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Working As A Professional Research Assistant

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $48,335

    Average Salary

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At University of Colorado

* The successful candidate will perform molecular and cellular biology experiments such as immunohistochemical/immunofluorescent staining, WB, ELISA, molecular cloning, primary cell culture, qPCR, human skin reconstitution assay/in vitro/(organotypic cultures) and iPSC culture, which includes differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into a variety of cell types, cleaning, and maintenance.
* The mouse handling will comprise regular checking mouse colonies, breeding, weaning and PCR-genotyping, as well as experiments related to drug treatment.
* PRA will participate in mouse surgery procedures.
* The candidate must have good organizational skills, excellent English communication skills, strong work ethic, excellent record keeping abilities, and willingness to learn.
* Development of new techniques and independence will be expected and encouraged.
* This is a full-time position and will require occasional work on weekends.
* Salary and Benefits:
* Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.
* The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.
* Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .
* The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors.
* To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.
* The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity.
* We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans.
* The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
* The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
* Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At Stanford University

* Plan and perform existing experiments in support of ongoing research projects based on knowledge of scientific theory.
* Interpret and perform analyses of results.
* Perform carefully-designed, meticulously-executed and well-documented optimization experiments to assist in the development of novel assays to detect receptor-ligand interactions, establish new lab protocols and recommend appropriate modifications to existing ones.
* Molecular biology techniques including PCR, cloning, gel electrophoresis, plasmid purification, sequence analysis, construction of expression vectors for production of recombinant proteins to be used downstream in in vitro and in vivo assays.
* Tissue culture including transformation, transfection and infection of bacterial, insect and mammalian cells for virus amplification/production and protein expression.
* Purification (affinity tag and size exclusion chromatography) of recombinant proteins expressed in bacterial, insect and mammalian systems to study receptor-ligand interactions.
* Protein biochemistry techniques (e.g., Western blotting) to characterize recombinant proteins, in vitro protein-protein interaction assays (e.g., ELISA, SPR, co
* IP) and cell-based binding assays using flow cytometry, FACS and fluorescence microscopy analyses.
* Contribute to bioinformatics analyses of human cell surface and secreted proteins.
* Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research.
* Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff.
* Maintain meticulously detailed records and documentation of experiments, observations, data and analyses.
* Contribute to publication of findings as needed.
* Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, proposals and progress reports.
* Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records and provide general lab support as needed.
* Help orient and train new staff or students.
* Other duties may also be assigned

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At Kaiser Permanente

* The primary responsibility of the professional chef is to plan healthy menus, develop recipes, and engage class participants and with interactive preparation of dishes.
* Use natural talents of culinary education and health advocacy to engage and inspire participants to make favorite meals healthier with low fat, sugar and salt options.
* Order supplies, shop/preparation and check food items for freshness and taste.
* Display strong motivation for community outreach and working with people.
* Adjust teaching style to meet needs of class participants including adults, teens and children.
* Maintain sanitation practices and ensure that all health laws are followed and that department and facility policies are adhered to.
* Demonstrate outstanding member centric skills.
* Arrives to teach class in advance of the scheduled time to greet participants, answer questions and address concerns.
* Assumes any other duties as assigned by the Program Director and Health Education Coordinator.
* Understands and contributes to Kaiser Permanente's mission, to provide high quality, affordable health care to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At University of Chicago

* Manages and carries out research projects.
* Supports ongoing research projects, faculty and post-doctoral fellows, by conducting searches using various search engines and compiling and manipulating data.
* Obtains and organizes information for research from other academic institutions and practitioners.
* Proofreads and edits citations of funded research reports, working papers, and publications.
* Staffs and supports FMC functions and activities.
* Maintains effective communication with all members of the faculty and outside institutions

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At University of Alaska

* This is a pool from which the College of Arts and Sciences divisions of Math & Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Performing and Fine Arts will draw when research professionals are needed to work on grant- or contract-funded projects.
* This temporary position may be part- or full-time.
* Qualified applicants for this position will be placed into a hiring pool, for the academic year 2017
* from which research professionals will be hired.
* Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute an offer of a contract

