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Regarding the duties, employment and work of research assistants.

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How can I email a professor to ask if I am still being considered for an RA?

So, I have applied to a Research Assistantship based Master's at a Canadian University. I have offers pending from other universities and would like to ask the professor if I am being considered. This ...
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Principal Investigator would not let me publish conference paper. What should i do?

So a little bit of background first. I work in research and while i am fairly new to the profession ( going to be 10 months soon ), i am nearing the completion of a Conference paper. This is my ...
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Is it a bad idea to take a research position unrelated to my desired area of research?

I'm currently trying to get an assistantship / funding for my masters degree and was recently given an offer from a professor I previously worked with. Although the position is in same department I ...
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Taking a break from industry and becoming an unpaid research assistant (or atleast getting involved in reserach at a school)

I am planning to take a break from industry (software) and want to work under a professor/lab on a research project for 3-6 months, computer science/computing related. I was wondering if people could ...
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Prospects for getting an assitantship | How do professors hire in Canada?

I have applied to one of the top engineering school in Canada: UoT, University of British Columbia & UWaterloo. I've interviewed a professor and he sent me his most recent research publications ...
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How much research assistant in academia is paid in France

Research assistant (with master degree, currently PhD student) in France is hired to make some research related activity (e.g., running psychological experiments with volunteers). How much per hour a ...
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Is this a favorable response from the professor?

I am applying to a thesis-based Master's program where the professor hires the students in their research group. I've interviewed the professor on skype and we have emailed each other after the ...
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Vacation for Summer Graduate Research Assistantship

First year PhD student here, in Computer Science I will mostly likely be on a research assistant ship this summer. Is it too much to assume I will be able to take two 1-week vacations at different ...
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When a graduate student be a part of a research grant, does he get paid in addition to a university stipend?

This year I will graduate from a European university and willing to start a Ph.D. program in the USA. As a graduate student, there is a “guaranteed financing” opportunity of approximately $ 32,000 per ...
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Is there such a thing as a permanent academic assistantship position?

It's common for graduate students and postdocs to fulfill various "assistant" positions in academia. They may grade papers or conduct research under the direct supervision of a faculty member who is ...
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How to tackle interviews trying to leave a recent lab

Both me and my current PI agree that I am not a good fit for the lab I joined 1 month ago. I have good recommendations from my previous PI from grad school, How do I tackle interviews and job ...
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How to quit an RA ship I just started as gracefully as possible

I am currently working full time and was not being given intelectually stimulating work at my job, so I approached a professor to ask to do an RA ship and he agreed. It seems we had some miss ...
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How can I quit a part time research position with minimum damage? [closed]

The short of the situation is. I have been depressed for about a year now, the root of the issue being that I let myself be convinced that going into industry was a good idea even though I always felt ...
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Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Hour bounds on Research Assistantships

tldr; I need to be 100% sure that a particular setup at a particular university and program will make me eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (i.e. being on the books as working at least 30 ...
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Life as a PhD student

I completed my Master's in Chemical Engineering recently as an International student in the US and now I wanted to go for a PhD as well in the same field.I completed a few Volunteer research work for ...
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help becoming a research assistant

This is probably me overthinking a lot but I really don't want to screw this up. There was a flyer sent to me by my adviser for a research assistant opening for one of the psych professors on campus. ...
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What is a research assistant in the Australian system?

I've noticed postings for positions with the title “research assistant” from Australian universities. They require a PhD and are often (or exclusively) one-year contracts. Are these positions akin to ...
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Can a Ph.D student change his adviser, if he is supported by a Research Assistantship by the adviser upon admission (and possibly first year)?

According to my offer, I am admitted to the Ph.D program and funded by a Research Assistantship by Professor X. Nevertheless, I am interested in other research directions, and we are supposed to ...
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Research-assistant classification in C.V

I was a research assistant at a university when I had a master’s degree. Now I got a Ph.D from a different university. I want to apply for a faculty position. In which of the following CV categories ...
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What questions do prospective advisors ask during first meeting?

I'm in a PhD program and I'm preparing myself to meet a prospective advisor for the first time. I want to know what questions do they usually ask students in their first meeting? What do they expect? ...
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How do I approach a professor for research

I'm in a PhD program and want to approach a professor that I'm interested in working with. I've already sent him a couple of emails describing my background and asking for a meeting but he hasn't ...
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Getting a funding position as a foreign MSc student in Finland [closed]

I got an admission for a master’s programme in data science at the University of Helsinki, Finland. However, because I am from Asia, I don’t get a tuition-fee remission. Is it possible for an ...
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Reply ‘no position’ while the job posting is still there (‘HiWi’ position in Germany)

I am third year undergraduate and I am not studying in Europe. I plan to apply for a master at a German institute by the end of this year which is the time for application. This institute advertised ...
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Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant

I worked on a project as a graduate student in a research group in order to complete the credit points (20 ECTS Germany) required for my Master's degree. I was not employed on a contract i.e. not paid ...
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Negotiating for a higher hourly rate for RA position?

I am a Ph.D student. A professor from another university is interested in hiring me part-time for a project that he just received funding for. I am interested in the work (to hone my own skills) but I ...
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Is it weird to contact a professor in foreign university for research internship opportunity if I am not a student?

