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Working As an Assistant Research Scientist

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $62,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Assistant Research Scientist Do

An Assistant Research Scientist assists in planning, conducting, and analyzing various research projects. They also order and manage lab inventory, materials, and equipment.

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Assistant Research Scientist Career Paths

Assistant Research Scientist
Doctoral Fellow Research Scientist
Senior Scientist
9 Yearsyrs
Doctoral Fellow Research Scientist Senior Scientist
Principal Scientist
12 Yearsyrs
Doctoral Fellow Research Fellow Scientist
Senior Research Associate
6 Yearsyrs
Research Scientist Consultant Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Researcher Laboratory Technician Chemist
Senior Chemist
7 Yearsyrs
Researcher Instructor Research Associate
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Researcher Research Associate Clinical Research Coordinator
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Scientist Project Manager Project Director
Senior Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Scientist Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
12 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Scientist Research And Development Scientist
Scientist Senior, Research And Development
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Scientist Laboratory Manager
Laboratory Director
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Postdoctoral Scholar Research Fellow
Research And Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Analyst Senior Data Analyst-
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Tutor Registered Nurse Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Research Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Tutor Research Associate Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Research Technician Research Coordinator
Senior Research Coordinator
5 Yearsyrs
Research Technician Research Coordinator Clinical Research Associate
Senior Clinical Research Scientist
9 Yearsyrs
Tutor Lecturer Postdoctoral Research Associate
Lead Scientist
7 Yearsyrs
PHD Researcher Staff Scientist Senior Research Associate
Study Director
7 Yearsyrs
PHD Researcher Research Fellow Staff Scientist
Senior Associate Scientist
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Research Scientist 3.8 years
Research Associate 2.6 years
Research Scholar 1.7 years
Research Assistant 1.6 years
Research Trainee 0.8 years
Top Careers Before Assistant Research Scientist
Internship 10.5%
Volunteer 4.3%
Researcher 3.7%
Scientist 2.4%
Instructor 2.2%
Top Careers After Assistant Research Scientist
Internship 8.7%
Researcher 6.2%
Consultant 4.1%
Volunteer 4.1%
Scientist 3.9%
Tutor 3.1%
Instructor 2.9%
Director 2.4%

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Average Yearly Salary
$62,000
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$47,000
Min 10%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
$83,000
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Best Paying Company
Morgan State University
Highest Paying City
Urban Honolulu, HI
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does an Assistant Research Scientist make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Assistant Research Scientist in the United States is $62,785 per year or $30 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $47,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $83,000.

Real Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant Research Scientist University of Michigan Flint, MI Apr 15, 2016 $141,019
Assistant Research Scientist University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Jan 09, 2015 $128,153
Assistant Research Scientist University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Sep 01, 2015 $128,153
Assistant Research Scientist, Air Traffic Mgmt University of California, Santa Cruz Mountain View, CA Mar 29, 2015 $127,000
Assistant Research Scientist University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Jan 12, 2016 $120,000
Assistant Research Scientist University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Sep 01, 2015 $115,731
Assistant Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Apr 01, 2016 $115,536
Assistant Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Nov 01, 2016 $115,536
Assistant Research Scientist University of California, Santa Cruz Mountain View, CA Jun 01, 2015 $113,000
Assistant Research Scientist University of California, Santa Cruz Mountain View, CA Jan 06, 2015 $113,000
Assistant Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Apr 01, 2016 $110,000
Assistant Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Nov 01, 2016 $110,000
Assistant Research Scientist Texas Agrilife Research College Station, TX Jul 01, 2015 $73,206
Assistant Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park Greenbelt, MD Mar 28, 2015 $73,056
Assistant Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Mar 28, 2015 $73,056
Assistant Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Jan 11, 2016 $72,670
Assistant Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Nov 01, 2016 $72,670
Assistant Research Scientist University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA Oct 01, 2016 $72,550
Assistant Research Scientist University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA Jan 10, 2016 $72,550
Visiting Assistant Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park Greenbelt, MD Oct 01, 2015 $72,502
Assistant Research Scientist The University of Georgia Athens, GA Aug 15, 2016 $60,900
Research Assistant Scientist University of Florida Gainesville, FL Jan 22, 2015 $60,857
Assistant Research Scientist New York University School of Medicine New York, NY Nov 19, 2016 $60,638
Assistant Research Scientist The University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Sep 21, 2015 $60,000
Assistant Research Scientist Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Feb 02, 2015 $60,000
Assistant Research Scientist New York University School of Medicine New York, NY Dec 07, 2015 $60,000
Assistant Research Scientist Texas A&M Agrilife Research College Station, TX Jan 09, 2016 $60,000

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Top Skills for An Assistant Research Scientist

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Cell Culture
  3. Analytical Methods
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  • Utilized all lab equipment including microscopes, dissection tools, and sophisticated computer software.
  • Assisted a graduate student with general lab techniques-gels, cell culture, and western blots.
  • Validated the developed analytical methods - method validation and transferred the validated methods - method transfers.
  • Conducted protein characterization on various development intermediates, final containers, and stability products using developmental and approved methods.
  • Prepared for data collection, administered surveys and interviewed subjects in Fiji prior to data analysis.

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Top 10 Best States for Assistant Research Scientists

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  4. Delaware
  5. Maryland
  6. Rhode Island
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Assistant Research Scientist Demographics

Gender

Male

44.1%

Female

35.7%

Unknown

20.2%
Ethnicity

White

44.0%

Asian

28.1%

Hispanic or Latino

13.1%

Black or African American

9.0%

Unknown

5.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

31.6%

French

12.3%

Chinese

11.8%

Mandarin

9.2%

German

5.3%

Korean

4.4%

Italian

3.9%

Russian

3.5%

Japanese

3.1%

Portuguese

2.6%

Cantonese

2.2%

Polish

1.8%

Arabic

1.8%

Thai

1.3%

Swahili

0.9%

Turkish

0.9%

Hindi

0.9%

Somali

0.9%

Ukrainian

0.9%

Bengali

0.9%
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Assistant Research Scientist Education

Schools

New York University

9.4%

University of California - Davis

8.2%

Texas A&M University

6.2%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

5.9%

Columbia University

5.9%

Arizona State University

5.6%

University of Florida

5.6%

University of Southern California

5.0%

University of California - Berkeley

4.7%

University of California - Los Angeles

4.7%

University of Iowa

4.7%

University of Texas at Austin

4.7%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.4%

Purdue University

4.4%

University of California - Irvine

4.1%

University of Arizona

3.5%

Ohio State University

3.2%

University of Connecticut

3.2%

University of California - San Diego

3.2%

Oregon State University

3.2%
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Majors

Biology

15.0%

Chemistry

11.2%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

10.7%

Psychology

6.0%

Physics

5.6%

Microbiology

5.2%

Mechanical Engineering

5.1%

Chemical Engineering

5.0%

Business

4.5%

Biomedical Engineering

3.9%

Electrical Engineering

3.6%

Public Health

3.5%

Computer Science

3.3%

Pharmacy

3.3%

Environmental Science

3.0%

Geology

2.4%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.3%

Biotechnology

2.2%

Nursing

2.1%

Civil Engineering

2.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

30.8%

Masters

28.6%

Doctorate

27.2%

Other

9.2%

Certificate

2.3%

Associate

1.3%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.1%
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