Postdoctoral Research Assistant Job Openings - 22 Jobs

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    $50,000

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    Research Technician - GENIE
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

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    $60,000

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    Research Specialist - Light Microscopy
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

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    $50,000

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    Confocal Research Technician - FlyLight
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

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    $50,000

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    Research Technician (Temp-to-Hire), Annotator, Mouse Light
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

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    $50,000

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    Research Technician (Temp-to-Hire), Connectome Annotator (Multiple Openings)
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,040

    Director HealthCore Research, Safety and Epidemiology (Remote option) #139508
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

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    Research Specialist - Membrane Protein Labeling, Imaging and Functional Characterization
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,055

    Customer Engagement Specialist, UX Research
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $19,250

    Waiter Waitress Farm
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,560

    Custodial Services Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,060

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    Grill Cook - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $19,250

    Waiter Waitress Farm
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,560

    Custodial Services Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

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

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Lead Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

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

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,500

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    Temp-to-hire Research Technician, Project Technical Resources
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Lead Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,281

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    Postdoctoral Researcher
    IBM

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,057

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    Postdoctoral Researcher
    IBM

    Washington, DC

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Jobs

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$45,000

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What does a Postdoctoral Research Assistant do at NREL

* Integrating multiple data sources, models, and software tools with scientific and engineering workflows for decision support and data analysis.
* These workflows will include the use of distributed computing and utilization of both cloud and high-performance parallel computing (HPC) resources.
* Developing new methods to help researchers, clients, and stakeholders analyze and evaluate design strategies to implement sustainable energy solutions at various geographic and temporal scales.
* Modeling complex systems by integrating large spatiotemporal datasets of economic, demographic and energy related information.
* Creating visualization interfaces that enable real-time examination of design scenarios both in-person in state of the art visualization labs as well as remotely through web-based frameworks to allow for design processes by stakeholders around the world.
* Evaluating and communicating results through written research reports for publication and presentation at seminars, participating in group meetings and seminars, and assisting in developing grant proposals for new research directions.
* The ideal candidate will bring a deep background in spatial data visualization and analysis, as well as programming skills to integrate various models and tools to solve complex design problems.
* The candidate must be willing to work in an interdisciplinary field, together with computer scientists, policy analysts, and engineers, and will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills

What does a Postdoctoral Research Assistant do at Sandia National Laboratories

* The Engine Combustion Research Department has an opening for a combustion research postdoctoral fellow.
* Using state-of-the-art optical and laser-based diagnostic capabilities, the combustion research post doc will investigate the complex, reacting in-cylinder flows in ICEs under the mentorship of Sandia technical staff.
* This research involves identifying and understanding the controlling physical and chemical processes in new high-efficiency, low-emission engine technologies and advancing diagnostic techniques for investigating these processes.
* The fundamental understanding gained through this research is used to create models and predictive tools for engine and fuel behavior.
* The post doc will have the following job responsibilities: conducting and reporting on independent research; participating in program development; and participating in international collaborations with leading engineers and scientists from industry, universities, and other technical institutions

What does a Postdoctoral Research Assistant do at Oregon Health & Science University

* Review and analysis of prior practices with respect to the “core concepts”, formulation of new and improved concepts.
* Preparation and operation of batch and column reactors for determining the rates and products of chemical reactions in environmental media.
* Writing of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
* Presentation of results at professional society meetings or workshops organized by the sponsor.
* Drafting technical reports for the project sponsor.
* Operation and maintenance of anaerobic glove boxes, updating laboratory supply inventories, documenting standard operating procedures, and maintaining laboratory safety protocols.
* This description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will be required to assume additional duties as assigned

What does a Postdoctoral Research Assistant do at Loyola University Chicago

* Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a postdoctoral in organic chemistry, beginning January 2016.
* The Department offers Ph.D. , M
* S., and ACS-approved BS degrees.
* For more details about the department, visit http://www.luc.edu/chemistry.
* The successful applicant will be expected to carry out research on Catalytic stereo-selective coupling reactions

What does a Postdoctoral Research Assistant do at Lilly

* Develop and deploy innovative image analysis and database tools to support clinical development of diagnostic imaging agents
* Design or employ novel methods to integrate structural and functional MRI information with PET data
* Collaborate with Lilly and internal cross-functional project teams in support of Avid’s goals
* Ensure consistent use of study tools and training materials
* Maintain compliance with standard processes, policies and procedures

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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.

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 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Career Paths

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Senior Scientist

Real Postdoctoral Research Assistant Salaries

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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 Sep 01, 2016 $77,300 -
$87,700
Postdoctoral Research Assocaite Los Alamos National Security, LLC Los Alamos, NM Jan 09, 2016 $77,300 -
$87,700
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

Top Skills for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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CellCultureProteinPurificationTotalSynthesisChemistryResearchProjectsElectronMicroscopyAdvisorDNADataAnalysisGeneExpressionRt-PcrPythonRSEMNMRThinFilmHplcXRDCellLinesPhysics

Top Postdoctoral Research Assistant Skills

The three most common skills for postdoctoral research assistant jobs are:
  1. Cell Culture
  2. Protein Purification
  3. Total Synthesis

Physics is the least sought after skill at the current time for postdoctoral research assistant jobs.

Gene Expression, Thin Film, Rt-Pcr, Electron Microscopy, Hplc, Cell Culture, Python, Protein Purification, Cell Lines, Advisor, SEM, DNA, XRD, Total Synthesis, R, Data Analysis, Chemistry, Physics, Research Projects, NMR

Top Postdoctoral Research Assistant Employers

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Top 10 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Employers

At the current time, Postdoctoral Research Assistant candidates have been hired at 10 firms around the country.

Other companies that have hired for Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions are:
  1. Stanford University
  2. Ut Southwestern Medical Center
  3. The Ohio State University
  4. University of Pennsylvania

University of California, Stanford University, Ut Southwestern Medical Center, The Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Louisiana State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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