Virtual Academic Research Assistant

$200-500/month
Part Time
Feb 19, 2020

Job Overview

Hello! I am looking for someone to assist me with research in transportation. Previous experience with transportation or mobility research is not necessary. However, to succeed at this position, you will need:


  • excellent written English

  • be a quick writer and a quick reader

  • college degree required, graduate degree (Master's or PhD) preferred but not required

  • your own computer and high-speed internet connection

  • at least once daily email check in with me (Mon-Fri)

  • weekly phone or video chat call

The tasks that I will need help with are


  • transcribing and summarizing audio interviews (what did people say, and what were the most important points or interesting quotes?)

  • summarizing articles (what were the most interesting points in the article?)

  • comparisons of articles (why did two articles differ, and how?)

  • writing and drafting literature reviews (reading, then summarizing and comparing multiple articles in one essay)

  • helping to create survey questions

Please note that all writing needs to be cited properly, with references to the articles. All work should be written in Google Docs (I will provide you with a login and a folder).

I am in Central European Standard Time (GMT+1). There will be a one-week trial period, and then I will pay weekly.

I can pay every Monday via PayPal. I can pay a base salary of 50USD every week, plus 5USD per page written (so if you write 3 pages for 5 different summaries, it would be 125 USD; if you write 10 pages of a literature review, it would be 100USD). For interviews (most of them are 60 minutes long), I will pay 30USD per transcript and its summary. The more you write, the more you make. If you perform very well after 2 months, I am happy to discuss raising the base salary, and I have so much work to be done that this is a position that you could keep for two or more years. 

Please send me your WhatsApp or Skype information, as well as a sample of your writing, so we can have a 30 minute interview.

Skills Required

  • Data Entry
  • Project Coordinator
  • Research
  • Transcription
  • Writing
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Ghost Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing Project Management

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