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  • $44,500

    Average Salary

What Does A Postdoctoral Research Assistant Do At City of Hope

* We are looking for highly motivated and highly productive postdoctoral fellows for stem cell research projects within the Division of Stem Cell Biology Research (Shi laboratory).
* These fellows will work on aspects including human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derivation, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genetic correction, neural differentiation of human iPSCs, cell transplantation into relevant mouse models, and characterizing transplanted mice using biochemical, immunohistochemistry, and behavioral tests.
* Fellows are expected to prepare quarterly progress reports to CIRM relative to the CIRM Award, prepare high quality manuscripts for publication, and prepare relevant postdoctoral fellowship and grant applications.
* Please send CV and letters of reference to: Dr.
* Yanhong Shi, Ph.D. , yshi@coh.org .
* See research: http://www.cityofhope.org/people/shi-yanhong

What Does A Postdoctoral Research Assistant Do At George Mason University

* The successful candidate’s areas of specialization will include immigration, economic, social and political consequences of migration, quality of life, and overall issues related to immigration policy.
* This position is critical to the success of the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), requiring the full understanding of and active participation in the mission of the IIR.
* The incumbent reports to and is managed by the Director of the IIR and is expected to:
* Manage the Immigration Data on Demand (iDod) service (an IIR data system that is user-oriented and designed to provide objective and actionable information for public end users) by responding to data requests and maintaining/improving the system for public use;
* Pursue research projects, including publishing in academic venues, presenting at academic conferences, preparing grant proposals, and the development of new research endeavors;
* Supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in their acquisition of skills and preparation of research materials; and
* Represent the IIR in various public settings, to include collaborative efforts with the Immigrant Learning Center of Malden, Mass., the publication of research in public venues, and responses to media inquiries

What Does A Postdoctoral Research Assistant Do At Seattle Genetics, Inc.

* Evaluate the “state-of-the-art” of microphysiological systems (MPS) in light of the needs of our company through literature review, networking with scientific leaders in the field, and attending relevant meetings or conferences
* Work closely with other Seattle Genetics scientists to identify specific questions/areas wherein vitromodel systems will be most impactful
* Actively design and execute experiments to determine the relevance of one or more specific MPS using test articles with known clinical toxicity and efficacy
* Assess the utility of one or more specific MPS, compared to animal model systems, in screening of new therapeutic agents
* Utilize one or more MPS to answer questions regarding the mechanism of action of our therapeutics (for example, use a 3D tumor model to understand drug effects on stroma vs cancer cells)
* Communicate important findings within the company and to the outside community through presentations, posters, and publications

What Does A Postdoctoral Research Assistant Do At Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

* Conduct basic and applied research in logistics, supply chain management, and applied operations research
* Contribute in writing papers to be published in peer reviewed journals,
* Write grant proposals
* Contribute in business development for the Manufacturing and Logistics Innovation Initiatives at TEES.
* The position is available for 12 months with extension possible depending on performance and funding availability.
* An ideal candidate will be an individual with a Ph.D. in Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field and should further have demonstrated strong operational research skills, and writing skills for grant proposals and journal publications.
* Seeking a qualified, ambitious and passionate individual with high emotional intelligence skills who is willing to be mentored and to be part of an entrepreneurial research team.
* The postdoc can dramatically increase the competitiveness of his/her resume after a systematic mentoring and training with a highly competitive team at TEES, a balanced outreach to industrial and federal stakeholders along with publication of journal papers.
* He or she can also develop an outstanding network through terrific engagement opportunities with key industrial, academic and governmental stakeholders

What Does A Postdoctoral Research Assistant Do At University of Alaska

* Data analysis and synthesisEssential
* Field workEssential
* Interface with UAF and NPS research activitiesEssential
* Logistics, planning and preparations for field work activitiesEssential
* Report and journal article writing and publicationEssential
* Additional Position Details:
* The position is designed to provide coastal physical oceanography expertise to National Park Service studies in Alaska and technical assistance for coastal physical issues nationally.
* Initially, this position provides an opportunity to develop a more complete picture of how the waters of the Western Arctic Parklands and Bering Land Bridge National Park are connected to the greater Bering and Chukchi seas; similar opportunities near other National Parks in Alaska may also present themselves.
* This work fulfills two significant public purposes.
* The first is to enhance general understanding of the nearshore oceanography around a critical connection between the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.
* Bering Strait is the sole interface of these two oceans and a major migratory pathway for marine mammals, fish, and birds using the North American and Asian flyways; species which are used for subsistence purposes by citizens of at least 3 nations including the United States, Canada, and Russia.
* The second is to increase our collective knowledge of the connectivity between nearshore coastal systems and the offshore environment.
* The Alaska Regional Office (AKRO) Oceans and Coastal Program (OCP) is tasked with identifying important informational gaps relative to coastal and marine systems necessary to address and enhance natural resource management efficacy and capabilities.
* Within this charge is to identify and coordinate pathways to address these needed information gaps.
* The AKRO OCP has identified several coastal parks with significant information gaps associated with the nearshore oceanography, nearshore-offshore oceanographic connectivity, and physical dynamic processes of water masses affecting National Park resources and seeks to address these gaps.
* The OCP recognizes important linkages between coastal systems and offshore oceanographic processes that, when linked, will significantly enhance the National Parks Service’s ability to address its primary concerns regarding natural resource management: preserving natural resources unimpaired in perpetuity for future generations.
* Tying nearshore informational gaps to offshore processes is important for effectively managing coastal park resources.
* Current rates of change in the coastal environment are of great concern to park resource management; particularly in understanding how park systems will change as broader oceanic conditions change.
* One key question that echoes broadly across the National Parks Service and within Alaska in particular in this regard is, what appropriate preparatory actions could and should be taken, given the current change rates in the coastal environment.
* The objectives of this work within the Alaska Region include to identify and describe nearshore currents in the waters of and adjacent to the Western Arctic Parklands and Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.
* The goal would be to tie this information to ongoing oceanographic research in the Bering Strait (e.g., as part of the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program) to provide a more complete picture of how the nearshore waters are influenced by the waters of the Bering Strait.
* Additionally, the nearshore waters of Kenai Fjords National Park are lacking sufficient understanding of nearshore oceanographic processes to understand the implications of changing glacial input to the fjord waters.
* This position may also support efforts to more fully describe the nearshore ocean dynamics and glacial interactions of Kenai Fjords within the fjord systems.
* Ongoing research in these fjords and offshore include activities of the Gulf Watch Alaska research program.
* Other parks that require similar types of nearshore oceanographic and physical dynamic process information include Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park, and Wrangell
* St.
* Elias National Park.
* Should the opportunity through ongoing research arise, these parks would also be considered as potential research sites to collect this information.
* The Ocean and Coastal Resources Branch (OCRB) within the NPS Natural Resource Stewardship and Science directorate is tasked to, “Increase National Park Service technical capacity for ocean exploration and stewardship” by the 2007 Ocean Park Stewardship Action Plan.
* The ORCB provides technical assistance to coastal parks without access to the specialized skills that this endeavor will provide.
* As such, this position will be utilized to provide oceanographic technical expertise to the NPS National OCRB program, and potentially, provide support to any of the coastal National Parks across the entire Nation.
* Applicant Instructions:
* Interested applicants must apply online.
* If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the UAF Office of Human Resources at 907

