Research Technologist Overview

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.

What responsibilities are common for Research Technologist jobs?
  • Assist staff investigator with experimental design and planning/developing technical aspects of research projects.
  • Collect, prepare and maintain required research documentation, including informed consent records, case records, clinical notes and medical reports.
  • Report and assist with the management of protocol deviations, adverse events and other project-related issues.
  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of internal/external presentations, conference reports/lectures, and publishing submissions.
What are the typical qualifications for Research Technologist jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, exercise science, mechanical engineering or optical engineering.
  • Sound attention to detail and collaboration skills.
  • Fluency in spreadsheets, writing protocols, and statistics.
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Research Technologist Salaries near India

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₹7,09,256 /yr
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Research Technologist Career Path

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Booz Allen HamiltonBooz Allen Hamilton
Senior Lead Technologist
3 Nov 2021

“Great place to learn and start your career.”

Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern University
Research Technologist
6 Jan 2022

“Smart and amazing people to work with.”

Baylor College of MedicineBaylor College of Medicine
Research Technologist
22 Sept 2022

“Interesting work and high satisfaction.”

University of Nebraska–LincolnUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln
Research Technologist
23 Mar 2022

“This is a good place to start your job career”

UT Southwestern Medical CenterUT Southwestern Medical Center
Molecular Diagnostics Technologist
29 Jun 2023

“Great work life balance here”

University of Nebraska–LincolnUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln
Research Technologist
27 Jul 2023

“communication from top to bottom could be better”

Medical College of WisconsinMedical College of Wisconsin
Research Technologist III
15 May 2023

“good work life balance”

Imperial OilImperial Oil
Research Technologist
24 Sept 2022

“Career development opportunities”

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The most similar professions to Research Technologist are:
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Specialist
  • Research Technician
  • Research Manager

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