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.