Top Research Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Research Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Research Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.9% of Research Assistant resumes contained Lab Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Research Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Research Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Lab Equipment

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Here's how Lab Equipment is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Coordinated repairs and maintenance of lab equipment; collaborated with external field service engineers when necessary.
  • Approached by the University to integrate Biological and Agricultural Engineering lab equipment into centralized network architecture.
  • Strengthened further research by allocating/maintaining proper lab equipment for graduate researchers to assemble new experiments.
  • Repaired and maintained older lab equipment such as high temperature furnaces and PID temperature controllers
  • Generated reports summarizing lab experiments on magnetism; maintained and repaired lab equipment.
  • Provided counseling to undergraduate research students on academic questions and lab equipment usage.
  • Maintained lab equipment: following manufacturer standards in accordance with user operation manuals.
  • Trained to operate histology and pathology lab equipment and scanning electron microscope.
  • Calibrated equipment, revised and created protocol documentation for lab equipment use.
  • Validated performance characteristics such as strength and color properties using commercial lab equipment
  • Managed and maintained lab equipment and software installations in Electronics workshop.
  • Performed lab managerial duties including ordering and general lab equipment maintenance.
  • Performed daily/annual laboratory QC inspections of lab equipment, and instrumentation.
  • Maintained lab equipment including computers and several trade specific components.
  • Helped in repairing and maintaining departmental computers and lab equipment.
  • Ensured all lab equipment was maintained and operating optimally.
  • Inspected lab equipment periodically and arranged service and repair.
  • Level 2 Bacteria Safety Certification * Maintain lab equipment
  • Operated lab equipment as directed by supervising faculty.
  • Assisted in maintaining lab equipment and inventory management.

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2. Research Projects

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Here's how Research Projects is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Worked independently on a variety of research projects for clients including Vietnam veterans, university professors, and international companies.
  • Communicated with lab colleagues and research collaborators via e-mail and conference calls to discuss confidential information regarding research projects.
  • Guided undergraduate and graduate students on other research projects covering engine testing, data collection/analysis, and engine control development/calibration
  • Contributed towards state of Florida's research projects related to traffic laws and driver adaptability by conducting survey-based telephonic interviews
  • Helped post-doctorate students with similar research projects and assisted them with laboratory procedures they were unfamiliar with.
  • Participated in research projects, record results, and prepared laboratory practical materials for professors and students.
  • Headed research projects in vibration analysis of composite beams and optimization of thermal energy collection and storage.
  • Assisted in data collection for ongoing research projects Interviewed participants via a random digit dialing telephone system
  • Assisted with graduate-level research projects while pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree in Horticulture at Oregon State University.
  • Review up-to-date scientific literature extracting information relevant to ongoing, proposed, or possible research projects.
  • Organized disaster resource collection - Developed literature reviews for social science and disaster impact research projects
  • Participated in research projects, including literature review, data collection/analysis, and reporting.
  • Supervised, mentored and directed undergraduate students working on research projects for maximum effectiveness.
  • Recruited and screened a satisfactory number of appropriate individuals to participate in research projects.
  • Conceived, designed and implemented research projects on the behavioral ecology of brown-headed cowbirds.
  • Assisted senior portfolio managers and research analysts with various research projects and industry reporting.
  • Participated in research projects involving budgerigars, using multiple observation styles and statistical analysis.
  • Analyze and conduct various research projects to support improvements to current university programs.
  • Participated in team research projects and conducted individual research, including library research.
  • Performed research projects in relation to gene therapy * Participated in research competition.

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3. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted data analysis using Microsoft Office and SPSS to contribute to published research concerned with correlating gait kinematics with psychological emotions.
  • Conducted NSF affiliated research; assisted in developing research protocols, manuscript composition, primary data analysis, and participant recruitment.
  • Conducted literature review on collaborating with community partners on data analysis in community based participatory research (CBPR) projects.
  • Performed extensive research and documentation, literature search, graphical reports generation and data analysis of the project.
  • Conducted data analysis of a parent-focused intervention to reduce child challenging behaviors, including data cleaning and input.
  • Conducted data analysis by generating stain-stress curve, calculating modulus of elasticity and visualizing data results utilizing MATLAB.
  • Extracted and identified interesting patterns from data through exploratory data analysis to learn the differences among categorical data.
  • Created theoretical basis for data analysis, including error distribution, parameter selection, and feature-oriented protocol design.
  • Performed laboratory duties including data analysis, behavioral testing, animal processing and facilitating journal article discussions.
  • Operated Eye-tracker device to track and record eyes of participants while performing experiment and completed data analysis.
  • Accelerated data analysis process via automation to explore correlation between laser control and laser processed structure.
  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative data analysis (including statement synthesis) for a concept mapping project.
  • Carried out data analysis and interpretation to be incorporated into research papers and conference presentation.
  • Compiled hundreds of pictures and data into Microsoft Excel for wildlife identification and basic data analysis
  • Enrolled and interviewed subjects, collected data, and contributed to data analysis for research publication
  • Continued the development of Mapper, a data visualization program used in topological data analysis.
  • Formulated preliminary models and spatial data analysis using ArcGIS based on climate change predictions.
  • Reported and presented standard techniques of empirical studies to faculty using data analysis methods.
  • Conduct data analysis and program evaluation research for school corporations and weed and city programs
  • Conducted scientific computing and employed programming skills to perform statistical and quantitative data analysis.

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4. Cell Culture

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Here's how Cell Culture is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Coupled with extensive experience teaching general and pathogenic microbiology, developed a broad background in mammalian and bacterial cell culture.
  • Well versed in growing bacteria and mammalian cell cultures without contamination of specimen along with decontamination of lab equipment.
  • Maintained various inventories and oversaw regular maintenance of multiple laboratory environments, including cell culture and microbiology rooms.
  • Collaborated in a cross-functional team of biologists and chemical engineers to optimize cell culture design and processing.
  • Authored standard protocols for tissue/cell culture, protein purification, and protein analysis techniques.
  • Conducted experiments using cell cultures to determine drug intake and delivery.
  • Performed and examined bacterial cell cultures in preparation for diabetes research.
  • Designed a comprehensive relational database tracking cell culture facility data.
  • Trained entry-level personnel on cell culture and virology techniques.
  • Managed research laboratory facilities and maintained cell cultures.
  • Performed cell culture and biochemical/molecular biology experiments.
  • Well-developed aseptic mammalian cell culture technique.
  • Maintain human mammary epithelial cell cultures.
  • Maintained multiple cell cultures for experimentation.
  • Trained eight undergraduate lab assistants for cell culture, soft lithography, optical microscopy, and sample preparation for electron microscopy.
  • Prepared solutions, reagents, and stains following standard lab procedures as well as tissues and cell cultures for testing.
  • Performed research oncogenes and IL-2; IL-13 using cell culture, PCR, sequencing, gel shift, Western blot.
  • Assisted a graduate student in various assays including MTT, western blotting, cell culture, and wound healing assays.
  • Gained vast knowledge in sterile cell culture, including plant cell and tissue culture, and western blot techniques.
  • Prepared vaccine, administered injection; performed cell culture, colony maintenance, and assisted lab technician when needed.

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5. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Core personnel in a social and behavioral science research lab responsible for data collection and coding behavioral data for statistical analysis.
  • Managed assigned projects with minimal oversight from coordinator preparing data collection instruments for data cleanup, integrity, and analysis.
  • Conducted data collection on exposed and unexposed populations through video recordings and behavioral surveys of subjects in a psychotropic state.
  • Identified potential problems in data collection and provided guidance to staff in restructuring experiments and/or minimizing losses of data.
  • Collaborate and work with a team and individually, data collection and input, quantitative/comparative analysis using Microsoft Excel.
  • Managed field operations and data collection for research evaluating impact of cropping systems on weed suppression before vegetable crops
  • Study follows longitudinal design and includes infant involvement in protocol following time one and two data collection.
  • Contributed and critiqued ideas for studies and survey development; work primary entailed data collection and interpretation.
  • Developed and implemented application specific RFID sensors put to use in live manufacturing to improve data collection.
  • Managed remote data collection of specialized subject populations (community & non-community dwelling mildly-cognitively-impaired older adults).
  • Assisted in data collection and analysis Supervised participants in social facilitation studies Revised manuscripts for piloting studies
  • Prepare and conduct experiments; Data collection, organization and statistical analysis; occasional library research.
  • Managed data collection sessions; interviewed parents and children; interpreted data to draw meaningful conclusions
  • Performed data collection and analysis for several projects related to school reform and accountability research.
  • Created cost efficient data collection techniques Reduced energy costs at Suffolk University's field station
  • Provided assistance with data collection including rodent sampling, gathering environmental conditions in Armenia.
  • Designed QTL mapping experiments; performed inoculation, greenhouse material management and data collection.
  • Reviewed teacher packets regarding students' progress and entered information into the data collection system
  • Demonstrated ability in instrumentation development and data collection using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Coordinated efficiently with graduate level students to complete data collection and record keeping.

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6. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted senior researcher to gather information in a laboratory setting through recruitment of participants, test administration and data entry.
  • Administered experiments; collected and collated data; coding; data entry; basic statistical analysis of recorded therapy sessions.
  • Conducted research experiments on participants, observed and evaluated participants, and assisted with data entry and schedule management.
  • Combed data and completed data entry for Rush Medical Center clinical trial of cognitive- behavioral therapy for depression.
  • Assisted participants in interpreting pilot study questions; promptly complete data entry; coordinate meetings with potential participants.
  • Managed and maintained records which included related data entry and assisted in performing the related treatment procedures.
  • Conducted interviews and documentary research, retrieved GIS data, performed data entry and statistical analysis.
  • Executed extensive data entry, material preparation, researched neural correlates of consciousness and mood disorders.
  • Coordinated and consolidated data entry results from twelve students for statistical analysis using computerized database.
  • Performed data entry using MS Access and actively participated in project meetings involving setting up database
  • Conducted accurate organized data entry and analysis and produced in a time efficient manner.
  • Strengthened organizational and computer experience while serving as the main contributor to data entry.
  • Utilized AwareDoc software to perform data entry and verification of information entered i.e.
  • Executed data collection methods and data entry of collected qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Assist supervisor with various administrative tasks including data entry and document layouts.
  • Collect confidential self-report data and physiological measures for data entry and analysis.
  • Prepared and implemented surveys, interpreted aerial photo, and performed data entry
  • Provided data entry support, administered and organized various financial files.
  • Organized data entry spreadsheets and submitted collected data for analysis.
  • Completed data entry to ensure accurate and concise experiment records.

