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Research assistant

A research assistant is a researcher employed, often on a temporary contract,[1] by a university or a research institute, for the purpose of assisting in academic research. Research assistants are not independent and not directly responsible for the outcome of the research and are responsible to a supervisor or principal investigator. Research assistants are often educated to degree level[2] and might be enrolled in a postgraduate degree program and simultaneously teach.[1][3][4]

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  • Undergraduate and Post-doctoral level 1
  • Clinical research assistant 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Undergraduate and Post-doctoral level

Although a research assistant is normally appointed at graduate level, undergraduates are also sometimes appointed to support research.

Similarly, someone who has recently been awarded a doctoral degree may hold a temporary appointment as a postdoctoral research assistant.

Clinical research assistant

A clinical research assistant is employed by a hospital or medical research centre, who is involved in the administration of clinical trials. He or she may assist a senior investigator with recruiting and enrolling research subjects, as well as with correspondence and grant applications.

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