Research Associate Job Description

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A Research Associate will assist with the design, administration, and oversight of trials and hypotheses. They are research conductors for businesses, markets, investments, and more. They are primarily found within the finance field.

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We are looking for a hard-working and ambitious research associate to join our team of scientific professionals. The ideal candidate will have excellent time-management skills and will have an aptitude for working in a very fast-paced environment. As part of our team, you will take on a large workload alongside the lead researchers, which may include assisting with rounding up interview subjects, conducting interviews, analyzing and evaluating the resulting data, sending in submissions for grants, and conducting literature reviews among other tasks.


The average research associate makes approximately $52,000 per year, with pay ranging from $37,000 to $77,000 for more experienced associates.


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