Show off your knowledge on the topic you will be researching
To get an entry level research assistant role, it will help if you are familiar with the area of study the lab is focused on. For example, if you know the lab you are applying to mainly studies genetics, you will want to include any relevant educational or research experience you’ve had in the field. This could be academic or past job experience. Showing you are well versed in the area of study you’ll be researching will make you more credible to hiring managers.