Research Assistant Jobs

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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Research Assistant Bacteriology Lab Philadelphia, PA Full-Time $50,000 - $60,000 Apply Apply Research Assistant Bacteriology Lab Philadelphia, PA Full-Time $50,000 - $60,000 Apply Job Details If you are a graduate of a Master's program and have a creative scientific approach to clinical microbio...
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 ...
Research Associate/Research Scientist: Location: Bedford, MA Job Type: Full-time Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience Overview: We are currently seeking a scientist to support projects related to metabolic engineering of plant and microbial secondary metabolites. This position will focus on metabolic engineering and the candidate is expected to have a strong background in met...
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)...
Company Confidential Boca Raton, FL, 33487
Administrative Assistant/Research Assistant wanted. This is an Entry Level Position. Perfect for a college grad with a couple of years experience. Must be great on computers, diligent, smart, and creative and a strong work ethic. I'm looking for someone with a bright, fresh outlook and a great personality. Must work well with others, self sufficient and willing to take initiative. This is a full-t...
Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities. MSC i...
Interesting full time position supporting technicians of a USDOT traffic safety study in Henry and Rock Island Counties. Must have computer and reading skills and knowledge of Windows. Applicant must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Compensation is $18.52/hour. Training and benefits will be provided. Please email a cover letter with the title of the employment ad and resu...
Interesting part time position supporting technicians of a USDOT traffic safety study in Comal County. Must have computer and reading skills and knowledge of Windows. Applicant must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Compensation is $15.91/hour. Training and benefits will be provided. Please email a cover letter with the title of the employment ad and resume to: careers@kld...
Idealist Washington, DC
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant (RA/SRA) for a one-year, part-time (25 hours/wk), fixed-term, renewable, appointment for its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division. The RA/SRA will work with multiple Senior Research Fellows and will assist them on the day-to-day management of research projects, including ...
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...
Essential Job Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for: (1) Active participation in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of microbiological, epidemiological, and molecular techniques for laboratory, greenhouse or field experiments. The incumbent’s duty station will be the USDA, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory on vegetable se...
Company Confidential Naples, FL, 34110
Experienced Clinical Research Assistant need 3 days a week with possibility of full time for busy growing department. Candidates should be either CMA or LPN with previous research experience. Will consider non clinical candidate with previous research experience as well. Duties range from coordinating and conducting patient care visits to include blood draws, vital signs, performing ECG’s and proc...
Prime Staffing is one of New York’s leading staffing firms, specializing in temporary and permanent full-time placements. We are currently interviewing to place a full-time temp to perm ExecutiveAdministrative Project and Research Assistant at a commercial real estate company in Atlanta, Georgia. We are looking for an Executive Administrative Project and Research Assistant to work with multiple t...
Health, Education & Social Programs Early Education Services Fairfax, VA Job Description: ICF International seeks a Research Assistant to support a team of Project Managers on education projects within the Early Education Services Line of Business. ICF's Early Education Services conducts technical assistance, research, and evaluation projects in a wide range of content areas including Head Sta...
Nelson Technology is seeking a UX Research Assistant for a 6+ month contract (W2 only) with a top-notch client in Mountain View, CA. The Social Impact team aspires to use our scale and technology to address some of the world’s greatest challenges. You want to change the world through research and design. As Social Impact is young and evolving, you'll also have the opportunity to help us develop a...
Stearns County Attorney’s Office Research Assistant/Data Analyst (Special Assistant to the County Attorney) Seeking research assistant with record of detailed, reliable follow through. Problem solver able to interact effectively with attorneys. Also budget management, event planning, grants management and office administration duties. Must be adept with technology, willing to interact with many...
Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant Position Responsibilities Study feasibility assessments for new studies. CRA in Trial Master File (TMF) management. All phases of clinical study activities (start-up, maintenance, close-out). CRA in preparation of study documents (i.e. consent form, study reference manual, site instructions, etc.). Preparation of monitor workshops and investigator meeti...
Company Confidential Dublin, OH, 43017
Medical practice is seeking a clinical research coordinator to conduct investigative clinical studies. Candidate is responsible for following protocol requirements, coordinating study patient recruitment, scheduling study patient visits, adhering to study visit procedures, ensuring proper documentation management, assisting with site investigator audits, and participating in clinical meetings. Ide...
A fast-paced government affairs and consulting firm seeks an individual to greet customers, perform administrative duties and also provide research support to professional staff. Administrative/Research Assistant Successfulcandidate must be friendly, highly organized and attentive to detail, a good communicator, experienced with administrative duties and a team player. Responsibilities Assist ...

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