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"She was so quick , I’m using her again thank you so much "



"Melinda was great! She was very accommodating! "

Interviewee for University research paper


"Quick and efficient "

Researcher for E-commerce Business


"Joe was really insightful, 10/10!"

Research Interviews - Business Owners - 1h


"Nathan's great! He's very attentive!"

Interviewee for University research paper


What's the average cost of a research assistant in Melbourne

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What do a research assistant’s services include?

If your department or laboratory needs extra manpower, stat, Airtasker can help you find competent research assistants in minutes. These Taskers can handle everything from conducting experiments to organising your data and even helping you manage your laboratory equipment. 

You can even ask your research assistant to attend relevant meetings and monitor your project budget. Here’s what you can typically expect when you hire a research assistant through our platform.

Conducting research and collecting data

A Tasker can conduct research and collect data for you based on your research method. This can include conducting interviews, going out into the field, or performing experiments in the lab. Simply give them the methodologies or interview guides they need to follow, brief them on your research protocols, and wait for them to come back with the necessary information. 

In some cases, the research assistant can transcribe interview recordings or videos for you. But if you have more essential assignments for your Tasker, you can hire a transcriptionist to do this for you instead. 

Analysing and presenting data

Complex research projects can involve several charts and graphs and a seemingly endless amount of data. A Tasker can help you analyse this data and present them in organised, easy-to-understand charts, graphs, or slides. This leaves you with more time for the “macro” parts of your research, like synthesising the findings. 

Your Tasker’s skill at data analysis may vary, depending on their credentials. Some researchers find that these tasks are best left to graduate or PhD-level research assistants, while other tasks (like editing and project management) are better handled by undergraduate RA’s.

Reviewing related literature

Reviewing related literature can be incredibly time-consuming, but a research assistant can help you tackle all those books, journals, and online sources. They can summarise each material, brief you on its relevance to your study, and help you identify the gaps in the research that your study might be able to fill.  

Fact-checking, editing, and proofreading research

As your project nears its final stages, you can ask your research assistant to do multiple rounds of fact-checking, editing, and proofreading (with your guidance). This can apply to the actual paper you will submit, audio-visual presentations or slideshows for your thesis defence, and more.

Project management

A research assistant’s tasks aren’t limited to technical, lab or field-related duties. If your project involves many meetings, focus group discussions, laboratory equipment, and a tight budget, you can ask the Tasker to assist. Research assistants can usually manage and respond to relevant emails and maintain lab equipment. Additionally, they can do regular inventory checks and coordinate meeting schedules (or attend them on your behalf). Finally, they can also be assigned to do progress reports and budget reports to help you stay on track.

Once your current research project is done, why not celebrate with the rest of your staff? You can get a cake delivered in under an hour by booking a Tasker near you.

Recent Research Assistant tasks in Melbourne

Research Assistance


Melbourne VIC, Australia

12th Dec 2021

I have 6 business annual reports at the State Library that need to be scanned for research. The records are readily available and on hold for me (on an open shelf). Just need someone to come in; scan each and email to me



Melbourne VIC, Australia

4th Aug 2020

I need some researching completed ,uploaded to a spread sheet ASAP ,

She was so quick , I’m using her again thank you so much

Research Interviews - Business Owners - 1h


Cremorne VIC, Australia

17th Feb 2020

We are running remote and in-person interviews (1 Hour) with business owners regarding how they manage payments. We will ask you questions about the methods and process you go through to pay bills and payroll. This research will be used for the development of exciting new software. You must: 1. Own a business or manage the financial transactions for a business. 2. Be available this week - remote or in-person (Cremorne) 3. Be willing to discuss financial processes within your business. We have secure data procedures that we will explain to you to keep your information safe. Please explain how you qualify in your proposal, including your ABN so that we can verify that you have a business.

Joe was really insightful, 10/10!

Need a uni student or someone who can research


Southbank VIC, Australia

24th Nov 2019

Someone who is good at research and the task is simple.. Will be a 3 day a week task or work on Sundays for 5 hours.

Sort files onto order; organise research papers


Fitzroy VIC, Australia

6th Nov 2018

Organise files, organise filing system, organise research papers. I really need a PA who is very organised and understands something of the technicalities of what I am doing and the psychol degree would be a help.

Shopping / Market Research


Melbourne VIC, Australia

29th Jul 2021

1. Please collect data on functional Shot products and functional Gummies products (see 'Example Products' sheet in spreadsheet provided for explanation of product type) in convenience and pharmacy stores. Feel free to choose stores that are in close proximity to where you are based. (Note: Please do not include any products for children/kids) 2. Add product data to the table below, make sure to record all the data outlined in the table, including store address. 3. Additionally, please photograph the product in store on your smartphone and either i) import the photo in the 'Photographs' spreadsheet or ii) attach the photos in an email when you send back the spreadsheet.

