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The role of a research assistant is to help a professional obtain knowledge, organize information or maintain records for a project. There are many types of research assistants. Research assistants find work in laboratories, law offices, courthouses, publishing companies and academic environments like colleges and universities. Pursuing a research assistant position is similar in many ways to looking for any other kind of job, with a few additional specifications.

Determining the Type of Research Assistant You Want to Be

Step 1 Choose a field or industry to focus on.

  • STEM fields almost always need research assistants. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
  • Psychology, anthropology and even history are other great fields that you may find work as a research assistant in.

Step 2 Identify the skills and traits needed.

  • Most research assistants are expected to be relatively computer savvy, with experience in common office applications as well as data entry or other field specific software suites.
  • You will need to be self-motivated, as research assistants are often expected to work independently and with limited supervision.

Step 3 Choose an academic research position.

  • Academic research assistants are often graduate students that have already earned bachelor's degree in the field they are studying and are now pursuing a subsequent degree.
  • Academic research can help you start a career in education. Working as a research assistant can lead to becoming a research fellow which is often a step toward becoming an associate professor, and ultimately a professor.
  • Being an academic research assistant involves assisting senior educators in their work, which may include preparing for classes or helping to advance their extra-curricular academic pursuits.
  • High school students may be eligible for some research assistant positions at local colleges or universities. These positions can help you get into a good college and are great ways to develop skills that will help in your education and future professional life.

Step 4 Consider a professional research assistant position.

  • Professional research assistants must meet the minimum requirements for the position, but are usually not required to be pursuing further education.
  • Being a research assistant in a professional setting means working in a for-profit environment that may be more result driven and competitive than academic research.
  • Professional research assistant's career paths can lead to overseeing your own projects and can help you shift into an operations or managerial position in the research field.

Step 5 Determine if you meet the necessary qualifications.

  • Professional research assistants are expected to be adept at using common office software suites like Microsoft Office or Apache Open Office. You will also be expected to understand and follow common safety procedures for your field.
  • Graduate students may work as research assistants doing different work as they pursue a master's degree or PhD.
  • Make sure your degree qualifies you to work in the field of your interest. It will need to be directly related to the position you are applying to.
  • Working as a research assistant in school can serve as an excellent qualification to get a job as a professional research assistant.

Looking for Research Assistant Positions

Step 1 Speak to your professors or school administrators.

  • Schools often have job placement offices that can help you locate a research assistant position in either academia or the private sector.
  • The professors you study under will often be aware of research assistant needs within their departments.

Step 2 Contact other schools in your area.

  • Research assistant positions can sometimes count as internships if your degree program requires one.
  • Speak to your school advisor about opportunities to get transfer credits by working as a research assistant at a nearby school.
  • Contact the department of your interest at other local colleges and universities to inquire about any research assistant openings.

Step 3 Use job boards to search for research assistant job openings.

  • Looking for research assistant positions in the private sector is no different than looking for any other job online.
  • Use search terms that are specific to the field you want to work in as well as the phrase “research assistant” for the best results.

Step 4 Utilize social media to expand your search.

  • Start by creating a LinkedIn Account.
  • Search for open positions and reach out to others in the field you are interested in to help you identify open research assistant positions.

Step 5 Emphasize your office skills.

  • Professional research assistants will be expected to be able to maintain spreadsheets and have strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • It is important that you are able to quickly determine the level of credibility of a source while researching. Make sure that you are comfortable evaluating the credibility of academic sources.

Applying for a Research Assistant Position

Step 1 Create a résumé.

  • You will need to put together a professional looking résumé.
  • It may help to adjust your résumé slightly to better suit the requirements laid out in the opening you want to apply for.

Step 2 Identify your school's application procedures.

  • Speak to your professor about what you need to do in order to apply for a research assistant position in accordance with the school's guidelines.
  • Adjust your résumé to match the requirements laid out by your school, then submit it with your application in the way they dictate.

Step 3 Speak to the professor you would work for.

  • Meet with the professor to make sure they are someone that you can work with and that it's an environment you will be comfortable in.
  • The professor can give you a better idea of what to expect while working as a research assistant.

Step 4 Conduct the interview.

  • Make sure that you are dressed appropriately for a job interview.
  • Remember that your first impression is important at job interviews, so try hard to make a good one.
  • Brush up on how have a great interview before you go to get yourself in the right mindset.

