Research Assistant Job Description

Research Assistants work with investigators, research coordinators and study participants to ensure the smooth operation of a clinical trial. Research Assistants may also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

A Research Assistant is an integral part of any clinical research team. They are responsible for conducting literature searches, data management, recruiting participants, obtaining consents, maintaining files, scheduling and conducting interviews, maintaining data collection files, assisting with data analysis and generating correspondence, reports and graphics. Research Assistants work with investigators, research coordinators and study participants to ensure the smooth operation of a clinical trial. Research Assistants may also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

The Research Assistant position requires a college degree in a relevant field such as biology or psychology. Research Assistants also typically have previous work experience in clinical settings. Research Assistant is a general term, so responsibilities will vary depending on the trial. Most Research Assistants are given an outline of what is expected of them at the beginning of each study.

Research assistants are most often found working for clinical research organizations or pharmaceutical companies, but may also be employed by hospitals or universities. Research Assistants jobs can be found throughout the country, with concentrations around large cities like New York City and Chicago.

A Research Assistant's tasks typically include:

  • Conducting literature searches;
  • Data management;
  • Recruiting participants;
  • Obtaining consents;
  • Maintaining files;
  • Scheduling and conducting interviews;
  • Maintaining data collection files;
  • Assisting with data analysis; and
  • Generating correspondence, reports, and graphics. Research Assistants may also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

The Research Assistant position generally requires a college degree in a relevant field such as biology or psychology. Research Assistants also typically have previous work experience in clinical settings. Research Assistant is a general term, so responsibilities will vary depending on the trial. Most Research Assistants are given an outline of what is expected of them at the beginning of each study.

Research assistants are most often found working for clinical research organizations or pharmaceutical companies, but may also be employed by hospitals or universities. Research Assistants jobs can be found throughout the country, with concentrations around large cities like New York City and Chicago.

The Research Assistant position is an important role in any clinical research team. They are responsible for conducting literature searches, data management, recruiting participants, obtaining consents, maintaining files, and assisting with data analysis. Research Assistants work with investigators, research coordinators, and study participants to ensure the smooth operation of a clinical trial. Research Assistants may also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

If you are interested in becoming a Research Assistant, contact your local clinical research organization or pharmaceutical company to inquire about open positions.