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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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Medical Billing/AR Research Associate I Previous medical billing/collections experience preferred JOB SUMMARY Obtain all due payment from insurance company on services rendered ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES - Contact insurance companies for status of outstanding bills and appeals - Research payment reductions - Review denial letters received by insurance companies - Appeal denials/payment red...
WCCT Global a full-service, pharmaceutical contract research organization (CRO) currently has on-call opportunities available for Medical (Research) Assistants. The successful candidates will perform a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, and documentation of clinical research data including but not limited to the following: Performs basic medical front office duties, includ...
Scientists - Tenure-Track Faculty Translational Medical Research Center For Translational Medicine Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Center for Translational Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine was established in 2012 and houses a cutting-edge molecular medicine research unit. We are currently seeking outstanding scientists for tenure-track facul...
Center For Translational Medicine Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Center for Translational Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine is currently seeking an outstanding assistant scientist. A position of Research Surgical Specialist is available for a person who has the surgical background in small animal (mouse or rat) research. The research activity ...
. A contract Entry Level Market Research Analyst job in Bothell ,WA is available courtesy of Adecco Engineering and Technical. A Bachelors or Masters degree with a minimum of three years of experience is preferred for this position. You will represent the voice of the consumer throughout the product development process, to ensure the client’s innovations make a meaningful difference to consumer’s...
Job Description: · This person will be a renowned expert in own field and may specialize in more than one area. · Individual will work independently with guidance in only the most complex situations and serve as a close partner to the physician on the team. · S/he may coordinate the activity of a research team and will hold full accountability for projects, often with Global impact. · This pos...
Kelly Services has provided outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. Today, we are proud to offer an excellent long term contract opportunity for a Medical Science Research Associate I with our client located in the Diamond Bar, CA area. Medical Science Research Associate I ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES · Under direct supervision, monitor...
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...
Position Title:Research Associate/Project Manager Company Description Established in 2001, CE Outcomes, LLC is a leading research organization that conducts independent assessment services for healthcare organizations. We help organizations identify physician and health care professional practice pattern variation, performance gaps and unmet educational needs. We provide insights into how clinic...
NetBio® Rapid DNA Analysis™ Solutions Research Associate NetBio is a dynamic and rapidly growing biotech company located in Waltham, MA. The Company is developing and commercializing Rapid, DNA Analysis™ solutions—instruments and consumables that allow DNA processing outside the laboratory for the law enforcement, military, homeland security, and clinical diagnostics markets.​ Based on core com...
Clinical Research Specialist Job Code: 1863 Position Summary: The Clinical Research Specialist is responsible for specific clinical research studies as assigned. This includes the identification, consent process, randomization, administration of study drugs, data collection/completion. Monitors eligible patients enrolled in research protocols in accordance with FDA required Good Clinical Practi...
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Description Clinical Research Specialist Job Code: 1863 Position Summary: The Clinical Research Specialist is responsible for specific clinical research studies as assigned. This includes the identification, consent process, randomization, administration of study drugs, data collection/completion. Monitors eligible patients enrolled in research protocols in accordance with FDA required Good Cl...
Translational Medical Research Center For Translational Medicine Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Center for Translational Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine houses a cutting-edge molecular medicine research unit. We are currently seeking outstanding scientists for non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty positions to support new initiatives including car...
Position Title: Director, Research and Assessment Company Description Established in 2001, CE Outcomes, LLC is a leading research organization that conducts independent assessment services for healthcare organizations. We help organizations identify physician and health care professional practice pattern variation, performance gaps and unmet educational needs. We provide insights into how clinic...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Director of Clinical Research Parsippany, NJ Unspecified Apply Apply Director of Clinical Research Parsippany, NJ Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Director or Sr Director of Clinical Research with experience, please read on! What You Will Be Doing The Senior Director or Clinical Rese...
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...
Conduct laboratory safety inspections, prepare reports and follow-up on corrective actions. Assist in the development of laboratory safety programs and the training of personnel on such programs. Consult with labs on safe and best work practices. Respond to and investigate employee complaints and concerns including chemical spills and odor calls. Work with OEHS personnel in the development, revisi...
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...
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow. Our...
Experis is seeking a Medical Affairs Medical Writer. The ideal candidate will research, write and edit medical documents, abstracts, posters, reports, articles and other such publications. Develops and implements publication planning in association with clinical sciences, marketing and medical affairs department. Conducts literature analyses and assists to develop scientific messaging and publicat...

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