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.

About Lemont, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
16,376
Male:
7,767 (47.4%)
Female:
8,609 (52.6%)
Lemont is a village located in Cook, DuPage, and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, and is a suburb of Chicago. The population was 16,000 as of the 2010 census. Lemont has a substantial immigrant population. Lemont is home to the CITGO Refinery, Argonne National Laboratory and other heavy industrial sites. Lemont was originally known as Keepataw (after a Potawatomi chief) and a post office was established in 1840 as Keepatau. After that, it was named Athens and then Palmyra. The name Lemont (literally, 'the mountain' in French) was chosen in 1850 at the suggestion of Lemuel Brown, the postmaster and justice of the peace, or perhaps by his brother Nathaniel Brown. Even before white settlers came to Lemont, Native Americans traveled the Des Plaines River in birch bark canoes on trading trips between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan. The native Potawatomi lived off the land in this area,...
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Key Stats for Assistant Research Scientist

1-4 years
100%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
100%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 50%