Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Postdoctoral Research Associate is $50,987
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Postdoctoral Research Associates?
An entry-level Postdoctoral Research Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,511 based on 199 salaries. An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,685 …Read more
What Do Postdoctoral Research Associates Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.