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  • Prospect Researcher - (Remote - East Coast)

    The Prospect Researcher supports the Research Manager and larger Development Team. Passion and interest in the mission of The Conservation Fund. The Prospect Researcher will work extensively with Raiser's Edge CRM, entering research findings into the database. The Prospect Researcher will be expected to draft well-written and concise profiles on individual major donors, foundation prospects and other research projects as assigned. : Role may be performed remotely, preferably on the East Coast, or with hybrid schedule in the Fund's Arlington, VA office.
    $50k-55k yearly5h ago
  • APHSA Research Intern

    Your support will be the entire APHSA organization because we work best when we all work together! APHSA's dedication to promoting di Location: APHSA offices are in Arlington, VA. The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is a bipartisan national membership association representing state and local health and human services agencies and the subject matter experts that help execute their mission to improve outcomes for people nationwide. Opportunity to participate in and contribute to APHSA organizational Data Metrics workgroup, assessing and measuring APHSA's progress toward building thriving communities throughout the United States. APHSA is an association representing state and local health and human services agencies. APHSA is recruiting interns for our 2023 Internship Program! Job Title: APHSA Research Intern
    $41k-55k yearly est.14d ago
  • BCBA - Social Skills Summer Program 2023 (Arlington)

    All overseen by the social beginning's program manager and Director of Social Beginnings. Company Overview: Verbal Beginnings is a growing, BCBA-owned Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy provider serving children diagnosed with autism. Social Beginnings is unique in that it offers entirely group instruction, as opposed to 1:1 social skills development. We are hiring NOW for BCBAs for our 2023 ABA Summer Program in Arlington, VA!
    $36k-61k yearly est.6d ago
  • Pharma Research and Development

    Roles and responsibilities: Primary and secondary research to understand Innovator pharma R&D ecosystem using interviews, focus groups, public databases and research tools Create questionnaires for SMEs, stakeholders Design research boundaries and parameters Conduct interviews with SMEs, stakeholders to understand landscape, key trends/drivers, opportunities etc. Documentation of research findings, analysis of trends, outputs Discuss findings with team members and collaborate on research Report writing highlighting ecosystem landscape, key trends/drivers, opportunities etc. Preferred Skillset: 7-10 years of experience in the Pharma R&D space Good understanding of Innovator drug development R&D processes and Indian pharma R&D ecosystem Good understanding of technology trends in the pharma R&D space Prior experience of market research and analysis will be an added advantage 6.00-11.00 Years
    $50k-78k yearly est.60d+ ago
  • Conflicts Research Assistant - remote

    Conflicts Research Assistant - for prominent global law firm. This position can be located in Washington, DC, Palo Alto, San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA.
    $40k-65k yearly est.15d ago
  • Machine Learning Researcher

    The Energy and Security Group (ESG) seeks to hire a talented Machine Learning Researcher to support ESG customers and business development. Work will be performed at the ESG office in Reston, VA or remotely with ESG approval.
    $50k-109k yearly est.21d ago
  • Research Associate I/II - Transplant Research

    The Research Associate I/II will record, collect, and analyze experimental data that is obtained during the testing of various artificial organ constructs. The Research Associate will interact with several collaboration teams and be trained and educated in how to set up and analyze the required experiments.
    $49k-63k yearly est.11d ago
  • Research Assistant (Contract Position)

    The Research Assistant role will be responsible for the timely and accurate completion of the mobile, desktop and onboarding data collection and ingestion for our Small Business Tracker. The Research Assistant will need to Fully address and correct revisions required by the Lead Research Assistant, Data Collection Manager and / or QC Specialist
    $18-20 hourly24d ago
  • Research Associate

    We're recruiting a Research Associate to join our growing PCO team in Boston, and the role can be a hybrid of in-office and remote working. Adelphi Values (part of Omnicom Health Group) is a leading health outcomes consultancy that works with a wide range of pharmaceutical companies. Location : Boston, Massachusetts
    $57k-61.5k yearly4d ago
  • Vulnerability Researcher

