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The average pay for an Associate Research Scientist is $54,791 per year.

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Job Description for Associate Research Scientist

An associate research scientist helps design and implement research projects, which includes analyzing information for those projects. They may perform different laboratory tests and analyze project information; the research may include medical testing with laboratory equipment. These scientists help store project data and must be good at organizing the data and information that is part of the research. They also need to be able to communicate about results and data with other supervisors and colleagues on the project, as well as with funders and project leaders.


Associate Research Scientist Tasks

  • Follow experimental protocols and document results.
  • Create standard operating procedures and other documentation.
  • Supervise interns, students, or junior staff members.
  • Maintain laboratory space and equipment, including basic maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Analyze data and present findings in team meetings.

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Q: What is it like working in Ann Arbor, Michigan?

Associate Research Scientist in Ann Arbor, Michigan:
Pros: Smaller town, but it has a lot of cultural events and entertainment options.
Cons: The rent/housing prices are severely inflated.

Associate Research Scientist in Kalamazoo:
"Pretty good."
Pros: Good pay for a starter job, benifits are good too. If you do well you and build trust, you can work independantly.
Cons: Micromanaging people is a common this here. But they trust you if you are good. Sometimes the work load can be high and difffcult.

Associate Research Scientist in Morristown:
Pros: Independent work, flexible hours, Fortune 100 company.
Cons: No bonuses, poor health care/dental and 401K benefits, not bad enough, little to no opportunity for growth or raise, incompentent manager,

Associate Research Scientist in College Station:
"I'd Rather Have A 'Post-Doc' Title."
Pros: Academic environment is nice and informal. Opportunities to interact with many smart and interesting people.
Cons: It's a dead-end, failed-to-become-a-PI job and most everyone knows that. In addition to (or instead of) doing science, many aspects of running a lab, such as mentoring students, approving purchases, organizing stocks, etc. Fall under this hat. These are not terrible duties, but given the low pay and lack of respect that goes with this job title, it gets old with time. Post-docs, although lower ranking, are viewed as bright individuals with potential and are worthy of career-advancing opportunities (like attending meetings and courses.) I've been tempted to call myself as a post-doc.

Key Stats for Associate Research Scientist

1-4 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%