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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

  • $68,424

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At Stanford University

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* Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols.
* Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.
* Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
* Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
* Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses.
* Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.
* Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
* Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.
* Other duties may also be assigned._

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At Educational Testing Service

* Coordinate multiple phases of research projects and monitor project workflow (e.g., scheduling, coding, and/or analysis activities of support and field staff).
* Create and maintain large item banks for large-scale international comparative assessments including item characteristics, coding guides and results from the IRT scaling.
* Monitor implementation and checking of paper- and computer-based tests and questionnaires.
* Monitor participating countries through the implementation phases of the various projects, especially with regard to the coder reliability system for open ended response items.
* Assist in testing, defining requirements, and documenting new software and tools related to computer-based assessment.
* Develop and refine research instruments, questionnaires, test development and coding procedures.
* Develop procedures for data collection, including editing and proof reading coding training materials and operational manuals.
* Coordinate procedures for data collection and data entry.
* Organize, verify and conduct quality control checks on instruments and procedures.
* Perform data analyses; Synthesize and interpret basic results.
* Research literature for different research projects and papers.
* Design and prepare charts, tables, figures, and graphics for reports and presentations.
* Communication:
* Communicate procedures and outcomes in a clear language, while being sensitive of cultural differences and diversity across participating countries.
* Write discrete sections of research reports, proposals, website content, and external communication; Edit and proofread research reports, proposals, websites, and external communication.
* Develop presentations and present as part of a team

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At George Washington University

* Management of mice breeding colonies
* Perform mammalian cells maintenance in vitro and primary T cell preparation from animal tissues
* Plan and schedule experiments consistent with the timeline and objectives of ongoing research projects.
* Conduct independent experiments under the supervision of the Principal Investigator
* Aid other scientists within the laboratory with their day to day experiments
* Assist in general laboratory upkeep
* Assist with inventory and ordering of supplies
* Assist with maintaining equipment
* Assist in the preparation of manuscripts and grants
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
* Incumbent is expected to work well as part of a team and have enthusiasm for the practice of science.
* He/She is expected to work under limited supervision or independently

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At UPMC

* Act as a technical resource on a daily basis, leading the activities of other research support staff.
* Administer questionnaires, and assist with procedures for obtaining patient screening and recruitment as well as obtaining research specimens.
* Assist in obtaining educational resources necessary to perform and interpret research and to remain abreast of new knowledge and techniques in research area or function.
* Assist in record keeping, inventory and equipment management.
* Assist the Research Associate and/or principal researcher in the day-to-day oversight of the research support staff and investigator's research budgets.
* Assist with training programs for other Research Assistants and Research Technicians on research activities and practice.
* Communicate the daily progress of research projects via meetings with, and written reports to, research investigators and/or the Research Associate.
* Ensure the proper preparation of labels, proper storage and disposal of reagents, and proper equipment calibration for research projects.
* Facilitate study initiation by attending necessary meetings.
* Maintain a safe clean laboratory-working environment including appropriate equipment maintenance and usage, by conforming to laboratory and hospital policies and standards.
* Perform approved research projects according to defined protocols and procedures including appropriate collection, recording, storage and analysis of data and reporting of results.
* Perform site visits as a clinical monitor for multi-center trials.
* Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
* Qualifications
* Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biology or other basic science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a science or health related field with a minimum of 15 credit hours in related science courses

What Does A Senior Research Assistant Do At Teachers College, Columbia University

* Project Planning
* o Identify, critically review, and synthesize relevant literature
* o Contribute to the formulation of research questions and aligned data collection and analysis strategies
* o Draft and revise research-related documents, including study prospectus, fieldwork guidelines, interview protocols, and surveys
* o Participate in project development and proposal writing activities
* Project Coordination
* o Oversee and coordinate preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) materials for submission
* o Maintain records related to the progress of research and activities
* o Assist with the organization and execution of research team meetings
* o Organize, log and secure data in accordance with CCRC data security procedures
* o Independently respond to internal and external requests for information
* o Contribute to project updates for funders
* Data Collection and Analysis
* o Plan college site visits (i.e., coordinate with college research liaisons, recruit participants, and schedule research activities)
* o Independently conduct observations, interviews, and focus groups
* o Draft, review, and edit data collection and analysis documents, including fieldnotes, fieldwork debriefs, and analytic memos
* o Administer surveys and/or coordinate with college research liaisons on the administration of surveys
* o Use data analysis software or data organizing techniques to manage and analyze data
* o Extrapolate research findings from data analysis
* Writing
* o Co-author study reports and other written products
* o Participate in the CCRC internal paper review process
* Dissemination and Field Building
* o Present research findings at meetings and conferences under the supervision of senior project staff
* o Represent CCRC at meetings, events, and conferences under the supervision of senior project staff
* CCRC Service
* o Participate in Center events and professional development activities

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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
Senior Research Assistant Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC New York, NY Aug 26, 2014 $65,000 -
$75,000
SR. Research Assistant Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY Jul 17, 2014 $65,000
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 Apr 01, 2015 $49,483
Senior Research Assistant The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX Jan 04, 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 The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Smithville, TX Jun 28, 2015 $42,578
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 The Brookings Institution Washington, DC May 14, 2013 $42,000 -
$44,000
Senior Research Assistant Brigham and Women's Hospital Cambridge, MA May 01, 2013 $42,000
SR. Research Assistant The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX Mar 16, 2016 $42,000
Senior Research Assistant Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Jun 16, 2014 $42,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Research Assistant

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Top Senior Research Assistant Skills

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Laboratory Equipment
  3. Cell Lines
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Train users in the proper operation and care of common lab equipment.
  • Maintained, cleaned and sanitized all laboratory equipment.
  • Established western blotting technique in breast cancer cell lines.
  • Perform data entry and data analysis using statistical software.
  • Facilitated collaborations among faculty members of the college on grants and research projects.

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