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7. Literature

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Here's how Literature is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Presented scientific literature at an inter-laboratory meeting
  • Conducted literature review, optimized experiments and prepared protocols, performed experiments, conducted statistical analyses, and prepared manuscripts.
  • Assisted behavior department in reaching publication goals through literature reviews, data entry, statistical analysis and report generation.
  • Performed literature reviews and secondary qualitative analyses; identified weaknesses in experiment protocols and suggested modifications to experimental designs.
  • Included secondary data from literature review and primary data collected from ethnographic interviews designed and conducted by the author.
  • Assisted with formulating study objectives, conducting literature reviews, developing surveys, collecting/analyzing data, and interpreting findings.
  • Conducted literature reviews and summarized existing research for studies that were under investigation by the project director.
  • Review literature and patents about connectors, upper extremity advanced prosthetic limbs, and implantable medical devices.
  • Researched scientific literature, prepared samples, conducted laboratory reactions, processed products, and analyzed data.
  • Conducted literature review for a study focusing on body image differences between African American and Caucasian females.
  • Conducted extensive literature searches of current and/or relevant scientific knowledge in the field using various scientific databases.
  • Contribute to research including literature search and management data collection and recording data cleaning and analysis.
  • Analyze published literature and extract quantitative data to support arguments proposed in my own research paper.
  • Gathered literature on similar known structures and structural elements that provided aid in obtaining final product.
  • Contributed to forthcoming refereed journal articles by writing literature reviews considering global and American public opinion.
  • Developed literature review and readable guide about supporting faculty and students of color in higher education.
  • Conducted literature review, managed and responded to project related correspondence, provided computational research support.
  • Research Area: Just-In-Time Manufacturing Technique Responsibilities: Annotation of available Literature in Just-In-Time Manufacturing.
  • Develop research papers for publications based on experimental results, analysis, and primary literature.
  • Provided support for IRB and grant proposal submissions by conducting background literature review and reviewing abstracts

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8. Spss

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Here's how Spss is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Researched project specific information from medical records and incorporated information into city software program (SPSS).
  • Analyzed point-of-sales data using statistical software package (SPSS) and multivariate statistical procedures.
  • Analyzed and identified different variables within eyewitness identification articles and encoded variables into SPSS.
  • Coded news articles using SPSS to explore how cultural capital effects inter-coder reliability.
  • Directed data collection and entry into SPSS and subsequent quantitative analysis.
  • Served as project manager and analyzed all data utilizing SPSS statistical software
  • Conducted statistical analysis of semantic units and relationships using SPSS.
  • Collected and analyzed data on family resource management using SPSS-X.
  • Collected and entered data for analysis and investigation into SPSS.
  • Entered participant data in SPSS software for statistical analysis.
  • Conducted statistical analysis utilizing statistical programs (SPSS).
  • Collaborated with professors in analyzing collected data utilizing SPSS.
  • Assisted in data collection and input/verification using SPSS.
  • Coded and assisted in analyzing statistical data in SPSS
  • Analyzed quantitative data utilizing SPSS software.
  • Conducted statistical analyses using SPSS.
  • Collected data via survey, conducted statistical analysis utilizing SPSS, and wrote a comprehensive research summary at conclusion of term.
  • Participate in several research projects, create presentations for conference forums, and perform extensive analysis of data using SPSS software.
  • Clean and analyze quantitative data in SPSS - including design an analysis plan in accordance with the project's research aim.
  • Gathered and analyzed data through SPSS to understand the correlation(s) between race and unemployment in the United States.

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9. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Performed high-throughput testing for physicians with large patient populations in a CLIA-approved DNA-based diagnostics laboratory for rare diseases.
  • Gained extensive experience in computer-based sequence analysis and generation of DNA sequence data.
  • Collected/processed DNA specimens; gained hands-on laboratory experience in DNA testing and separation.
  • Fabricated and optimized DNA origami synthesis annealing programs through DOE.
  • Developed and implemented novel algorithms for DNA sequence analysis.
  • Performed DNA isolation and PCR-based quality control under supervision.
  • Performed DNA extraction and purification and antibody purification.
  • Executed various DNA/RNA isolation procedures regularly.
  • Utilized skills in PCR, cloning, DNA sequencing, DNA primer development, troubleshooting, antibody development and use.
  • Performed PCR amplification of the DNA collected from vaginal wipes provided by a cohort of women from the hospital.
  • Sequenced DNA from fossils to compare hybridization of coyotes with dogs, and was able to present specific markers.
  • Carried out experiments involving molecular cloning, DNA purification and analysis, gene library construction and cell culture.
  • Enhanced algorithms to produce more accurate representations of the plant s DNA molecules to generate additional molecule information.
  • Dried isolated DNA in a matter that avoided heat evaporation, which optimized amount of viable DNA/protein complexes.
  • Performed a wide variety of molecular biology techniques involving tissue culture, DNA, RNA, and protein.
  • Perform DNA extraction, PCR, marker analysis, DNA sequence analysis, and collaborate with co-workers.
  • Studied the quantum dissipation theory in many-particle systems such as the long-range charge of DNA in solvent.
  • Gathered and analyzed articles relevant to optical tweezers and the use of optical tweezers to unwind DNA.
  • Studied the interplay between transducer proteins in the DNA damage response to investigate possible compensatory mechanisms.
  • Integrated basic understanding of biology concepts and computer science skills to improve data on DNA makeup.

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10. Protein

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Here's how Protein is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Used a Yeast 2-Hybrid system to determine protein-protein interactions to elucidate which proteins are involved in replication arrest.
  • Developed minimalist protein models and explored the dynamics on energy landscapes that allow multiple long-lived states.
  • Developed protein purification and amplification protocols for original and surface binding mutations of computer designed protein.
  • Gained valuable experience in protein purification techniques of isolating antibodies from horse serum.
  • Worked independently with bio-computational software including GROMAS and NAMD to simulate protein folding.
  • Investigated the correlation between sequence conservation and biophysical profiles of human disordered protein.
  • Developed and implemented stochastic tree based exploration algorithm to find viable protein structures.
  • Isolated and characterized a low molecular weight chromium-binding protein from human urine.
  • Performed tissue preparation activities including saturation analysis and protein linearity tests.
  • Investigated biological role of cholesterol by examining function of associated proteins
  • Illustrate mutation effects in functional regions of disordered proteins.
  • Research on Purification and characteristic of protein enzyme.
  • Assisted in crystallizing muscle proteins for structural analysis.
  • Streamlined purification processes for protein characterization.
  • Purified and crystallized membrane protein FoF1-ATPase.
  • Purified proteins for multiple stage experimentation.
  • Conducted molecular dynamics simulations of proteins.
  • Extracted proteins from cell lines to analyze the effect of drugs and environmental/nutritional stress factors on enzymatic pathways of cancerous cells.
  • Assist in study of the effects of fiber and urea excretion with a high protein diet to help with kidney disease
  • Assisted NIH doctoral fellows in the induction and translation of proteins involved in the fetal eye development pathway.

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11. Rt-Pcr

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Here's how Rt-Pcr is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Performed Co-immunoprecipitation-RT-PCR to demonstrate anti-CyPA antibodies could block the interaction between CyPA and RNA.
  • Identified molecular mechanisms of drug-synergy & drug-resistance using RT-PCR and Western blotting.
  • Performed RT-PCR/ELISA experiments and used computer-based analysis to quantify results.
  • Analyzed the effects of estrogen on various tissues using molecular biology techniques such as RT-PCR, RNA and DNA extractions.
  • Performed RNA extraction and RT-PCR to quantify LCMV infection in various infected cell lines as well as primary cells.
  • Research on RT-PCR analysis of gene expression in oral cancer* Cultured cells* RNA purification* Reverse Transcription PCR* Loaded PCR Plates
  • Analyzed for specific honey bee viruses in samples of diverse bee pollinators from Maine using PCR and RT-PCR.
  • Perform Molecular Biology lab works, including PCR, DNA, RNA isolation, Western Blot, RT-PCR.
  • Experienced in mammalian cell-culture methods, aseptic techniques, RT-PCR, and analysis of data using statistical methods.
  • Screened for a CyPA less-independent HCV variant, whose genome sequence was determined by RT-PCR and DNA sequencing.
  • Trained undergraduate and graduate students on investigative techniques, including RT-PCR, plus-maze, and radial-arm maze.
  • Carried out RT-PCR analysis and used a genetic analyzer to determine the quality of the extracted DNA.
  • Learned basic molecular lab techniques such as DNA isolation, RNA isolation, RT-PCR and TA cloning.
  • Utilized PCR and RT-PCR for detection of gene products to validate drug dose efficacy in animal studies.
  • Perform protein analysis of human aortic tissue using western blots, RT-PCR, and histology.
  • Prepared Influenza samples for RT-PCR and subsequently ran gels to determine quality of the RT-PCR.
  • Performed DNA/RNA extractions, RT-PCR and differential hybridization (DH) assays on samples.
  • Approved the new processing method by utilizing shelf-life study, RT-PCR and other bio-tech method
  • Completed RNA isolation, as well as RT-PCR to reconfirm amplification of E6E7 transcripts.
  • Isolated both gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial RNA for further use in RT-PCR experiments.

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12. Synthesis

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Here's how Synthesis is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Professor Margaret Palmer, Professor, Department of Entomology and Director of National Socio-Environment Synthesis Center in Pioneer, Tennessee.
  • Programmed lo-fidelity agent-based Java simulation models and assessed micro-vehicle capabilities using Design of Experiments and Sizing and Synthesis tools.
  • Focus on the damage and rapid turnover of important proteins in photosynthetic apparatus by ROS generated during photosynthesis.
  • Acquired solid knowledge and experience in polymer chemistry, improved experimental skills in polymer synthesis and characterizations.
  • Key Project Assignments Medicinal chemistry project, including organic synthesis for producing library of compounds.
  • Implemented standard organic synthesis practices including carrying out complex reactions and evaluation of new molecules.
  • Project: Development of novel iron-based Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis catalysts for conversion of synthesis gas to hydrocarbons
  • Guided research developing the synthesis and characterization of proteins using molecular biology and biochemical tools.
  • Design and Synthesis of Hard Magnetic Films for Longitudinal and Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Media.
  • Performed quality/verification testing and gained valuable hands-on experience in material synthesis and characterization.
  • Constructed 5 different polymer scaffolds for automated parallel synthesis of biologically active compounds.
  • Helped student in synthesis and characterization of ODS powders and corresponding micro-indentation testing.
  • Improved synthesis methods and substantially increased yields from previous heuristic synthesis methods.
  • Investigated some polymeric materials ranging from synthesis to structure and property relationship.
  • Characterized novel compounds and investigated synthetic routes suitable for robotic library synthesis.
  • Developed novel synthetic methodologies involving Nickel promoted condensations and nickel-organic synthesis blocks.
  • Worked in an organic synthesis laboratory to produce medically relevant compounds.
  • Design and Synthesis of Ceramic Membranes for Filtration and Separation Technology.
  • Assisted with various synthesis and evaluated the purity of organic compounds
  • Learned organic synthesis skills and purification methods for organic molecules.

