Research Associate

Research Associate

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.
Education/Training Required: 
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.
Future Job Market Outlook: 
Typical Employers: 
Research associates are typically employed by seed companies, crop protection companies, research firms, governmental organizations, environmental organizations, and colleges or universities.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations: 
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • American Society of Plant Biologist 
Average Annual Full-Time Salary: 
$46,781
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