I’m taking a (non-student) job as a full time research assistant in a university engineering department, and am wondering what alternate title I could use for this on my resume that isn’t misleading.
Research assistant has a connotation of being a lower level student job, and I have a MS degree and ten years of work experience, so I’m hesitant to put that title on my resume. If this was in industry I could use research engineer, but in academia, that has a connotation of someone who is a principle investigator and has a PhD.
My job description is a hybrid between these: I’ll be doing research and publishing, but in support of someone else’s project. Also some departmental work setting up labs, learning and maintaining the equipment and helping teach students to use it. Most of my time will be spent on research activities. Suggestions for an alternate job title?