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Become A Research Assistant

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Working As A Research Assistant

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

  • $38,459

    Average Salary

What Does A Research Assistant Do

A Research Assistant helps carry out a particular research agenda. They are generally found in the social science or laboratory setting.

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Real Research Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Research Assistant Reading Health System West Reading, PA Jan 07, 2016 $190,000
Research Assistant Reading Health System West Reading, PA Jun 24, 2016 $190,000
Orthodontist Research Assistant House of Orthodontia, PLLC New York, NY Jan 04, 2016 $187,830
Research Economist & Assistant Advisor Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Atlanta, GA Aug 31, 2016 $160,000
Research Assistant Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 06, 2016 $132,000
Associate Director for Research/Assistant In Research General Hospital Corporation Boston, MA Apr 01, 2015 $112,200
Assistant In Research General Hospital Corporation Boston, MA Sep 03, 2015 $110,000
Research Assistant Analysis & Design Application Co., Ltd Provo, UT Feb 02, 2015 $100,000
Life Science Research Assistant 3 Stanford Hospital & Clinics Palo Alto, CA Nov 30, 2016 $95,222 -
$100,276
Research Assistant Spectrum Operations LLC Fort Worth, TX Sep 16, 2015 $93,790
Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Research Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA Jun 21, 2016 $93,747 -
$110,000
Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness & Research Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA Nov 07, 2016 $93,747 -
$110,000
Life Science Research Asst The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University Stanford, CA Jan 06, 2015 $49,862
Research Assistant I Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA Mar 01, 2016 $49,817
Research Assistant II Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA Apr 04, 2016 $49,800
Research Assistant The Henry M. Jackson Foundation Silver Spring, MD Jun 28, 2015 $49,440
Research Assistant Forsight Vision5, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Sep 23, 2015 $49,316
Research Assistant Johrei Institute Tucson, AZ Oct 31, 2015 $49,170
Research Assistant University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK Jul 01, 2015 $49,000
Assistant Researcher Regents of The University of California at Riverside Riverside, CA Aug 01, 2015 $49,000 -
$59,000
Research Assistant Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH Aug 13, 2015 $42,494
Research Assistant, Microbiology Bioconsortia, Inc. Davis, CA Sep 21, 2016 $42,490
Research Assistant Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH Aug 10, 2015 $42,411
Research Assistant, Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Mar 24, 2016 $42,349
Research Assistant III Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Nov 22, 2015 $42,307
Research Assistant 2 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR Jan 09, 2016 $42,286
Financial Research Assistant Dominion Electric Supply Company, Inc. Arlington, VA Sep 15, 2016 $42,241
Research Assistant The University of Iowa New York, NY Nov 17, 2015 $42,199

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Top Skills for A Research Assistant

LabEquipmentLaboratoryEquipmentResearchProjectCellCultureUndergraduateDataCollectionDataAnalysisDNASpssDataEntryProteinRt-PcrLiteratureReviewsSynthesisStatisticalAnalysisChemistryMolecularBiologyResearchStudyPsychologyAdvisor

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Top Research Assistant Skills

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Laboratory Equipment
  3. Research Project
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain the accuracy of the Lab Log: ensuring that lab equipment sign in and out sheet is accurate and updated.
  • Involved in hands on application of optical tweezers along with fabrication and repair of laboratory equipment
  • Conduct research projects to support Committee briefings, investigations, and hearings.
  • Experience in multiple types of assays, immunoassays, cell culture, weighing, dialysis, and nitrocellulose blotting
  • Peer mentored other undergraduate students in designing and performing research experiments

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