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Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4012

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants assist university professors, community college and CEGEP teachers and other faculty members in teaching and research activities at universities and colleges.

Job Duties for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

Post-secondary teaching assistants
  • Organize reference materials, visual aids and other materials as required by university professors or college teachers for lectures
  • Conduct seminars, discussion groups and laboratory sessions to supplement lectures
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of examinations
  • Grade examinations, term papers and laboratory reports.
Research assistants
  • Conduct literature reviews, surveys, laboratory experiments and other research for use in scholarly publications
  • Compile research results and assist professors in the analysis of results and the preparation of journal articles or papers.
Post-secondary teaching and research assistants specialize in a subject matter based on their field of study.

Working Conditions for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

Work is performed in the offices of educational facilities or from home.

Alternate Job Titles

  • College Laboratory Assistant
  • College Teaching Assistant
  • Discussion Group Leader - Post-secondary Teaching Assistant
  • Graduate Assistant - University
  • Laboratory Demonstrator - Post-secondary Teaching Assistance
  • Laboratory Supervisor - Post-secondary Teaching Assistant
  • Marker - Post-secondary Teaching Assistance
  • Post-secondary Research Assistant
  • Post-secondary Teaching Assistant
  • Research Assistant - Post-secondary
  • Teaching Assistant - Post-secondary
  • Teaching Assistant - University
  • Tutor - Post-secondary Teaching Assistant
  • University Laboratory Assistant
  • University Research Assistant
  • University Teaching Assistant
  • College Laboratory Assistant
  • College Teaching Assistant
  • Graduate Assistant - University
  • Post-secondary Research Assistant
  • University Research Assistant
  • Tutor - Post-secondary Teaching Assistant

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