Research Assistant, Medical Salary
|Salary||$29,732 - $51,214|
|Bonus||$290.87 - $3,109|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$28,065 - $50,157|
|Hourly Rate||$11.98 - $21.58|
|Overtime||$12.54 - $32.64|
|Bonus||$290.87 - $3,109|
|Total Pay (||$28,065 - $50,157|
Job Description for Research Assistant, Medical
Medical research assistants generally work underneath principal researchers or investigators. They often work on teams of researchers and assistants who are learning more about a topic or intending to prove a hypothesis, and may be responsible for gathering data from various sources. Data entry of gathered information is usually performed by the assistant, so it is important to have strong computer, typing, and ten-key skills and experience with database and spreadsheet software. Record-keeping and filing skills are also important, as the research assistant must keep comprehensive files and reports.Read More...
It is important that medical research assistants keep their files in a meticulous manner, and some may even quality-check the data of other staff members. In some cases, they will assist with simple data analysis; when research involves human patients, they may be in charge of outreach to patients and scheduling them for evaluations. They may also be expected to gather any materials needed for the research, which often includes keeping inventory and ordering supplies when they are low.
Some medical research assistant positions are open to college students, while others require a bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience. Much of the work is done independently, so it is important to be self-driven and a good problem-solver. There may occasionally be be time-constraints which must be met, and strong communication skills, both oral and written, are important in order to work well with with other researchers and outside parties. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Research Assistant, Medical Tasks
- May obtain informed consent of research subjects or their guardians.
- Verify the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases.
- Provide assistance with the preparation of project-related reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
- Prepare, manipulate, and manage extensive databases.
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Pay by Experience for a Research Assistant, Medical has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Assistant, Medical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 498 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Assistant, Medical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Research Assistant, Medical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 39 salaries. A Research Assistant, Medical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 13 salaries.
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