Associate Scientist Job Openings - 29 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Information Security Data Scientist
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    NEW
    Information Security Data Scientist
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Data Scientist - Marketing Cloud
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Sales Analyst Data 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Cloud Supply Chain Data Scientist
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Principal Data Data EMR
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Cloud DATA SCIENTIST - Big Data Platform Team - West Region
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Cloud DATA SCIENTIST - Big Data Platform Team - Central Region
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

    NEW
    Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Associate-Imaging, Mouse Light
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

    NEW
    Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Associate-Computer Vision, MouseLight
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

    NEW
    Scientific Computing Associate I
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

    NEW
    Scientific Computing Associate II
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,916

    Associate Scientist
    United Therapeutics

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Associate Scientist I or II - AAV
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Associate Scientist
    Randstad

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    NEW
    Associate Scientist I
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Associate Scientist II
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Associate Scientist I or II - AAV
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Associate Scientist I or II - Microbial Sciences
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Associate Scientist II - Lung Regeneration & Repair
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    NEW
    Associate Scientist I
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    NEW
    Associate Scientist
    Randstad Holding

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Associate Scientist II
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Associate Scientist II - Lung Regeneration & Repair
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    NEW
    Associate Scientist I (22361)
    Emergent Biosolutions

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    NEW
    Associate Scientist II
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Associate Scientist I or II - Microbial Sciences
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    NEW
    BPT Lab, Associate Scientist, Downstream
    Glaxosmithkline

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    NEW
    Associate Scientist I or II - Microbial Sciences
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

Associate Scientist Jobs

average

$69,993

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

What does an Associate Scientist do

An Associate Scientist assists in various experiments and research, working under the direction of a lead scientist. Their specialties may include biological life sciences, geo-science, atmospheric physics, and computing.

how to become an Associate 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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Real Associate Scientist Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Associate Scientist Horizon Discovery, Inc. Cambridge, MA May 10, 2016 $135,655
Associate Scientist Brookhaven National Laboratory NY Jan 10, 2016 $121,004
Associate Scientist Brookhaven National Laboratory NY Jan 10, 2016 $120,600
Biologist Research Associate/Scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA Nov 01, 2015 $114,252
Biologist Research Associate/Scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA Jan 11, 2015 $114,252
Principal Associate Scientist Dart Neuroscience, LLC San Diego, CA Sep 14, 2016 $111,000
Associate Scientist II Janssen Research & Development, LLC San Diego, CA Feb 23, 2015 $108,410
Associate Scientist The Dow Chemical Company Freeport, TX May 20, 2016 $107,598 -
$141,924
Associate/Scientist Abt Associates Inc. Bethesda, MD Apr 09, 2016 $107,120
Associate Scientist, Development-M and S Genentech, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Aug 31, 2016 $104,894 -
$164,200

Top Skills for a Associate Scientist

Know what it takes to get the job done

LaboratoryEquipmentAnalyticalMethodsProceduresMethodDevelopmentValidationProtocolsTechnicalSupportHplcGLPSafetyFDAChemistryDNAGMPCellLinesDataAnalysisUv/VisRAWMaterialsRt-PcrRDrugProduct

Top Associate Scientist Skills

Associate scientist jobs normally have these three skills on their resumes:
  1. Laboratory Equipment
  2. Analytical Methods
  3. Procedures
The least in demand skill at the moment for associate scientist jobs is Drug Product.

FDA, Method Development, Laboratory Equipment, Uv/Vis, Safety, Analytical Methods, GLP, Rt-Pcr, GMP, Drug Product, Cell Lines, Procedures, Validation Protocols, DNA, RAW Materials, Technical Support, R, Data Analysis, Chemistry, Hplc

Top Associate Scientist Employers

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Top 10 Associate Scientist Employers

There are currently 10 companies with Associate Scientist jobs. The company with the highest employment for a Associate Scientist is Biogen Idec.

Other companies that have high employment for Associate Scientist jobs are:
  1. Amgen
  2. Abbott Laboratories
  3. Bioreliance
  4. Pfizer

Biogen Idec, Amgen, Abbott Laboratories, Bioreliance, Pfizer, Medimmune, Temple University, Abbvie, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Genewiz

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