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How To Become A Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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.


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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143,103 Postdoctoral Research Assistant jobs

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

$34,722 Estimated

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

$34,722 Estimated

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

$34,722 Estimated

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

$34,722 Estimated

University of Michigan
Flint, MI

$45,159 Estimated

Nc State University
Wilmington, NC
Temp Research Asst

$39,900 Estimated

Nc State University
Raleigh, NC
Temp Research Asst

$40,706 Estimated

University of Utah Medical Group
Salt Lake City, UT
Hourly Research Assistant

$50,350 Estimated

University of Utah Medical Group
Salt Lake City, UT
Hourly Research Assistant

$50,350 Estimated

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Research Assistant - Temporary

$46,230 Estimated

University of Utah Medical Group
Salt Lake City, UT
Research Assistant (Work-Study)

$50,350 Estimated

Yale University
New Haven, CT
Research Assistant

$46,000 Estimated

University of Utah Medical Group
Salt Lake City, UT
Student Research Asst

$42,480 Estimated

University of Utah Medical Group
Salt Lake City, UT
Student Research Asst

$42,480 Estimated

Kansas State University Libraries
Manhattan, KS
Research Assistant

$37,566 Estimated

University of Utah Medical Group
Salt Lake City, UT
Hourly Research Assistant - Work Study

$50,350 Estimated

Pace International LLC
Wapato, WA
Research Assistant

$38,129 Estimated

University of Utah Medical Group
Salt Lake City, UT
Student Research Asst (work-study)

$42,480 Estimated

University of Utah Medical Group
Salt Lake City, UT
Student Research Asst (Work Study)

$42,480 Estimated

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Temporary Research Assistant

$38,000 Estimated

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Real Postdoctoral Research Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Biotechnology Postdoctoral Researcher Total New Energies USA, Inc. Cambridge, MA Sep 11, 2015 $86,572
Postdoctoral Researcher (Materials Science) Sandia Corporation Albuquerque, NM Jun 20, 2016 $85,700
Postdoctoral Research Oceanographer U.S Geological Survey-Coastal and Marine Geology Program Woods Hole, MA Mar 24, 2015 $80,766
Postdoctoral Research Assocaite Los Alamos National Security, LLC Los Alamos, NM Jan 09, 2016 $77,300 -
Postdoctoral Research Assocaite Los Alamos National Security, LLC Los Alamos, NM Sep 01, 2016 $77,300 -
Postdoctoral Research Asso. In Polymer Simulation & Modeling Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Jan 21, 2015 $76,008
Postdoctoral Researcher (Cancer Metabolism) Research Corporation of The University of Hawaii Urban Honolulu, HI Apr 16, 2016 $74,443
Postdoctoral Research Assoc.-Atom Probe Tomo/Microscopy Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Feb 16, 2016 $72,217
Postdoctoral Research Assoicate Washington State University Pullman, WA Jan 12, 2015 $71,960
Postdoctoral Research Assoc-Battery Electrode Characteriza Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Jun 13, 2016 $71,004
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Top Skills for A Postdoctoral Research Assistant


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Top Postdoctoral Research Assistant Skills

  1. Cell Culture
  2. Lab
  3. Protein
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and validated immunochemical assays and cell culture systems for research teams in cellular and molecular groups.
  • Performed software tests through close collaborations with clients from Nevada Department of Transportation.
  • Developed methods to calculate electrostatic properties of cell-signaling proteins for direct comparison with experimental measurements.
  • Project: Regulation of Growth Hormone Synthesis by C/EBP.
  • Project leader and laboratory manager.

Top Postdoctoral Research Assistant Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Postdoctoral Research Assistant

  1. University of California
  2. Stanford University
  3. Ut Southwestern Medical Center
  4. The Ohio State University
  5. University of Pennsylvania
  6. Los Alamos National Laboratory
  7. Louisiana State University
  8. Oregon Health Sciences University
  9. University of Chicago
  10. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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