Job Description Template: Research Assistant

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Research Assistant position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Research Assistant Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$22,000 - $51,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This introduction perfectly explains what you do and why your school is a great workplace! For example, here's our bio:

Our simple mission is to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR earned the title of "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that impacts the lives of HR pros and employees worldwide.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As a research assistant, you'll execute research activities for multiple research projects. You’ll formulate research methods and make recommendations to improve the quality of your research and develop solutions. You’ll also facilitate the preparation of proposals and publications. As a part of our team, you will assist with basic data analysis and statistical computations.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Conduct research and literature review tasks
  • Perform quality control measures for data
  • Oversee day-to-day data collection for research studies
  • Assist in preparing IRB and FDA submissions
  • Input collected data into computerized databases
  • Assist with conducting field research trials
  • Develop evaluation research designs
  • Prepare abstracts, reports, recommendations, scientific papers, articles for publication, and conference presentations on research
  • Work collaboratively to design evaluation components of new initiatives
  • Conduct descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis using SPSS and create reports through Crystal Reports, Tableau, and similar software

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Graduate degree in a related major
  • 3+ years of experience in independent research or education
  • Proven teamwork and collaboration skills
  • English fluency
  • Microsoft Office Suite Proficiency
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting software

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Independent research experience
  • Excellent written communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate research outcomes with the research team and project sponsors via written reports

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Remote program: Virtual team-building events, internet stipend, and ongoing support
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying. For example:

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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