Research Assistant

Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Research Assistants perform a variety of routine tasks within clearly defined procedures; decisions are made regarding the set-up, sequencing and priority of tasks.

Duties of a Research Assistant may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing day-to-day organization of the study or studies, including monitoring  timelines, scheduling appointments, responding to questions from participants or investigators, booking facilities
  • Developing study specific source documentation
  • Developing and maintaining research databases
  • Collecting, organizing and entering data
  • Tracking results and assisting with data analysis and reporting
  • Assisting with recruitment, screening and enrolling study/ research participants, including obtaining study participant consent under established protocols
  • Liaising with participants and collaborators
  • Conducting literature searches
  • Providing administrative support to research projects including assisting with funding applications, research ethics applications, abstracts and manuscripts, correspondence and budgets

Note:  When assessing the level of positions, the following elements are taken into consideration: the work described; the context in which the work is done; the organizational structure; and comparable positions on campus.