Research Assistant Resume

A research assistant plays an important role in creating new discoveries and forming new theories at academic and research institutions.

It is important that you showcase your past experience in a way that allows hiring managers to see what a valuable asset you would be to a research team. Below is a research assistant resume template that features all the pertinent pieces of information hiring managers at institutions are looking for.

Research Assistant resume template Joshua Cannon
33 Libby Lane
New Haven, CT 06501
(555) 555-5555


A full-time or contract position as a research assistant at a college or university.


Assisted in three published studies. Worked in collaboration with internationally recognized researchers and professors. Attended several national research conferences.


Yale University, New Haven, CT
Psychology Department Research Assistant, 2015 - Present
Helped to gather data for a study focused on childhood obesity in relation to childhood trauma. Sought out and managed 20 participants from the New Haven area. Handled consent forms and contracts. Organized and analyzed data for lead researchers.

The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Physiology Department Junior Research Assistant, 2012 - 2015
Assisted with over a dozen university-level research projects. Helped to finalize grant money for projects. Advertised studies to potential participants and vetted applications.

Skills and Abilities

  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • Taken university-level courses in ethics, research and data analysis.
  • Completed HIPAA training courses.


B.S., Psychology, 2012
The University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
GPA 3.7

Activities and Honors

  • Member of the UNH Psychology Club.
  • Member of the Dean’s List for eight semesters.
  • Recipient of the Golden Ridge Valley Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Award.


Michael J. Bright
Psychology Department Research Assistant
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Casandra T. Morgan
Research Assistant Manager
White Tower
2766 Davis Lane
Denver, CO 80202

Create this template now: