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Working As A Research Specialist

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $60,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Research Specialist Do At UNC Department of Public Safety

* preparation and submission of the initial regulatory packets for clinical trials, both sponsored and PI initiated; submission, organization and maintenance of all IRB documents associated with the clinical studies; maintenance of regulatory binders for studies; the evaluation and recruitment of potential subjects for study participation; preparation for study visits of the patients and per protocol ordering of lab and diagnostic procedures; performance of clinical procedures and assessment of study subjects while obtaining study information and specimens (blood and urine); specimen processing and shipping; data collection and entry into computerized data capture systems or transcribing data onto case report forms; responding to data queries and coordinating study monitoring visits.
* The individual in this position must be able to multi-task effectively and attention to detail is paramount, for this person will be responsible for the coordination and management of numerous regulatory and reporting requirements for multiple clinical research projects.
* Knowledge of ICH GCP guidelines is essential.
* Location will be UNC Chapel Hill; some studies will require travel to dialysis centers in Carrboro, Pittsboro, Siler City, Burlington and Sanford.
* Fluency in Spanish preferred.
* Special Physical and Mental Requirements
* Special Instructions
* Office of Human Resources Contact Information
* If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843
* or send an email to employment@unc.edu

What Does A Research Specialist Do At Salesforce.Com, Inc.

* Design and implement effective, results-driven research strategies and practices for recruiting research, talent mapping, and market intelligence
* Develop consultative business partnerships with Recruiting Leadership, Recruiters, Sourcers, and Business Leaders to address challenges and influence business decisions
* Extensively utilize proprietary and third party databases to identify high quality candidates based on business need
* Process research requests for Recruiters and Sourcers on an individual basis
* Provide regular, relevant technology industry updates to the Recruiting Team
* Identify new addressable markets, recruiting tools, and opportunities for finding top talent
* Proactively identify new opportunities to influence the business

What Does A Research Specialist Do At Johns Hopkins University

* Responsible for animal preparations, equipment setup and maintenance, execution of molecular biology experimental protocols and development of animal protocols.
* Performs data acquisition/analysis and contributes to manuscript preparation.
* Record keeping including documentation of good laboratory practices, laboratory maintenance, and help with the performance of cell culture protocols.
* Oversees the day-to-day data collection for research studies and run both standard and ad hoc reports.
* Runs standard statistics using SPSS or other statistical packages, including t-tests and standard deviation per protocol.
* May include data cleaning measures to ensure accuracy of data and preparation of tables.
* Runs routine and ad hoc reports from research database
* Develops processes for ensuring data collection can occur in effective and efficient manner.
* Organizes, edits, verifies data, and scores data collection forms as needed.
* Able to modify existing forms in order to optimize data management.
* Supports the maintenance of lab equipment including CO2 tanks, tissue culture incubators, LN2 freezers, ultra-low temperature freezers, centrifuges, glassware washer and autoclave.
* Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, PCR thermocycler, spectrophotometer, light microscope, plate washer and/or utilize biological safety cabinet.
* This person may also utilize sophisticated instrumentation such as flow cytometer, spectrophotometer, luminometer and laboratory automation solutions/robotics.
* Responsible for operation of lab computers for data entry.
* Maintains accurate data records and laboratory notebook.
* Maintains and makes necessary adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
* Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
* Along with the laboratory supervisor, works to develop and institute protocols for routine laboratory analyses.
* Maintains and improves training procedures and is responsible for training entry-level employees on relevant techniques

What Does A Research Specialist Do At University of Chicago

* May assist in recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support.
* Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
* About the Unit
* The University of Chicago Genomics Facility provides University of Chicago investigators access to State-of-the
* Art genomics capabilities: Next Generation Sequencing, Sanger sequencing / genotyping and DNA Micro
* Arrays (Gene expression, Genotyping, and Methylation

