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Research Staff

Research staff appointments are approved by the Faculty Affairs Office. The Office for Research (Research Administrative Services) maintains relevant policy governing these appointments.

Research Staff Titles

Research Associate
Clinical Research Associate
Senior Research Associate
Senior Clinical Research Associate
Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow

View detailed position descriptions.

Research Staff Salary

The minimum salary for individuals appointed to any of the research associate titles is $47,476. Northwestern University classifies them as exempt employees and they must be paid this minimum whether they are part-time or full-time status. There is no hourly (BIR) research staff position available at Northwestern. Individuals doing research may be employed in an appropriate regular staff, hourly position at a lower annual salary, and in that case, must use Kronos to track their hours.