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13. Research Study

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Here's how Research Study is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Deliver & implement patient & family-centered palliative care curriculum as an intervention for a congestive heart failure research study.
  • Performed chemical analysis of gene rearrangements and genetically altered DNA for a research study published in Journal of Immunology.
  • Designed and maintained organizational tools to conduct the research study accurately and in compliance with good clinical practice guidelines.
  • Managed a research study by writing protocol, coordinating participant involvement, data collection, and other undergraduate assistants.
  • Assisted faculty-led research study, including scoring and interpreting data, establishing data-base, and conducting statistical analysis.
  • Conducted research for the community-based participatory research study, on mitigating obesity in immigrant mothers and children.
  • Worked in data collection and analysis on a research study investigating youth-mentor relationships in the Boston area.
  • Developed a research study aimed at evaluating body image in ethnic minorities and recruited 300 participants.
  • Provided physical assessments and nutritional and exercise counseling to participants involved in the research study.
  • Enroll participants in longitudinal study and collect baseline data in field for beverage tax research study
  • Formulated original research study based on this data examining personality traits involved in habit formation.
  • Participated in the planning and conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
  • Plan and implement research study on health education and mosquito ecology in urban environments.
  • Recruited age-appropriate children for participation in a research study, ensuring parental consent.
  • Recruited participants and conducted preliminary research for the BeWell24 Breast Cancer Research Study.
  • Recruited research study participants from focus areas for an Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Study.
  • Administered research study that examined how information-accumulation is influenced by sleep and age.
  • Selected to assist in graduate research study focused in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Research study coding has enhanced knowledge of article comprehension, methodology and statistics
  • Familiarized with the procedures required to conduct a research study using non-invasive methods

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14. Psychology

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Here's how Psychology is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Recruited and interviewed perspective participants in personality psychology case studies; Executed telephone interviews; Organized weekly staff meetings.
  • Accumulated and input data into a database, interviewed participants in social psychology study evaluating advertisements and their effects.
  • Assisted a Psychology professor with research on gender differences on verbal and visual neurological tests among African Americans.
  • Authored poster and presented findings at multiple conferences and symposiums including the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Coordinated running many psychology studies, including organization, running the participants, analyzing data and presenting results.
  • Provided maintenance of psychology department animal laboratory, data collection and entry, supervision of undergraduate assistants.
  • Set up computer-based experiments for a social psychology study, and informed participants about the study beforehand.
  • Collected data for a social psychology experiment studying extroversion through linguistic and visual coding of raw data
  • Presented research findings of independent research project to psychology department faculty at an undergraduate research conference.
  • Collaborated with peers on research-based group discussions, psychology article analysis, and presentation skills.
  • Assisted psychology graduate student by refining research questions, conducting literary reviews, creating questionnaires.
  • Conduct experimental research to investigate the psychology of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.
  • Worked on two studies involving developmental and adolescent psychology as well as parent/child relationships.
  • Gathered survey and research data from psychology experiments and implemented them into organized databases.
  • Presented psychology research findings to campus community in workshop setting and Student Institute.
  • Discussed and presented theoretical and practical significance of research to fellow psychology students.
  • Facilitated Focus Groups in order to obtain information on the Psychology Department curriculum.
  • Educated children about developmental psychology at the Museum of Natural History Living Lab.
  • Researched and distributed APA guidelines for assessing graduate student progress in Clinical Psychology.
  • Assisted research professor in Psychology Department with developing lab studies for undergraduate students.

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15. Biology

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Here's how Biology is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Participated in training in Cell and Molecular Biology, training in analysis of data and training in comprehensive analysis of published literature
  • Assure adequate inventory of purchased microorganisms, culture media, reagents, and laboratory supplies used in the Microbiology Laboratory.
  • Gained hands-on experience in core molecular cell biology and automation techniques in fast-paced, team-oriented and independent work environment.
  • Co-designed a statistics seminar for first-year undergraduates in biology Created statistical learning modules to be added to biology courses
  • Worked with the principal investigator to manage the laboratory and conducted experiments involving molecular and cell biology researches.
  • Assisted a team of international post-doctorates on projects requiring the use of molecular biology and biotechnology techniques.
  • Presented Research at the American Society of Microbiology Michigan Branch Conference and the Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference
  • Developed research project which utilized aspects of molecular biology and microbiology to track gastroenteritis disease outbreak.
  • Developed, monitored and evaluated microbiology laboratory tests and assays consistent with good clinical laboratory procedures.
  • Investigated drug resistance of chemotherapeutic agents using molecular biology techniques within the Department of Medical Oncology.
  • Led a long-term, interdisciplinary study under the Departments of Microbiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Performed successful doctoral research on a biophysics/microbiology project in collaboration with three separate research teams.
  • Learned both wet and dry general molecular biology lab techniques, currently exploring computational chemistry studies
  • Performed research in plant molecular biology and obtained genome data from a public computer database.
  • Develop novel methods/models to enable modeling and simulation capability in computational biology and statistical physics.
  • Performed basic molecular biology such as cloning, transformation, expression and purification of proteins.
  • Performed patient or prenatal diagnose of inherited metabolism deficiencies using molecular biology methods and GC/MS.
  • Organized questions in biology mini-game addressing fundamental genetic concepts such as transcription and translation.
  • Prepared and maintained microbiology media and cultures by operating autoclaves and other laboratory equipment.
  • Conducted extensive research for the university's Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology.

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16. PHD

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Here's how PHD is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Reviewed articles for a published PhD study Coordinated and conducted training seminars for Domestic Violence Counselors
  • Collaborated with PhD students to draw comparison between lowering interest rates and quantitative easing.
  • Completed literature review on bereavement, attended weekly PhD research committee discussion meetings.
  • Assisted PhD dissertation, such as literature review on life-span identity development.
  • Assisted Doctoral and PhD candidates in research through experimentation and documentation.
  • Participated in weekly meetings with Clinical psychologist running study and PhD student
  • Collaborated with MD/PhD students to innovate future research studies regarding severe asthma
  • Provided research assistance and contributions for professors and PhD students
  • Assisted with additional research procedures alongside PhD researchers.
  • Assisted a PhD student from University of East Anglia in her research regarding family, work, culture, and education.
  • Assisted in consents with a PhD student's dissertation related to palliative care and quality of care at Isabella Nursing Home.
  • Assisted a Sociology PhD student and Teacher Assistant in research study of the evolution of American unions during the 20th century.
  • Assigned to PhD students and worked with point of care testing where I was responsible for data entry and patient screening.
  • Reduced time of experiment setup by half by assisting PhD student with hardware communication, coding, and associated tasks.
  • Work with a diverse group, including PhD candidates, to complete a project over a span of a summer.
  • Conducted research on the impact of aging on the immune system using SCID mouse models with James Riggs, PhD.
  • Research assistant during PhD program, focus on anterior segment physiology, contact lens, tear film and dry eye disease
  • Conducted independent, short-term research projects under the general supervision of a PhD student in this prestigious research center.
  • Organized and conducted a workshop for undergraduate students looking to apply for MA, MS, and PhD programs.
  • Assisted in black-box testing of search query algorithms developed by PhD students under the guidance of professor Tao Yang.

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17. GEL Electrophoresis

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Here's how GEL Electrophoresis is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared essential neurological tissue samples from model organisms and utilized Gel electrophoresis/ Western Blot for determining toxicology of pesticides.
  • Generated data using biochemical assays and gel electrophoresis and other techniques/protocols and performed other tasks essential to fibrosis modeling.
  • Utilized molecular and microbiological techniques including gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, and microbial culture maintenance.
  • Conducted protein analysis experiments including gel electrophoresis and western blotting to help with ongoing projects.
  • Conducted PCR experiments, utilizing gel electrophoresis and gel imaging techniques to interpret experimental results.
  • Assisted with general laboratory procedures including high resolution one dimensional & two dimensional gel electrophoresis
  • Utilized and practiced advanced laboratory techniques from protein analysis to 2-D gel electrophoresis.
  • Conducted molecular biological and biochemical assays including gel electrophoresis and DNA labeling.
  • Analyzed and identified different protein molecules using 2 dimensional gel electrophoresis.
  • Performed gel electrophoresis on fish cell enzymes to display temperature gradients.
  • Conducted Western blot gel electrophoresis experiments on various animal brain tissues.
  • Optimized conditions for cell preparation and 2D gel electrophoresis/LC-MS analysis.
  • Learned techniques in two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and protein expression techniques.
  • Conducted genome identification using PCR and gel electrophoresis.
  • Analyzed samples through atomic spectroscopy and gel electrophoresis.
  • Experience in DNA extraction with horizontal gel electrophoresis.
  • Conducted gel electrophoresis and Northern blot for experiments.
  • Operated gel electrophoresis, cultured engineering bacteria.
  • Conducted genetic studies using gel electrophoresis.
  • Performed gel electrophoresis, replica plating.

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18. R

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Here's how R is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted the senior research assistant or other research investigators by performing moderately complex research and experimentation following with established protocols.
  • Developed questionnaires and research designs, collected and analyzed data, administered research protocols to participants and wrote reports.
  • Research intern for a clinical trial investigating an antidepressant's effectiveness on curving marijuana cravings for marijuana dependent patients.
  • Refined business analysis and project management aptitudes in the Energy & Resources Practice of a management consultancy.
  • Assist with accurate and efficient collection and analysis of data elements for evaluation and reporting purposes.
  • Assist Dr. Natrajan-Tyiagi in writing and editing manuscripts for submission to scholarly journals and subsequent publication.
  • Interpreted data; prepared and presented reports of relevant scientific findings to the Laboratory Director.
  • Performed research and conducted experiments on perception as a research assistant on a Doctoral Dissertation.
  • Provided software specialist & technology support for approximately 5 years across 20 different experiments.
  • Completed library research and completed Spanish translations for Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Performed basic laboratory maintenance tasks, resulting in increased lab and field work efficiency
  • Researched, analyzed and prepared annotated outline regarding defamation law in Florida.
  • Followed procedures prescribed by experimental protocols according to the study undertaken.
  • Completed and maintains accurate documentation on weekly and monthly enrollment reports.
  • Excelled at working independently within the administrative and clinical environment.
  • Review completed psychiatric diagnostic interview forms and self-reports for completeness.
  • Researched and maintained data regarding a Russian mega grant competition.
  • Facilitated fine motor skill and tactile rehabilitation exercises with patients.
  • Provided supplementary data analyses & consultation for 1 experiment.
  • Documented the qualitative statistical methods to determine risk factors.

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19. Research Participants

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Here's how Research Participants is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted departmental professor in research regarding human deception, interviewed research participants, and compiled and organized data for statistical analysis.
  • Interviewed research participants to obtain necessary data for research study; and entered obtained data into various lab databases.
  • Gathered research participants, collected baseline measurements from participants, and assisted in cognitive motor skill assessment throughout trial.
  • Tested research participants who resided across the United States by utilizing standardized psychological, medical, and lifestyle questionnaires.
  • Identified solutions in integrating social influence factors in E-commerce environment by collecting and analyzing data from 200 research participants.
  • Consented research participants, administered SCID-I and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale interviews, collected and entered subject self-report data
  • Interacted with research participants which included screening for eligibility, obtaining study consent, and administering psychological measures.
  • Conducted follow-up interviews with research participants across the state while preserving quality and integrity of research data.
  • Conducted phone interviews of potential research participants to determine eligibility for depression and anxiety disorder studies.
  • Provide research participants with information regarding their body composition, energy expenditure, and physical activity.
  • Collected information from research participants, performed data processing, and statistical analysis of quantitative information.
  • Completed informed consent form and audio-recorded personal interviews utilizing standardized interview questionnaire with research participants.
  • Involved in data management, stimulus creation and running computer-based experiments with undergraduate research participants.
  • Constructed literature reviews, recruited research participants, conducted semi-structured interviews and performed data analysis.
  • Ensured research participants had an ethically-sound experience despite application of device to their scalp.
  • Developed relationships with research participants and student assistants through collaborative efforts in data collection.
  • Contacted research participants via mail and telephone in order to promote project participation.
  • Communicate with research participants in order to explain and administer experiments or questionnaires.
  • Performed administrative tasks, recruited and tested research participants, analyzed and collected data
  • Scheduled research participants, prepared documentation equipment, and assisted in analyzing data

