Research Assistant Job Description

Research Assistant Job Description

May 28th, 2019

Research Assistants are typically senior students at a university who assist professors with their research in a particular field.

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We are looking for a focused and detail-oriented Research Assistant to aid our research project by preparing interviews, summarizing results and supervising undergraduate students who are involved in the research project.

To be successful as a Research Assistant you must be able to multitask. A good Research Assistant manages multiple tasks by prioritizing more important duties and creating a schedule in which to complete tasks.

Research Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Prepare interview questions and summarize results.
  • Perform literature reviews.
  • Conduct research and summarize findings.
  • Respond to emails relating to research.
  • Attend project meetings.
  • Update website content.
  • Prepare progress reports.
  • Check the work progress of undergraduate students involved in the project.
  • Monitor the project budget.

Research Assistant Requirements:

  • Currently studying as a senior student or postgraduate student.
  • A degree in a field related to the study.
  • Excellent administration skills.
  • Knowledge of research methods.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent time management skills.

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