The average salary for an Assistant Research Scientist is AU$61,481 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$46,747 - AU$70,857
AU$47K
AU$61K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$61,233
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AU$20.13 - AU$40.85
AU$20
AU$29
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$29.26
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AU$0AU$78K
Salary AU$46,747 - AU$70,857
Bonus AU$7,000
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AU$45,809 - AU$78,048
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data AU$0AU$40
Hourly Rate AU$20.13 - AU$40.85
Annual Data AU$0AU$78K
Bonus AU$7,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$45,809 - AU$78,048
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Assistant Research Scientist

An assistant research scientist is a member of a research team who performs many of tasks in the research process. Like the rest of the research team, the assistant research scientist must follow the scientific method. They begin by clearly identify a problem or hypothesis. Next, the assistant research scientist works with the team to formulate a testable hypothesis. After a hypothesis is formulated, the assistant research scientist helps up experiments to gather data to support or reject the hypothesis. Then, the assistant research scientist operates many of the laboratory's apparatus to perform the experiment and gather data. Upon successfully gathering data, the assistant research scientist works closely with senior researchers to analyze the data and write up the technical report. Occasionally, the assistant research scientist may be invited to participate in presentations, relaying the findings of the research team to stakeholders.

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Assistant Research Scientist Tasks

  • Develop, manage and analyze large-scale collection of data.
  • Write scholarly and technical papers regarding research.
  • Conduct and contribute to research projects.
  • Order and manage lab inventory, materials and equipment.
  • Know a variety of methods to collect and analyze data.

Assistant Research Scientist Pay By Employer

$0$57K

$33,850

$55,014

$37,033

Assistant Research Scientist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$61,689

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Assistant Research Scientist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Research Scientist?

Assistant Research Scientist in Brisbane:
"Interesting and satisfactory."
Pros: People. Technical aspects.
Cons: Pay.

Key Stats for Assistant Research Scientist

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

▲1%

National Average
AU$62,000

▼5%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 72%