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20. Python

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Here's how Python is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Optimized Python controlling programs of the integrated optical and electrical setup to make measurements more automatically with less manual operations.
  • Followed lab protocols established to care for 15 ball python specimens under experimentally controlled conditions prior to sacrifice.
  • Strengthened software development proficiency by researching and deploying three-dimensional integration methods in Python for photon spectral analysis.
  • Participated in real-time traffic data collection development using Bluetooth adapters for travel time measurement in Python.
  • Developed real-time cooperative exhaustive search algorithm for large robot teams using object oriented design with Python.
  • Provided software implementation of algorithms in Python, with computationally complex components implemented in C++.
  • Assist in the collection of international relations data and perform data science interpretation processes in Python
  • Implement MapReduce with Multiprocessing in Python to extract individual mobility indicators from CDR data.
  • Implemented real-time interfacing of parallel computational systems with neurons in the fly brain using python
  • Analyzed the simulation results using Python and improved our models with new/modified mechanisms.
  • Interrogated and characterized genetic circuits using machine learning python packages and mathematical modeling.
  • Implemented a Monte-Carlo global optimization protocol in Python for screening RNA sequences.
  • Computed mass-to-light ratios for dwarf galaxies using Python multiprocessing on university supercomputers.
  • Analyzed python cardiac muscle tissue for hypertrophy resulting from postprandial metabolism.
  • Implemented clustering algorithms in Python to analyze protein folding trajectory data
  • Developed new data analysis algorithms and pipeline using python.
  • Developed Python scripts to assist in a computer vision/rendering task
  • Performed graph theory based network analysis using Python.
  • Validate the result using regression analysis with R packages (sequence kernel association test) Skills Used python, R, Shell
  • Used pandas, the Python data analysis package, to find the crossover temperature for the phase change in folding.

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21. C++

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Here's how C++ is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Developed and implemented a software package to derive hybrid numeric/symbolic algorithms to solve systems of differential equations using C++.
  • Investigated threshold based image segmentation methods and examined their anti-noise performance using C++ in Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Developed and implemented a generalized aqueous thermodynamic code in C++ to handle the phase equilibrium calculations.
  • Investigated nonlinear optical processes using stochastic method and numerically solved corresponding differential equations in C++.
  • Aided students in debugging programs and clarifying course concepts in introductory level computer programming C++
  • Prepared C++ software updates and database modifications for calibrations after detector upgrades.
  • Developed a simulation platform in MATLAB/C++ to statistically evaluate our proposed codes.
  • Collaborated on a C++/OpenGL graphics library for developing virtual reality applications.
  • Designed and developed a C++ program for computing documents similarity.
  • Researched needed changes to C++ implementation for wireless communications.
  • Programmed a C++ light-detector simulator.
  • Developed control algorithm in MATLAB and implemented real-time software and GUI in Visual C++ for attitude control device in aerospace industry.
  • Assisted other project members with design and research and was responsible for tracking and debugging programs written in C++, Java.
  • Priced a callable PPP infrastructure financing contract with the flexible development plan by Least Square Monte Carlo Simulation Method using C++.
  • Improved the reliability of metal yield surface construction by designing a new test method and its C++ control program for MTS.
  • Researched the design and implementation of STAPL, a parallel programming library for C++ based on the C++ Standard Template Library.
  • Developed, contributed quantum Monte Carlo software package by designing every class and method independently using C++(10k lines).
  • Developed an Enterprise Resource Information System using C++ and MS Access that provides computerized solutions for Recruiting agencies and Software Consultants.
  • Developed the B-Rep Solid Modeling software for feature recognition, using Silicon Graphics, Unix, C/C++, Geometry Reasoning.
  • Programmed motor control algorithms, data acquisition routines, and graphical user interfaces using Basic, C, and C++.

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22. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted research, assisted with proposal writing, supervised work study personnel, oversaw logistical operations, and developed PowerPoints.
  • Developed Homicide Review, a PowerPoint tool designed to deliver concise information to all participating parties/agencies on individual homicide cases.
  • Delivered PowerPoint presentations on workforce activities and performance practices of several countries using detailed charts and graphs.
  • Developed matrices to organize information, created PowerPoint presentations, and identified and investigated grant opportunities.
  • Designed advertisements, assembled stimuli sheets, edited consent forms, and created Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
  • Constructed PowerPoint slides and delivered clear, detailed presentations to collaborators and non-technical audiences.
  • Created PowerPoint reports from raw data, proofread and analyzed data for business-to-business publisher.
  • Created and edited various internal and external PowerPoint presentations for company and sector updates.
  • Prepared and distributed training materials, including reports and PowerPoint presentations to staff.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations to aid the professor with lessons and other academic presentations.
  • Distilled research findings and analyses of likely case outcomes into PowerPoint presentation.
  • Designed and maintained bilingual online surveys and Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Created professional presentations on Japanese art with PowerPoint intended for public use.
  • Organized the weekly reports for delivering contents effectively by using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Created monthly PowerPoint presentations and newsletters that were distributed throughout the organization.
  • Created and presented PowerPoint presentation that displayed statistical results and scientific findings.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations and created Excel spreadsheets for tracking during internship.
  • Presented results of experiments using Microsoft PowerPoint at weekly group meetings.
  • Provided editorial support for scientific writing, posters and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations or Word documents to clearly represent research findings.

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23. Hplc

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Here's how Hplc is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Investigated stability and dissolution of these two new formulations using a new developed and validated HPLC assay.
  • Prepared calibrators and reagents and investigated quantitative measurement of biochemicals by using HPLC and UV.
  • Conducted HPLC analysis and identification of various chemical constituents of extract of Arjuna bark.
  • Performed HPLC assays on pharmaceuticals under investigation in early phase clinical trials.
  • Improved HPLC experimental time efficiency through large-volume injection and on-column protein enrichment.
  • Collaborated on developing and optimizing HPLC purification methods.
  • Developed methods for HPLC purification of target molecules.
  • Performed drug encapsulation efficiency using HPLC.
  • Identified and quantified the metabolites in plasma and urine and predicted the metabolic pathway using HPLC-ESI-MS/MS (Triple Quad Systems).
  • Analyzed the GCGR proteins for contaminants using ELISA, HPLC, MS, Size exclusion, SDS-PAGE and Western Blot techniques.
  • Performed HPLC column packing using IAM surfaces, followed by the evaluation of the drug affinity to these surfaces by HPLC.
  • Extracted corn tissue utilizing HPLC methods to purify SA for ultimate comparison of corn mutants following challenge with the fungal pathogen.
  • Staff Training and Protocol Development: Trained newly hired lab members and developed protocols for lab safety and HPLC methods.
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot HPLC assays to quantify high throughput samples to support all Research and Development departments.
  • Purified products using HPLC and characterized products using TLC, H-NMR, C13-NMR, Mass Spectroscopy, and IR.
  • Analyzed percent purity of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides for method development compound methodology using HPLC and GC.
  • Characterize and identify secondary metabolites present in essential oils through HPLC and GC-MS in compliance with GLP guidelines.
  • Learned how to operate HPLC, GC-MS, IC, ICPMS, and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.
  • Experience using instrumentation such as AFM, UV spectroscopy, NMR, ion-channels, HPLC and CGMS.
  • Used H1-NMR, C13-NMR, EZ-Melts for melting point determination, and HPLC1 to characterize novel compounds.

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24. Independent Research

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Here's how Independent Research is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Selected for summer academic research position during graduate school; completed independent research and edited documents submitted by international scholars.
  • Supervised undergraduate independent research involving the monitoring of microbial activity during the degradation of creosote in an artificial soil.
  • Conducted independent research on novel method of detecting variation in terrapin turtle genome using SINES to detect baseline genetic variation
  • Planned and performed an independent research project concerning permafrost active layer depth in a manipulative permafrost warming experiment.
  • Conducted an independent research project to determine possible solutions to recruit more volunteer subjects into current clinical trials.
  • Conducted an independent research project which analyzed engagement barriers during therapy sessions and presented at undergraduate conferences.
  • Conducted background research and literature reviews to develop an independent research project culminating in a senior thesis.
  • Conducted independent research project including literature search, project design, experimentation, and analysis of results.
  • Performed independent research and evaluated consistency of pharmaceutical data from various databases and comprehensive literature searches.
  • Developed and ran an independent research project studying the social behaviors and trans-generational immunity of insects.
  • Work included independent research, designed experiments, team presentations, project leadership and technical disclosures.
  • Developed my own theories about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program based on findings from independent research conducted.
  • Performed independent research, specifically examining and analyzing present issues facing the historic preservation field.
  • Conducted independent research on trademark and publicity rights and presented memorandum of findings to professor.
  • Conducted an independent research project on pelican skull morphology and its relation to foraging behavior.
  • Analyzed data on particular lifespan experiments as an independent research project and wrote report summaries.
  • Develop and analyze independent research experiment on shape compatibility using E-Prime software and SPSS.
  • Developed and executed independent research plan to locate and acquire rare historical documents.
  • Updated databases and performed independent research concerning fish hatchery depredation by river otters.
  • Project involved independent research, analysis and organizational skills to complete work on time

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25. Experimental Data

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Here's how Experimental Data is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Analyzed and interpreted experimental data to produce comprehensive reports/publications
  • Conducted experiments involving student participants, recorded and analyzed experimental data, organized lab materials, and presented research at conferences.
  • Compiled experimental data to prepare a manuscript of research for review as a publication quality document NSF Nanotechnology Undergraduate Experience Summer Program
  • Developed novel film cooling data reduction methods in order to simultaneously calculate heat transfer coefficient and cooling effectiveness from experimental data.
  • Verified the applicability of a new force field by simulating self-assembling structures and comparing the structural properties to experimental data.
  • Pointed out theoretical flaws in original framework, and then derived a new Physics-based model to explain unexpected experimental data.
  • Identified a protein complex formation mechanism for RNA interference by constructing its computer model satisfying experimental data of published papers.
  • Developed models for composite structures with finite stiffening regions and validated the models with experimental data in support of PhD dissertation
  • Carried out detailed characterization of physical properties and developed models to fit experimental data to explain exotic behavior of materials.
  • Maintained and presented weekly progress reports containing experimental data and planned next steps to research professor and supporting doctoral students.
  • Innovated small-scale airplane aerodynamic fuselage using Pro-E software by coordinating and verifying General Dynamic s model with experimental data.
  • Performed comparative analyses of experimental data to study and understand the economics of bargaining structure and dispute resolution.
  • Analyzed experimental data and worked with SPSS and Microsoft Excel to create graphical representations of experimental results.
  • Compared experimental data to computed data to ensure device effectively measured response to within 95% accuracy.
  • Provided research support by preparing experiments and analyzing data; performed comparative analyses from former experimental data.
  • Assisted the Principal Investigator in obtaining and organizing existing experimental data into developing manuscripts for publication.
  • Analyzed experimental data and investigated the dependence of amplitude of acoustic waves on various design parameters.
  • Collected and analyzed experimental data to draw conclusion for the optical phenomena of polymer samples.
  • Provide experimental design, setup, water analysis, collection and reporting of experimental data/finding.
  • Research assistance in research projects, including design, implementation and analysis of experimental data.