I got a Bachelor degree few years ago and I have worked (non-research job) for few years since then. Recently, I would like to pursue a master degree in a foreign university but I cannot obtain ...
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Why would a European-style professor want a Ph.D student instead of a research staff? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Related to my questions: How much knowledge is expected of a PhD applicant as compared to a postdoc or a research assistant? For the average pure math US PhD program, what are essential topics after ...
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Strange experience in R&D / Research assistant post. Is this a red flag?

I have recently obtained an undergraduate degree in Computer Science with excellent performance and shortly afterwards got a research assistant post for a two-year industry-university collaboration ...
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How much knowledge is expected of an MPhil applicant as compared to a PhD student, a postdoc or a research assistant? [closed]

A related question asks about differences in required background knowledge between PhD students, postdocs and RAs. This question asks about differences in the required background knowledge between ...
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Is the professor positive toward me?

As an international graduate applicant, I'd contacted professor that I am interested to work in his research. He replied that I should apply to school first and if I get admission, then contact him? ...
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How to ask my advisor from another department for research assistantship?

I'm a first-year Machine Learning PhD student supported by a TAship offered by my host (non-ML) department that does not have much funding. I have heard that RA is uncommon in my host department. A ...
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Applying for research assistant (What can I speak about?)

I will be applying for a research assistant position under a professor at my college (master's program). I have an interview with her on phone (competition will be stiff, many students have applied). ...
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How much knowledge is expected of a PhD applicant as compared to a postdoc or a research assistant?

My understanding is that postdocs, research assistants (which I understand are master's level analogues of postdocs) and PhD students are all paid positions except for self-funded PhD which I hear is ...
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How do I charge my professor hourly for Web Scraping?

I am a graduate research assistant, who is paid hourly, I run a script that scrapes data for my professor's research. It is automated, meaning that I don't have to even click a button. But it runs for ...
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Should I explicitly remind people to include my name in the acknowledgement?

I am a research assistant. I've helped a PhD student from another department throughout her studies by providing and maintaining human cells for her project. She's now about to published, and I'm not ...
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Requests by PhD assistant to Master's Student - Avoiding an unreasonable request

I am a master's degree student that is going to graduate in the next two weeks. After having concluded a master's degree thesis with many econometric models in R I also decided to show the results in ...
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How to ask professor to explain something again?

I had a class last week and I was 10 minutes late. I missed part of the class, and I want to write an email to my professor to arrange a time to meet. I prepared this email: Dear ..... I’ve ...
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Should professors pay undergraduate students doing research in their labs?

I have some undergraduate students doing research in my lab, and I pay them by the hours. I've observed that the students usually do what I tell them and don't go beyond that (as we usually expect ...
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How to effectively e-mail a professor I met briefly about collaborative work?

Recently in a conference, I met a professor from an esteemed university and head of a research group I have been following. I told him about my research and he gave me his email address (though I ...
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Pessimistic with direction of academia-industry project

I am a recent fresh graduate who came from math and physics. Recently (< 4 weeks), I've taken on a junior research role in a research institute within a University. This particularly university - ...
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Questions about research assistant posts

Warning: The following are stupid questions. (Read in Kiefer Sutherland's voice) Question 1 Is it weird or stupid to apply for a research assistant post at some university or research institute, and ...
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Research assistant: I am responsible for scheduling subjects, how do I deal with attrition in my PI's longitudinal study?

At my place of work, among my other responsibilities I am responsible for following up with and scheduling participants in our longitudinal study. This study has been going on since the late 80's, and ...
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Do I need to follow traditional cover letter style for applying for an academic position?

I am applying for a research assistantship at a university, and I am required to upload a cover letter for submitting my application. I am not familiar with cover letter, since I'd only applied to ...
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Comparison of student involvement in research in different countries

In the United States, a student who will successfully enter academia will do some research as an undergraduate, and then in graduate school focus mainly on research. (Obviously this is just a ...
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Am I wasting my time as a research assistant? [closed]

To make a long story short, I have been a clinical interviewer/ERP technician in a lab for almost 1.5 years now. This has been my first job since undergrad (Psychology major/Biology minor). I plan on ...
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what is the best starting point to prepare for graduate school if you are not well equipped?

I suffered seriously from both bipolar disorder and major depression during my undergraduate*. It took me 7.5 years to graduate (including 1.5 year suspended from school due to bipolar disorder), with ...
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Reputation of university versus quality of work for research assistantship

I have a couple of offers for my bachelors thesis in computer science (machine learning, to be precise). The options are such that one is interesting work at a not-so-well-known institute (in my home ...
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Guidelines for When to Acknowledge Research Assistants

I know that it is general practice to include a footnote on papers acknowledging research assistants who have contributed to the project. I am wondering, however, if any guidelines or accepted ...
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Advice about the copyright in research work as a research associate [duplicate]

I need advice regarding the copyright of the work done as a research associate. I am working for a university as a research associate and my principal investigator insists on publishing my work ...
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Ideality of collaborating with professor against backdrop of commitments

Soon, I'll be meeting a professor_A base at a University in my home country to discuss about my plans and projects that may be of interest to me(us) during my time back home. Ideally, I am looking to ...