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  • ↑ https://econ.washington.edu/research-assistantassociate-job-description
  • ↑ Jeremiah Kaplan. Research & Training Specialist. Expert Interview. 2 September 2021.
  • ↑ http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/handbook/research-internships-abroad/student-research/research-assistant.html
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To become a research assistant, work to develop the skills you'll need, like good reading skills and the ability to work independently without much supervision. You'll also want to understand the subject-specific skills and knowledge you need to have for your area of interest, such as science or psychology. If you're a graduate student, look for research assistant positions in your department, including by speaking to professors or administrators. For positions in a professional setting, try using job sites to find potential employers. For tips on how to apply for a research assistant post and how to approach a job interview, read on! Did this summary help you? Yes No

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When you want to land a Research Assistant job, the job description is your best friend.

In order to ensure your professional resume will support your goals, use this Research Assistant job description to inform what you should highlight on your resume.

By reviewing job description roles and duties, you'll be able to identify what technical and soft skills , credentials, and work experience matter most to an employer in your target field.

Research Assistant Job Description

Participate in the design, administration, and monitoring of clinical trials. Analyze and evaluate clinical data gathered during research. Ensure compliance with protocol and overall clinical objectives.

May require a BS, RN, or BSN degree or equivalent and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements is required. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Work under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Responsibilities:

Conduct literature reviews

Collect and analyze data

Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations

Prepare interview questions

Recruit and/or interview subjects

Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects as necessary

Summarize interviews

Provide ready access to all experimental data for the faculty researcher and/or supervisor

Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project

Manage and respond to project-related email

Prepare, maintain, and update website materials

Supervise undergraduate students working on the research project (maintaining records on assignment completion, acting as liaison/mediator between the undergraduate students and the faculty researcher)

Attend project meetings

Attend area seminars and other meetings as necessary

Summarize project results

Prepare progress reports

Prepare other articles, reports, and presentations

Monitor the project budget

Travel to field sites to collect and record data and/or samples as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study

As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with specified research protocol and coding procedures and enter data into a computer database and/or spreadsheet application for subsequent analysis

Develop or assist in the development of interview schedules; contact potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol and to arrange interviews, either in person or by telephone

Identify and compile lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters, as appropriate to the individual position

Conduct and record face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with subjects, in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data collection procedures and documentation standards

Review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follow up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data collected

May set up, calibrate and maintain laboratory and/or field research equipment, as specified by the requirements of the study

May lead or guide the work of student employees

Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management

Write and contribute to publications

Develop research protocols

Track progress over time

Assist with preparation of all educational and training workshops and evaluation strategies

Engage clinical and community partners in research

Market training and technical assistance resources to clinical partners and academic investigators

Develop assessment and evaluation tools

Compile data for progress reports

Requirements:

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis

High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred

Tailor your resume

As you read through the Research Assistant job description, you likely noticed there are things the employer wants that you absolutely know how to do. You should make a list of the skills you have so they align with the duties you'll need to perform in your new job. 

As an example, the first responsibility listed in this Research Assistant job description is the ability to “conduct literature reviews.” You will want that exact verbiage in your resume. Tailoring your Research Assistant resume with the language you find in the job description will help your resume get past the applicant tracking system.

The applicant tracking system – ATS

Make no mistake: almost every job you apply to will push your resume through the ATS before it gets into the hands of a hiring manager. It will scan your resume for everything from experience level and education to keywords. 

Let's take a look at some of the skills you should consider including in your Research Assistant resume.

Research Assistant top skills & proficiencies

By using the exact wording from the Research Assistant job description, you'll be speaking directly to the bot through relevant keywords. Use those skill-related keywords and make sure you have a good balance of hard and soft skills .

Hard skills are things you know how to do because of education, on-the-job training, and experience. In other words, they're what you've learned over the course of your career. It's pretty easy to distinguish them because they are quantifiable. Meaning you can put a number with them. 

For example, if you're using “data collection” as one of your hard skills, you can quantify it by saying that you “collect data from 3 disparate sources or data lakes to compile actionable reports for senior leaders.”

Soft skills are not often quantifiable. These types of skills are the interpersonal abilities you possess that allow you to get along with others and solve problems. 

Communication

Attention to detail

Critical thinking

Planning and scheduling

Interviewing

Data collection

Conflict resolution

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The Research Assistant job description is the key to job search success

At the end of the day, the goal of applying for any job is to win an interview. By using the Research Assistant job description, you'll get past the ATS and impress the hiring manager.