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26. Research Paper

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Here's how Research Paper is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Review on automatic dietary assessment - Project Leader/First Author: comprehensive research paper on automatic food intake monitoring technology.
  • Completed Master's research paper on technology-mediated social communication among children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • Presented research paper related to Sleep & Decision-Making and investigated how sleep and age affect decision-making.
  • Assisted professor in developing a research paper based on the experimental results and analysis.
  • Compiled the work into a research paper which required other experimental confirmations for publication.
  • Developed a 60-page research paper based on best practices and future frameworks for Urban Sustainability
  • Key responsibilities included: analysis and coding of research papers on bilingualism advantage.
  • Helped collect data which resulted in published research paper Koopmans-Compliant Self-Interaction Corrections.
  • Presented research findings via individual and group presentations and extensive research papers.
  • Published two research papers in collaboration with graduate student in Transportation Research Record
  • Developed a data plan and quantitative research paper including power point presentation.
  • Applied statistical methodology to survey results for use in professional research papers.
  • Published several research papers presented at both Korean and international conferences.
  • Created comparison report and contributed to accounting professor's research papers.
  • Completed a research paper analyzing patterns in foreign aid distribution.
  • Located supporting scientific journal articles for supervisor's research papers.
  • Design computer generated visualizations to analyze data and write research papers
  • Reviewed faculty research papers prior to submission to academic journals.
  • Performed journal reviews and analysis of published research papers.
  • Presented research papers at professional conferences and local meetings.

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27. IRB

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Here's how IRB is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Informed potential participants about processes and procedures for consenting participants into IRB-approved research studies at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Adhered strictly to laboratory protocol and procedure involving human subjects and contributed to the development/revision of IRB proposals.
  • Performed research and editing assistance for scientific peer-reviewed journal and IRB submissions.
  • Monitored protocol adherence of data collectors and ensured compliance with IRB requirements.
  • Documented and reported animal safety procedures under IRB and IACUC regulations.
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements associated with IRB processes and procedures.
  • Served as initial reviewer of materials before IRB submission for consideration.
  • Handled all confidential and sensitive information in accordance with IRB regulations.
  • Completed IRB application including development of all online study materials.
  • Participated as a confederate experimenter following IRB approved script.
  • Received consent and debriefed participants following IRB guidelines.
  • Construct IRB application for new projects in community collaboration
  • Prepared IRB protocols and conducted literature reviews.
  • Adhered to IRB regulations for patient confidentiality.
  • Maintained IRB approval and prepared literature review.
  • Created IRB applications and performed database entry
  • Handled 6 different research projects using Class I and class II medical devices and designed experimental protocols compliant with IRB regulations.
  • Assist in experiment preparations, including modifying IRB protocols and revising questionnaires, debrief forms, consent forms, and manuscripts.
  • Revised and restructured the Wiley College IRB Protocol in order to protect and manage risk to human participants involved in research.
  • Helped coordinate the patient informed consent being obtained from guardian, in accordance with Internal Review Board (IRB) standards.

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28. SAS

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Here's how SAS is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Coded and analyzed quantitative data with SAS to determine if medical providers would benefit from education classes on neglected parasitic diseases.
  • Conducted longitudinal data analysis, logistic regression data analysis and linear regression analysis for the biological experiments using R and SAS.
  • Translated/Interpreted websites and brochures for Community Agencies offering emergency preparedness for natural disasters for Spanish speaking senior citizens.
  • Research Assistant Responsible for conducting statistical analysis of various medical and health related data using mostly SAS macros.
  • Researched and analyzed human vulnerabilities in major natural disasters that were reported in journal articles and gray literature.
  • Conducted various research-related activities, including literature reviews and management and coding of study data in SAS.
  • Provided consulting services on data cleaning, manipulation, validation, statistical analysis and SAS programming.
  • Performed data analysis in SAS and provided summary tables to describe characteristics of targeted population.
  • Researched drone use for disaster relief, remote sensing imagery acquisition and post-disaster assessments.
  • Conducted linear regression and survival analysis to find genetic association by using SAS.
  • Conducted simulations to analyze the efficiency of rescuing survivors in a disaster area.
  • Translated over 400 technical disaster management articles and studies into annotated bibliography.
  • Presented at Mathematical Association of America, Oklahoma/Arkansas Section, Spring 2007
  • Performed statistical analysis and manipulation of project data using SAS.
  • Accumulated statistical experience in using SAS for modeling and reporting.
  • Manipulated and maintained large-scale genetic data by using SAS.
  • Supervised data collections and statistically analyzed data using SAS.
  • Performed SAS statistical analyses for faculty and resident projects.
  • Compared mammography attainment prior to cancer diagnosis using SAS/Base.
  • Performed statistical analysis using mainframe SAS.

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29. Journal Articles

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Here's how Journal Articles is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Researched scholarly articles and statutory history of American and European immigration law for journal articles on theories behind immigration law.
  • Updated relevant research topics, summarized journal articles, organized personal library, and filtered material for relevant research application.
  • Published four journal articles in quantum parameter estimation, with a strong emphasis on probability and statistics in theoretical physics.
  • Researched and sorted information for journal articles and performed literature reviews of relevant subjects.
  • Prepared and organized journal articles written by Dr. Williams for publishing in Psychological magazines.
  • Contribute information to results that will be published in several peer-reviewed academic journal articles.
  • Assisted psychology department professor retrieve references and relevant journal articles for current research.
  • Researched and analyzed nutrition journal articles on childhood obesity prevention and sports nutrition.
  • Provided administrative services for obtaining journal articles from various libraries and publishing firms.
  • Located and summarized journal articles on current research related to proposed study.
  • Researched psychological peer-reviewed journal articles on Latino and African American mental health.
  • Participated in grant writing, editing journal articles and preparing poster presentations.
  • Participated in weekly meetings where research updates and relevant journal articles were presented
  • Summarized journal articles, analyzed and collected data, and laboratory maintenance.
  • Researched immunization law and assisted professor in preparing journal articles for submission.
  • Presented weekly science journal articles and personal data/experimental data in lab.
  • Researched journal articles on narcissism, organizational commitment, workplace ostracism.
  • Reviewed relevant peer reviewed journal articles for experimental design and manuscript preparation
  • Read and disseminated journal articles for bi-weekly presentations and peer analysis.
  • Collected data and reviewed journal articles from various international development publications.

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30. Analyze Data

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Here's how Analyze Data is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Collect and analyze data for preparation of reports preparation of documents for ethics submissions grant applications research and conference papers.
  • Analyze data collected to differentiate the instructional effectiveness of active learning environments compared to those with traditional lecturing environments.
  • Applied molecular biology laboratory techniques to develop and analyze data gathered from molecular investigation of various cancer cells
  • Collect and analyze data regarding consumer opinions on alternatively produced meat products in the Greater Boston Area
  • Analyze data and create informational packages for caregiver support- including brochures, presentations and annotated bibliographies.
  • Participated in local meetings and conferences and recommend methods to compile and analyze data effectively.
  • Implemented statistical significance testing and multivariate regression to analyze data from primary and secondary sources.
  • Collect and analyze data to separate high priority pulsar signatures from radio interference and background radiation
  • Compile participant information by observing and recording their behavior/motivation, compute and analyze data.
  • Collaborate with graduate students in several projects to perform scientific experiments and analyze data.
  • Analyze data using survival analysis by applying K-M models and Cox-Proportional Hazard model.
  • Collect and analyze data and make recommendations accordingly pertaining to new business ventures.
  • Analyze data collection for improvements, resulting in improved data collection process.
  • Gathered data from SQL relational database and develop algorithms to analyze data.
  • Analyze data and generate reports based on requests concerning University's information.
  • Analyze data gathered from classroom surveys to find patterns corresponding with different partners
  • Analyze data using methods of statistical analysis, namely Microsoft Excel.
  • Analyze data using Python to extract useful information and visualize data.
  • Perform entry-level experimentation to acquire and analyze data using General Chemistry.
  • Analyze data using various statistical techniques including Mixed Effects Modeling.

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31. Research Data

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Here's how Research Data is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Facilitated qualitative research data collection through post-hospital discharge telephone surveys of patients newly diagnosed with depression during admissions.
  • Consulted with surgeons and other coordinators to analyze patient records and input medical information into trauma research database.
  • Assisted graduate psychology students in organizing and reporting research data collected from Wood County Juvenile Detention Center.
  • Conducted MRI imaging and cognitive interviews with hospital patients Collected and analyzed research data using statistics program SPSS
  • Maintained and organized electronic and research databases to complete study related tasks and track study completion.
  • Analyzed research data from university-wide surveys on student learning and experience in residence dorms and communities.
  • Provided best-of-class level of customer service to ensure respondent privacy and complete research data integrity.
  • Collected and organized research data related to prevalence of hearing loss in adults with cognitive/intellectual disabilities
  • Analyzed market research databases using statistical techniques in order to recommend strategic marketing action.
  • Facilitated the organization, categorization and synthesizing of clinically sensitive research data.
  • Assisted economics professor with organizing, collecting, and analyzing research data.
  • Attained, organized and retrieved statistical research data within database systems.
  • Performed analysis of clinical research data using Excel and self-programmed macros.
  • Developed and maintained research databases and tools to facilitate data collection.
  • Synthesized complex research data for quantifiable interpretation and prepared presentable analysis.
  • Developed research database through data entry, data management and analyses.
  • Entered scientific research data into spreadsheets for analysis and comparison purposes.
  • Collated and organized research data on herbicide effects on ornamental plants.
  • Assisted professors: responsible for correcting research data and analysis of results
  • Processed the research data, collected materials and review existing documents

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32. NMR

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Here's how NMR is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Operated NMR spectrometer, optimize operator conditions involving adjusting machinery and interpret the spectra to get qualitative results.
  • Documented target data points in NMR/X-Ray spectroscopy with predetermined calculations.
  • Identified protein structural models through TEM and NMR-based computational simulations.
  • Researched on protein folding/unfolding states using NMR technique
  • Worked in an experimental NMR laboratory.
  • Performed structural analysis using NMR.
  • Characterized the synthesized crystalline materials with solid-state NMR, x-ray diffraction (XRD) and electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA).
  • Assisted student research in ventures that were team based in Organic Chemistry, experienced with H-NMR, C-NMR, and IR.
  • Researched reaction methodology and catalysts preparation from 400+ experiment results by GC, LC, NMR, IR and GC/MS.
  • Synthesize, purify, and characterize organic compounds using NMR spectroscopy, and analyze their chemical reactions using UV-visible spectroscopy.
  • Determined mineralogy, porosity, and permeability of rock samples using FTIR, EDS, NMR, LPP and AP-608.
  • Researched Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), noting decay rates in chemical compounds to determine their molecular structure.
  • Performed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy (both 1-D and 2-D) experiments and analyzed the spectra.
  • Gained hands-on experience in Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy techniques in solids, liquids and gases.
  • Use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) tests and analysis to determine new compounds formed from the synthesis.
  • Verified experimental results from instruments: LC/MS, HPTLC, TLC, and NMR to determine compound purity.
  • Provided assistance to senior researcher in categorizing end products through IR, NMR, and UV spectroscopy techniques.
  • Developed and redesigned T2 experiment method protocol of 300 MHz NMR for r2 data comparison from different frequencies.
  • Characterized the novel compound using 1D NMR and GC-MS. * Performed Circularly Polarized Luminescence spectroscopic studies of compounds.
  • Synthesized various Iron based superconducting materials for detailed measurements, such as neutron scattering, ARPRS, NMR.

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33. Symposium

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Here's how Symposium is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Participated in the Second Biennial Symposium of Predictive Science & Technology in Mechanics of Materials at Mississippi State University.
  • Presented findings at the end of fellowship symposium to biology faculty representing multiple departments at Oakland University.
  • Participated in South Carolina Academy of Science regional symposium presented research preliminary research findings relating to Organic Chemistry
  • Searched and organized journal articles for publications and prepared presentations for symposiums at the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute
  • Published an abstract and presented a poster at North Carolina State University Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Collaborated closely with director of the project to effectively coordinate logistics of each symposium.
  • Study was presented at Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program symposium and Western Psychological Association convention
  • Presented findings at Rochester Mineralogical Symposium and Miami University Undergraduate Research Fair.
  • Presented research development and results in research symposium and poster presentation competition.
  • Presented research at Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and American Physical Society Meeting.
  • Contributed in a poster publication for the International Symposium on Combustion.
  • Presented military relationship findings in conferences, symposiums, and presentations.
  • Prepared poster summarizing research and presented research at Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Prepared and presented research findings at academic symposiums and professional conferences.
  • Prepared and presented research poster at Platelet 2012 International Symposium.
  • Participate and present research during annual Biological Sciences Research Symposium.
  • Presented findings at the 2008 University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Abstract accepted into Susquehanna Valley University Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Coordinated department-wide research poster symposium with 24 poster presentations.
  • Presented findings at Washington State University Liberal Arts Symposium.

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34. SEM

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Here's how SEM is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Assembled an experimental setup for two-photon fluorescence lifetime and spectrum imaging microscopy to investigate a lipid membrane composition in live cells.
  • Designed a semester long experimental study to investigate jealousy behaviors in men and women in committed relationships in university setting.
  • Researched sales and economic data Inspected and photographed subject properties Prepared property drawings Assembled reports and performed other office duties
  • Delivered and organized research presentations for weekly group meetings, departmental seminars, and thesis defense oral examination.
  • Developed a business model by performing supply chain regression analysis on assembly components to avoid negative capital costs.
  • Developed and disseminated resource material to support efficiency; allocated available resources to promote cost effective clinical care.
  • Assisted in production and promotion of fund raising events and organization of training schedules for educational seminars.
  • Examined records of seasonal climate and climate forecasting and then assembled executive summaries of the information.
  • Communicated results in peer reviewed journals, departmental seminars, and national and international conferences.
  • Interviewed participants for above-mentioned studies, while increasing the recruitment and advertisement of protocol studies.
  • Attended seminars on food security and international trade and agricultural issues related to project.
  • Modeled the dissemination and growth of microbial organisms in various environments before resigning.
  • Researched sociological best practices for survey development and dissemination for LSAC research grant.
  • Acquired techniques and aptitude with Relativity e-Discovery Software through a seminar course.
  • Assembled research notes from scientists and field-workers into finalized documents for publication.
  • Prepared reports disseminated information and assisted in manuscript and grant preparation.
  • Attended classes and seminars to gain increased knowledge on certification requirements.
  • Participated ITCON (Information Technology for Construction) seminar series every week
  • Processed study close-outs; evaluated project efficacy, disseminated research findings.
  • Plan site-visits, and conduct semi-structured interviews and classroom observations.

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35. Elisa

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Here's how Elisa is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted ELISA tests and triglyceride and fatty acid separation to determine adipose triglyceride turnover rate.
  • Developed a high-throughput competitive ELISA.
  • Assisted in a laboratory using ELISA indirect testing to determine if a specific enzyme was found in the breed of goat.
  • Performed Albumin, Urea, ELISA and DNA Quantification Assays for comparison between 2D, 3D, 3D collagen surfaces.
  • Employed ELISA using easy-to-use test kits to detect the presence of fungi, bacteria and viruses in the tomato plant.
  • Initiated the development of a novel ELISA assay to detect a novel protein that sensitizes tumor cells to chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Gained basic knowledge in DNA extraction, RNA isolation, PCR, Western blotting, FACS, ELISA protocols.
  • Measured hormone levels by performing ELISA tests, input data into spreadsheets, and found correlations between certain hormones.
  • Developed an ELISA assay to detect and analyze clinical trial patient GRP78 antibody response after whole cell vaccination.
  • Profiled the monoclonal antibodies with HI assay, micro-neutralization, western blotting, immune-fluorescence staining and ELISA assays.
  • Executed Elisa assays for GAD and ICA512 auto antibodies in diabetic samples for a Bayer research project.
  • Used standardized techniques and procedures that included ELISA, PCR, Serum chemistry, and western blotting.
  • Used PCR and ELISA to amplify and analyze regions of the TOMM34 gene with various mutations.
  • Develop and carried on antibodies screening strategies: binding assays screening by ELISA and Cell ELISA.
  • Identified, isolated and purified proteins using ELISA, Western blotting, SDS-PAGE, and FPLC.
  • Performed ELISA, Western Blotting, Restriction Digest, and PCR experiments pertaining to Malaria Study.
  • Maintained an organized lab notebook and began validating SOP s for TLC and ELISA procedures.
  • Worked on techniques such as PCR, ELISA, extraction of DNA and separation of DNA
  • Determine sensitivity, specificity and robustness of developed ELISA in buffer and spiked food matrices.
  • Prepare samples for LC/MS and GC/MS analysis, performed solid phase extraction and ELISA.

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36. Labview

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Here's how Labview is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Implemented a genetic data fitting algorithm in LabView that optimizes parameters to fit experimental Optical Spectroscopy data using the Lorentz-Drude model.
  • Helped setup fluorescence characterization apparatus (facility shared by department) on optical table controlled with LabVIEW.
  • Performed device configuration, LabVIEW programming and test circuit construction for computer controlled data acquisition.
  • Developed original data acquisition and processing software and integrated this with existing LabVIEW modules.
  • Developed LabVIEW program to control data acquisition of current measurements from hydrogen production cell.
  • Participated in data acquisition and operation of wind tunnel controller with LabVIEW.
  • Directed undergraduate research assistants to develop a data acquisition system using LabView.
  • Collected data using LabView software and conducted statistical analysis of experimental results.
  • Constructed LabVIEW scripts for automated experimentation of novel sensors on actuators.
  • Brainstormed, conceptualized and developed an automated incubator control using LabVIEW.
  • Programmed over a dozen LabVIEW virtual instruments for a laser trapping experiment
  • Designed LabVIEW Programming to control multiplexer for solar cell device measurement.
  • Developed and implemented data acquisition LabView software to facilitate data collection.
  • Corrected and optimized LabView software program used in engineering courses.
  • Performed stress-strain analysis and evaluated electrical conductivity using LabVIEW.
  • Developed and implemented LabVIEW programs to interface spectroscopy equipment.
  • Actualized instrument interfacing and data acquisition using LabVIEW.
  • Utilized LabVIEW interface to control equipment during experimentation.
  • Studied and utilized LabVIEW graphical programming platform.
  • Design a feedback-control characterization program using LabVIEW.

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37. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Researched journals and other academic sources for additions to current chapters and provided a memorandum with specific recommendations for certain chapters.
  • Developed http://www.aoef.org for Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance involved in research journal publications for Entrepreneurial Finance research in academia.
  • Investigated research approach alternatives by contacting, industry experts, academic professionals, and by reviewing relevant literature.
  • Help gather information about how attractiveness affected participants socially, emotionally, academically and in future professions.
  • Analyzed field data alongside decades of previous data; analysis was published internally by Moscow State University.
  • Co-authored an academic article comparing survey-gleaned public perceptions of climate change to data-based metrics of change.
  • Scheduled appointments for participants, researched relevant academic papers pertaining to ergonomic, and executed experiments.
  • Collected and analyzed data on academic achievement, failure experiences, and implicit theories of intelligence.
  • Co-Authored research paper that was presented to academic peers at international communication conference in Japan.
  • Identify and extract measurement scales from academic research articles, use for evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Maintained and made additions to the database of bibliographic information associated with her academic projects.
  • Assisted with training participants, performing data collections and developing academic research presentation posters.
  • Developed in-house FEA code for simulation of dynamic behavior of laminated composites AutoCAD Utilization.
  • Developed and administered national survey on gender and salary negotiations within academic medicine.
  • Coordinated academic projects through literature reviews, academic discussion, and extensive research.
  • Provided academic and personal counseling to juveniles under probation or with criminal histories.
  • Resulted in co-authorship of an academic paper currently being reviewed for publishing.
  • Researched existing academic scholarship on the constitutional rights of atheists and agnostics.
  • Summarize academic articles and build profiles of relevant academic and policy figures.
  • Manage interactive experiments and data collecting, interpret data for academic research.

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38. PI

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Here's how PI is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Created various resource material packets for teachers/faculty to utilize as extension lessons that complimented topics of the nutrition education lessons.
  • Presented a poster of own analysis regarding relationship of drug behavior and coping mechanisms in inner-city minority youths.
  • Conducted digital image correlation based experiments for developing portable sub-pixel displacement measurement system using ARAMIS and INSTRON system.
  • Examined and cleaned a thirteen-million-piece data set and modified an algorithm to automatically detect false positives and negatives.
  • Measured caterpillar feeding activity on genetically altered plants for research into plant resistance to insects and microbial pathogens.
  • Research examines health care access and perceptions regarding community resources and individual health status (physical/mental/spiritual).
  • Worked with economic/engineering teams in developing strategic decision-making tool to forecast energy project cost under complex scenarios.
  • Conducted and transcribed interviews exploring promotion of vaginal birth in first-time mothers birthing at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
  • Provided research support in developing Meta-analysis on the association between opiate receptor genes and heroin dependence.
  • Collaborated with graduate-level architecture research project sponsored by EPA: Horizontal Hybrid Solar Light Pipe Project.
  • Analyzed the corresponding information and compiled it into a spreadsheet for professor s advanced analysis.
  • Designed computer models simulating polarized light through fiber optic mediums resulting in developing formulas.
  • Conducted experiments and analyzed behavior for a longitudinal study about coping with chronic stress.
  • Investigated relationship between antecedent winter precipitation and fuel moisture stress during summer fire season.
  • Pioneered mathematical modeling of torso to estimate energy during breathing using Doppler radar.
  • Performed microscopic analysis to evaluate carbon foam structures and composites failure mode.
  • Collaborated with other teams to examine quality and functionality of developing products.
  • Exercise creative problem solving through helping undergraduate researchers design their lab experiments.
  • Mentored undergraduate researchers to apprehend research topics and perform designed experiments.
  • Researched national hospital closures and provided compiled data to research team.

