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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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...
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)...
Applied Medical, a progressive medical device developer, manufacturer, and distributor, invites exceptional individuals to pursue careers in our innovative organization. If you would like to be a part of one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the medical device field, then Applied Medical is the place for you. Applied’s team members enjoy an environment that allows opportunity...
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...
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) seeks solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation. TTI is recognized as one of the finest higher education-affiliated trans-portation research agencies in the nation and helps prepare students for transportation careers. TTI has saved the state and nation billions of dollars through strategies and products developed throu...
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...
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...
Job Description: Collects samples. Sorts and separates samples. Cleans work area. Occasional light gardening duties. Skills: Ability to follow oral and written instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to effectively communicate in one-on-one and in group situations. Ability to understand, record, and verbalize detailed information accurately. Ability to be observant, accurate...
Title: Research Assistant Department: Quality Counts FLSA Status: Exempt Reports to: Director of Research, Evaluation & Assessment Job Summary: The Research Assistant will review, collect and report on a variety of data and information sources as it relates to Quality Counts operations. Candidate will conduct research and report on relevant child care issues, track trends in the child care indu...
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...
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...
This position will participate in the operation, maintenance, quality control and troubleshooting of the Beckman-Coulter MoFlo Astrios, the BD FACSAria II, the BD LSRII, and FACSCalibur in the facility. He/she will perform cell sorting and flow analyses as requested by users. He/she will also provide consultation to scientists in planning for experiments as well as provide training when appropriat...
Kenyon College seeks a microbiology research assistant for an award-winning undergraduate research program. The ideal candidate would be someone who desires research experience and publications for subsequent application to graduate schools in a field of biology or biochemistry. The start date for this position is approximately August 3, 2015. Some of the duties of this position include, but are ...
Time Inc. Research & Insights organization supports various divisions at Time Inc. including edit, consumer marketing and advertising. The position provides administrative primary support to 2 Vice Presidents and secondary support to 3 Executive Directors and 2 Directors. In addition, on an as needed basis, this role provides backup support to the rest of the Research & Insights organization. The...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT / CLINICAL RESEARCHLooking for an Energetic Employee with a Great Attitude!!!Position is for a medical assistant to work in a busy allergy office involving clinical and research activities. Experience necessary.Must have medical assisting diploma and/or certification. Individual must be able to work full-time with flexible hours and days.Job duties and benefits will be discussed ...
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...

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