Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salary
A Research Associate, Molecular Biology earns an average salary of $47,911 per year. A skill in cell culture is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
|Salary||$34,853 - $70,408|
|Bonus||$1,050 - $8,600|
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|$34,703 - $70,728|
|Hourly Rate||$15.97 - $30.85|
|Overtime||$24.73 - $34.90|
|Bonus||$1,050 - $8,600|
|Total Pay (||$34,703 - $70,728|
Job Description for Research Associate, Molecular Biology
Most of the time, research associates in molecular biology work at laboratories on the campuses of universities or colleges. However, they may also work for other industries, such as pharmaceutical companies. Together with tenured researchers, they coauthor research reports. They work on various clinical trial studies. They may be involved in subject recruitment and interviewing subjects. They enroll eligible subjects. They attend community events in an effort to find participants from the community that are suitable as research subjects for their studies. They screen prospective research subjects.Read More...
Research associates must protect privacy and confidentiality. They must be very organized. They prepare documents relevant to the studies and research findings. They must have excellent oral and written communication skills. They must have good interpersonal skills. They must be able to make presentations using various media. They must be familiar with Microsoft Office and their organization's computer system. They must be able to operate software that is being used at their laboratory, in order to analyze data. They must be able to work independently with no or minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment. They must be able to multitask and pay attention to details.
Employers prefer that candidates have a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology or other related fields. A master’s degree in a relevant field is a plus.
Research Associate, Molecular Biology Tasks
- Conduct laboratory experiments according to established procedures.
- Maintain lab equipment and ensure that inventory is accurately recorded.
- Record experimental results accurately and consistently.
- Anticipate and resolve issues encountered during experimental procedures.
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Pay by Experience for a Research Associate, Molecular Biology has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Associate, Molecular Biology with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 208 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Associate, Molecular Biology with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Research Associate, Molecular Biology which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 33 salaries. A Research Associate, Molecular Biology with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 8 salaries.
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