The average salary for an Entry-Level Postdoctoral Research Associate in Boston, Massachusetts is $45,566.
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Job Description for Postdoctoral Research Associate
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 field…Read more
Postdoctoral Research Associate Tasks
- 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Postdoctoral Research Associate
An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,612 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,826 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Postdoctoral Research Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 10 salaries.
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Employees with Postdoctoral Research Associate in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 10.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.0% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (8.8% less), San Diego, California (2.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.0% less).
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