    Cromulence is a growing cybersecurity company located in historic downtown Melbourne, Florida. Full benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, 4 weeks of paid parental leave (all 100% paid for by Cromulence) Cromulence takes our company culture seriously and works hard to maintain an atmosphere that rewards people for getting the best results. Cromulence, LLC is looking for a Vulnerability Researcher (VR) to support advanced research and development contracts.
    $32k-63k yearly est.16d ago
  • Industrials Equity Research Associate - NYC

    Midtown Manhattan investment banking firm seeks energetic person with strong financial modeling capabilities. Individual will report directly to the Senior Industrials Analyst. Responsibilities include company & investment analysis, updating analyst models, writing research notes/reports, and working closely with managements and clients. Candidates must be industrious, highly motivated and expected to demonstrate initiative. The best candidates will show an interest in finance and covering industrials, including electric vehicle, infrastructure, mining and shipping companies. Proficiency in MS Excel & Word, and strong writing skills will be critical. Requirements include a BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or Mining Engineering, and strong verbal and written communication skills. A MBA/CFA and one to three years of sell side experience in mining is a plus, but not a pre-requisite. Compensation is competitive and the firm supports a flexible office/remote work policy. The Firm supports a flexible office/remote work policy. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Salary range 70k-90k.
    $65k-97k yearly est.4d ago
  • Research Assistant

    Mentor junior scientists/chemists as Zevra grows.
    $33k-53k yearly est.19d ago
  • Vulnerability Researcher

    We are exclusively partnered with an offensive security organization that is looking for a Vulnerability Researcher to join their team in pioneering security research.
    $42k-81k yearly est.4d ago
  • Research Assistant, Justice & Victim Services

    This position is based in ICF's metro-accessible HQ building in Reston, Virginia. The team is seeking a Research Assistant to work on multiple projects with topics ranging from victim services, juvenile justice, human trafficking, diversity and inclusion, support for Indigenous communities, and law enforcement. ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Wiehle-Reston East Metro station is on the Silver Line.
    $48.4k-82.2k yearly3d ago
  • Research Assistant

    Locations: Flexible Remote Work; Child Trends' offices are based in Bethesda, MD; Chapel Hill, NC; Minneapolis, MN. Many Child Trends staff work remotely, and while we are set up to hire remote staff in many states, we are not yet operating everywhere in the US and do not have any overseas operations.
    $28k-38k yearly est.Easy Apply21d ago
  • Principal Research Associate - Child Welfare - REMOTE

    As a Principal Research Associate, you will lead and support projects that address the need of children and families involve with the Child Welfare System. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC. Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. You will collaborate with researchers within and outside of Westat to publish peer-reviewed and technical reports based on your project work. Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments.
    $71k-95k yearly est.14d ago
  • Researcher, School Accountability Systems

    Join AIR as a Researcher with our Education Systems & Policy (ESP) team and be involved in our longstanding legacy of providing rigorous, impartial evidence-based research and resources on pressing and perennial education issues.
    $85k-115k yearly10d ago
  • Youth Researcher

    Description: About Us: Knovva Academy is an international education organization committed to the enhancement of educational quality and opportunity for youth around the world. Knovva Academy is a passionate work environment with a collaborative atmosphere and a welcoming staff. Knovva Academy is looking for a Youth Researcher to join our team and support our work in primary and secondary research to understand youth populations that are disengaged from school or work opportunities. The researcher will take a critical role in assessing current resources, needs, and prospective opportunities to support Opportunity Youth in a designated region. Position Overview: The Youth Researcher is a part-time role housed within Knovva Academy's Consultancy Department and will collaborate with other team members to research Opportunity Youth in the United States.
    $59k-120k yearly est.2d ago
  • Research Associate - Health Care Programs Research - Bethesda office

    NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. NORC'sHealth Care Programs ( team provides a wide array of services and expertise to support federal and state government and foundation clients in addressing health system transformation and delivery, payment reform and implementation, health equity, and a range of policy issues facing public health insurance programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Marketplace coverage. NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a Research Associate II to join the Health Care Programs Research Department.
    $46k-75k yearly est.2d ago
  • Prospect Researcher - (Remote - East Coast)

