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Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Could you provide more details on my role and what is the time commitment?
A. The time commitment for a research assistant is around 2-8hours per week depending on the assigned section, research timeline, selected journal, and the time of the year.
Research leads are expected to commit 4-14hours per week monitoring the group's progress, connecting with advisors and board of directors, organizing work sessions and delegating tasks. Research leads must prove to be proficient and equipped with the skillset to lead the team.
Q. Is this a temporary summer position or a year-round position?
A.This depends on the nature of your research. Quality meta-analyses and systematic reviews prove to take three months or more while scoping reviews tend to take significantly less time.
Q. Is there a limit on the number of research projects that I will be working on?
A. No, but we advise you to expend all your energy on one project to improve the rigour of your manuscript and thus stand a greater chance of acceptance by a PubMed indexed journal.
Q. Will I know what the possible research projects will be and how long it usually takes to complete a research project?
A. We ask everyone to complete a questionnaire that allows the onboarding team at RadScholars to match you with peers with similar interests, backgrounds and expertise. The topic of the research project will be up to your group to decide on! Note: The topic must relate to Radiology in one way or another.
Q. How many people will I be working with?
A. You will be working with around 4-15 researchers in each group. The size of the group depends on how ambitious the project is!
Q. Who will be acting as supervisors?
A. Our advisors are featured on our website (https://www.radscholars.ca/advisor-committee). Our advisors are practicing radiologists, physicians, and healthcare professionals in the field of Radiology. They advise student researchers on a myriad of topics such as Sonography, X-ray, MRI, CT, Interventional Radiology, Oncology, Mammography, and Neuroradiology.