A Postdoctoral Research Associate earns an average salary of C$43,465 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$34,950 - C$58,867
C$35K
C$44K
C$59K
MEDIAN: C$44,247
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90%
C$15.21 - C$51.37
C$15
C$24
C$51
MEDIAN: C$24.02
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90%
C$0C$59K
Salary C$34,950 - C$58,867
Bonus C$0.00 - C$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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C$35,052 - C$59,656
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 406
Hourly Data C$0C$51
Hourly Rate C$15.21 - C$51.37
Annual Data C$0C$59K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$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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C$35,052 - C$59,656
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

Job Description for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral research associates generally assist tenured professors and/or senior researchers and work in a university environment or laboratory, though they also work independently. They often assist principal investigators in performing experimental investigations; on behalf of principal investigators, they may provide guidance to laboratory technicians and/or support staff. They may need to utilize recording devices or use statistical procedures for research relevant to their assigned field, and are also required to review quality control of various laboratory techniques.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Tasks

  • Design, perform, and evaluate experiments and their results.
  • Create presentations, diagrams, and graphs to convey results to funders, the public and other researchers.
  • Write up results in lab notebooks as well as for publication.
  • Maintain, inspect, and use laboratory and equipment.

Common Career Paths for Postdoctoral Research Associate


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Postdoctoral Research Associate Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$44,429

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate?

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Montreal:
"Underpaid Post-doctoral researchers saving world."
Pros: Plenty of research questions to answer. Work flexibility.
Cons: Low pay. No perk. Hard to find a job later.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Vancouver:
"High pace, stressful, flexible, insipiring."
Pros: Interesting studies and career building opportunities.
Cons: Limited timeframe of employment and not many permanent jobs available.

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Key Stats for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

▲7%

National Average
C$44,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 32%