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Working As An Associate Research Scientist

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  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $53,605

    Average Salary

What Does An Associate Research Scientist Do

An Associate Research Scientist is responsible for researching activities, organizing projects, supervising research, and preparing research proposals. They work under the supervision of a research scientist.

How To Become An Associate Research Scientist

Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician.

Education

Students planning careers as medical scientists typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. Undergraduate students benefit from taking a broad range of classes, including life sciences, physical sciences, and math. Students also typically take courses that develop communication and writing skills, because they must learn to write grants effectively and publish research findings.

After students have completed their undergraduate studies, they typically enter Ph.D. programs. Dual-degree programs are available that pair a Ph.D. with a range of specialized medical degrees. A few degree programs that are commonly paired with Ph.D. studies are Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Whereas Ph.D. studies focus on research methods, such as project design and data interpretation, students in dual-degree programs learn both the clinical skills needed to be a physician and the research skills needed to be a scientist.

Graduate programs emphasize both laboratory work and original research. These programs offer prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs culminate in a thesis that the candidate presents before a committee of professors. Students may specialize in a particular field, such as gerontology, neurology, or cancer.

Those who go to medical school spend most of the first 2 years in labs and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and medical law. They also learn how to record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. They may be required to participate in residency programs, meeting the same requirements that physicians and surgeons have to fulfill.

Medical scientists often continue their education with postdoctoral work. Postdoctoral work provides additional and more independent lab experience, including experience in specific processes and techniques such as gene splicing, which is transferable to other research projects.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical scientists primarily conduct research and typically do not need licenses or certifications. However, those who administer drugs, gene therapy, or otherwise practice medicine on patients in clinical trials or a private practice need a license to practice as a physician.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Communication is critical, because medical scientists must be able to explain their conclusions. In addition, medical scientists write grant proposals, because grants often are required to fund their research.

Critical-thinking skills. Medical scientists must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question.

Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and analyze health research questions.

Decisionmaking skills. Medical scientists must determine what research questions to ask, how best to investigate the questions, and what data will best answer the questions.

Observation skills. Medical scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other health data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or misleading results.

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Associate Research Scientist Career Paths

Associate Research Scientist
Adjunct Professor Clinical Social Worker Clinical Manager
Clinical Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Research Coordinator Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Adjunct Professor Research Coordinator
Clinical Research Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Scientist Laboratory Manager Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Study Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Research Technician Clinical Research Coordinator Senior Clinical Research Associate
Clinical Trial Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Scientist Project Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Research Associate Adjunct Faculty Clinical Manager
Director Of Clinical Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Senior Scientist Project Manager
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Research Fellow Assistant Professor
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Research Fellow Instructor Assistant Director
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Research Scientist Assistant Professor Program Director
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Research Scientist Senior Scientist Group Leader
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Scientist Associate Director Operations Director
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Scientist Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Group Leader Operations Manager Business Analyst
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Group Leader Production Supervisor Manufacturing Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Research Associate Laboratory Manager Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Systems Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Principal Scientist Principal Investigator Research Consultant
Senior Clinical Research Associate
10 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Scientist Research Scientist
Senior Research Associate
6 Yearsyrs
Scientist Research Scientist
Senior Scientist
9 Yearsyrs
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Associate Research Scientist Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    48.6%
  • Female

    37.4%
  • Unknown

    14.1%

Ethnicity

  • White

    58.4%
  • Asian

    31.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    6.2%
  • Unknown

    2.8%
  • Black or African American

    0.9%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    23.9%
  • French

    17.4%
  • Chinese

    8.7%
  • Russian

    8.7%
  • Italian

    8.7%
  • German

    6.5%
  • Japanese

    6.5%
  • Ukrainian

    4.3%
  • Mandarin

    4.3%
  • Turkish

    2.2%
  • Dutch

    2.2%
  • Galician

    2.2%
  • Hindi

    2.2%
  • Polish

    2.2%
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Real Associate Research Scientist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Associate Research Scientist Tricom Quest Mountain View, CA Aug 09, 2016 $150,264
Associate Research Scientist Columbia University New York, NY Nov 01, 2015 $140,000
Associate Research Scientist Simons Foundation New York, NY May 12, 2016 $135,000
Associate Research Scientist Simons Foundation New York, NY Sep 26, 2016 $135,000
Associate Research Scientist University of California, Santa Cruz Mountain View, CA Nov 01, 2015 $127,000
Associate Research Scientist University of California, Santa Cruz Mountain View, CA Jan 11, 2015 $127,000
Visiting Associate Research Scientist Columbia University NY Jan 15, 2016 $120,000
Associate Research Scientist University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA Jan 09, 2016 $118,600
Associate Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Feb 01, 2015 $117,742
Associate Research Scientist University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Jan 02, 2015 $117,742
Associate Research Scientist Rohm and Haas Chemicals, LLC. Collegeville, PA Jul 15, 2016 $116,605 -
$141,926
Associate Research Scientist Texas A&M Transportation Institute Dallas, TX Oct 15, 2015 $112,008
Associate Research Scientist II Adnexus, A Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D Company Waltham, MA Aug 04, 2015 $74,806
Associate Research Scientist James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics Inc. Irvine, CA Sep 09, 2015 $74,485 -
$89,523
Associate Research Scientist Columbia University NY May 01, 2015 $74,128
Associate Research Scientist Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Jul 01, 2015 $74,100
Associate Research Scientist Yale University New Haven, CT Nov 01, 2015 $74,000
Associate Research Scientist University of Florida Gainesville, FL Feb 20, 2015 $73,750
Associate Research Scientist Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Oct 12, 2015 $73,000
Associate Research Scientist NMC, Inc. Los Alamos, NM Oct 01, 2015 $73,000
Associate Research Scientist Columbia University New York, NY Sep 20, 2015 $58,834
Associate Research Scientist Yale University New Haven, CT Jan 07, 2016 $58,800
Associate Research Scientist Columbia University Cold Spring Harbor, NY Apr 01, 2015 $58,742
Associate Research Scientist Columbia University New York, NY Jul 01, 2016 $58,350
Associate Research Scientist Columbia University New York, NY Jan 07, 2016 $58,350
Associate Research Scientist Yale University New Haven, CT Jan 03, 2016 $58,140
Associate Research Scientist Columbia University New York, NY Mar 01, 2015 $58,040

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Top Skills for An Associate Research Scientist

MethodDevelopmentCellLinesLaboratoryEquipmentProteinPurificationLabTechnicalReportsAnalyticalMethodsProceduresHplcElisaGLPSafetyDNARFDACellCultureRt-PcrDataAnalysisGMPDataCollection

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Top Associate Research Scientist Skills

  1. Method Development
  2. Cell Lines
  3. Laboratory Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide method development support for internal departments.
  • Set up and maintain various cell lines for viral studies.
  • Maintained laboratory equipment regarding preventative maintenance and repair ensuring proper documentation.
  • Produced monoclonal proteins using 12 L bacterial fermentation techniques for protein production and size exclusion and ionic for protein purification.
  • Develop experiment plans with collaborators and communicate results following analysis.

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