If you want to be certain that you've got the right skills and keywords in your resume from the Research Assistant job description, TopResume will perform a free resume review for you. 

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How to apply for a research assistant position at your university

Although international students are unable to work off-campus in some countries like the US and Canada, there are many options to work on-campus.

Jobs like research assistant positions are great to get your foot in the door of the field you’re interested in, bulk up your CV, and earn some extra money in the process.

If you’re planning a future career in research, an assistantship a good way to get some first-hand experience and discover what working in research is really like.

Take note however, that not all research projects have the funds to pay students. Some offer credits instead of wages, which can also be helpful towards completing your degree.

Congratulations to #UrbanFreightLab research assistant and @uwengineering doctoral student Haena Kim for being awarded @WTS_Org Scott White Memorial Scholarship! Haena will be honored at the Womens Transportation Seminar Puget Sound Chapter Gala in March. https://t.co/Pny2YvwrWa pic.twitter.com/d0wYyEsZQj — UW Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center (@SCTLCenter) 22 January 2019

Sound good? Here’s how you can apply:

Do your research

Pardon the unintentional pun, but first, you’ll need to do some research and find out what subject or area of research you’re keen to pursue.

Your job will be much more interesting and valuable if it’s something you’re passionate about.

Of course, it makes more sense to do your research work in the major or programme you’re already undertaking, but you can always try another field if you have an interest or are thinking about pursuing it as a minor.

Most STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields offer research positions for students, as well as research-focused subjects like Psychology and Communication. However, this will differ across universities.

If you’re in a public research university, chances are there are many departments and research projects going on at the same time.

First, determine which professor or department you’d like to do your research alongside, and also consider what kind of studies or projects they’re working on. If you find they aren’t offering any positions, check with them for the next semester or next year.

Create a CV

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As with any job, you’ll need a résumé or CV. Make sure it’s polished, error-free, clean and up-to-date.

Of course, being a university student, you might not have much work experience. But you can still include internships and other activities you’ve done to give the interviewer a sense of who you are and what you can bring to the table.

Include prior research experience, if any. Highlight the skills that can help you land a research assistant position, including anything analytical, attention to detail, organisational expertise, etc.

Check with your university

To apply for a research assistant position, some universities require you to go through their job portal or visit a specific website. Some may only allow you to apply for a position within your programme or degree. Find out the correct procedures before you apply so you don’t make any mistakes.

A growing number of universities are now using social media to their advantage, posting job opportunities on Twitter or Facebook, like the below example, so try looking online, too.

Social scientists with an interest in gender issues in #STEM please take a look and RT our advert for a Research Assistant on our recently funded #inclusionmatters grant @UofGlasgow ➡️ https://t.co/K9d7KmOUfg (ref E20378) @IoanaLatu — Helen Mulvana (@HelenMulvana) January 23, 2019

Meet with your professor

If you’re planning to apply for a research position with a professor and you aren’t sure what your job entails, try setting up a meeting with him/her.

By doing so, you’ll gain insight into what’s expected of you and what the project is about.

Prepare for interviews

You might be asked to come in for an interview, so make sure you’re prepared. Do some background research on the project, and let them know how you can be an asset to the team.

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Research Assistant Recruitment Support

Are you looking to recruit an undergraduate or graduate student to assist with a current research project? The Center for Innovation in Social Science (CISS) aims to coordinate and enhance the research and mentorship activities of our affiliates and social scientists throughout BU. One service we can provide faculty, lecturer, postdoc, and graduate student researchers is assistance in identifying undergraduate or graduate research assistant candidates. Through our website, weekly digest , social media accounts , and targeted email lists, we can reach a large number of students who may be interested in applying for the research positions you have available. Below you will find resources to identify, fund, and hire graduate and undergraduate students. If you would like your research assistant position promoted by the Center, please email the position description to us at [email protected] .

We can assist with producing your job ad and provide information regarding pay rates, BU rules for employing undergraduate and graduate students, and lists of candidate attributes and job responsibilities that may be relevant to your position ad.

Finding a Graduate or Undergraduate Student

If you do not have a student to assist you, you can draft a research assistant job posting. Postings typically include (i) research project title, (ii) period of employment, (iii) estimated hours required per week and pay rate, (iii) project description, (iv) job responsibilities, (v) requirements and prerequisites, and (vi) instruction on how to apply (via a google form or by sending materials by email). We have created a google folder with sample job postings found here .

