Research Technician Job Openings - 37 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    NEW
    Confocal Research Technician - FlyLight
    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

    $60,000

    NEW
    Research Specialist - Light Microscopy
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,040

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

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,500

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

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,055

    Customer Engagement Specialist, UX Research
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,560

    Custodial Services Worker - Janelia Farm Research Campus
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,060

    Grill Cook - 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

    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

    $60,000

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

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

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

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,000

    Digital Forensic Research Technician(Must have an active Secret Clearance)
    Nana Regional Corporation

    Newington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    Research Technician (NCI)
    Leidos Holdings

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    SME Task Lead of
    Engility Corporation

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    Research Technician (NCI)
    Leidos

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    Research Technician (NCI)
    Leidos

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    Research Technician (NCI)
    Leidos

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,000

    NEW
    Digital Forensic Research Technician(Must have an active Secret Clearance)
    Nana Regional Corporation

    Newington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,000

    Research Technician (NCI)
    Leidos

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,664

    Research Technician III, Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) - Georgetown University Medical Center
    Georgetown Univerisity

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,664

    Research Technician 3 - Georgetown University Medical Center
    Georgetown Univerisity

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    SME Task Lead of
    Engility Corporation

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    Research Technician
    Mars

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    Research Technician (NCI)
    Leidos

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    Research Technician
    HJF

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    Research Technician
    Mars

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,664

    Research Technician 2 for the Center for Cell Reprogramming, Department of Pathology - Georgetown University Medical Center
    Georgetown Univerisity

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    Research Technician (NCI)
    Leidos Holdings

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    Research Technician
    Clinical Research Management, Inc.

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,000

    NEW
    Research Technician (NCI)
    Leidos Holdings

    Frederick, MD

Research Technician Jobs

average

$50,000

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information

What does a Research Technician do

A Research Technician helps scientists with their research and experiments. They assist with research analysis and record findings in the field or lab as well as clean, sanitize, maintain, and operate lab equipment.

how to become a Research Technician

Biological technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field. It is important for prospective biological technicians to gain laboratory experience while they are in school.

Education

Biological technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field. Most colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degree programs in the biological sciences.

Biological science programs usually include courses in general biology, as well as in specific subfields such as ecology, microbiology, and physiology. In addition to taking courses in biology, students must study chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Computer science courses are helpful for learning how to model and simulate biological processes and for learning how to operate some laboratory equipment. 

Laboratory experience is important for prospective biological technicians, so students should take biology courses that emphasize laboratory work.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Biological technicians need to conduct scientific experiments and analyses with accuracy and precision.

Communication skills. Biological technicians must understand and follow the instructions of their managing scientists. They also need to be able to communicate their processes and findings clearly in written reports.

Critical-thinking skills. Biological technicians draw conclusions from experimental results through sound reasoning and judgment.

Observational skills. Biological technicians must constantly monitor their experiments. They need to keep a complete, accurate record of their work, including the conditions under which the experiment was carried out, the procedures they followed, and the results they obtained.

Technical skills. Biological technicians need to set up and operate sophisticated equipment and instruments. They also may need to adjust equipment to ensure that experiments are conducted properly.

Other Experience

Prospective biological technicians should have laboratory experience. In addition to coursework, students may gain laboratory experience during summer internships with prospective employers, such as pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturers, or in university laboratories.

Advancement

Biological technicians may advance to scientist positions, such as microbiologist, after a few years of experience working as a technician or after earning a master’s degree or Ph.D. Gaining more experience and higher levels of education often allows biological technicians to move into positions such as natural sciences managers or postsecondary teachers.

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Real Research Technician Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Research Technician Children's National Medical Center Salisbury, MD Aug 16, 2015 $156,525
Reservoir Technologies Research Geophysicist Geotrace Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 25, 2016 $145,000
Director, Research & Technology Contract Drilling & Blasting LLC Manat, PR Jul 15, 2016 $108,000
Research Technologist 2 Los Alamos National Security, LLC Los Alamos, NM Mar 02, 2015 $98,000 -
$117,900
Director, Research & Technology Contract Drilling &Amp; Blasting LLC Manat, PR Sep 15, 2016 $97,469
Associate, Research and Technology Ingredion Incorporated Bridgewater, NJ Aug 19, 2016 $85,000
Director of Research Information Technology The University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, KS Feb 23, 2016 $80,933
Principal Research Technologist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN May 01, 2015 $71,947
Senior Research Technologist Fresh Express, Inc. Salinas, CA Sep 12, 2015 $69,638
Research Technician Brandeis University Waltham, MA Jan 06, 2016 $68,808

Top Skills for a Research Technician

Know what it takes to get the job done

LaboratoryEquipmentLABSuppliesLaboratoryTechniquesLaboratoryProceduresTissueCultureRt-PcrProteinPurificationSafetyMolecularBiologyTechniquesCellLinesDataCollectionDataAnalysisGELElectrophoresisHplcDataEntryFlowCytometryRLABEquipmentGLPMedicine

Top Research Technician Skills

For research technician jobs, , companies seek candidates with the following abilities:
  1. Laboratory Equipment
  2. LAB Supplies
  3. Laboratory Techniques
Here’s how the most requested skills appear on resumes:
  • Developed and presented design requirements of new laboratory equipment to engineering staff.
  • Maintain biological laboratory procedure and equipment, order lab supplies.
  • Assisted with research procedures, utilized laboratory techniques, researched background information, cited sources, prepared media, !
  • Provided technical support for multiple laboratory procedures.
  • Employed procedures and techniques focused on tissue culture, RNA preps, and northern blots.

Molecular Biology Techniques, Data Entry, GEL Electrophoresis, Laboratory Equipment, Medicine, Data Collection, LAB Equipment, Safety, GLP, Tissue Culture, LAB Supplies, Protein Purification, Laboratory Procedures, Cell Lines, Laboratory Techniques, Rt-Pcr, Flow Cytometry, R, Data Analysis, Hplc

Top Research Technician Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Research Technician Employers

Research Technician positions seems to be very popular at Massachusetts General Hospital where they currently get hired the most.

Research Technician job seekers will have an easy time finding open jobs at these firms:
  1. Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  3. North Carolina State University
  4. Washington University School of Medicine

At the end of the day, Research Technician candidates can currently find jobs at 10 companies.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, North Carolina State University, Washington University School of Medicine, University of Michigan, MPI Research, Parexel International, Charles River Laboratories, Thomas Jefferson University

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