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Professional Research Assistant
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager Branch Manager
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Golf Professional Operations Director Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor Program Director
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Clinical Research Coordinator Senior Clinical Research Associate
Clinical Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Accountant Finance Analyst
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Golf Professional Golf Professional
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Clinical Research Coordinator Project Manager Technical Project Manager
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Instructor Assistant Professor
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Golf Professional General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
General Manager Chief Executive Officer
President/Chief Executive Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Research Associate Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Adjunct Professor Senior Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Executive Office Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Project Coordinator Project Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Assistant Golf Professional General Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Medical Technologist Clinical Research Coordinator
Senior Clinical Research Associate
10 Yearsyrs
Research Associate Instructor Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Research Associate
Senior Research Associate
6 Yearsyrs
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Professional Research Assistant Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    51.6%
  • Male

    45.7%
  • Unknown

    2.7%

Ethnicity

  • White

    78.3%
  • Asian

    10.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    8.9%
  • Unknown

    1.7%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    38.5%
  • French

    12.3%
  • Chinese

    7.7%
  • Mandarin

    7.7%
  • Japanese

    6.2%
  • Portuguese

    3.1%
  • Cantonese

    3.1%
  • Russian

    3.1%
  • Korean

    3.1%
  • Swedish

    1.5%
  • Vietnamese

    1.5%
  • Braille

    1.5%
  • Dakota

    1.5%
  • Carrier

    1.5%
  • Bengali

    1.5%
  • Navajo

    1.5%
  • Persian

    1.5%
  • German

    1.5%
  • Hindi

    1.5%
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Real Professional Research Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Research Professional The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Jan 07, 2016 $120,819
Life Science Research Professional 3 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Apr 04, 2016 $93,000
Research Professional 2 The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Jan 06, 2016 $78,000
Assistant Professional Researcher University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA Jan 03, 2016 $75,800
Assistant Research Professional Arizona State University Washington, DC Jul 01, 2015 $75,546
Llife Science Research Professional 2 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Jan 04, 2016 $73,800
Senior Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Aurora, CO Sep 01, 2015 $73,500
Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Boulder, CO Jan 15, 2015 $73,500
Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Boulder, CO Feb 12, 2015 $73,500
Senior Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Aurora, CO Oct 01, 2015 $72,000
Life Science Research Professional 2 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Palo Alto, CA Jan 09, 2016 $71,925
Life Science Research Professional 2 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Jun 01, 2016 $59,024
Research Professional 2 The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Oct 26, 2016 $58,000
Research Professional 1 The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Jan 12, 2016 $57,810
Life Science Research Professional 1 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Sep 26, 2016 $57,000
Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Boulder, CO Jul 01, 2015 $56,000
Life Science Research Professional 2 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Palo Alto, CA Dec 01, 2015 $56,000
Life Science Research Professional 2 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Palo Alto, CA Jan 12, 2015 $56,000
Senior Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Aurora, CO Dec 02, 2016 $50,831
Life Science Research Professional 1 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Sep 11, 2015 $50,813
Life Science Research Professional 1 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Aug 15, 2016 $50,627
Research Professional The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Feb 01, 2016 $50,557
Research Professional The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Jan 02, 2016 $50,557
Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Boulder, CO Aug 17, 2015 $50,000

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Top Skills for A Professional Research Assistant

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Top Professional Research Assistant Skills

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Laboratory Equipment
  3. Cell Culture
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Make all required media for the microbiology department Maintain lab equipment and supplies Train new personnel
  • Learned and perfected techniques in various sampling procedures and learned how to operate most microbiological laboratory equipment.
  • Manipulated protein expression in cell culture and bacteria with appropriate controls for protein investigation.
  • Assisted with instructing all ages and levels of players Learned about tennis pro shop operations Gained valuable customer service skills
  • Developed various tracking systems for research projects using Microsoft Access and SQL Server.

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