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Working As A Graduate Researcher

  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • $63,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Graduate Researcher does

  • Performed NMR spectroscopy, CD, DLS, TEM, Mass Spectrometry etc.
  • Evaluated data employing GC/MS, gel electrophoresis, and UV/VIS spectroscopy.
  • Assisted in data collection and coding using Microsoft Excel for research publications.
  • Studied gene expression in plant cell culture using RT-PCR.
  • Increased DNA yield from small amounts of blood by up to 25%.
  • Applied physics theory to describe and explain the experimental data in novel materials.
  • Experience in organic synthesis, UV-Vis, FTIR, NMR.
  • Used SEM, TEM, AFM, Raman, FTIR, Nanoindentation, etc.
  • Served as a Graduate instructor for an undergraduate biology class.
  • Interpret scientific literature to aid in design of projects.
  • Developed online system for segmentation of real-time data streams.
  • Scripted a 1D transport model in MATLAB and Python.
  • Transferred CVD-grown graphene and fabricated devices.
  • Produced oriented thin films of polymers and small organic molecules.
  • Developed dynamic Monte Carlo models for motor proteins and muscle fibers.
  • Worked with instruments and developed LabVIEW programs for data acquisition.
  • Major Advisors: Dr(s).
  • Disassemble and reassemble complex rehab wheelchairs.
  • Investigated materials and process steps using AFM, SEM, FTIR, GPC.
  • Work included oral and poster presentations at student seminars and conferences.

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Average Length of Employment
PHD Researcher 2.9 years
Doctoral Fellow 2.9 years
Research Assistant 1.6 years
Researcher 1.5 years
Research Trainee 0.8 years
Top Careers Before Graduate Researcher
Researcher 15.0%
Internship 12.9%
Volunteer 2.3%
Instructor 1.6%
Tutor 1.6%
Top Careers After Graduate Researcher
Internship 5.1%
Scientist 3.7%
Instructor 3.6%
Researcher 3.3%
Consultant 3.3%
Fellow 2.7%
Volunteer 2.2%
Lecturer 2.1%

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Graduate Researcher Demographics

Gender

Male

46.4%

Female

35.4%

Unknown

18.1%
Ethnicity

White

46.0%

Asian

27.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.4%

Black or African American

8.5%

Unknown

5.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

28.2%

Chinese

13.7%

French

13.0%

Mandarin

11.3%

Japanese

5.4%

German

5.1%

Russian

3.3%

Arabic

3.0%

Portuguese

2.9%

Korean

2.5%

Cantonese

2.5%

Hindi

2.2%

Italian

2.1%

Turkish

1.0%

Bengali

0.7%

Carrier

0.7%

Persian

0.7%

Hebrew

0.7%

Telugu

0.6%

Urdu

0.6%
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Graduate Researcher Education

Schools

University of California - Davis

14.0%

University of California - Los Angeles

11.3%

University of California - Irvine

10.7%

University of California - Berkeley

9.9%

University of Pittsburgh -

8.0%

University of California - San Diego

7.7%

University of California - Riverside

5.7%

University of California - Santa Barbara

4.3%

Texas A&M University

3.1%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

3.0%

University of California - Santa Cruz

2.7%

University of Chicago

2.5%

Northwestern University

2.3%

Cornell University

2.3%

University of Southern California

2.2%

University of Washington

2.1%

Pennsylvania State University

2.1%

University of Florida

2.1%

Johns Hopkins University

2.1%

Arizona State University

2.0%
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Majors

Chemistry

15.0%

Mechanical Engineering

10.3%

Biomedical Engineering

8.3%

Biology

7.9%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

7.3%

Chemical Engineering

6.3%

Electrical Engineering

5.9%

Physics

5.7%

Materials Science And Engineering

3.8%

Computer Science

3.4%

Computer Engineering

3.0%

Microbiology

3.0%

Psychology

2.9%

Civil Engineering

2.9%

Public Health

2.8%

Biotechnology

2.5%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.5%

Neuroscience

2.3%

Pharmacology

2.2%

Biomedical Sciences

2.2%
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Degrees

Masters

50.9%

Doctorate

38.5%

Bachelors

5.7%

Other

3.8%

Certificate

0.9%

Associate

0.2%

Diploma

0.1%

License

0.0%
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Top Skills for A Graduate Researcher

  1. Cell Culture
  2. Research Projects
  3. Protein
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Breast Cancer Research Laboratory with developed experience in Western Blot Molecular Technique, Cell Culture, Protein Isolation and Quantification.
  • Gained experience working on interdisciplinary research projects.
  • Designed and executed a high-throughput screen of small molecules against the protein-protein interaction.
  • Worked individually and collaborated with both faculty and peers on research projects: Involving instrumentation, methodology, and data analysis.
  • Experienced in teaching undergraduate students microbiology laboratory courses for two consecutive years at FAU as a requirement for international graduate student.

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