After you have drafted a job posting, you can advertise your research opportunity on various Boston University channels.

  • CISS posts graduate opportunities and undergraduate opportunities on our website. We also send these opportunities to individuals on our mailing list every week. (To subscribe to our Weekly Digest, complete the form here
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) maintains a list of current research opportunities for students to apply to. Please see their opportunity submission form here if you are interested in advertising an opportunity.
  • If your department has a professional academic advisor, graduate or undergraduate studies director, and a student newsletter, you can advertise your research opportunity there.

Research Assistant Funding

The Center offers a variety of research assistant funding opportunities, including our undergraduate research interns program. Learn more about the program here. 

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) funds undergraduate students working with Boston University faculty. For UROP, students apply, and the faculty mentor must submit a letter of recommendation. UROP offers funding in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. For more information on UROP, please consult their website here .

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future’s Graduate Summer Fellows Program. This program offers graduate students funding for intensive interdisciplinary research that aligns with the Center’s mission. For more information on this program, see their website here .

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Kunal Sampat, MNA, ACRP-CP, Host of the Clinical Trial Podcast

Many people applying for entry-level clinical research jobs may begin their journey by enrolling in a certificate program. They invest months or years, not to mention thousands of dollars, toward earning a certificate, yet upon finishing and hitting the job markets, are likely to still be dealing with unresponsive hiring managers who are looking for individuals with two years of experience. (It is important to note here that having a “certificate” in clinical research from some source is not the same as holding “certification” in clinical research—an achievement based on mastery of job roles and solid experience in the field.)

How does one get around such a situation to get that first dream job in clinical research with less hassle, less expense, and more reliable prospects for employment at the end of the process? Presented here are some strategies that can work extremely well for individuals with foreign medical degrees, backgrounds in life sciences or allied health, or experience working in a regulated environment.

1—Gain clarity on your career goals.

  When most people apply for clinical research jobs, they fire up their computer and start applying for open positions. Before applying you should begin your journey by answering the following questions:

  • Do you want a paid job or a volunteer opportunity? Is the experience you’ll gain more important, or do you really need a paycheck right away?
  • Who do you want to work for? Clinical research is a vast field with different types of companies offering different kinds of job opportunities. You can work for a contract research organization, a sponsor such as pharmaceutical or device company, a clinical research vendor, a regulatory authority such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , a nonprofit organization such as a patient advocacy group, an institutional review board, or a study site, to name some of the options.
  • What job role are you most interested in? Is there a specific one you’d enjoy more than others? There are many other clinical research opportunities in addition to the clinical research associate (CRA) or clinical research coordinator (CRC) roles. For example, you can work as a data manager, safety monitor, patient recruiter, medical writer, biostatistician, project manager, regulatory compliance manager, or research billing expert.
  • Would you enjoy working in the field (traveling or remote work) or in an office environment? Some people enjoy being on the road (and earning frequent flyer points). Others get more energy interacting with people at the office. Most clinical research roles offer the ability to work remotely or in an office setting.
  • Are you open to relocating to a different city, state, or country? Entry-level positions may not offer the best pay, so you’ll need to decide if you’d be open to relocating, even if the pay was low.
  • Are you looking for full-time, part-time, or contract employment? Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be more interested in a full-time position for the medical benefits or in a part-time role for a better work-life balance. Alternatively, you may be interested to contract opportunities at first and then transition into full-time employment once you have experience under your belt.

Answering these six questions honestly will give you the necessary clarity on which opportunities you should pursue and which ones you shouldn’t.

2—Invest in your clinical research education.

At a minimum, I encourage everyone to become familiar with the tenets of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) early in their job quest. Depending on the type of clinical research organization you decide to work at, your training beyond GCP will differ significantly. For example, training for an oncology pharmaceutical company will be different than training for a cardiology medical device company.

You can watch hundreds of YouTube videos on clinical trials or medical technologies, attend conferences or seminars, and get in-depth software training, but still not have a job in clinical research. Here is what you can do to narrow down your clinical research education priorities:

  • Identify the dream role (career opportunity) you’re interested in applying for.
  • Read through the job description—specifically, the job requirements.
  • Highlight the skills you have little or no knowledge or experience with.
  • Look up webinars, YouTube videos, and literature to develop those specific skills (i.e., fill the skill gap).

