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A researcher is somebody who performs research
Research
Research can be defined as the scientific search for knowledge, or as any systematic investigation, to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, prove new ideas, or develop new theories, usually using a scientific method...

, the search for knowledge or in general any systematic investigation to establish facts. Researchers can work in academic, industrial, government, or private institutions.

Examples of research institutions

  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Centre national de la recherche scientifique
    The National Center of Scientific Research is the largest governmental research organization in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe....

     (France)
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is the national government body for scientific research in Australia...

     (Australia)
  • NASA Ames Research Center
    NASA Ames Research Center
    The Ames Research Center , is one of the United States of America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration 10 major field centers.The centre is located in Moffett Field in California's Silicon Valley, near the high-tech companies, entrepreneurial ventures, universities, and other...

     (USA)
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research
    National Center for Atmospheric Research
    The National Center for Atmospheric Research has multiple facilities, including the I. M. Pei-designed Mesa Laboratory headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. NCAR is managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and sponsored by the National Science Foundation...

     (USA)
  • National Institute of Aerospace
    National Institute of Aerospace
    The National Institute of Aerospace is a non-profit research and graduate education institute headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, near NASA's Langley Research Center...

     (USA)
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Mental Health
    The National Institute of Mental Health is one of 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health...

     (USA)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
    Argonne National Laboratory
    Argonne National Laboratory is the first science and engineering research national laboratory in the United States, receiving this designation on July 1, 1946. It is the largest national laboratory by size and scope in the Midwest...

     (USA)
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Brookhaven National Laboratory , is a United States national laboratory located in Upton, New York on Long Island, and was formally established in 1947 at the site of Camp Upton, a former U.S. Army base...

     (USA)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Los Alamos National Laboratory is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National Security , located in Los Alamos, New Mexico...

     (USA)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a multiprogram science and technology national laboratory managed for the United States Department of Energy by UT-Battelle. ORNL is the DOE's largest science and energy laboratory. ORNL is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near Knoxville...

     (USA)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is one of the United States Department of Energy National Laboratories, managed by the Department of Energy's Office of Science. The main campus of the laboratory is in Richland, Washington....

     (USA)
  • Centro de Estudios Científicos CECs (Chile)
  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
    Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
    The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, JINR , in Dubna, Moscow Oblast , Russia, is an international research centre for nuclear sciences, with 5500 staff members, 1200 researchers including 1000 Ph.D.s from eighteen member states The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, JINR , in Dubna, Moscow...

     (Russia)
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
    European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
    The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility is a joint research facility supported by 19 countries situated in Grenoble, France...

     (France)
  • Institut Laue-Langevin
    Institut Laue-Langevin
    The Institut Laue–Langevin, or ILL, is an internationally-financed scientific facility, situated in Grenoble, France. It is one of the world centres for research using neutrons...

     (France)
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland)
  • Indian Space Research Organisation
    Indian Space Research Organisation
    The Indian Space Research Organisation is an independent Indian governmental agency established in 1969 for the research and development of vehicles and activities for the exploration of space within and outside of Earth’s atmosphere. Headquartered in Bangalore...

     (India)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India)
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
    The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is India's primary nuclear research facility based in Mumbai. It has a number of nuclear reactors, all of which are used for India's nuclear power and research programme.- History :...

     (India)
  • Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (Germany)
  • Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (Germany)
  • Fraunhofer Society
    Fraunhofer Society
    The Fraunhofer Society is a German research organization with 60 institutes spread throughout Germany, each focusing on different fields of applied science . It employs around 18,000, mainly scientists and engineers, with an annual research budget of about €1.65 billion...

     (Germany)
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
    The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche or National Research Council, is an Italian public organization set up to support scientific and technological research. Its headquarters are in Rome.-History:The institution was founded in 1923...

     (Italy)
  • SPring-8
    SPring-8
    SPring-8 is a synchrotron radiation facility located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan and run by the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute. The machine consists of a storage ring containing an 8 GeV electron beam...

     (Japan)

See also

  • Scientist
    Scientist
    A scientist in a broad sense is one engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge. In a more restricted sense, a scientist is an individual who uses the scientific method. The person may be an expert in one or more areas of science. This article focuses on the more restricted use of the word...

  • Postdoctoral researcher
  • Research
    Research
    Research can be defined as the scientific search for knowledge, or as any systematic investigation, to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, prove new ideas, or develop new theories, usually using a scientific method...

  • Research assistant
    Research assistant
    A research assistant is a researcher employed, often on a temporary contract, by a university or a research institute, for the purpose of assisting in academic research...

  • Research associate
    Research associate
    The title of research associate is used to denote an academic research position at a university or similar institution. A research associate usually conducts research under the supervision of a principal investigator. In contrast to a research assistant or research officer, a research associate...

  • Research supervisor
    Research supervisor
    A research supervisor is responsible for the general oversight of an academic research project.Research Associates liaise with their research supervisor on a regular basis to advise him or her on the research status and receive any guidelines.Research supervisor for post-doctoral research usually...

  • Science
    Science
    Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe...