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Research assistant

Assists Ryerson principal investigators by carrying out research-related tasks associated with research projects or activities (e.g., conduct literature reviews, collect and analyze data, etc.).

Research assistant decision tree

Please refer to the following decision tree in order to determine which employee group is appropriate.

Research assistant decision tree

 

Employee group Work Study Non-Union
(summer students only)
OPSEU
Hiring approvals PI plus one level above PI and ORS, if research account PI plus one level above PI and ORS if research account PI plus one level above PI and ORS if research account
Hours of work As per applicable Work Study program Up to 36.25 hours per week Up to 36.25 hours per week
Hiring method
PIs process the hire through eAppoint. PIs may delegate this task to RASOs by completing the Research Hiring Form (PDF) PIs process the hire through eAppoint. PIs may delegate this task to RASOs by completing the Research Hiring Form (PDF) PIs process the hire through eAppoint. PIs may delegate this task to RASOs by completing the Research Hiring Form (PDF)
Funding source Departmental operating budget and/or funded research Departmental operating budget and/or funded research Departmental operating budget and/or funded research
Benefits No health and dental benefits No health and dental benefits No health and dental benefits
Minimum salary As per applicable Work Study program Pay grade for NUC Grade 2 minimum of OPSEU pay scale or greater
Vacation Additional 4% of gross pay Additional 4% of gross pay Additional 6% of gross pay, 8% after 1885 hours
Additional cost of employment (statutory benefits;  EI, CPP, etc.) Additional 8% of gross pay

To determine total salary including vacation and additional costs, use the Research Salary Estimator.
Additional 9% of gross pay

To determine total salary including vacation and additional costs, use the Research Salary Estimator.
Additional 9% of gross pay

To determine total salary including vacation and additional costs, use the Research Salary Estimator.
Offer letters Work Study conditional offer (Google doc) Non-union casual research assistant offer letter template (docx) OPSEU research assistant offer letter template (docx)