Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, Alberta – 4 December 2013
As a research Assistant I was given quite a bit of responsibility and was able to participate in a vast array of jobs. I learned many things, however the rate of pay was minimal and there was very little proper safety measures in place for workers.
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 December 2017
A research associate position is basically a volunteer position which holds out the hope that sometime, someday you might be paid. There is no support for the position through the university - only the professor under whom you work controls that. If you enjoy research for research's sake, it is fun to do, but do not expect recognition or financial rewards.