for various research and clinical projects and activities associated with the role of the Chief Medical Officer. Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) participates in the identification and analysis of research and clinical initiatives Manage research studies through overseeing the work of research...

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