Research Assistant Job Description

A research assistant is a paid position in a research lab.

The research assistant performs research tasks under the supervision of a researcher.

Research assistants can work on projects related to their field of study, or they may be asked to complete tasks that are not applicable to their major.

Research assistants can also work in fields outside of academia, including work related to marketing, business, and government.

Research assistants typically work in laboratories, where they perform all tasks related to their research.

However, they can work in collaborative environments, such as in a medical research laboratory, where they work closely with other scientists.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Research Assistant to help with our upcoming project. The right candidate will have experience in research and be able to work independently.

Research Assistant Duties:

  • Assist research scientists in their work
  • Basis knowledge of laboratory sciences
  • Assist scientists in collecting data
  • Assist scientists in organizing data
  • Assist scientists in analyzing data
  • Conduct laboratory experiments
  • Assist in research publications
  • Manage schedules
  • Oversee or perform stock control
  • Maintain laboratory equipment
  • Monitor laboratory safety
  • Operate laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Enforce laboratory procedures and safety policies

Research Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Assist executives with research and analytical development, including collating, organizing, summarizing, and presenting data
  • Maintain and update databases and spreadsheets, and update and maintain online records
  • Prepare reports, presentations, correspondences, and other documents, and maintain records
  • Assist with maintaining website, including creating new pages and updating existing pages
  • Keep work areas and equipment clean and orderly
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences, engineering, or related technical field required
  • 1+ years experience as a Research Assistant supervising graduate students
  • Must have experience in molecular biology
  • Knowledge of immunochemistry and basic immunology required
  • Experience with ELISA and Western blot analyses is a plus

At Company Name, we're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in building a diverse and inclusive team, and we encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We're committed to providing equal opportunities for all, and we especially welcome veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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