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Working As A Research Assistant Professor

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

  • $75,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Research Assistant Professor Do

A Research Assistant Professor assists professors in carrying out a particular research agenda. Their primary duties include conducting literature reviews, collecting and analyze data, and monitoring the project budget.

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Research Assistant Professor Career Paths

Research Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor Consultant Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Senior Scientist
Principal Scientist
12 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Scientist
Senior Scientist
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Scientist Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
12 Yearsyrs
Research Scientist Scientist
Senior Research Associate
6 Yearsyrs
Research Scientist Senior Scientist
Principal Research Scientist
11 Yearsyrs
Research Scientist Research And Development Scientist
Scientist Senior, Research And Development
9 Yearsyrs
Scientist Senior Laboratory Technician
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Research Fellow Clinical Research Coordinator
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
8 Yearsyrs
Research Fellow Engineer Research And Development Engineer
Research And Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Research Fellow Clinical Research Coordinator Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Research Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Doctoral Fellow Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Faculty Engineer Research And Development Engineer
Research And Development Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Doctoral Fellow Senior Research Associate
Study Director
7 Yearsyrs
Doctoral Fellow Staff Scientist
Senior Associate Scientist
7 Yearsyrs
Staff Scientist Senior Research Associate Senior Research Analyst
Director Of Institutional Research
10 Yearsyrs
Postdoctoral Scholar PHD Researcher Staff Scientist
Lead Scientist
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Professor Principal Investigator
Director Of Cell Biology
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Doctoral Fellow 2.9 years
Research Associate 2.6 years
Research Fellow 2.4 years
Research Scholar 1.7 years
Research Assistant 1.6 years
Research Volunteer 0.8 years
Research Trainee 0.8 years
Top Careers Before Research Assistant Professor
Instructor 5.7%
Internship 3.3%
Scientist 2.8%
Lecturer 2.4%
Fellow 1.9%
Researcher 1.7%
Top Careers After Research Assistant Professor
Consultant 5.4%
Scientist 5.1%
Director 4.5%
Instructor 3.7%
Professor 2.7%
Internship 2.4%

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Research Assistant Professor Demographics

Gender

Male

47.6%

Female

28.7%

Unknown

23.7%
Ethnicity

White

42.2%

Asian

32.5%

Hispanic or Latino

11.0%

Black or African American

8.2%

Unknown

6.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

27.3%

Chinese

17.5%

French

11.7%

Mandarin

7.1%

German

5.8%

Portuguese

4.5%

Japanese

4.5%

Italian

3.9%

Korean

3.2%

Russian

3.2%

Carrier

3.2%

Czech

1.3%

Cantonese

1.3%

Arabic

1.3%

Swedish

0.6%

Sami

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Shan

0.6%

Bulgarian

0.6%
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Research Assistant Professor Education

Schools

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

7.6%

Pennsylvania State University

6.6%

University of Pittsburgh -

6.6%

University of Southern California

5.7%

The Academy

5.4%

Ohio State University

5.4%

University of Illinois at Chicago

5.1%

University of Missouri - Columbia

5.1%

Purdue University

5.1%

University of Washington

4.7%

National University

4.4%

Vanderbilt University

4.4%

University of Florida

4.4%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

4.4%

State University of New York Stony Brook

4.4%

University of South Florida

4.1%

North Carolina State University

4.1%

University of Texas at Austin

4.1%

University of California - San Diego

4.1%

Johns Hopkins University

4.1%
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Majors

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

17.0%

Chemistry

13.9%

Biology

9.4%

Microbiology

7.8%

Physics

5.2%

Physiology And Anatomy

4.7%

Pharmacology

4.0%

Medicine

3.9%

Electrical Engineering

3.7%

Cell Biology And Anatomical Science

3.4%

Genetics

3.3%

Psychology

3.1%

Neuroscience

2.9%

Pharmacy

2.8%

Mechanical Engineering

2.8%

Biomedical Engineering

2.6%

Business

2.5%

Chemical Engineering

2.5%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.4%

Law

2.3%
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Degrees

Doctorate

63.4%

Masters

14.9%

Other

10.6%

Bachelors

9.2%

Certificate

1.4%

Associate

0.3%

Diploma

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
$75,000
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$45,000
Min 10%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$126,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Brown University
Highest Paying City
Miami, FL
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a Research Assistant Professor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Research Assistant Professor in the United States is $75,786 per year or $36 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $45,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $126,000.

Real Research Assistant Professor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant Professor of Research University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK Jul 01, 2015 $240,798
Assistant Professor/Summer Research University of Houston System Houston, TX Aug 01, 2015 $227,777
Assistant Professor/Summer Research University of Houston System Houston, TX Jun 01, 2015 $161,111
Assistant Professor of Health Research and Policy (Health Services Research) Leland Stanford Jr, University Stanford, CA Nov 23, 2015 $160,000
Research Assistant Professor The University of Southern California Marina del Rey, CA Jan 08, 2016 $150,000
Assistant Research Professor University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT May 02, 2015 $149,162
Assistant Professor of Research University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Oct 19, 2016 $145,000
Research Assistant Professor New York University School of Medicine New York, NY Mar 28, 2016 $145,000
Assistant Professor of Research The University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Jan 09, 2016 $145,000
Asst. Professor and Asst. Research Professor IU Health Care Associates Indianapolis, IN Jan 11, 2016 $135,446
Asst. Professor and Asst. Research Professor Indiana Univ. Purdue Univ. Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN Jan 11, 2016 $135,446
Research Assistant Professor New York University School of Medicine New York, NY Nov 01, 2015 $135,000
Research Assistant Professor University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Jan 02, 2016 $125,697
Research Assistant Professor Northwestern University Evanston, IL Oct 15, 2015 $79,602
Research Assistant Professor Georgia State University Atlanta, GA Jan 06, 2016 $79,500
Research Assistant Professor North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC Oct 22, 2015 $79,327
Research Assistant Professor N. C. State University Raleigh, NC Sep 16, 2015 $79,327
Research Assistant Professor Tuskegee University Tuskegee, AL Sep 08, 2016 $79,252
Research Assistant Professor Tuskegee University Tuskegee, AL Nov 21, 2016 $79,252
Research Assistant Professor University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL Mar 21, 2016 $79,000
Assistant Research Professor Duke University and Medical Center Durham, NC Jan 07, 2016 $78,936
Research Assistant Professor The Translational Genomics Research Institute Phoenix, AZ May 25, 2015 $65,437 -
$95,135
Visiting Research Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL Jul 01, 2015 $65,400
Assistant Research Professor Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Apr 01, 2015 $65,250
Research Assistant Professor The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Jan 02, 2015 $65,000
Assistant Professor-Research LSU Health Sciences Center/New Orleans New Orleans, LA Jan 07, 2016 $65,000
Assistant Research Professor The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Aug 01, 2015 $65,000
Assistant Research Professor Duke University and Medical Center Durham, NC Sep 01, 2015 $65,000

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Top Skills for A Research Assistant Professor

  1. Research Projects
  2. Cell Culture
  3. Biology
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  • Manage clinical research projects which evaluate the use of medical equipment for osteoporosis diagnosis.
  • Investigated the effect of fatty acids on gene expression in cell culture models of prostate and breast cancer.
  • Fostered collaboration with a computational biology group that resulted new understanding transporter protein's dynamics and its functional consequence.
  • Used and trained on lab equipment including but not limited to oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Established various protein-engineering techniques to understand the structure and variation of antigenic sites on influenza virus proteins.

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