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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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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...
Job Description: Looking for an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to support up to 6 executives, assist with social media, coordinate office events, manage calendar and expenses, schedule appointments and coordinate travel arrangements. Must be proficient in MS Outlook, Excel and Word. PowerPoint a plus. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candida...
Position Summary: Proove Biosciences, Inc. is seeking team players for Research Assistantsto 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 improv...
CONNOR CAITLIN TALENT SOLUTIONS JOB DESCRIPTION – INTERNET RESEARCH AND MARKETING ASSISTANT Location: Medina, OH 44256 Title: Internet Research and Marketing Assistant TO APPLY: Please send your resume to ***** We are a start-up Talent Management Consulting and Executive Search firm searching for an Internet Research and Marketing Specialist for our Medina, OH location. You...
The University of Pennsylvania is hiring!! Office Support IT openings Managerial/Executive Finance Clinical Research Lab Animal Care & Vet Animal Care Biological Research Pre-Register online Meet with hiring managers from University of Pennsylvania along with other industry leaders at: The Job Fair of Philadelphia Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:...
Assistant Vice President - Accounting Research & External Reporting Great role in a large SA based Global Company. Offers work life balance, incredible benefits, and a career path. Named one of the best places to work in the Nation. This Executive will direct the Accounting Research and External Reporting throughout the organization. This executive leads and performs highly complex technical, fi...
Adecco is recruiting for a Research Assistant for one of their premier Direct Clients in Princeton, NJ. This position is slated to run for approximately 6 months or longer. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Responsibilities for this position include: • The position will contribute to a wide range of research projects and will work primarily with the Principal Research...
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...
Job Description Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking a research assistant for National Institutes of Health-funded studies focused on developing new interventions for depressed perinatal women. Responsible for recruiting subjects and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Required Education BA in psychology or related field required. Experi...
Harvard University Boston, MA, 02298
Duties & Responsibilities 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,...
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...
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 ...
University of Colorado Aurora, CO, 80041
Duties • Performing microbiological (bacteriology and virology) tests and assays including but not limited to: - Standard PCR procedures - Tissue culture of respiratory viruses - RSV and influenza virus micro neutralization assays - Whole viral genome sequencing - Cloning of viral genes - Standardization of serological and qPCR assays - Doing microarray gene expression assays using the Aff...
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...
Job Description J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital,...
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)...
Job Description Under general direction, collects research data from various sources which may include patient interviews and/or performance of research techniques, as assigned. Enters data into computer, operates departmental or laboratory equipment, ensures accuracy of data input, prepares summaries of data as needed. May perform literature research. Assists supervisor in other areas as requeste...
Job Description About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. J.P. Morgan is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. Information about J.P. Morgan is avai...
Research Assistant/Research Associate - Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology Requisition ID - 00431480 Description We have an opening for a talented Research Assistant or Research Associate to join our Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology group at our South San Francisco location. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing enzyme and/or cellular assays to support HTS and medi...
DaVita, Inc. Minneapolis, MN
Description GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: The Patient Care Technician (“PCT”) I Chronic position assists registered nurses in providing dialysis treatment for the End-Stage Renal Dialysis (“ESRD”) patient. This position reports to the Facility Administrator Receivespatientintotreatment/examarea;weighspatient,takestemperatureandbloodpressurepre-andpost-dialysis;documentsonalldialysisflowsheets P...

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