Research Fellow Job Openings - 43 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    NEW
    Confocal Research Technician - FlyLight
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

    NEW
    Research Specialist - Light Microscopy
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    NEW
    Research Technician - GENIE
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    NEW
    Research Technician Fly Optogenetics, Behavior and Anatomy
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    NEW
    Research Technician (Temp-to-Hire), Connectome Annotator (Multiple Openings)
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    NEW
    Research Technician (Temp-to-Hire), Annotator, Mouse Light
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,040

    Director HealthCore Research, Safety and Epidemiology (Remote option) #139508
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,055

    Customer Engagement Specialist, UX Research
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,560

    Custodial Services Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $19,250

    Waiter Waitress Farm
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,560

    Custodial Services Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,060

    NEW
    Grill Cook - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $19,250

    Waiter Waitress Farm
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Lead Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,500

    NEW
    Temp-to-hire Research Technician, Project Technical Resources
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

    NEW
    Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Associate-Imaging, Mouse Light
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Lead Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

    NEW
    Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Associate-Computer Vision, MouseLight
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,585

    Post Doctoral Fellow - Human Lung Stem Cells and Regeneration
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,585

    Post-Doctoral Fellow - Immuno Oncology
    Medimmune

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,398

    NEW
    Post Doctoral Fellow (NCI)
    Leidos Holdings

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,400

    Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Wildlife Connectivity - 18039
    WWF Washington, Dc

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,794

    ITMI POSTDOC RESEARCH FELLOW
    Inova Health Systems

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,000

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Materials Science
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,000

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Virology
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,794

    Post-doctoral Fellow
    SHRM

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,398

    Post Doctoral Fellow (NCI)
    Leidos

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,398

    Post Doctoral Fellow (NCI)
    Leidos

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,094

    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    J. Craig Venter Institute

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,400

    Global Science Research Fellow - 18043
    WWF Washington, Dc

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,585

    Post-Doctoral Fellow - Immuno Oncology
    Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,000

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Urban Simulation
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,794

    ISCI POSTDOC RESEARCH FELLOW
    Inova Health Systems

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,794

    Post Doctoral Fellow (NCI)
    Leidos

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,094

    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    J. Craig Venter Institute

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,000

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity Laboratory
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,000

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bacteriology
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,000

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Climate Change Communication
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,000

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Remote Sensing, Phenology, and Data Assimilation
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,585

    Post Doctoral Fellow - Human Lung Stem Cells and Regeneration
    Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,094

    Post-Doctoral Fellow (Genomic Medicine and Synthetic Biology)
    J. Craig Venter Institute

    Rockville, MD

Research Fellow Jobs

average

$50,794

  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

What does a Research Fellow do

A Research Fellow develops research objectives, projects, and proposals, and evaluates their outcomes. They also ensure that research fits with the organization's strategy, policy, procedures, and funder requirements.

how to become a Research Fellow

Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician.

Education

Students planning careers as medical scientists typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. Undergraduate students benefit from taking a broad range of classes, including life sciences, physical sciences, and math. Students also typically take courses that develop communication and writing skills, because they must learn to write grants effectively and publish research findings.

After students have completed their undergraduate studies, they typically enter Ph.D. programs. Dual-degree programs are available that pair a Ph.D. with a range of specialized medical degrees. A few degree programs that are commonly paired with Ph.D. studies are Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Whereas Ph.D. studies focus on research methods, such as project design and data interpretation, students in dual-degree programs learn both the clinical skills needed to be a physician and the research skills needed to be a scientist.

Graduate programs emphasize both laboratory work and original research. These programs offer prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs culminate in a thesis that the candidate presents before a committee of professors. Students may specialize in a particular field, such as gerontology, neurology, or cancer.

Those who go to medical school spend most of the first 2 years in labs and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and medical law. They also learn how to record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. They may be required to participate in residency programs, meeting the same requirements that physicians and surgeons have to fulfill.

