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Working As A Senior Research Assistant

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

  • $55,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At George Washington University

* Provides administrative support for the clinical research team in the preparation of electronic and paper regulatory and ethical committee submissions, program reports, funding proposals, work plans and correspondence (including preparation, proofreading, formatting and editing of programmatic documents and presentations, and filing both physical and electronic program and regulatory files);
* Maintains trial master files, studies site records and files and ensure compliance with applicable standard operating procedures and regulations;
* Assists with periodic review of study files for accuracy and completeness;
* Assists in the development of technical research documents and operational technical resources (i.e., clinical trial protocols, informed consent forms, case report forms, annual reports, regulatory submissions, clinical trial reports, clinical development plans);
* Maintains and disseminates clinical trial tracking information; manages program invoices and purchase orders;
* Coordinates tasks, schedules, and compilation of reports and minutes of the clinical trial unit activities and procedures;
* Assists in the creation of clinical trial databases, ongoing data management, and data analysis;
* Assists in the development and implementation of recruitment strategies to increase patient enrollment into clinical trials;
* This position performs other duties as assigned.
* The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the positio

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At Geisinger Health System

* Assists in day-to-day project activities such as word processing, maintaining study documentation, attending and documenting study meetings, etc
* Conducts data entry and updates computer files used for project monitoring and data collection
* Conducts literature searches and fact-finding research to support project development
* Assists with data collection activities including subject recruitment, contact, and follow-up
* Utilizes advanced skills in various programs needed for research activities (i.e. Mapping software, Access databases, etc)
* Demonstrates understanding of grant writing submission and grant funding opportunities.
* Participates in pre and post award preparation
* Manages portions of a project under the direction of the Principal Investigator and with oversight of a Project Manager as necessary
* Completes IRB and other regulatory documents under direction of the Project Manager or Principal Investigator
* Assists in training Research Assistant I
* Demonstrates a working knowledge of research regulatory requirements
* Performs other duties as required or assigned
* Denotes essential job functions

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At Ut Health

* Candidate will work under close direction of the PI and/or senior research staff for Internal Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, and conduct various research related activities to support research projects.
* Plans and conducts research activities, under general direction, according to research project.
* Research activities may include some or all of the following: patient identification, screening, recruiting and follow-up according to the clinical trial protocol, basic laboratory training and activities, and informatics for electronic data entry.
* Provides assistance within a research project in accordance with the research protocol including executing the primary research design.
* Makes independent decisions as required, which may impact research team or assigned project.
* Has daily contact with the Principal Investigator, patients, other members of the research team and study sponsors.
* Less frequent contact may include departmental administrative staff and other faculty members or researchers.
* May participate in the analysis of the data, reviewing data and analysis with Principal Investigator via chart review, interview, and follow-up consultation.
* Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for clinical research as they are open to enrollment.
* Maintains completed study data under lock and key, reviewing new patient records and screens patients for eligibility for participation in studies, which can include history taking, counseling subjects on study procedures and the importance of follow-up care and ensuring adherence to the research protocol, including scheduling tests or therapy.
* Obtains informed consent and gives tests and questionnaires are required by research protocol.
* Answers and resolves queries in a timely fashion.
* May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.
* Contacts outpatients for follow-up and assistance with protocol as needed.
* Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At George Washington University

* Acts as a primary super-user to guide and ensure quality of software, tool, and database developments;
* Maintains and updates knowledgebase datasets;
* Participates in the weekly lab meeting and monthly progress report meetings;
* Creates, presents and discusses the monthly progress reports with Dr.
* Mazumder and the key project stakeholders at the FDA;
* Performs other work related duties as assigned.
* The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At Ut Health

* Multiple quality improvement projects as well as multi-center RCT's and institutional research.
* Research Assistant will assist with IRB submissions, writing of reports and presentations, activities in lab, labor & delivery unit, and/or out-patient clinic depending on interests and skill sets.
* Duties may include abstraction of medical data, collection and processing biological specimens (blood, amniotic fluid, urine, and tissue), interviewing patients, completion of case review forms, screening medical charts, data entry, assisting with IRB submissions and other duties as assigned.
* Training and certification for standing operating procedure for conduct of these activities required.
* Conducts research activities, under general direction, according to assigned protocol.
* Research activities may include some or all of the following: IRB submissions, assisting with reports and presentations, abstraction and mining of data, research specimen processing and inventory and patient recruiting and screening.
* Abstracting data for quality improvement projects
* Maintains accurate and timely records to include research charts, packets, databases, etc.
* Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department
* Assist with IRB submissions
* Collection, processing and inventory of research specimens
* Patient recruiting and screening
* Assist with reports and presentations
* Preform other duties as assigned

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Average Length of Employment
Research Associate 2.6 years
Research Fellow 2.4 years
Research Assistant 1.6 years
Research Volunteer 0.8 years
Top Careers Before Senior Research Assistant
Internship 9.1%
Volunteer 2.9%
Consultant 2.2%
Tutor 1.9%
Assistant 1.8%
Instructor 1.7%
Top Careers After Senior Research Assistant
Internship 6.3%
Scientist 4.3%
Consultant 4.3%
Associate 3.1%
Volunteer 2.8%
Fellow 2.2%

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Average Yearly Salary
$55,000
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$33,000
Min 10%
$55,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Brown University
Highest Paying City
Coral Gables, FL
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a Senior Research Assistant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Research Assistant in the United States is $55,515 per year or $27 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $33,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $91,000.

