Research Technician (Unspecified Type) Salary
A Research Technician (Unspecified Type) earns an average salary of $36,787 per year.
Job Description for Research Technician (Unspecified Type)
Scientific research can be a highly involved process in which research technicians play a large role. These technicians work by assisting scientists in laboratory and field research environments, and their role is likely to include a great deal of manual labor, including maintaining the cleanliness of research tools and equipment as well as organizing work areas. It may also involve operating equipment and computers at the behest of research scientists, and the collection and storage of evidence or research samples for ongoing study.Read More...
A great deal of the day-to-day work of a research technician involves ensuring that the scientists in the lab have access to properly maintained and stored equipment. The technician will typically check over these intricate tools on a daily basis and may also perform routine inventories to ensure that broken or damaged lab equipment is repaired or replaced in a timely manner. These technicians may also work side-by-side with scientists to assist with setting up and operating equipment.
Research technicians are also responsible for basic computer work and administrative duties, which may include collecting previous research documents in the field or setting up databases or spreadsheets for collecting and entering new data. In some laboratory or field settings, they may also be called upon to properly collect and store samples for future study or experimentation.
Research technicians are typically of great importance to the academic community; as such, those in this work are often actively interested in scientific research and some are students working for credit or tuition stipends in addition to wages. Research technicians should typically be at least university or community college students to have the required background for this position. Most work in a laboratory environment, but travel and field work may also be regular duties.
Research Technician (Unspecified Type) Tasks
- Perform experiments and production tasks according to standard procedures.
- Prepare samples, equipment, and materials for experiments.
- Analyze, calculate, review, record, and update experimental data.
- Inventory and order supplies and equipment.