Medical scientists often continue their education with postdoctoral work. Postdoctoral work provides additional and more independent lab experience, including experience in specific processes and techniques such as gene splicing, which is transferable to other research projects.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical scientists primarily conduct research and typically do not need licenses or certifications. However, those who administer drugs, gene therapy, or otherwise practice medicine on patients in clinical trials or a private practice need a license to practice as a physician.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Communication is critical, because medical scientists must be able to explain their conclusions. In addition, medical scientists write grant proposals, because grants often are required to fund their research.

Critical-thinking skills. Medical scientists must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question.

Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and analyze health research questions.

Decisionmaking skills. Medical scientists must determine what research questions to ask, how best to investigate the questions, and what data will best answer the questions.

Observation skills. Medical scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other health data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or misleading results.

Show More

Show Less

Show More Show Less

Research Fellow Videos

King's College London: a day in the life

A day in the life of a Pediatric Psychology Fellow

Career Advice on becoming a Research Fellow by Linda K (Full Version)

Real Research Fellow Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Research Fellow, Economic Policy American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Washington, DC May 24, 2016 $165,000
Research Fellow, Economic Policy American Enterprise Insitutue for Public Policy Research Washington, DC Jun 07, 2016 $140,000
Research Fellow Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco, CA Jan 01, 2016 $120,016
Research Fellow Actavis Laboratories Fl, Inc. Weston, FL Apr 19, 2016 $111,176 -
$157,913
Postd Research Fellow/LEO Intermittent Lecturer University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Jan 09, 2016 $107,500
Research Fellow 5Blades Inc. New York, NY Aug 10, 2015 $100,000
Cardiovascular Research Fellow Spectrum Health Hospitals Grand Rapids, MI Jul 01, 2015 $100,000
Research Fellow Guggenheim Insurance Services, LLC New York, NY Feb 23, 2015 $99,425 -
$385,260
Research Fellow National Institutes of Health, HHS Bethesda, MD Jun 14, 2015 $97,218
Research Fellow Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, Inc. Washington, DC Apr 01, 2015 $95,000

Top Skills for a Research Fellow

Know what it takes to get the job done

ProteinExpressionLABGeneExpressionResearchProjectsMolecularBiologyTechniquesDiseaseChemistryDNASynthesisRt-PcrDataAnalysisMedicineNIHRNAAdvisorCellLinesPost-DoctoralFellowMouseModelStatisticalAnalysisAnimalModels

Top Research Fellow Skills

Right now, these skills will help you look good when applying for research fellow jobs:
  1. Protein Expression
  2. LAB
  3. Gene Expression
Here are examples of how research fellows have used the most in demand skills on their resumes:
  • Trained senior-level project scientists in basic bioinformatics and protein expression.
  • Trained new users on laboratory equipment.
  • Managed and executed multiple projects leading to 3 articles on the effects of low-dose radiation on gene expression in human keratinocytes.
  • Presented research projects at national and laboratory meetings.
  • Evaluated multiple downstream signaling pathways using functional cell activity with various molecular biology techniques including ELISAs and Western blotting.

Molecular Biology Techniques, Gene Expression, Protein Expression, Medicine, Rt-Pcr, Synthesis, Animal Models, Cell Lines, Advisor, DNA, Mouse Model, Statistical Analysis, Disease, Data Analysis, Chemistry, NIH, Research Projects, RNA, Post-Doctoral Fellow, LAB

Top Research Fellow Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Research Fellow Employers

If you’re looking for a Research Fellow job, you should start with National Institutes of Health which has hired heavily for the position.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Research Fellow.

National Institutes of Health, Harvard Medical School, University of California, University of Michigan, University of Texas, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, National Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Why Zippia is Better

Zippia empowers you to make the correct career decisions, not just find your next job.

You can access millions of others' career paths with the Career Map to help you identify what skills and experiences you need to achieve your career goals. And when you're ready to take the next step in your career, you can research jobs and really understand the implications for your career aspirations.