The average salary for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Boston, Massachusetts is $48,961.
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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, Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Reported salaries are highest at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where the average pay is $63,375. Harvard University pays the lowest at around $50,130.
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Popular Skills for Postdoctoral Research Associate
Skills in Data Analysis and Neuroscience are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Biotechnology, Research Analysis and Molecular Biology.
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 $45,185 based on 19 salaries. An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,382 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,255 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.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Postdoctoral Research Associate in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 9.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (4.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (8.0% less), Chicago, Illinois (5.2% less) and San Diego, California (1.4% less).
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