Research Assistant Job Description

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Research Assistant will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of faculty, staff, and students to make new discoveries, and solve real-world problems. Research Assistants will have the opportunity to play both leadership and supportive roles in projects. We seek talented Research Assistants proficient in working with big data, and eager to contribute to any or all of our research frontiers. Candidates must be experienced in data visualization and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

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Under the general direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices.

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The Research Assistant recruits potential research study participants and provides education relating to the research study. Follows protocols, collects, processes, and analyzes research data, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

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We are seeking a Research Assistant to join our team. The Research Assistant would contribute to the development of statistics that inform the discussion, debate, and planning of decision-makers at national, state, and local levels. The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to provide support for the technical review of statistical documentation and reports of assessment data.

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The Research Assistant is responsible for conducting literature searches, data management, recruiting participants, obtaining consent, maintaining files, scheduling and conducting interviews, maintaining data collection files, assisting with data analysis, and generating correspondence, reports, and graphics. The Research Assistant will demonstrate communication, accountability, flexibility/adaptability, judgment/problem-solving, customer service, and core values while fulfilling job duties.

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This position contributes to research/development by assisting with experiments in a controlled laboratory setting. The core responsibilities of this position include assisting with data collection and administration of experimental procedures and assisting with administrative aspects of preparing manuscripts for publication. This position may perform some lab maintenance duties as a secondary function. This role typically works under immediate supervision, and the primary job functions do not require exercising independent judgment.

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The Research Assistant provides research activities that require an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent use of discretion and judgment.

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We are seeking a Research Assistant that will be responsible for coordinating with lab support service providers and multiple departments. The candidate should possess excellent organizational, and communication skills, and be a self-starter willing to work efficiently in a dynamic environment.

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We have an immediate need for a Research Assistant.

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We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to join our growing Team. The ideal candidate will assist with providing administrative support to ensure efficient operations throughout the company. From answering customer calls and emails, communicating between departments, and researching project information, and data entry, you will be responsible for completing multi-level tasks in a professional and timely manner.

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Frequently asked questions

What does Research Assistant do?

A Research Assistant is a professional who provides support to a researcher or team of researchers in the conduct of scientific, academic, or social science research. They are responsible for helping to design and implement research projects, collecting and analyzing data, and assisting with the preparation of research papers, presentations, and publications. Some specific tasks that a Research Assistant might do include:

Assisting with research design: Helping to develop research proposals, identifying research questions and hypotheses, and determining appropriate methods and techniques.

Collecting data: Conducting literature reviews, conducting surveys and interviews, collecting and analyzing data using statistical software, and helping to interpret and present findings.

Assisting with experimental design: Helping to design and conduct experiments, including the preparation of materials, equipment and protocols.

Assisting with data analysis: Analyzing data using statistical software, such as SPSS or R, and helping to interpret and present findings.

Preparing research materials: Helping to prepare research papers, posters, and presentations for conferences and other events.

Assisting with project management: Helping to manage research projects, including tracking progress, monitoring timelines, and coordinating with other members of the research team.

Communicating with stakeholders: Communicating with stakeholders, such as funding agencies, to ensure that they are informed about the research progress.

Maintaining research records: Keeping accurate and detailed records of research activities and results.

Continuously Improving: Continuously monitoring and evaluating the research progress and identifying areas for improvement.

Assisting in the writing and editing of research papers and publications: Assisting with the writing and editing of research papers, articles, and publications, ensuring that they are of high quality and ready for submission.

What are Research Assistant skills?

A Research Assistant typically needs a combination of technical, analytical, and communication skills. Some key skills that are commonly required for this role include:

Research skills: The ability to conduct literature reviews, design research projects, collect and analyze data, and interpret research findings.

Analytical skills: The ability to analyze data using statistical software and to interpret and present findings in a clear and concise manner.

Technical skills: Knowledge of research methods, techniques and tools, such as statistical software, survey design, and experimental design.

Communication skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with researchers, stakeholders, and other members of the research team.

Project management skills: The ability to plan, organize, and manage research projects, including tracking progress, monitoring timelines, and coordinating with other members of the research team.

Attention to detail: The ability to pay attention to detail and to ensure that research findings are accurate and reliable.

Time management: The ability to manage time effectively and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced research environment.

Critical thinking: The ability to think critically and to evaluate research findings and arguments.

Flexibility and adaptability: The ability to adapt to changing research priorities and to work well under pressure.

IT skills: Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and statistical software.

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