What does a Research Technologist do?

Research technologists use specialized expertise to perform research that is often highly technical or scientific in nature. They may be employed in a variety of fields, but commonly work in an academic or laboratory setting. They plan, organize, and execute research projects, conducting this research using a range of investigative techniques. This research may involve the use of laboratory equipment or sophisticated technological tools. They may also serve as a subject matter expert for technical material on this topic within the organization.

Research technologists typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field, although an advanced degree is often preferred. They must have excellent research skills and strong project management capabilities. Hands-on experience using a range of research tools and equipment is helpful.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Graphpad Prism
Microsoft Office Suite
Computer Literacy
Biology Major
Excellent Communication
Excellent Organizational

Research Technologist Seniority Levels

Research Analyst
8% made the transition
Research Specialist
15% made the transition
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Research Technologist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$45,235 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $45K
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