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The average pay for an Assistant Research Scientist with Biotechnology skills is $50,868 per year.

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$38,011 - $88,769
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$38,011 - $88,769
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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.


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.

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Assistant Research Scientist Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Charlottesville, Virginia?

Assistant Research Scientist in Charlottesville, Virginia:
Pros: Easy commute, affordable living
Cons: Small town atmosphere

Assistant Research Scientist in Bristol:
Pros: My group is small, so it is easy to communicate with and find members of myteam and others in the building quickly. I am able to communicate with people across various levels of employment. The laboratory is primarily a contact laboratory, so the analyst could be working on a totally different project every few months. I am given the opportunity and encouraged to set up most of my experiments with minimal guidance. My boss is available to discuss/evaluate my plans.
Cons: The work can be very tedious... You may find that you will learn just a set of techniques and all you will be doing every day is one of those few techniques over and over again. There can be some disconnect between the analysts and those higher up in management, in that there will be a demand to have data available within time constraints that cut into the analyst's life outside of work.

Assistant Research Scientist in Acton:
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Pros: I am involved in a lot of interesting research projects and, because of the size of the company, I am able to have a higher level of involvement than I would ordinarily be allowed at a larger company.
Cons: There is a general lack of organization.

Key Stats for Assistant Research Scientist


17 %
83 %
10-19 years


17 %
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 9%