The above plan won’t make you an expert in those skills, but you will have built confidence in yourself and your ability to speak to these topics during interviews. If you feel you need more training, I encourage you to sign-up for membership with nonprofit professional organizations such as ACRP or SOCRA . Membership gives you access to many training resources; a lot of information is available to you for no additional cost aside from the basic membership fee.

Additionally, with your membership, you end up surrounding yourself with other experienced clinical research professionals via networking with their virtual communities and by attending educational events. You can then reach out to your fellow members for career guidance and make them aware of your interest in working in clinical research.

3—Fix your resume.

Your resume must not read like a job description. Most employers rely on a resume to screen applicants. Unfortunately, if your resume reads like a job description, the hiring manager does not get a clear understanding of your contributions in your current and previous roles. Instead, your resume should reflect your own professional achievements. You want to clearly state the results you achieved in your previous roles and, when possible, you should quantify the results. For example, instead of stating, “Worked in a research lab analyzing preclinical data,” you might want to state, “Analyzed data from two preclinical studies in mice for an Alzheimer’s drug.”

If you feel like your clinical or medical-oriented experiences are limited, focus on transferable skills for the research position you seek. Transferable skills such as financial management, project management, writing, and informational systems management are applicable to clinical research as well.

 4—Focus on 10 job opportunities and always follow up.

Focus on only 10 job applications at a given time. Many applicants apply for multiple jobs every week during their searches. Over the course of a couple of months, they have applied for dozens of jobs, but probably haven’t had a formal interview for any position. Instead of applying for every possible clinical research job as soon as they appear on the radar, I have found that applying for 10 at a given time gives applicants the time and energy to personalize their approach for each position.

Following up with employers is absolutely necessary. Even though hiring is a top priority for many organizations, hiring managers get busy with their day-to-day activities and hiring can take the back seat. By following up with the hiring manager, you’re demonstrating your continued interest in working for the company.

5—Write and speak clearly.

Aside from strong technical skills for many jobs, you may also need to demonstrate above-average written and verbal skills. This is important because clinical research is a cross-functional, team-oriented field. For most roles, you’ll be working in a team environment. When the job description states, “candidate must have excellent communication skills,” the employer wants to ensure you can write and speak clearly.

Many candidates will create a page-long, generic cover letter that repeats everything that can be found in their resume. Such a cover letter fails to show the employer why you’re the right fit for the role. Instead, I recommend applicants write a cover letter with three to five bulleted points that outline the benefits of hiring him or her for the job. The more personalized your cover letter is to a given employer and role, the greater chance you have for being invited for an interview.

Personalized cover letters might make reference to a specific clinical trial the hiring company is running, the company’s therapeutic area(s), and other details that show you’ve done your homework and are engaged in the opportunity to work there.

When it comes to verbal communication, the easiest way to have clarity in your message is to write down the key points you want to discuss on the phone. This forces you to be clear about why the company should hire you and not some other candidate with equivalent credentials.

6—Prepare for your interview.

Once you’ve landed with an interview date, it is time to prepare for the interview, using the following tips:

  • Read the “About” and “News” section of the company website. Learn about the company’s clinical and regulatory leadership team. The news section will provide insights from the latest press releases from the company. This will give you an idea of what is on the company’s “mind.” You can also visit ClinicalTrials.gov for more information on the company’s trials, and to get a better understanding of the medical treatments being developed and their targeted patient populations.
  • The biggest unknown in any interview is that you do not know what questions the interviewer will ask you. To help focus your answers, I recommend that you come up with a list of five to eight examples from your education or professional experiences that you’re proud of or that taught you something valuable. When possible, limit these to experiences that are medical or clinical in nature. Next you want to create a story around each of these examples that will become a valuable answer to an appropriate question. The best way to create a story is using the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, and Results). For each of these examples, you want to write down the situation, the task in front of you, the action you took, and the results achieved as a result of your actions.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you’re almost ready for the interview. The last thing you need to do is to appear and sound professional during and after the interview. Be sure you write a personalized “thank you” note after each interview.

7—Have the courage to hear “No.” Remember that you will eventually hear “Yes.”

Many entry-level clinical research applicants lack the courage to hear that, “No, we cannot hire you for this job” from potential employers. It is painful to hear a “No” and rightfully so. Furthermore, most employers do a poor job of providing constructive feedback to applicants they don’t want to hire. Employers don’t want to say “No” to the not-so-great candidates because they fear not finding the “right” candidate for the job; they prefer to have a backup list of candidates in case their preferred candidate doesn’t work out.

