As a research assistant (RA), you will be vital to the life sciences ecosystem. By actively participating in the planning, design, administration and monitoring of scientific investigations such as clinical trials, you’ll enable other specialists to carry out their own duties.
On a day-to-day basis, you’ll likely work under the supervision of a primary researcher and support them in various tasks related to the main focus of their research project. For graduates with STEM-based degrees, working as a research assistant can also act as an important stepping stone to more senior roles or studying for a PhD.
Research assistants are employed across a range of industries and institutions; from academia through to hospitals and pharmaceuticals. Though dependent on your level of experience, you’ll have plenty of scope for career development and travel.
With over 30 years’ experience in STEM recruitment, SRG’s global network in science, clinical and engineering makes us perfectly placed to find the best research assistant roles in your specialism.
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