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Working As A Research Associate

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

  • $56,375

    Average Salary

What Does A Research Associate Do

A Research Associate plans, organizes, and conducts research in scientific, cultural, historical, or artistic. They conduct literature, collect and analyze data, and recruit and/or interview new people.

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Average Length of Employment
Research Scientist 3.8 years
Research Biologist 3.6 years
Research Associate 3.0 years
Research Fellow 2.3 years
Research Assistant 1.7 years
Top Careers Before Research Associate
Internship 11.8%
Fellow 4.9%
Researcher 3.0%
Volunteer 2.8%
Scientist 2.6%
Instructor 2.5%
Top Careers After Research Associate
Scientist 9.1%
Consultant 6.3%
Fellow 5.2%
Internship 4.7%
Instructor 3.4%
Associate 2.9%
Director 2.5%
Volunteer 2.5%

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Research Associate Demographics

Gender

Male

46.1%

Female

43.7%

Unknown

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

47.1%

Asian

25.4%

Hispanic or Latino

12.8%

Black or African American

9.5%

Unknown

5.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

32.4%

French

13.2%

Chinese

10.6%

Mandarin

6.7%

German

5.6%

Russian

4.4%

Japanese

3.9%

Arabic

3.6%

Italian

3.3%

Hindi

3.1%

Portuguese

2.6%

Korean

2.5%

Cantonese

1.9%

Urdu

1.3%

Vietnamese

1.1%

Hebrew

0.9%

Bengali

0.8%

Carrier

0.7%

Turkish

0.7%

Greek

0.6%
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Research Associate Education

Schools

Northeastern University

6.7%

Johns Hopkins University

6.4%

University of California - San Diego

5.8%

George Washington University

5.8%

University of California - Davis

5.6%

University of California - Berkeley

5.6%

University of Southern California

5.2%

New York University

5.1%

University of Washington

5.0%

Iowa State University

5.0%

University of Arizona

4.9%

Pennsylvania State University

4.5%

Cornell University

4.4%

San Diego State University

4.4%

Boston University

4.4%

Ohio State University

4.4%

Columbia University

4.4%

Michigan State University

4.2%

Arizona State University

4.2%

Georgetown University

4.1%
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Majors

Biology

14.7%

Chemistry

13.3%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

11.1%

Business

8.5%

Finance

4.6%

Psychology

4.6%

Microbiology

4.2%

Biotechnology

3.7%

Pharmacy

3.6%

Public Health

3.4%

Chemical Engineering

3.4%

Physics

3.3%

Biomedical Engineering

3.1%

Economics

3.0%

Mechanical Engineering

3.0%

Political Science

2.7%

Cell Biology And Anatomical Science

2.5%

Law

2.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.4%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.4%
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Degrees

Masters

34.9%

Doctorate

26.2%

Bachelors

26.2%

Other

8.3%

Certificate

2.5%

Associate

1.5%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.1%
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Real Research Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Aug 05, 2019 $78,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA May 21, 2019 $76,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 07, 2019 $72,875
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 27, 2011 $65,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jun 02, 2019 $63,000 -
$79,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 01, 2019 $62,500
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 25, 2019 $62,000 -
$79,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jun 01, 2015 $60,000 -
$70,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Dec 01, 2011 $60,000 -
$70,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 10, 2018 $59,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Feb 01, 2015 $55,000 -
$65,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 10, 2016 $55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Feb 10, 2014 $55,000 -
$65,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 01, 2018 $55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Aug 01, 2012 $55,000 -
$65,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 01, 2010 $55,000 -
$65,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Aug 27, 2018 $55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Aug 31, 2018 $54,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 05, 2018 $54,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 02, 2018 $54,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA May 19, 2017 $53,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 15, 2018 $53,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 07, 2017 $53,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 05, 2016 $53,000 -
$63,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 14, 2017 $53,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Dec 01, 2017 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jul 16, 2018 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 12, 2018 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 01, 2018 $52,000 -
$62,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2018 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 02, 2018 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jul 23, 2018 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 21, 2017 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 29, 2018 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 04, 2017 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 07, 2017 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Feb 09, 2017 $52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 02, 2014 $52,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Dec 01, 2017 $51,500
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 30, 2018 $51,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 10, 2016 $51,000 -
$61,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Aug 27, 2015 $51,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 01, 2018 $50,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jun 19, 2017 $50,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Aug 01, 2017 $50,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jul 03, 2017 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 13, 2017 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 05, 2017 $50,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 20, 2017 $50,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 04, 2017 $50,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 17, 2017 $50,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 15, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jun 12, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 07, 2015 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 01, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jul 12, 2015 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 07, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 05, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 09, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA May 21, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 19, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Dec 06, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 10, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 27, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 10, 2016 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jul 01, 2015 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 15, 2015 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 01, 2015 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 10, 2015 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Aug 01, 2014 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 07, 2014 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA May 31, 2014 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 15, 2013 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Aug 01, 2012 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Dec 20, 2011 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 15, 2012 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 04, 2012 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 13, 2012 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Dec 01, 2012 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 05, 2012 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 01, 2011 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 19, 2011 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 07, 2011 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 01, 2012 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2011 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Feb 01, 2012 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 15, 2010 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Dec 01, 2010 $50,000 -
$60,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 01, 2009 $50,000 -
$55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 18, 2016 $48,000 -
$58,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jul 15, 2013 $48,000 -
$52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Aug 31, 2015 $47,000 -
$52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Feb 01, 2017 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Feb 13, 2015 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jul 12, 2015 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jul 03, 2016 $47,000 -
$50,007
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 18, 2016 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2015 $47,000 -
$52,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 22, 2015 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 02, 2017 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 20, 2015 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Dec 10, 2015 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 05, 2015 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 01, 2015 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 02, 2014 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA May 19, 2014 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2015 $47,000 -
$57,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 01, 2014 $46,000 -
$56,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 03, 2014 $46,000 -
$56,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 10, 2014 $46,000 -
$56,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 20, 2014 $46,000 -
$56,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 03, 2015 $45,000 -
$55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 30, 2015 $45,000 -
$55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Sep 20, 2015 $45,000 -
$55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2014 $45,000 -
$55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 14, 2014 $45,000 -
$55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 01, 2014 $45,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 15, 2014 $45,000 -
$55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jun 02, 2014 $45,000 -
$55,000
Research Associate Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Apr 21, 2014 $45,000 -
$55,000

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  2. Laboratory Equipment
  3. Lab
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  • Developed and revised protocols for cell culture and viral inactivation processes.
  • Calibrated and operated various medical and laboratory equipment, instruments and electronics; also instructed personnel in proper utilization.
  • Collaborated with oncology, immunology, and chemistry departments to characterize novel anti-tumor antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs.
  • Performed technical support functions involving basic molecular and cellular biological studies of herpes virus as a gene therapy vector.
  • Assist analysts working on a wide variety of automotive projects including database/internal support, market research, and general marketing efforts.

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