Post Doctoral Researcher Job Openings - 5,722 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,122

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,352

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Oregon Health Science University

    Portland, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,500

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    University of Kansas

    Lawrence, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $43,500

    NEW
    Post-doctoral Researcher
    Shire

    Lexington, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,900

    NEW
    Post-doctoral Researcher
    Ohio University

    Athens, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,122

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,000

    Post Doctoral Researcher #495029
    Lamar University

    Beaumont, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $43,500

    Post-doctoral Researcher
    Shire

    Lexington, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,006

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    Post-Doctoral Researcher
    Zymo Research

    Irvine, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,122

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,122

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,122

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,500

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    Post Doctoral Researcher
    University of Kansas

    Lawrence, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,000

    Post-Doctoral Researcher
    IBM

    Albany, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,122

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,122

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,122

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    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $43,500

    NEW
    Post-doctoral Researcher
    Shire Pharmaceuticals

    Lexington, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,122

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Post Doctoral Researcher - Trace Detection Scientist
    Applied Physics Laboratory

    Laurel, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,500

    POOL - Post Doctoral Researcher, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    University of Kansas

    Lawrence, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    Post Doctoral Researcher - Cyber-Physical Systems Security & Resilience
    NREL

    Golden, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,000

    Post Doctoral Research Associate
    Texas Am University-Kingsville

    Weslaco, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,000

    Post-Doctoral Research Psychologist
    Leidos

    Groton, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,000

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    UNC Department of Public Safety

    Chapel Hill, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,517

    NEW
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    University of Tennessee

    Knoxville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,352

    NEW
    Post-Doctoral Researcher or Visiting Scholar for S
    Altera

    Hillsboro, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,232

    Post Doctoral Research Associate
    University of Southern California

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,428

    NEW
    Post-doctoral Research Associate
    Hawaii Pacific University

    Urban Honolulu, HI

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,500

    POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
    Texas Am University-Corpus Christi

    Corpus Christi, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,833

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    University of Virginia

    Charlottesville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,000

    Post Doctoral Research Associate
    UNC Department of Public Safety

    Chapel Hill, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,352

    NEW
    Post-Doctoral Researcher or Visiting Scholar for S
    Intel

    Hillsboro, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Post-doctoral Researcher - Shape Memory Alloy Development & Manufacturing
    Applied Physics Laboratory

    Laurel, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $43,500

    NEW
    Post-Doctoral Researcher (Trapped-ion Quantum Information Processing)
    MIT

    Lexington, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $43,500

    Post-Doctoral Researcher (Trapped-ion Quantum Information Processing)
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory

    Lexington, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Geneva, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,492

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    Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
    Colgate-Palmolive

    Piscataway, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $54,794

    Post Doctoral Research Assoc
    University of Utah

    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,346

    Post Doctoral Research Associate
    Iowa State University

    Ames, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $54,794

    Post Doctoral Research Assoc
    University of Utah

    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,596

    Post-doctoral Research Associate
    Warf, Morgridge Institute for Research, Wicell, Wi

    Madison, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,833

    Post Doctoral Research Associate
    University of Virginia

    Charlottesville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,000

    Post-doctoral Research Associate
    UNC Department of Public Safety

    Chapel Hill, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,000

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    UNC Department of Public Safety

    Chapel Hill, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,000

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    UNC Department of Public Safety

    Chapel Hill, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $54,794

    Post Doctoral Research Assoc
    University of Utah

    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,216

    Post Doctoral Research
    UNCG

    Greensboro, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,000

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    UNC Department of Public Safety

    Chapel Hill, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,987

    Post-Doctoral Research
    Rutgers University

    New Brunswick, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,492

    Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
    Colgate

    Piscataway, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,833

    DeOlazarro Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    University of Virginia

    Charlottesville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,500

    Post-doctoral Research Associate-1
    Texas Am Agrilife Research

    College Station, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,833

    Kinesiology Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    University of Virginia

    Charlottesville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,517

    NEW
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Chemistry
    University of Tennessee

    Knoxville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,517

    NEW
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physics
    University of Tennessee

    Knoxville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,517

    NEW
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physics
    University of Tennessee

    Knoxville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,517

    NEW
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physics
    University of Tennessee

    Knoxville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,517

    NEW
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physics
    University of Tennessee

    Knoxville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,472

    Post Doc Researcher
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

    Palo Alto, CA

Post Doctoral Researcher Jobs

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$45,000

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What does a Post Doctoral Researcher do

A Postdoctoral Researcher is a person professionally conducting research after the completion of their doctoral studies. They are engaged in mentored research and/or scholarly training.

how to become a Post Doctoral Researcher

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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Possible Post Doctoral Researcher Career Paths

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Real Post Doctoral Researcher Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Post DOC Researcher Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Sep 16, 2016 $139,000
Post Doctoral Research Scientist Groupm Worldwide LLC New York, NY May 08, 2016 $120,000
Post-Doctoral Researcher-AMD Research Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 17, 2016 $114,358 -
$125,800
Post Doctoral Research Associate University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA Jan 11, 2015 $100,000
Post Doctoral Researcher IBM Corporation Yorktown Heights, NY Jul 06, 2016 $98,100 -
$270,100
Post-Doctoral Research Associate The University of Georgia Aiken, SC Jan 07, 2016 $86,665
Post-Doctoral Researcher Rowan University PA Jan 09, 2016 $84,528
Post-Doctoral Researcher Rowan University PA Jan 12, 2016 $84,528
Post-Doctoral Researcher-AMD Research Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Austin, TX Dec 09, 2016 $80,200 -
$130,400
Post Doctorate Research Associate Battelle Memorial Institute Seattle, WA Apr 01, 2016 $80,000

Top Skills for a Post Doctoral Researcher

Know what it takes to get the job done

LABProteinExpressionChemistrySynthesisResearchProjectsMolecularBiologyElectronMicroscopyDNAAdvisorMolecularMechanismsDataAnalysisPhysicsJournalArticlesCellLinesRt-PcrNMRIndependentResearchNIHGeneExpressionHplc

Top Post Doctoral Researcher Skills

You can also stand out to potential employers by including the following skills on your resume:
  1. LAB
  2. Protein Expression
  3. Chemistry
Here are actual snippets of how candidates used top skills in their job applications:
  • Coordinated scientific collaboration with clinical researchers and medical doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; USA.
  • Supervised and trained technicians in protein expression and purification.
  • Used experience in continuous flow chemistry to define project goals.
  • Worked on Kilo scale synthesis of combustion catalyst for Fuel Cell Energy, Inc.
  • Advised graduate students with their research projects and assisted in troubleshooting DOE challenges and experimental results.

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Top Post Doctoral Researcher Employers

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Top 10 Post Doctoral Researcher Employers

University of California hires heavily for Post Doctoral Researcher positions -- they have hired the highest amount of Post Doctoral Researcher candidates in recent years.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Post Doctoral Researcher.

University of California, Columbia University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Washington University, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Washington, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Alabama

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