Research Assistant

Job Locations US-NY-New York
TUNY - School of Health Sciences
Position Type
Schedule Shift
Hours Per Week
FLSA Status


Under direct faculty supervision, the Research Assistant provides clerical/ research support to research projects in the School of Health Sciences. Job responsibilities may vary based on the needs of the research project and the Research Assistant’s experience.


  • Assisting in subject recruitment and screening.
  • Scheduling subject appointments.
  • Maintaining subject records and other confidential materials.
  • Performing literature searches and reviews on topics relevant to the research projects.
  • Assisting in developing data collection tools such as survey or interview questions.
  • Assisting in preparing paperwork associated with research projects such as IRB applications.
  • Setting up for data collection, cleaning, and storing equipment and supplies.
  • Assisting in data collection using methods such as survey administration, focus groups, or individual interviews or testing.
  • Managing and entering data on research software such as Qualtrics or SPSS.
  • Assisting in basic data analysis.
  • Writing summaries of the research findings and assisting in writing reports for publication.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


Education/ Experience

  • High School or GED Diploma additional education (i.e. college-level courses) in a field related to the research topic area, knowledge of research methods, and Bachelor’s degree preferred

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload according to volume urgency etc.
  • Ability to input data and work with computer software programs
  • Familiarity with office equipment (phones, copiers, printers, & scanners)
  • Ability to learn and utilize new software and computer programs
  • Basic computation skills
  • Manage remote working schedules and interactions

Physical Demands

  • Extensive Use of Computers
  • Extensive time sitting and standing
  • Able to lift up to 5 lbs.


  • Some travel may be required for data collection

Maximum Salary

USD $30.00/Hr.

Minimum Salary

USD $20.00/Hr.


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