Research Assistant Job Description

Research Assistant Job Description

Role: Research Assistant
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

We are looking for a focused and detail-oriented Research Assistant to aid our research project by preparing interviews, summarizing results, and supervising undergraduate students who are involved in the research project.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake research-based protocols for the project
  • Work semi-independently
  • Provide regular research updates and data regularly to the research supervisors
  • Attend and, as appropriate, present research findings and papers at internal academic meetings and external professional conferences, and to contribute to the internal and external visibility of the department
  • For research assistant role – supervise academic work by undergraduates/ for research associate role – supervise academic work by undergraduates, masters and doctorate students
  • Contribute to publications arising from this project
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be relevant to the role outline

Person specification:

  • BSc in relevant subject for research assistant role/ BSc and PhD in relevant subject for research associate role
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Proven interest in Women’s Health/Pregnancy research
  • Proven laboratory research skills relevant to the project

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • Excellent practical, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrable statistical and analytical skills
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills including a knowledge of statistical applications and techniques
  • Ability to use tact, discretion, and sound judgment when dealing with confidential information