Being a researcher is quite exciting. The daily life depends mostly on your designation and the nature of the place you work for. Initially when you start your career you will be more involved with experiments. But as you go up time you will have to concentrate more on writing project proposals, guiding the students you get, attending various higher meetings establishing collaborations and so on. Now a days research has become atleast for some platforms a business as well. So along with research you also might need to do some number crunching. But you will find it exciting to do both the job of a 'manager' and scientist! Good luck.