The average salary for a Research Associate, Biotechnology in Canada is C$52,752.
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Job Description for Research Associate, Biotechnology
A research associate in biotechnology spends almost all of his or her time in a laboratory setting conducting experiments and analyzing data. This research associate (also called a “wet lab associate”) is in charge of testing potential biologic compounds' effectiveness on potential diseases. The testing requires the use of standard scientific tools such as pipettes and petri dishes to grow cultures. At the junior level, all of the associate's time is spent in the lab. However, at more senior res…Read more
Research Associate, Biotechnology Tasks
- Conduct laboratory work such as chromatography/LC/MS/assays on samples or in vitro systems.
- Critically analyze results, and collaborate with the research team to write up findings.
- Create and document laboratory protocols and equipment/substrate information.
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Popular Skills for Research Associate, Biotechnology
Skills in Biotechnology, Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Molecular Biology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Research Associate, Biotechnology
An entry-level Research Associate, Biotechnology with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$49,132 based on 7 salaries. An early career Research Associate, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,417 based on 52 salaries. A mid-career Research Associate, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$56,708 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Research Associate, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$57,794 based on 16 salaries.
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Employees with Research Associate, Biotechnology in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 15.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (13.7% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (14.1% less) and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1.9% less).
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