This makes it even more important for candidates to encourage employers to make a decision, whether it’s a “Yes” or a “No.” This not only helps the candidate, it also helps employers to move on to other candidates who might be a better fit for the organization.

You don’t need to sign up for an expensive and time-intensive clinical research certificate program to secure an entry-level job in clinical research. Instead, you need to gain clarity around your clinical research career ambitions, learn GCP, invest in your continued education through nonprofits such as ACRP and SOCRA, fix your resume so that it doesn’t read like a job description, focus on 10 open opportunities at a given time, write and speak clearly in all your communications with the potential employer, plan for your interview using the Situation, Task, Action, Results (STAR) format, and embrace rejection if you’re not hired for the role. These strategies, collectively, will increase the odds of your success tremendously and you’ll be on your way to experiencing the joys of working in clinical research and clinical trial management.

by Guest Contributor Kunal Sampat, MNA, ACRP-CP, Host of the Clinical Trial Podcast

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If you’re considering a path in the sciences, a research assistant position is an invaluable real world experience. Working in an actual science lab and gaining experience working with real data and participating in authentic experiments lends insight that can’t be found through regular coursework or reading a textbook.

Research assistant positions can be hard to come by and competitive to secure in their own right, so your experience as a research assistant is also indicative of your dedication, ambition, and ability to succeed at a high level in the field of sciences.

In this post, we’ll outline what to expect in a research assistant position, where to find research assistant positions, and how to secure a research assistant position. If you’re interested in getting a research assistant position in high school, read on to learn more.

Should I Get a Research Assistant Position in High School?

Holding down a job or internship in high school is not something to be taken lightly. With any additional commitment comes increased responsibility. You need to know yourself to know how much you can take on at once.

A job can provide financial benefits, exemplify your ability to juggle multiple commitments, and show your dedication to the field. But if doing so comes at the expense of your grades, existing commitments, or relationships with friends and family, it may ultimately not be good choice for you. To learn more, read CollegeVine’s Should I Get a Job Or Do An Unpaid Internship?  

Research positions typically require a significant, prolonged time commitment. Although you may be able to limit your weekly hours to as few as five, you typically won’t be able to get a position that lasts for fewer than six weeks, and many programs that are shorter in duration require substantially more hours per week.

Be sure to consider the extent of the commitment carefully before you commit. Even worse than not getting a research assistant position at all would be getting one and then having to leave it prematurely due to overextending yourself.

What Is a Research Assistant?

A research assistant is typically a low-level lab assistant who works for either minimal pay or through an unpaid internship. Responsibilities range depending on the program and the specific lab in which you’re working.

Some lead scientists will limit an assistant’s roles to things like sweeping the floor and entering long lists of data into computer spreadsheets. Typically, if your work is limited to responsibilities such as these, you can expect to be paid a stipend for your duties.

On the other hand, some scientists will allow you to be involved in the actual experimentation, will let you contribute to experimental design, and will even mentor you during your time at the lab. In cases such as this, you will typically work as an unpaid intern, since you receive much more out of the experience.

Most formal research assistant programs are competitive and take place as residential or day-student programs offered during summer months.

The alternative is finding a research assistant position outside of a formal program. These positions can be difficult to find and are generally less organized or established, so you will need to be clear about your expectations and find out exactly what is expected of you in advance.

Where to Find Research Assistant Positions

There are a number of different sources to consider when trying to find a research assistant position. To begin your search, you will need to identify exactly what type of research assistant position you’re interested in pursuing.

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Formal Research Assistant Programs

If you’re interested in a well-established program and you’re available during the summer months, you should consider a formal, residential research assistant program at a college. Some well-respected examples include MIT’s Research Science Institute and Stanford’s Office of Science Outreach Programs . Some of these programs have significant scholarships available and MIT’s Research Science Institute is completely free for the 70 students it accepts each year.

If you live within commuting distance of a college or a scientific research center, you might also be able to find summer programs offered to day students. For example, Princeton’s Laboratory Learning Program primarily attracts students from central New Jersey who gather five days a week for approximately seven weeks each summer to participate in rigorous scientific research projects.   The University of Washington also offers several similar programs, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts is a prime example of a professional scientific research center that offers mentorships to local students. 

