Typically would do commonplace duties, such as monitoring cancer cell growth, inoculating new cultures, checking for contamination, checking cell counts, or collecting samples from lab mice and processing DNA.
Research, particularly cancer research, requires accuracy in all things. Perhaps surprisingly was the amount of precise hand -eye coordination needed, such as when transferring cells without contaminating the sample or when cutting lab mice.
Management consisted of the two groups I researched for, mostly gave me duties and would teach me how to fulfill them.
Likewise, they were also my co - workers. Each member had their own duties so for the most part the experience was working in silence until interaction was required.
The hardest part of the job was avoiding making mistakes. Even the smallest slip of the hand could ruin a sample.
The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that what I was doing was in some way shape or form helping those afflicted with cancer.
Lunch vouchers, research experience, novelty experience
Long drive, poor working community, high complexity