What does a Research Leader do?

Researchers work in almost every industry and are hired to recognize patterns and locate, analyze, and interpret data. They work in fields including academia, science, medicine, finance, and other sectors. Their workload depends upon and is influenced by their research goals. They cultivate information and gather data using the internet, books, published articles, surveys, and interviews. They interpret research specifications and develop a work plan that satisfies requirements.

Researchers analyze and interpret patterns and trends and record findings through written notes and appropriate software. They conduct desktop research and using books, journal articles, newspaper sources, questionnaires, surveys, and interviews. They maintain and protect electronic databases, write proposals, and deliver presentations. They report problems that arise to relevant stakeholders and follow a strict code of ethics by protecting confidential information at all times. A researcher needs a bachelor's degree in research or similar field-proven experience in a research field and a sound understanding of research methodologies.

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Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

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McGill UniversityMcGill University
Graduate Student Researcher
Oct 6, 2020

“I personally had a research supervisor that was supportive of future career plans and was instrumental in my professional development”

University of DelawareUniversity of Delaware
Research Intern
Sep 2, 2020

“I got to choose my own schedule and my PI and grad student were really nice”

May 27, 2019

“The collaboration between my peers was meaningful and to the point and I really enjoyed working with them.”

Banner HealthBanner Health
Student Researcher
May 14, 2019

“The pay wasn't that good and I had to pay for my own coffee.”

La PoloLa Polo
Content Research
Jul 19, 2021

“I had a great supervisor who provided apt feedback and helped me understand the vision behind each of my tasks.”

Princeton UniversityPrinceton University
Research Intern
Sep 25, 2019

“It is a fantastic place to work and learn from the best and brightest minds.”

All Across Africa
Apr 7, 2021

“The team was fantastic and I really saw how many lives were being changed because of AAA’s work.”

University of NSWUniversity of NSW
Nov 19, 2019

“I was a beginner and the team was very helpful to me as a foreign intern.”

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