How much does a Graduate Research Assistant make in the United States? The average Graduate Research Assistant salary in the United States is $34,481 as of December 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $28,636 and $40,326. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Graduate Research Assistant ?

A research assistant is a researcher employed, often on a temporary contract, by a university or a research institute, for the purpose of assisting in academic research. Research assistants are not independent and not directly responsible for the outcome of the research and are responsible to a supervisor or principal investigator. Research assistants are often educated to degree level and might be enrolled in a postgraduate degree program and simultaneously teach....

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Job Openings for Graduate Research Assistant
Kelly - Lynchburg , VA
Research Associate - Works in a research environment in support of new or modified discoveries as it relates to a company, university or governmental agency research project. 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday
Kelly Services - 17 days ago
Aerotek - Herndon , VA
Answer telephones, maintain logs/records, organizational skills, proficiency with numbers, research information, time management, train employees, use computerized databases, written and verbal ...
Allegis Group - 9 days ago
Assistant or Associate Professor Salary: Commensurate with experience Employment type: Full-time, 9 ... research; be responsible for teaching online and residential graduate courses; advise doctoral ...
JobElephant - 33 days ago
Eastern Mennonite University - Harrisonburg , VA
POSITION : Full time, tenure track, assistant or associate professor of Psychology QUALIFICATIONS ... graduate level in the Biomedicine program. Advise and recruit students, conduct research with ...
TheJobNetwork - 29 days ago
ROCS Grad Staffing - Fairfax , VA
Job Duties of the Administrative Assistant: * Filing and data entry * Assisting with accounting ... Current student or graduate at a 4-year University * Previous office experience desired * Someone ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
ROCS Grad Staffing - Reston , VA
We work to connect and engage education leaders through advocacy, research, and student programs. We are currently looking for an Administrative Assistant to work directly with our CEO to help with ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago

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