Regarding the duties, employment and work of research assistants.

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Why do graduate student contracts state “RAs shall work no more than 20 hours per week?”

I recently signed a graduate student contract. I had outside funding for some time but recently became a normal research assistant (RA) again, so must have missed a contradictory clause when I signed ...
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Freelancer Researcher Work

I am looking forward to do the PhD in the future and currently working as a Project Coordinator in Qatar. I was working for years as an awarded research assistant for a UK university while I was a ...
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How to get into research jobs after working in corporate technical jobs

I am Performance and Automation Testing engineer who recently moved into IT Security in Singapore. I hold a BSc in software system (full-time) and MSc in IT (distance learning program). I have 9+ ...
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Graduate Assistantships

Do a lot of graduate programs provide assistanships to their students (e.g. teaching or research assistanships)? How common is it for graduate students to be paid while going to graduate school?
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Do any schools offer teaching or research assistantships via distance education?

I would like to complete an MRes or PhD, but do not live in an area with any schools. I would rather not relocate. I see that many schools offer paid MRes or PhD programs entirely via distance. Do ...
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What is the likelihood of a PhD admission if a professor agrees to supervise?

A very nervous potential PhD student here! Long story short, I have been applying to quite a few bioinformatics PhD programs in the US and been rejected from most of them. I did my masters in the ...
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Paid position at a US lab

Can one get paid while conducting research at a US university lab, without being a staff, student, visiting student, or a postdoctoral fellow? What are possible titles that are acceptable by grants? ...
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Is it possible to hire graduate students as freelancers?

I am currently working in the engineering industry. I am developing software in this field in my free time. I got stuck in some algorithm, and I'm looking for help from academia (either professors or ...
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Can research papers be mentioned as projects in a cv?

After working as a research associate at an institute i tested and assisted in the development of some research works with little contribution, which gained me research papers as a second author.Can i ...
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Contacting professors about research

I am starting a MS in CS program this summer. My department is small and my particular concentration is both small and new. Currently only 3 professors at the school are listed as having research ...
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When can a professor refuse to sign off on a committee-approved thesis?

(Breakdown of a larger issue - full story here) I did a masters research project as part of a grant project my professor received. Her project was to redo a standard, widely design using a new ...
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Is it Common to hire and fire people in lab frequently?

So I have never seen this happen in other research labs in my university and i am trying to get into the mind of my advisor and understand what his intentions are . We are an HCI lab of 2 people and ...
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Do Machine Learning and Vision Labs outside the USA hire non-student,non-postdoc Research Assistants?

I am currently on a visiting research assistant position at a US university for a year. My visa will not allow me to start a similar position in the US after this stint is over, and I am looking for ...
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My advisor tried to find my faults and kick me out of the research?

I am a international student in a ivy league school under J1 visa ( i can work only in school). I am now working as a researcher after I got the degree. I did sign the contract that I will work for 2 ...
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How to effectively explain casual research assistance projects on CV

Recently, alongside my day job (high school teacher), I have been taking up casual short-term research assistant jobs - these are not only paid, but also include me being a co-author of the paper(s) ...
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What are the opportunities to do research under good professors/organisations?

I am an electronics and communication engineering final year student. I have a 6.5/10 GPA. I do not have an exceptional academic record, or any finished research papers in my name to boast about. But ...
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Question about ethics and possible misappropriation of research funds

I am working for a professor who started out recently. Most new professors get start-up funding from the department which helps them pay for their first students. Right now I am working in the lab ...
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Supervisor and GRA roles in submitting a grant

I am required to complete 300 practicum hours to fulfill my requirements in a Masters program. I decided to fulfill these hours by creating a practicum experience with my GRA (graduate research ...
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What are the career prospects after being an RA?

I'll be eligible to apply for the master's in Computer Science within a semester (2 max). I'm working as an undergrad for a research group (I'm implementation -- programming). I'd like to know what I ...
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Will not having a publication affect my PhD chances even though I have research experience?

By the time I apply for a PhD, I will have almost a year of experience as a Research Assistant, but I doubt I will have a paper published till then. The project is still in the data analysis stage, ...
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Is a research assistantship considered full-time employment?

For something I'm applying to, I need to know if I'm considered a student, a part-time employee, or a full-time employee. I am a graduate research assistant with a yearly stipend. No other ...
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Is it ethical to use a data-set made as a research assistant?

Two years ago I was a research assistant during my undergraduate and my sole duty was the aggregation of many economic surveys, a very tedious task. This data-set, to my knowledge is one of a kind. ...
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When does a paid research assistant become a co-author?

What amount of work should a well compensated research assistant put into a paper before they're included as a co-author? Is there any norm? Suppose this is a field where 1 to 3 authors on any given ...
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Why are some research groups not so ethnically diverse?

Some research groups especially the ones at lower tier united states schools contains excesssive amount of students who have the same nationality with the professor. Even some chinese professors group ...
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What can I do to get an admit in a Neuroscience program?

About me: I work full time often more than 60 hours a week but I want to go to college to be a neuroscientist. I live in the US and have bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. My goal is to get ...
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Important qualities for Research Assistanship applicants

1.What qualities do professors (assume STEM if necessary) look for in students (in their MS) when recruiting them for an RA (Research Assistantship)? 2.Consider the follow scenario: Person 1 : ...