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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...
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)...
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....
Job Description: This Research Assistant Position Features: ? Prestigious Company ? Long Term Contract ? Great Pay to $45K Immediate need for a Research Assistant seeking a prestigious company, competitive wages and a long term contract. Strong research skills and attention to detail, strategic and creative candidates with strong academic records, and advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge to hel...
The West Valley Staffing Group Recruitment team is currentlyseeking a Research Assistant for our client in Santa Clara, CA. THIS IS A TEMPORARY CONTRACT POSITION. Our client is a pioneer in creatingbreakthrough tools that are driving the genomic revolution. By applying theprinciples of semiconductor technology to the life sciences our client developsand commercializes systems that enable scienti...
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...
Please apply at the following link if possible: https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=1980740&PartnerId=6495&SiteId=5226&type=mail&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5226&JobSiteInfo=1980740_5226&gqid=0 OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Ob/Gyn & RS) is a major academic Department in the...
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...
Job Description: The Administrative and Research Assistant will provide support to the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and the Associate Director of Institutional Research as required in the research, analysis and compilation of data for external and internal reports: in tracking scheduled reports; in archiving submitted external reports; tracking and maintaining institutional as...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Coastline Community College Research Assistant (19.5 hours per week) C-032-15 $ 24,014.25 - $29,214.90 Annually Apply by: 02/04/2015 Complete job description and application available online at: http://www.cccd.edu/employment/open_positions/Pages/classified.aspx Under general supervision, performs a variety of administrative and technical duties to support institutional effectiveness goals a...
Company Confidential West Lafayette, IN, 47907
Medical manufacturing company is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to work with research scientists on various lab tasks in a team setting using state of the art facilities at Purdue’s Birck Nanotechnology Center in West Lafayette, IN. Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering or related field. Experience with the following is required: Experiment Design, Biomaterials Synthesis ...
Opportunity Development at the University of Southern Indiana is now accepting applications for the Assistant Director, Center for Applied Research. The Assistant Director will identify, secure, and manage applied research projects, leveraging university resources such as faculty, staff, and facilities, as well as other relevant external resources, to solve complex problems. Promote scholarship o...
About Western Kentucky University: Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooki...
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Microbiology Research Assistant for the Operational Infectious Diseases Program located at the Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Operational Infectious Diseases Program. Responsibilities: Using standard operating p...

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