What Does A Research Specialist Do At Cedars-Sinai

* The Cedars
* Sinai F.
* Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) is searching for a highly motivated Research Specialist II to be part of Cedars
* Sinai's commitment to Precision Health through an exciting opportunity within our 1BD Drug Discovery and Development Unit (IBD3).
* The mission of the IBD3 unit is to use personalized medicine approaches to predict the success of current and future therapeutic for inflammatory bowel diseases.
* The IBD3 program is u uniquely structured to join academic science with industry partners to discover and validate new therapeutic targets, accelerate drug development through patient stratification, and rescue and repurpose failed drugs by identifying drug responsive patient populations.
* The IBD3 unit is seeking a mission-focused Research Specialist II, with the expertise in the development of protein expression and purification strategies to support ongoing drug discovery and development needs.
* Under the leadership of the 1E103 unit Director, the Research Specialist II will utilize a solid foundation in research and experience with techniques associated with a specific area of research. incumbent will be capable of exercising independent judgment while developing and implementing research programs, project planning, enrollment of patients, experimental protocols and procedures, database development and analysis including evaluating and interpreting results.
* Will supervise lab activities, including research grant management. human resources. responsibility delegation, and provide training to other individuals who may be assigned to the project, study, or laboratory.
* Reports to and works closely with Principal Investigator and has independent supervision of a laboratory or program.
* Will prepare grant proposals, publications, and presentations.
* Will function as a bridge between research and clinical programs which may have local and national contributors and investigators relying on information provided.
* Will have delegated authority to make substantive decisions and commitments in accord with the established goals and objectives of the laboratory or program.
* Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
* Acts as a project lead and coordinator interacting with collaborators, clinical research personnel and researchers as part of a research team.
* Participates in all aspects of clinical development and study management (protocol design, enrollment of patients, development and implementation of protocols, and if applicable, submission of IRB applications and approvals).
* Follows established procedures or protocols to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which will include: basic tissue culture, immunoassays, molecular biology techniques, microscopy, animal preparation (e.g. tail vein injections) and surgery.
* Provides scientific expertise to ongoing and future trials.
* Identify and resolve common problems involved in routine research assays.
* Establishes and maintains relationships with clinical investigators and manages internal and external collaborative research projects.
* Acts as a scientific resource for the affiliated pre-clinical research laboratory (e.g., assisted with experimental designs, data analysis, interpretation of scientific literature).
* Supervises, leads, and trains other individuals assigned to the lab.
* Prepares grant applications and oversees submission process, including writing of grant proposal.
* Capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating and interpreting results.
* Operates appropriate laboratory equipment.
* Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
* Operates lab computers for data entry and maintains accurate data records.
* Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
* Department and/or Unit Specific:
* Must demonstrate strong biochemistry skills and keeps up-to-date with the latest technologies
* Able to Implement a variety of expression systems including e.coli, mammalian and baculovirus
* Hands on expertise in construct design, protein expression and purification
* Proven experience in difficult-to-express and purify proteins such as membrane proteins,
* Works closely with computational scientists for structure-function studies and structure
* Uses protein biochemistry and structural biology knowledge to outline strategies and workflows
* Supports assay development in line with the needs of projects within the drug development group
* Supervise and train laboratory staff in assay development and protein expression and production
* Manages collaborations with CRO's for protein production, structure determination and project goals are met,
* Communicates with other groups within Cedars
* Sinai to facilitate a collaborative environment development efforts.
* Maintains strict adherence to research compliance regulatory standards for human and
* Ensures compliance with state and federal laws, accreditation, professional and regulatory within the divisions.
* Assist in establishing and maintaining a quality assurance program agencies, which shall include a systematic review of the quality, safety, and appropriateness
* Works to ensure internal budgets and goals are met and generates reports and presentations
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How To Become A Research Specialist

Most market research analysts need at least a bachelor’s degree. Top research positions may require a master’s degree. Strong math and analytical skills are essential. 


Market research analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree in market research or a related field. Many have degrees in fields such as statistics, math, and computer science. Others have backgrounds in business administration, the social sciences, or communications.

Courses in statistics, research methods, and marketing are essential for these workers. Courses in communications and social sciences, such as economics or consumer behavior, are also important.

Some market research analyst jobs require a master’s degree. Several schools offer graduate programs in marketing research, but many analysts complete degrees in other fields, such as statistics and marketing, and/or earn a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). A master’s degree is often required for leadership positions or positions that perform more technical research. 

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is voluntary, but analysts may pursue certification to demonstrate a level of professional competency. The Marketing Research Association offers the Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) for market research analysts. Candidates qualify based on experience and knowledge; they must pass an exam, be a member of a professional organization, and have at least 3 years working in opinion and marketing research. Individuals must complete 20 hours of industry-related continuing education courses every 2 years to renew their certification.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Market research analysts must be able to understand large amounts of data and information. 

Communication skills. Market research analysts need strong communication skills when gathering information, interpreting data, and presenting results to clients. 

Critical-thinking skills. To determine what marketing strategy would work best for a company, market research analysts must assess all available information.

Detail oriented. Market research analysts must be detail oriented because they often do precise data analysis.

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Research Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 31, 2017 $90,000
Research Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 31, 2014 $85,000 -
Research Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 01, 2015 $80,000 -
Research Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA May 01, 2012 $75,000 -
Research Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 01, 2013 $75,000 -
Research Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2013 $70,000 -
Research Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Nov 15, 2011 $70,000 -
Research Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 15, 2013 $70,000 -
Research Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Dec 16, 2011 $70,000 -
Research Specialist I Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Mar 01, 2011 $70,000

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Top Research Specialist Skills

  1. Laboratory Equipment
  2. Procedures
  3. Lab Supplies
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain and clean all laboratory equipment according to manufacturer's guidelines and Emory policy and procedures.
  • Cared and managed multiple individual animal colonies to prepare analysis and reports that go toward scientific studies and procedures.
  • Order and maintain lab supplies.
  • Prepare sterile culture media and cell culture for somatic nuclear transfer.
  • Oversee data entry, processing, and creation of charts and graphs portraying survey results.

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