If you live within commuting distance of a college or scientific research center, check their website or contact the head of the science department in which you’re interested to see if any research programs exist for high school students. Some may even be available year-round.

Informal Research Assistant Positions

If you are not interested in or are not able to participate in a formal research assistant program, you can still find research assistant positions, but the process will involve a lot more initiative on your part. It won’t be as simple as filling out an online application.

The easiest way to get started is to do some networking. Ask your parents or other mentors if they have any contacts at local universities or scientific laboratories who might be able to point you in the right direction. Also check with teachers at your school. Having a personal contact won’t necessarily get you a position, but it can at least get you in touch with the right person to discuss any opportunities that might exist.

Keep in mind, though, that if a college or lab offers a formal research assistant program, you should NOT try to circumvent the application process and arrange your own research position. Doing so shows disregard for the existing process and will likely result in your exclusion from any available positions. Instead, be sure to follow whatever application processes are already in place.

If there are no formal programs established and you do not have a connection to help you get started, begin to arrange your own research assistant position by browsing the website of local colleges or research labs and identifying between six and eight scientists with whom you’d be interested in working. Narrow your search based on their specific area of focus and what you’re genuinely interested in learning about through your potential position.    

Once you have created a list of six to eight possible mentors, send an email to each of them. It’s best to email rather than calling, since an unsolicited phone call to their place of work might seem intrusive or at least more time consuming than they’d prefer.

In your emails, address them professionally with their appropriate titles, such as Professor or Doctor. State what type of project you’re looking for, specifying what research area, why you’re interested in it, and some possible research questions you’ve considered in that field.

Express your eagerness to learn and your flexibility to fill whatever roles are available. Then, outline your availability including daily hours and state the time period you’re interested in working, be it summer only, part-time during the semester, or the entire school year.

As you outline your availability, remember that some labs will not consider an intern who can’t commit to working at least six weeks. It is sometimes not worth the time in training if a project cannot be seen through from beginning to end.

Attach a resume to your email. It should include your work experience, relevant courses with grades, overall GPA, summer programs you’ve participated in, any awards or skills, and of course your phone number and email address. If aren’t sure how write a resume, check out our post 5 Steps to a Rad Resume .

After you send your email, keep in mind that most scientists are very busy people. It is not uncommon to ignore this type of request, especially if the scientist either receives a large number of them or has no interest in hosting a research assistant. Don’t be offended; it is nothing personal.

If you don’t hear back from any scientists after two or three weeks, it is okay to follow up regarding your email once, but absolutely do not do so more than once.

If you send your email to six to eight scientists, hopefully at least one will get back to you, and even if he or she cannot host you, hopefully he or she will be able to point you in the right direction. If not, don’t be discouraged. You can start again from scratch by sending your email to another six to eight individuals.

Remember, this process might be lengthy and seem burdensome at first, but the experience of securing and participating in a research assistant position is an invaluable one on multiple levels. The real world experiences and insights it provides are unparalleled for an aspiring scientist or engineer, and the positive impression it adds to your college application is an additional perk.

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The Department of Neurology is seeking aResearch Assistant . The activities of the Research Assistant include participation in clinically oriented research studies under the supervision of a faculty investigator. Current research efforts are designed to enhance our understanding of the childhood movement disorder known as ‘primary complex motor stereotypies’ (pCMS). The disorder, occurring in otherwise normal children, includes repetitive episodes of bilateral flapping or rotating their hands and arms or fluttering fingers in front of their face. More specifically, studies in both children and adults, are designed to evaluate the presence of co-existing clinical problems, effect of movements on quality-of-life, underlying pathophysiology, and therapeutic approaches.

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Interactions with Research Participants

  • Will interact with study participants and their families during clinic visits, or via telephone, zoom, or the internet.
  • Assist with recruitment efforts, scheduling, screening of subjects, collecting data, maintaining records, and regulatory documentation.

Protocol Management

  • Under the direction of Dr. Singer, will prepare and submit updates and required event reports to the IRB.
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  • Maintain a HIPAA-compliant participant database (RedCap)
  • Maintain data archives, organize files, and assist in data analysis.
  • Assist Dr. Singer and the research team to complete non-competing renewals, progress reports, and manuscripts.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Previous clinical or laboratory research experience is preferred.

Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $17.00 - $30.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Pediatric Neurology Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/ .

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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