The average salary for a Research Associate, Molecular Biology is $50,746.
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Job Description for Research Associate, Molecular Biology
Most of the time, research associates in molecular biology work at laboratories on the campuses of universities or colleges. However, they may also work for other industries, such as pharmaceutical companies. Together with tenured researchers, they coauthor research reports. They work on various clinical trial studies. They may be involved in subject recruitment and interviewing subjects. They enroll eligible subjects. They attend community events in an effort to find participants from the…Read more
Research Associate, Molecular Biology Tasks
- Conduct laboratory experiments according to established procedures.
- Maintain lab equipment and ensure that inventory is accurately recorded.
- Record experimental results accurately and consistently.
- Anticipate and resolve issues encountered during experimental procedures.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Research Associate, Molecular Biology
The top respondents for the job title Research Associate, Molecular Biology are from the companies H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Broad Institute. Reported salaries are highest at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where the average pay is $50,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), earning around $44,000. H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute pays the lowest at around $36,810. Broad Institute also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $41,083.
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Popular Skills for Research Associate, Molecular Biology
Skills in Data Analysis and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis, PCR Analysis and Molecular Biology.
Pay by Experience Level for Research Associate, Molecular Biology
An entry-level Research Associate, Molecular Biology with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,521 based on 72 salaries. An early career Research Associate, Molecular Biology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,116 based on 419 salaries. A mid-career Research Associate, Molecular Biology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,620 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Research Associate, Molecular Biology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,187 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,981.
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Employees with Research Associate, Molecular Biology in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 30.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts (16.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (6.0% less) and Seattle, Washington (5.4% less).
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