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39. Data Management

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Here's how Data Management is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Direct supervision and managerial oversight of research and data management teams including strategic planning of program goals and task management.
  • Performed additional duties related to administrative support, data management, quality assurance, and ongoing phone correspondence with participating families
  • Learned about handling data and maintaining confidentially, entering data into standard data management programs, and analysis of data.
  • Assisted with research activities, data management to measure the effectiveness of community education offered by The Human Development Institute.
  • Support interdisciplinary research group regarding IRB administrative work, database construction, data management, transcribing, and qualitative analysis.
  • Utilize an internal data management system to review open source news articles to identify incidents of domestic and international terrorism.
  • Conducted research projects including idea generation, data management and analysis, model building, heuristics development and implementation.
  • Assisted Director of Research and Development in data management by updating and maintaining all post-operative data into Excel.
  • Study design, data management, and intervention design efficacy revision based on internal review and qualitative feedback.
  • Collected data from various agricultural samples and developed methods for data management and analysis using software methods.
  • Increased efficiency in data management, including data collection, entry, verification, maintenance and dissemination.
  • Evaluated customer applications/contracts (and other legal documents) to bring internal systems up-to-date for data management.
  • Recruit participants, administer assessments, evaluate adherence to protocol, and data management for statistical analysis.
  • Involved with subject recruitment, data management and interacting with psychiatric patients and healthy control participants.
  • Performed data collection, data management and data analysis, eventually leading to a poster presentation.
  • Prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
  • Conducted technical laboratory procedures, microorganism isolation, microbial cultures, and scientific data management.
  • Assisted in data entry and data management by recording and summarizing data clearly and concisely.
  • Ensured proper data review, evaluation, interpretation and validation; data management and documentation.
  • Performed data analysis and data management, and composed articles based upon study results.

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40. Qualitative Data

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Here's how Qualitative Data is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Preformed Statistical analyses on quantitative/qualitative data.
  • Assisted economic forecasters in performing risk analysis for an asbestos-related bankruptcy case by constructing qualitative data models in Microsoft Access databases
  • Performed all quantitative and qualitative data coding of 534 questionnaires and assisted in the multivariate statistical analysis of this data-set.
  • Collected qualitative data and conducted independent, preliminary research on African and African- American identity development in the United States.
  • Coded and analyzed qualitative data using NU*DIST software to inform a nationwide telephone survey about minority women and physical activity.
  • Performed qualitative data analysis, constructed data sets to be utilized in statistical analyses, and coauthored a manuscript.
  • Coded qualitative data survey including 1500 responses related to undergraduate students' perceptions and experiences at Loyola University Maryland.
  • Provided research support by extensively examining academic literature, gathering qualitative data, and proof reading book chapters.
  • Analyzed quantitative and qualitative data, conducted literature review, finalized editing of articles, publicly presented research.
  • Collected qualitative data including naturalistic observations and in-depth interviews with program staff and participants through site visits.
  • Coded transcript documents for data analysis using NVIVO, a software package utilized in qualitative data analysis.
  • Coded qualitative data, such as commercial advertisements and open-ended responses, to develop quantifiable results.
  • Analyzed quantitative and qualitative data for juvenile justice programs for quarterly reports and reports to Congress.
  • Transcribe audio taped interviews, analyze/code qualitative data, develop and review proposals for research conferences.
  • Monitored process and productivity of transcription of qualitative data and data entry of confidential research materials.
  • Conducted initial analysis of qualitative data and produced and edited reports in a comprehensible format.
  • Review and summarize qualitative data on healing and outpatient service related to palliative care for Susan
  • Conducted qualitative data analysis to determine the lessons learned and efficacy of completed health initiatives.
  • Created exit interview script and conducted interviews to gather both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Collected qualitative data and constructed summaries to enhance transcription of tourism narratives for publication.

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41. GIS

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Here's how GIS is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Reviewed protocol documents required before registration submission such as eligibility checklists, patient lab results, and medical history.
  • Served as primary artifact analyst and volunteer archaeologist for the Forensic Anthropology Laboratory at the University of South Florida.
  • Managed logistics of off-site appointment coordination; consent/assent procedures, materials management, and data back-up and transfer procedures.
  • Researched pertinent legislative amendments and proposed legislation relevant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and related constitutional law issues.
  • Supported a team of psychologists researching emotional processing in dementia, aging, and physiological correlates of emotions.
  • Shaped and regulated political advocacy maps, guided research/analysis for legislative affairs, and managed economic impact database.
  • Attended scheduled seminars on professional development, advocacy, legislature, policy, and health awareness oriented issues.
  • Researched, compiled and transformed scientific and environmental data into appropriate GIS formats for analysis and mapping.
  • Developed a web-based GIS database and assisted in oceanographic and water quality, and bio-optics analyses.
  • Research assistant at Lafayette College conducted research in state immigration legislation, including quantitative analysis models.
  • Promote classes/programs, accept and process registration and payments for continuing education programs and facilities usage.
  • Assessed phage-antibiotic synergistic, phage, and antibiotic therapy for treatment of tuberculosis and antibiotic- resistant infections
  • Conducted research for the psychologist that included formulating a parenting class for incarcerated women.
  • Coordinated ongoing navigation and logistical support for appointment keeping, reminders and transportation.
  • Developed scaled digital models of various Maryland watershed systems using various GIS software.
  • Completed a 50-state survey of veterinary lien laws and other animal-related legislation.
  • Researched public policy enterprises for legislative consideration in the House of Commons.
  • Collaborated with project assistants to organize study logistics in weekly lab meetings.
  • Investigated surrounding environmental and geographical factors of targeted green roofs via ArcGIS.
  • Managed logistics and delegated responsibilities to team of 20 undergraduate students.

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42. SQL

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Here's how SQL is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Designed and developed a protein sequence and annotation database for comprehensive analysis of protein-protein interaction network by using Perl and MySQL.
  • Configure applicable relational or NoSQL based databases to store and manage data associated with deployed applications.
  • Designed a database for storing user-data and maintained data dictionary by studying project requirements using SQL.
  • Designed and implemented a Multi-SQL language to query/update heterogeneous databases on various platforms.
  • Implemented a relational database for storing social network information using SQL.
  • Migrated legacy application data from Clarion to normalized SQL server.
  • Assisted traffic simulations and data analysis using basic Linux and PSQL
  • Developed iPhone application to test communication between Asterisk and MySQL.
  • Designed and implemented database solutions using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Designed Web-based Intranet applications linked to SQL databases.
  • Measured and analyzed the large heart infarction size measuring data related heart functional data using Access 2007 and SQL Server 2008.
  • Implemented SQL link from QA chart generation software to the LIMS data base over a network connection to an NT server.
  • Designed and developed the website using Spring MVC Framework, SQL Server and JavaScript, HTML, CSS for front-end.
  • Used AJAX to fetch events for calendar and transfer the data in JSON format to SQL Server database via JDBC.
  • Handled the migration of SQL Server database for i3 grant project from one server to other without any discrepancies.
  • Designed a method to retrieve real time data from E-commerce website, and store data in the SQL database.
  • Installed Asterisk in Linux environment in order to design a PBX and IVR system compatible with A2billing and MySQL.
  • Design relational SQL database relating to green sea turtles and collection of scientific data by this research station.
  • Program reads data from a SQL server and generates KML (Keyhole Markup Language) codes through PHP.
  • Constructed SQL database of neural firing data with size over 100 MB and queried data with Sqlite3 packages.

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43. Focus Groups

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Here's how Focus Groups is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Aided in writing and conducting various surveys, interviews, and focus groups for alternately community-based and consumer data-driven research.
  • Collected primary site visit data via semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and observations for federally funded program evaluations.
  • Collected data by planning and implementing experiments, conducting interviews, administering surveys, and coordinating focus groups.
  • Conducted one-on-one interviews on social skills and led focus groups on social-emotional belonging with college students.
  • Facilitated focus groups for marginalized groups of people discussing issues with police and racial discrimination.
  • Coded adolescent focus groups to analyze care coordination across school-based health centers and other providers.
  • Assessed eligibility, conducted qualitative interviews, focus groups, and initiated follow-up telephone interviews.
  • Recruited random individuals from various socioeconomic backgrounds for focus groups whose results were tabulated.
  • Facilitated at numerous sites associated with organization to complete survey and chaired focus groups.
  • Created specialized, educational, nutritional materials based on individual surveys and focus groups.
  • Organized and facilitated focus groups, recruited participants, and maintained participant database.
  • Facilitated 10-15 member focus groups with principal investigating professor for hypothesis generation.
  • Coordinated and conducted focus groups with Houston Metro officers to inform officer stress
  • Have successfully recruited over 2,000 qualified participants for focus groups at facility.
  • Conducted market research by performing telephone surveys and facilitating with focus groups.
  • Conducted focus groups and interviews establishing reoccurring themes that informed quantitative studies.
  • Conducted focus groups to gather recommendations on instructional design and equipment use.
  • Gathered research and transcribed focus groups surrounding topics related to child welfare
  • Performed data analysis and thematic analyses of focus groups and interviews.
  • Facilitated surveys and focus groups and completed statistical and qualitative analysis.

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44. Linux

low Demand
Here's how Linux is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Provided administrative services for the department's Beowulf-driven Linux cluster, including user account management and remote software installation and maintenance.
  • Gained experience in utilizing tools in a Linux environment to perform duties including data harvesting, analysis and presentation.
  • Organized extensive lists of qualitative and quantitative astronomical data on a Linux operating system.
  • Participated in designing and implementing a distributed RSA key generation system under Linux.
  • Configured and managed shared Linux analysis work station with necessary framework.
  • Worked with molecular modeling and computational docking in a Linux environment.
  • Maintained quantum Monte Carlo code under Linux-based cluster environment.
  • Converted lab computers from Windows-based to Linux-based operating systems.
  • Installed and administered multiple Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Performed numeric computation using serial/parallel programming tools in HPC/Linux.
  • Utilized field-specific software in a Linux command line environment.
  • Worked in Linux environment with distributed computing facility.
  • Developed Linux driver for magnetometer and temperature sensor.
  • Performed Molecular Dynamics analysis in UNIX/LINUX environment.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix operating systems.
  • Implemented branch predictor module Linux device driver Built a simple memory mapping Virtual Memory Access (VMA) driver for Ubuntu.
  • Created a client and server application to test the Ethernet card and driver using a Linux virtual machine and virtual device.
  • Operated computation intensive task(alignment, annotation, variants) on Linux computer cluster(cluster QB3 by UCSF)
  • Designed the Graphic User Interface in ARM microprocessor for stroke patients to use the robot (Linux, C).
  • Mentored fellow students and researchers in installation and use of Linux and quantum chemistry programs on local workstations and clusters.

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45. Stata

low Demand
Here's how Stata is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Collaborated with Columbia professor Justin Phillips in reviewing research surveys and compiling relevant data in Excel for import into STATA programming
  • Interviewed prospective subjects for eligibility for depression study * Consolidated data for analysis through use of STATA data analysis software
  • Analyzed panel financial data to testify the hypotheses regarding the specialization and competition in credit market with STATA
  • Performed statistical analysis to study how intellectual property right affect foreign direct investment using STATA.
  • Calculated and measured the industrial agglomeration index by using STATA; applied regression analysis.
  • Collect and organize Georgia farmer data Run statistical and econometric analysis Excel and STATA
  • Managed large statistical databases and utilized statistical software STATA for complex model functions.
  • Designed research methods and conducted econometric research on financial regulation using STATA.
  • Developed advanced competency in STATA, Excel and data analysis
  • Designed and conducted workplace studies including field data collection using multivariate modeling and SAS, STATA, and Excel statistical software.
  • Gained experience with excel match logic, sorting and filtering, as well as the use of regression analysis through STATA
  • Designed and conducted a program evaluation using a combination of quantitative (STATA and Excel) and qualitative research methods.
  • Conducted regression analysis to test possible effective factors and predicted some firms' performances, coding in STATA and SAS.
  • Work with statistical packages (R and STATA) in order to analyze geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Tested user-friendliness and proof-read professor s manuscript of a manual for a statistical analysis package program (STATA).
  • Collect raw data, and conducted data cleaning and a large amount of data analysis by utilizing STATA 3.
  • Compiled, organized, and analyzed data (Brazilian Banks' interest rates) using STATA and Excel.
  • Evaluate the effect of ancestry proportion on the association between eye disease rate and risk factors (STATA)
  • Used STATA and SAS to clean data, analyze variables, do the visualization and build regression models.
  • Piloted health data analysis using statistical programs including Microsoft Office, R Commander, and STATA 13.

