Research associates perform and document research trials and projects under the supervision of a principal investigator. They work within agreed budgets and reporting deadlines as planned and coordinated by a research manager. Additionally, they utilize state-of-art technologies to complete research projects as they relate to a particular product.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?:
- Assist on research project teams and as assigned by research management
- Work within agreed budgets and reporting deadlines
- Manage trial establishment and collection of data as designed and requested by management
- Meet company requirements for trial planning and operation of research projects
- Provide management reporting and analysis
- Utilize state-of-art technologies to complete research projects
Recommended High School Courses:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as earth science, biology, botany, chemistry and biology, and mathematics.
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a science-related field like plant breeding, agronomy, crop science, soil science, biology, or a related field is preferred to become a research associate.