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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

  • $56,808

    Average Salary

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At University of Colorado

* Maintenance of a GI cancer xenograft bank, mouse work and development and improvement of mouse models, as directed;
* Processing and management of patient tissue samples (PBMC's, serum, normal tissues, tumor tissues) from clinical trials;
* Examine the effects of novel anticancer drugs on GI cancer cell types, including colon, hepatocellular and pancreatic cancer;
* Familiarity with cell culture techniques and animal cancer models is essential;
* Participation in research meetings, case conferences, team meetings, weekly individual supervision;
* Completes all necessary research recordkeeping and documentation and timely data entry;
* No supervisory responsibilities;
* Willingly accepts additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by management.
* Performs other related research duties and procedures, including special research projects and those related to managing patient samples from clinical trials, as directed

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At Stanford University

* Design approaches for all aspects of operating a research histology laboratory, including background research, histotechnology execution, problem-solving, and preparing slides for use in publications and other scientific venues
* Develop new protocols; test and evaluate a variety of approaches.
* Assist investigators with solutions to complex histotechnological needs.
* Maintain an awareness of emerging new instrumentation and techniques in histotechnology through literature review and professional meetings.
* Prepare periodic progress reports or written reports on all phases of the laboratory operations.
* Oversee supply and equipment budget under limited supervision of principal investigator or business manager.
* Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
* Formally supervise and train new staff or students as needed, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on techniques and consultation on project work.
* Other duties may also be assigned
* Qualifications

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At University of Chicago

* Collects data, conducts complex statistical analysis, writes statistical software programs, and organizes the presentation of results.
* Creates charts, tables, and descriptive text for presentations.
* Maintains databases, reviews background materials, and performs preliminary research.
* Other duties as requested.
* Chicago Booth gives equal consideration to applicants requiring a J
* or H
* B visa and all interested applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of their visa status

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At University of Colorado

* Performing murine studies, including inducing ENS injury models such as chemical induced colitis and manipulating genetically established neural and glial-specific transgenic models.
* Studies can range from acute time-points of days to chronic time-points of weeks.
* Harvest of murine tissues for both immunohistochemistry analysis or for tissue enzymatic dissociation for establishment of primary culture.
* Tissue culture work, including maintenance of primary cell lines, and work with transient and stable transfection methodologies, including plasmid and/or viral-based luciferase assays and siRNA silenced cell lines.
* Molecular biology work including DNA and RNA purification, real-time reverse transcriptional polymerase chain reaction (RT
* PCR), protein analysis, including antibody-based flow-cytometric analysis (FACS), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), western blotting and histological techniques such as tissue sectioning, staining and immunohistochemistry.
* All research tasks require careful data gathering and documentation.
* Assistance with data interpretation and analysis.
* Excellent time management skills

What Does A Professional Research Assistant Do At Stanford University

* conducting experiments on a cellular and molecular level; assisting in small and large animal cardiac surgery; sectioning and staining of post-surgical tissues; and basic cell culture.
* Lab members will have the opportunity to take a leadership role on a project with the goal of contributing to manuscript writing and grant proposals.
* The lab is a very dynamic environment where lab members can take full advantage of the myriad of resources present at a leading academic institution.
* The setting is ideal for very motivated individuals who desire an active role in a biomedical research lab, while concurrently acquiring exposure to clinical medicine.
* A bachelor’s degree in biologic sciences, bioengineering or related field is required.
* General understanding of biological sciences principles and proficiency with molecular biology techniques is required.
* Individuals must have strong organizational skills, good writing and communication skills, general computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
* Must be extremely reliable.
* Desired experience with culturing endothelial progenitor cells and cardiomyocytes.
* Training to handle mice and rats, and experience in applying for NIH grants preferred

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Average Length of Employment
Research Biologist 3.6 years
Research Associate 2.6 years
Research Assistant 1.7 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 10.6%
Volunteer 3.9%
Instructor 2.9%
Top Employers After
Internship 6.9%
Volunteer 5.6%
Consultant 4.7%
President 4.4%
Manager 3.4%
Assistant 3.4%
Teacher 3.1%

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Professional Research Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

58.3%

Male

39.4%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.9%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Asian

10.7%

Black or African American

10.1%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.2%

French

11.1%

Mandarin

6.2%

Chinese

6.2%

Russian

4.9%

Japanese

4.9%

German

3.7%

Korean

2.5%

Cantonese

2.5%

Portuguese

2.5%

Swedish

1.2%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Hindi

1.2%

Khmer

1.2%

Bengali

1.2%

Navajo

1.2%

Braille

1.2%

Carrier

1.2%

Italian

1.2%

Persian

1.2%
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Professional Research Assistant Education

Schools

University of Colorado at Boulder

22.1%

University of Colorado Denver

11.7%

Colorado State University

9.5%

Metropolitan State University of Denver

6.5%

University of Georgia

6.5%

University of Denver

6.1%

Michigan State University

4.8%

University of Phoenix

4.8%

University of Chicago

3.9%

Liberty University

3.5%

State University of New York Stony Brook

2.6%

Colorado Heights University

2.6%

University of North Texas

2.2%

University of Florida

2.2%

Duke University

2.2%

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

2.2%

University of Iowa

1.7%

Carnegie Mellon University

1.7%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

1.7%

University of South Alabama

1.7%
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Majors

Business

14.2%

Biology

10.3%

Psychology

8.8%

Chemistry

6.4%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

5.7%

Nursing

5.2%

Electrical Engineering

4.6%

Elementary Education

4.4%

Communication

4.1%

Kinesiology

3.9%

Microbiology

3.6%

Marketing

3.6%

Computer Science

3.4%

Education

3.4%

Criminal Justice

3.4%

Liberal Arts

3.4%

Health Care Administration

3.4%

Management

3.1%

Public Health

2.8%

Cell Biology And Anatomical Science

2.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

37.1%

Masters

27.8%

Other

14.1%

Doctorate

10.1%

Associate

6.1%

Certificate

4.0%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.2%
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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
Llife Science Research Professional 2 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Apr 01, 2016 $73,800
Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Boulder, CO Feb 12, 2015 $73,500
Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Boulder, CO Jan 15, 2015 $73,500
Senior Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Aurora, CO Sep 01, 2015 $73,500
Senior Professional Research Assistant University of Colorado Aurora, CO Oct 01, 2015 $72,000
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 Jan 12, 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
Social Science Research Professional 1 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Aug 03, 2015 $55,000
Professional Research Assistant/Research Data Analyst University of Colorado Aurora, CO Mar 01, 2015 $55,000
Life Science Research Professional 1 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Dec 01, 2015 $51,792
Social Science Research Professional 1 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Monterey, CA Jan 06, 2016 $51,358
Life Science Research Professional 1 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Jun 01, 2015 $51,230
Social Sicence Research Professional 1 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Jan 08, 2016 $51,000
Social Science Research Professional 1 The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Jun 09, 2016 $51,000
Research Professional 1 The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Jan 10, 2016 $51,000

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  1. Lab
  2. Laboratory Equipment
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  • Conducted and analyzed immunological laboratory experiments.
  • Provide support to the Biology Department in setting up laboratory equipment, laptop and projector for instructors.
  • Created, revised and implemented changes in systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices to increase employee productivity.
  • Awarded University of GA, Tifton Campus 2009 Award of Excellence for Best Technical Support.
  • Manipulated protein expression in cell culture and bacteria with appropriate controls for protein investigation.

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