Pros: flexible hours, able to perform reseach which will be published
Cons: low compenation, don't fit into work environment
Working in a professor's labs with 15-20 graduate students and post-docs can be interesting. Because I work part-time, I am barely a part of the group and I've never really felt like I fit in completely.
My compensation is not very much per hour, and I usually try to work my other job as much as possible.
I do not get any benefits for working as a part – more... time research assistant. – less