Real Senior Research Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Research Assistant The Pennsylvania State University Parkesburg, PA Oct 16, 2015 $76,500
SR. Research Assistant The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Glen, NY Dec 15, 2014 $72,500
Senior Research Assistant Illumina, Inc. San Diego, CA Aug 20, 2016 $70,803 -
$96,300
Senior Research Assistant Oregon State University Corvallis, OR Sep 25, 2014 $69,372
SR. Research Assistant Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY Jul 17, 2014 $65,000
Senior Research Assistant Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC New York, NY Aug 26, 2014 $65,000 -
$75,000
Senior Research Assistant The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Jan 01, 2014 $61,709
Senior Research Assistant The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA May 02, 2014 $61,709
Senior Research Assistant II Joslin Diabetes Center Boston, MA Jul 01, 2014 $61,485
SR. Technical Research Assistant Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA Sep 29, 2016 $60,333
Senior Research Assistant The Methodist Hospital Research Institute Houston, TX Jan 04, 2016 $60,000
Senior Research Assistant Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA Jan 06, 2016 $59,000
SR. Research Assistant The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Manhasset, NY Jan 16, 2013 $58,597
SR. Research Assistant North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System New Hyde Park, NY Nov 13, 2014 $58,597
Senior Research Assistant The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX Jan 04, 2015 $49,483
Senior Research Assistant The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX Apr 01, 2015 $49,483
SR Research Assistant The Methodist Hospital Research Institute Houston, TX Feb 23, 2014 $48,734
Senior Research Assistant Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA Dec 22, 2016 $48,609
Senior Research Assistant Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Nov 01, 2014 $48,600
Senior Research Assistant University of Kansas Lawrence, KS Apr 13, 2015 $48,485 -
$53,500
Senior Quantitative Research Assistant Research for Action, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Nov 15, 2015 $48,420 -
$63,420
Senior Research Assistant Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA Apr 15, 2013 $42,390
Senior Research Assistant The Brookings Institution Washington, DC Aug 01, 2014 $42,157 -
$46,123
Senior Research Assistant Brigham and Women's Hospital Cambridge, MA May 01, 2013 $42,000
Senior Research Assistant Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Jun 16, 2014 $42,000
Senior Research Assistant The Brookings Institution Washington, DC May 14, 2013 $42,000 -
$44,000
SR. Research Assistant The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX Mar 16, 2016 $42,000
Senior Research Assistant The Brookings Institution Washington, DC Jun 18, 2013 $42,000 -
$44,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Research Assistant

  1. Cell Culture
  2. Lab Equipment
  3. Lab Members
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  • Developed a novel human cell feeder conditioned medium and human extra-cellular matrix to sustain human embryonic stem cell culture system.
  • Assist and lead in research which involved eliciting subjects, explaining experimental processes, and operating lab equipment for experiments.
  • Assisted lab members and other departmental members on multiple projects and contributed to student training.
  • Pioneered research and data analysis to support the development of policy recommendations and research publications.
  • Provided presentations to the medical community, conducted community outreach activities, assisted with office duties and performed data entry.

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Senior Research Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

50.8%

Male

35.4%

Unknown

13.8%
Ethnicity

White

53.1%

Asian

17.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.7%

Black or African American

11.1%

Unknown

5.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

36.0%

French

18.0%

Mandarin

6.5%

Chinese

6.5%

German

4.0%

Arabic

4.0%

Russian

3.5%

Portuguese

3.5%

Japanese

3.0%

Hindi

2.5%

Italian

2.0%

Cantonese

1.5%

Urdu

1.5%

Polish

1.5%

Turkish

1.0%

Korean

1.0%

Ukrainian

1.0%

Bosnian

1.0%

Armenian

1.0%

Persian

1.0%
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Senior Research Assistant Education

Schools

George Washington University

8.6%

Columbia University

7.4%

Texas A&M University

7.1%

University of Houston

7.1%

Johns Hopkins University

6.8%

New York University

5.9%

Boston University

5.9%

University of Texas at San Antonio

5.3%

Portland State University

5.0%

Northeastern University

4.7%

University of Cincinnati

4.4%

University of Florida

4.1%

University of California - San Diego

4.1%

George Mason University

3.8%

University of Washington

3.8%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.5%

American University

3.2%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.2%

University of New Hampshire

2.9%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2.9%
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Majors

Biology

16.7%

Psychology

13.8%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

7.7%

Business

7.1%

Public Health

7.1%

Chemistry

6.5%

Economics

5.1%

Nursing

3.5%

Finance

3.4%

Counseling Psychology

3.2%

Biomedical Engineering

3.2%

Biotechnology

2.9%

Microbiology

2.8%

Law

2.7%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.5%

Sociology

2.5%

Pharmacy

2.4%

Political Science

2.3%

Health Care Administration

2.3%

Biomedical Sciences

2.2%
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Degrees

Masters

37.1%

Bachelors

36.0%

Doctorate

12.6%

Other

8.8%

Certificate

3.0%

Associate

1.9%

Diploma

0.5%
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