The average salary for a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is $54,772.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Postdoctoral Research Associate
The top respondents for the job title Postdoctoral Research Associate are from the companies Harvard University, Stanford University and University of Texas (UT) - Austin. Reported salaries are highest at University of Washington (UW) where the average pay is $52,347. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stanford University and Columbia University, earning around $52,280 and $51,500, respectively. University of Chicago pays the lowest at around $48,491. Harvard University and National Institutes of Health (NIH) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $49,271 and $50,167, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Postdoctoral Research Associate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Data Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Postdoctoral Research Associate
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 $45,662 based on 4 salaries. An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,402 based on 7 salaries.
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