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Research Assistant job description

A Research Assistant is a professional who supports research projects by conducting literature searches, data management and maintaining files for project Researchers. 


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Research Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Preparing interview questions and summarizing results
  • Performing literature reviews for their research team
  • Conducting research and summarizing findings on project findings

Job brief

We are seeking a passionate, detail-oriented Research Assistant to aid our project by preparing interviews and summarizing results. You will also work with undergraduate students on the team who can help bring your expertise into their papers as they complete them for publication in top academic journals.

Ultimately, you will be responsible for managing multiple tasks, but understand when one is more important than another to complete it on time.


  • Maintain quality standards to preserve the integrity of data and findings
  • Schedule and conduct interviews
  • Select a place to conduct interviews and obtain permission from all participants
  • Analyze data using various statistical methods
  • Write reports to summarize data and the implications of the results

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Research Assistant or similar role
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Knowledge of research methods
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • A degree in the field related to the study is preferred

Frequently asked questions

What does a Research Assistant do?

A Research Assistant provides support for professionals conducting experiments or gathering and analyzing information.

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Research Assistant?

As a Research Assistant, your job is to make sure that all of the information in research databases are up-to-date and accurate. You will also be responsible for handling samples from experiments and implementing testing methods on them so they can give us better results!

What makes a good Research Assistant?

A Research Assistant needs to have excellent written and verbal communication skills to share information with lead Project Researchers. They also need to have excellent critical thinking skills to support their research, and they need to have attention to detail to ensure their research documents are accurate at all times.

Who does a Research Assistant work with?

The Research Assistant position is a collaborative one that can help solve real-world problems with interdisciplinary teams. They work with a team of researchers and Data Scientists to collect and interpret data for their research projects.

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