    The Prospect Researcher supports the Research Manager and larger Development Team. Passion and interest in the mission of The Conservation Fund. The Prospect Researcher will work extensively with Raiser's Edge CRM, entering research findings into the database. The Prospect Researcher will be expected to draft well-written and concise profiles on individual major donors, foundation prospects and other research projects as assigned. : Role may be performed remotely, preferably on the East Coast, or with hybrid schedule in the Fund's Arlington, VA office.
    $50k-55k yearly5h ago

Average Salary For a Research Assistant

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Research Assistant is $42,896 per year or $21 per hour. The highest paying Research Assistant jobs have a salary over $64,000 per year while the lowest paying Research Assistant jobs pay $28,000 per year

Updated June 5, 2023
Average Research Assistant Salary
$45,979 yearly
$21 hourly

5 Common Career Paths For a Research Assistant


Consultants are individuals who were tapped by a company or an organization to work on a specific activity, depending on their field of expertise. They act as guides for the organization in undertaking projects that are related to their field. Consultants would usually assist organizations in planning, often giving advice when the need arises. They would, at times, take the lead in activities that involve data gathering and interpretation of data gathering results so that they can provide solid recommendations on actions that the organization may undertake. They may also guide the organization in implementing any changes brought about by their consultancy and in evaluating the effectiveness of the changes.

Doctoral Fellow

A doctoral fellow is a physician that has completed studies and receives a fellowship to cover his/her or her expenses while completing his/her or her medical dissertation. A doctor fellow undergoes this fellowship to get additional training for their chosen sub-specialty. During the fellowship period, a fellow can act as an attending physician or consultant physician with other physicians' direct supervision in the sub-specialty field.

Research Scientist

The job of research scientists is to design, undertake, and analyze information from experiments, trials, and laboratory-based investigations. They usually perform experiments in different areas, including medical research, pharmacology, and geoscience. They have varied duties and responsibilities that include planning and carrying out experiments, conducting fieldwork, and overseeing junior staff members like the technicians. They are typically working for a government laboratory, an environmental agency, and other organizations. Many of these scientists also work in teams and support staff.

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory technicians are medical professionals who work in the laboratory. They are responsible for the equipment in the laboratory, making sure tools are properly sanitized and sterilized after every use. They also ensure that laboratory equipment works well. Laboratory technicians may also be responsible for collecting and testing samples from patients. They prepare solutions and other chemicals that may be needed for testing. They also provide an analysis of the samples that they tested. Laboratory technicians ensure that all items in the laboratory are properly labeled and organized.


An assistant intern is responsible for facilitating administrative and clerical tasks as assigned by the management. Assistant interns' duties include keeping records of meetings, receiving calls and handling customer inquiries, assisting on writing reports and data entry processing, cooperating and providing support for business events, and adhering to company policies and regulatory procedures. Successful assistant interns must have excellent time-management, multi-tasking, and communication skills. They must be a team player and fast-learner to handle various tasks in the corporate industry.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Research Assistant

Research Assistant Jobs FAQs

Can A Research Assistant Make 100k?

Yes, you can make $100,000 per year as a research assistant. While possible, it is unlikely to earn over $100k as a research assistant because even higher-paid positions do not typically earn more than $61,000 per year. The average annual salary for a research assistant is $41,424.

How Do I Get A Job As A Research Assistant?

To get a job as a research assistant, you should have a bachelor's degree and a general interest in conducting research in an academic or clinical setting.

Many research assistants are bachelor's students (or soon-to-be graduates). However, some research assistants have a master's degree or Ph.D. (e.g., postdoc research assistant fellowship).

What Qualifications Do You Need To Be A Research Assistant?

The qualifications you need to be a research assistant are a bachelor's degree (or in the process of earning one) and a keen interest in the research process.

The duties of a research assistant can vary throughout the life of a research project. In the early stages, you may be required to look for grants or funding opportunities. Many research projects cannot be undertaken without funding from an overseeing body such as a government department, research council, or private company.

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