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46. HIV

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Here's how HIV is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Spearheaded initial archival investigation at The Madison and Jefferson Libraries of Congress focused on Governor Ronald Reagan's leadership skills.
  • Developed and disseminated first HIV Epidemiology Annual Report and contributed to data collection for National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System project.
  • Conducted one-on-one interviews with participants regarding behavioral risk factors for HIV -Administered cognitive assessments to participants in an ongoing longitudinal study
  • Pioneered national HIV epidemiology at the University Teaching Hospital results were published at the Regional Aids Conference in Morocco.
  • Experience with microfiche and microfilm scanning, as well as archival photography and organization/categorization of photographs taken.
  • Archived social-emotional, learning and education literature, reviewed commissioned documents and supported professional staff on special projects
  • Assisted university archivist in uploading video, PDF and descriptions on Contented Digital Management Collection Software.
  • Conducted enrollment activities, including administering surveys via tablet and conducting HIV/STI screenings as necessary.
  • Organized research into coherent archive documents, ensuring easy access to necessary materials and information.
  • Conducted clinical research evaluating efficacy and accuracy of novel rapid screen HIV test devices.
  • Performed archival research for a published historical analysis of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Automated data storage archives to allow reanalysis of forecast guidance for quality control.
  • Organize archival records and develop classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials.
  • Conducted German-language archival research into historic government influence on the sovereign debt market.
  • Researched illicit trafficking using internet, archive and subscription-based electronic database sources.
  • Researched HIV and Homelessness within community by gathering articles and conducting interviews.
  • Helped HIV+ participants with questionnaires about self-image and medication regimen adherence.
  • Research and record the origins and historical significance of archival materials.
  • Digitized and archived ethnographic data for research on social group dynamics
  • Performed literature review, archival research and extensive recorded interviews.

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47. Solidworks

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Here's how Solidworks is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Designed positioning wafer in SolidWorks to improve accuracy of an ammeter instrument and initiated its small-batch production.
  • Determined necessary dampening axes in computer model prior to fabrication by using SolidWorks motion study.
  • Used SolidWorks technology, conducted simulation, modeling, and analysis of structural components.
  • Designed a cooling system for Florida State University s Hot-Jet Facility utilizing ProE and SolidWorks
  • Designed engineering drawing of enclosure for a medical emergency device using SolidWorks.
  • Utilized SolidWorks to design robot drive systems integrating custom and off-the-shelf components.
  • Designed and optimized experimental setup utilizing SolidWorks 3D software.
  • Assisted with design of upper body exoskeleton in SolidWorks
  • Designed and developed device attachment component with SolidWorks.
  • Modeled portable microscope-casing prototypes with SolidWorks.
  • Created SolidWorks models and manufactured assembly.
  • Designed aerodynamic test models using SolidWorks.
  • Performed computer simulations in SolidWorks.
  • Used SolidWorks to design a tool which allowed me to cut uniform samples of horse cartilage for use in mechanical testing.
  • Designed 2D and 3D optimized model with 4% weight reduction and achieved refined geometry on SolidThinking Evolve and SolidWorks.
  • Designed a special injector holder (SolidWorks) to withstand outstanding forces for the high pressure fuel injector on RCEM.
  • Assembled PVC and mild steel wheelchair prototypes to give our team a better visual aid other than models from SolidWorks.
  • Analyzed various directions of stress and strain on teeth structure to find out proper filling materials by ANSYS and SolidWorks.
  • Designed eddy current brake system design by using SOLIDWORKS 3D modeling, done relevant engineering calculation involved using MATLAB programming.
  • Utilized software such as LabVIEW, SolidWorks, and MATLAB - Obtained a Department of defense security clearance level of confidential

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48. EEG

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Here's how EEG is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Administered a version of a visual flanker discrimination task while recording participant's physiological response using EEG device.
  • Conducted qualitative data analysis of human EEG and other psycho-physiological raw data collected during sleep deprivation protocols.
  • Tested quantitative psychological data collected through various EEG experiments specifically comparing the differences between brain locations.
  • Prepared subjects for test administration by attaching the EEG apparatus and monitored activity throughout testing.
  • Received human participants and ethical research training Responsible for conducting EEG experiments for two research projects
  • Developed novel algorithms for modeling the functional connectivity among different cortical areas from EEG signal.
  • Interacted with research subjects and applied instrumentation for EEG scans for psychological laboratory investigations.
  • Developed C/C++ programs to simulate generation of epileptic EEG signals in Lumped parameter models.
  • Recruited participants and conducted behavioral and electroencephalography (EEG) experiments in visual attention
  • Directed studies using electroencephalogram (EEG) recording to examine adolescent brain development.
  • Planned, created, administered and analyzed EEG experiments independently for senior project.
  • Received training in preparing and running behavioral and EEG testing for participants
  • Researched and implemented multivariate non-parametric waveform significance tests for EEG research.
  • Implemented unsupervised learning algorithms to categorize sleep states from EEG data
  • Conducted EEG coherency analysis and electric fields in volume conductors.
  • Practiced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills during EEG data collections.
  • Conducted researches on epilepsy EEG signal processing and simulation.
  • Organize spreadsheets, schedule appointments, operate EEG caps, code data, run participants, and engage in fascinating discoveries.
  • Conducted EEG (electroencephalogram) studies using EGI's 256-sensor net for experiments regarding learning, spatial recognition and second-language acquisition.
  • Assembled DataQuest equipment for EMG, EEG and temperature signals collection Inspected changes in sleep patterns of rodents exposed to environmental chemicals

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49. Research Group

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Here's how Research Group is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Collaborated widely with research groups from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
  • Lead the research group studying about information propagation in social networks, utilizing statistical methodologies, ML and approximation algorithms.
  • Performed data entry and data analysis for collaborative and independent study within Tulane University Obesity Center research group.
  • Contributed to research proposal/scientific article writing in a multidisciplinary/international research group with more than 10 members.
  • Participated in a research group working on the simulation of optical polarization mode dispersion compensation.
  • Presented data from thin film characterization to principal investigator and to collaborating research groups.
  • Led over 20 interdisciplinary research groups to Yellowstone National Park to collect environmental samples.
  • Provide data management and statistical support for the principal investigator and project research group.
  • Collaborate with various research groups within chemistry, microbiology, and chemical engineering departments.
  • Collaborated with a research group of talented graduate students to improve experimental processes.
  • Research Experience Participated in a research group focused primarily on polymer surface coatings.
  • Worked collaboratively and professionally with colleagues to achieve departmental and research group goals.
  • Collaborated with Neurology Research Group on multiple clinical research projects.
  • Coordinated and facilitating the functioning of a multidisciplinary research group.
  • Presented findings to faculty Principal Investigator and research group.
  • Interviewed study participants for Diabetes Research Group, compiled results
  • Studied atmospheric chemistry in atmospheric aerosol research group.
  • Attend departmental research groups and present scientific literature.
  • Developed software for network intrusion detection research group.
  • Collaborated with other research groups with different expertise.

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50. Survey Data

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Here's how Survey Data is used in Research Assistant jobs:
  • Constructed predictive health economic models using mass administrative claims and utilization data (secondary data source) or survey data.
  • Coded intake qualitative questionnaires, entered qualitative survey data into excel and ran descriptive analyses in SPSS
  • Trained to use Amazon's Mechanical Turk survey data methodology and independently learned Python computer programming.
  • Analyzed and presented survey data from GSB alumni on preconditions for successful entrepreneurship in developing economies.
  • Inputted and analyzed quantitative survey data in SPSS database to identify and resolve inconsistencies and errors.
  • Computed descriptive statistics about 200+ astronomical objects from raw survey data automatically via custom-built analysis software.
  • Developed R scripts utilizing windows API functions to monitor the quality of epidemiological survey data.
  • Managed and statistically analyzed results of survey data from over 20,000 responses from regional producers.
  • Coded and analyzed survey data comparing differences between young and old fatherly bonding activities.
  • Provided analysis and visualizations on aging and mobility using American Community Survey data.
  • Compiled voting survey data, assisted with data presentation, and researched requested topics
  • Coded and analyzed qualitative survey data on the experiences of first-generation college students.
  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative analysis on survey data to further develop the app.
  • Drafted status updates regarding relevant legal developments; compiled public opinion survey data.
  • Researched and collected survey data for departmental database both swiftly and accurately.
  • Collected survey data as well as biological samples from randomly selected participants.
  • Assisted in recording, entering/managing survey data and organizing research equipment.
  • Developed a coding scheme to analyze survey data from remote research participants
  • Analyzed survey data using statistical software and prepared a written report.
  • Designed experiments; collected and analyzed behavioral and survey data.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Research Assistant

Lab Equipment27.6%
Research Projects8.4%
Data Analysis7.8%
Cell Culture6.1%
Data Collection5.6%
Data Entry4.6%
Literature4.4%
Spss4.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Research Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Lab Equipment
Lab Equipment
20.9%
20.9%
2
2
Research Projects
Research Projects
6.3%
6.3%
3
3
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
5.9%
5.9%
4
4
Cell Culture
Cell Culture
4.6%
4.6%
5
5
Data Collection
Data Collection
4.2%
4.2%
6
6
Data Entry
Data Entry
3.4%
3.4%
7
7
Literature
Literature
3.4%
3.4%
8
8
Spss
Spss
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
DNA
DNA
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Protein
Protein
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Rt-Pcr
Rt-Pcr
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Synthesis
Synthesis
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
Research Study
Research Study
2%
2%
14
14
Psychology
Psychology
2%
2%
15
15
Biology
Biology
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
PHD
PHD
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
GEL Electrophoresis
GEL Electrophoresis
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
R
R
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Research Participants
Research Participants
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Python
Python
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
C++
C++
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Hplc
Hplc
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Independent Research
Independent Research
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Experimental Data
Experimental Data
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Research Paper
Research Paper
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
IRB
IRB
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
SAS
SAS
1%
1%
29
29
Journal Articles
Journal Articles
1%
1%
30
30
Analyze Data
Analyze Data
1%
1%
31
31
Research Data
Research Data
1%
1%
32
32
NMR
NMR
1%
1%
33
33
Symposium
Symposium
1%
1%
34
34
SEM
SEM
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Elisa
Elisa
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Labview
Labview
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
CAD
CAD
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
PI
PI
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Data Management
Data Management
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Qualitative Data
Qualitative Data
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
GIS
GIS
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
SQL
SQL
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Focus Groups
Focus Groups
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Linux
Linux
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Stata
Stata
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
HIV
HIV
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Solidworks
Solidworks
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
EEG
EEG
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Research Group
Research Group
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Survey Data
Survey Data
0.5%
0.5%

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