Medical Research Jobs

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 / Research Science Liaison – Medical Device Cutera (NASDAQ: CUTR) has been ranked on Forbes Magazine’s “200 Best Small Companies.” We design, develop, manufacture, and market medical instruments used in dermatology for advanced energy-based medical aesthetic solutions. Founded in 1998, the corporate headquarters for the Company is located in Brisbane, CA (just outside of San Francisco) an...
TechData is looking for Biostatistician/SAS Programmer/Statistical Programmer (Some can be telecommuting), Medical Writer, Sr. Clinical Programmer, Data Entry, Clinical Research Scientist, Sales Analytics, Clinical Data Manager inNorthern NJ.Please see below requirements and send your resume to: *****. TechData is a leading provider for temporary and permanent positions in...
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TechData Service is interested to talk to you about open contract positions with our top pharmaceutical clients. Currently, we have openings for Clinical Research Scientist(Summit,NJ), Contract Statistical Programmer (Summit, NJ), On Call Phlebotomist (Andover, MA), Product Safety Data Coordinator and Coding Associate , Executive Assistant,Project Manager (WCL, NJ), Medical Writer – Phase I (Austi...
Kelly Services® has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a long-term temporary opportunity to work as a Medical Library Research Analyst in a prestigious Fortune 500® pharmaceutical company located in Cambridge, MA By working with Kelly in this role, you would be eligible for: - A competitive hourly pay rat...
Job Description : Job Summary: Responsible for providing scientific and medical leadership and support for imaging related aspects of clinical trials. This includes, but it not limited to: leading and supporting in the development of imaging acquisition guidelines necessary for clinical trial assessments, leading and supporting in the development of the protocol specific implementation of imaging...
TechData Service is interested to talk to you about open contract positions with our top pharmaceutical clients. Currently, we have openings for Project Manager (RTP, NC/Lexington, MA/ Wayne, PA), Contracts Manager (Lexington, MA), Quality System Specialist (Lexington, MA), Medical Reviewer (WCL, NJ), Administrative Assistant (Cambridge, MA), Laboratory Assistant (MA), Contract research laboratory...
Position Description: Research and develop state of the art computer-aided detection and diagnosis algorithms in the medical imaging domain. Responsibilities: Design state of the art image analysis and pattern recognition algorithms. Investigate and evaluate new technologies. Collaborate with companies, research institutions and clinical sites. Work with product management and marketing to i...
Kelly Scientific Resources is has an immediate opening for a Laboratory Assistant to work with a Indianapolis based Clinical Laboratory. Full time hours immediate start date. We are looking for entry level candidates with previous experience in Sample Management, Data Entry, Handling of Biological or Patient Samples and knowledge of Medical Terminology and OSHA regulations. Essential Responsibli...
Our client, a highly successful global provider of transfusion products and services, is expanding its US presence and actively recruiting for a sharp, broad-based marketing professional with particular focus on Marketing Analytics and Research for critical role on its Commercial Development team. This is an exceedingly diverse and challenging role. The primary function is to provide analytical ...
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 ...
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...
Req ID : 53107 Position Number: 00141981 Employment Type: Full Time Shift: Variable/On Call Shift Details : Standard Hours: 40.00 Department Name: OPR Histology Confocal Core Location: Therapeutic Research and Devel Location Details: Job Summary Manages the organization of the general surgery research laboratories. Supervises laboratory technicians and students, and coordinates laborator...
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...
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 ...
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...
Medical / Research Science Liaison – Medical Device Cutera (NASDAQ: CUTR) has been ranked on Forbes Magazine’s “200 Best Small Companies.” We design, develop, manufacture, and market medical instruments used in dermatology for advanced energy-based medical aesthetic solutions. Founded in 1998, the corporate headquarters for the Company is located in Brisbane, CA (just outside of San Francisco) an...
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...

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