Research Participants (Current Uni Students)


Melbourne VIC, Australia

11th Mar 2020

I’m a PhD student studying how university students study online The Task: You need to use websites for 30 minutes in front of me and then answer a few questions for about 20 minutes. The maximum duration of your participation will be 1 hour. No personal information will be recorded. Your participation will be completely anonymous. You: 18 years old or above Current Full time university student You use YouTube Bring your own laptop Fluent in English Preferably business/marketing/finance major male not from unimelb or rmit just to maintain a balance. Other majors/genders/unis welcome to apply as well. Date and hour flexible. Location of the job: Your choice of any Victoria University’s campus in Melbourne ( CBD, Footscray...)

Research & Data Entry


Windsor VIC, Australia

14th Jan 2020

Hello! I’m looking for someone to gather basic information on day spa businesses and their menu of services via researching their websites and making a phone call. You will then enter the information into a spreadsheet. You need to: Have your own laptop Understand excel (no formulas required for this particular job) Be a relatively quick typist and good with data entry on a computer Be good at attention to detail Having a knowledge of the day spa environment would be an asset There is potential for an ongoing casual weekly role You would come into my coworking office in Windsor (near Prahran train station) to complete this work - you will be given a desk to work from The first day needs to be in the office but the rest of the work may possibly be completed remotely Ideally you’re available as soon as tomorrow (Wednesday) Two to three days work this week

Holli was absolutely brilliant! Professional, polished, experienced, polite, attentive to detail and efficient. Highly recommend Holli for any task she puts her hand up for.

Assist in researching literary agents for a book


Prahran VIC, Australia

12th Nov 2019

Someone experienced in publishing to find relevant literary agents for a self help style book. Will require a list of all literary agents taking this style of book, I will need email addresses and contact numbers.

Interviewee for University research paper


Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia

30th Aug 2018

I am a grad student looking for two individuals that are secondary school dropouts in Melbourne. It will be a phone interview regarding their learning experience. Interviewee description: - Individuals that dropped out of a high school in Melbourne. About the interview: - A 15-20mins casual interview regarding their secondary schooling experience and their decision to leave school early. - The interview will be recorded. - The recording is for note-taking and scholarly use only. - Only made-up names will be used in the written report. - It will not be published anywhere.

Melinda was great! She was very accommodating!

Help with fundraiser - multiple sclerosis research


Melbourne VIC, Australia

21st May 2022

I am 50, have MS and am climbing an extreme peak, Ama Dablam (6812m) in the Himalayas in October/November to fundraise for MS- please visit my website to learn more www.helpcurems.com I am looking for fundraising help! This may include helping coordinate a raffle, helping me find sponsors, spreading the word on social media etc etc. I have set my overall target at $100,000- and while my MS has not impacted me physically it has made some cognitive tasks more challenging, and so this climb doesn’t feel anywhere near as challenging as coordinating this fundraising! This is not a paid role, but I am happy to shout a few coffees!

Researcher for E-commerce Business


Melbourne VIC, Australia

24th Jun 2021

Looking for someone to do a tonne of research for a new spiritual e-commerce business - crystals, Insence, candles, hippy stuff Previous experience would be helpful but not essential Packaging, shipping costs, influencer research, item costs, wholesale pricing Working with a shopify website experience would be great too Someone based in Melbourne would be great to do delivers too

Quick and efficient

Build a website for research purposes


Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

25th Feb 2020

The idea is to present some data from database and print a report based on the entred data. The website is half way done, but need some enhancements.

Property Researcher - Casual


Melbourne VIC, Australia

28th Nov 2019

Casual Role for University Students that are studying Property: Via the use of our software & tools, your job is to research investment property opportunities and identify growth markets. Your role is in analysing residential investments and development opportunities and then provide a pre-purchase diligence and investment report to management.

Research participants - Mandarin speaker - Male


Melbourne VIC, Australia

25th Jun 2019

We need male participants for a 1.5 hour focus group that will be held on Wednesday 26th June 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Melbourne, CBD. The focus group will explore recycling habits and some creative material. More details will be provided to those who would like to attend. Participant requirements: -Native Mandarin speaker -Born overseas and relocated to Australia -Lives in Victoria - Can read Simplified Chinese. This is essential as creative material will be presented in Simplified Chinese. - Comfortable to participate in a small group discussion (max 6 participants in the room) on the topic mentioned and contribute to providing thoughts and opinions. Participants can be from a variety backgrounds but must ensure they meet the criteria above. Please note there will be a scribe in the room taking notes. Participant answers will remain anonymous and no personal details are required. We will however need to collect demographic information e.g age, time living in Australia etc…