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Research Assistant Overview

Just as the name implies, a Research Assistant conducts studies and collects research that can be used by professionals in the field. Many Research Assistants work in colleges and universities for doctorate holders, but others can work in pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies or even government agencies. The daily work of a research assistant typically includes collecting data, analyzing data in a laboratory or office setting and conducting any safety, hygiene or administrative tasks set for them by their head researcher.

Research Assistant Education Requirements

Typically, a research assistant will need to have at least some form of formal education at the college level. An associate degree may be sufficient, but a bachelor's degree is generally preferred. The exact degree earned will depend on the field of research the student wishes to pursue. Someone working in pharmaceutical research, for example, may want to study biology or chemistry. Those interested in social science research might have majored in history or sociology instead. Necessary skills for a career as a Research Assistant include the ability to multitask, great organizational skills and the ability to concentrate on singular projects for long stretches of time.

Research Assistant Job Market

Research Assisting is predicted to be one of the fastest growing careers over the next decade. Statistics forecast a 15 percent increase in job demand between now and 2022, which equals more than 1,600 research assistant job openings annually in the United States. Other careers within the research field that will see significant growth include positions like Research Associate, Research Engineer and Product Research Analyst.

Research Assistant Salary

The median salary for a Research Assistant in the United States is $41,430 annually. Factors that can influence and increase a Research Assistant's earning potential include whether they work in a rural location or a large city, their level of education, their years of experience and their current industry. Those working in pharmaceutical research, for example, tend to earn higher salaries.

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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...
Overview: The Research Assistant provides clinical, database management and administrative support for Dr. Goldfine’s clinical research protocols. Responsibilities include data entry and analysis; database management and maintenance; recruiting, scheduling and interviewing patients; preparing documents for Committee on Human Studies and completing case report forms; escorting patients to testing ...
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)...
Clinical - Scientific - Research Associate Job Description: The candidate will be involved in the production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies. Skills necessary would include tissue culture and in vivo work (prefer someone who doesn’t have allergies to mice). Responsibilities include performing immunizations and cell fusions and testing the antibodies by the Elisa assay. Cell line...
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...
About Xcenda Xcenda, a business unit of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is an integrated, world-class health care consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement and patient access. For more than 2 decades, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex and cost-...
Research Assistant General Summary: Cabezon Group Inc. is a leading management consulting firm headquartered in Ellicott City, MD. As a recognized contractor of choice, we deliver professional services critical to the success of complex Federal, state, local and commercial client programs. Our clients rely on our knowledge, creativity and in-house technical capabilities to provide insightful sol...
This position is located in our MD, Silver Spring facility Responsible for assisting with the performance of research projects in a clinical setting, including recruitment of potential study subjects, collection and organization of data, scheduling patients for follow up appointments. Primary Responsibilities: • Performs data entry for research projects and maintains databases. • Assists in th...
Premier Retina practice seeks a Research Assistant for its Manhattan location. The Research Assistant will work with the Research Coordinator in research related tasks to ensure all clinical trials and investigators ar conducted in an accurate and timely fashion, and in accordance with federal (Food and Drug Administration) regulations, Good Clinical Practice guidelines and Vitreous Retina Macula...
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 ...
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Washington, DC
Added: 31 October 2014 4951 jobs in 202 duty stations, in 105 organizations. New Listings Organizations Duty Stations Closing Soon Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant, Washington More vacancies from: Organization International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Country United States City Washington, United States Office IFPRI Headquarters Washington Follow @UNjobs ...
University Of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
How to Apply A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please include a Cover Letter that answers these questions: (i) Why is this position appealing to you? (ii) How is this ...
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...
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Houston, TX
Job Description: Account Research Assistant - Account Research / Assistant Prepares correspondence in response to member inquiries and requests, performs file maintenance and transactions on member's accounts and assists Research Analysts. In a remote service center location, the incumbent may also perform the function of a Receptionist. Hours for this position: M-F, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Trainin...
Duties & Responsibilities This position will follow existing lab protocols to perform ELISA and enzymatic assays on samples in the Sacks Lab Service Center. Sample preparation will require performance of immuno-affinity column chromatography and centrifugation techniques. Candidate will be required to operate equipment such as an automated plate washer, 96-well plate reader, automatic and manual p...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Post-Doc Assistant Los Angeles, CA Full-Time $35,000 - $50,000 Apply Apply Post-Doc Assistant Los Angeles, CA Full-Time $35,000 - $50,000 Apply Job Details We are a nationally-recognized research laboratory located in Southern California with a focus on disease detection and cancer research. We ...
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (MCRF) is the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin. MCRF is the research division of Marshfield Clinic, an integrated multispecialty health care system with over 750 physicians and 45+ regional centers. MCRF employs 25 doctoral-level scientists and over 150 scientific and technical support staff. MCRF research centers include Center for Clin...
SQL Database Developer/Research Assistant University of Oregon Educational and Community Supports, a research unit at the University of Oregon is seeking to fill two positions to join an experienced team of SQL and SSIS developers to build data integration solutions, improve and extend our educational data model, and assist researchers in the analysis and aggregation of data. This position will bu...
Job Title: RA/Sr. RA, Analytical Development Position Description In this role the analytical development chemist is responsible for drug substance and drug product testing and various analytical activities related to supporting development stage clinical programs. The chemist will provide analytical support to internal and external development using techniques such as HPLC, as ion chromatograp...

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