Pros: allowed flexible work schedule i needed to conduct lab and field work, excellent supervisors, excellent health care, nature of work hours made up for the cons listed below
Cons: bureaucratic mistakes caused delays in start date of work, further mixups resulted in starting work 2 weeks early before officially hired and on payroll
Good research leaders and facilities.
Supervisors provided essential insight and advice when needed.
Supervisors always made themselves available.
Learned many valuable skills not just in microbiology, but also in leadership, ethics, people skills, supervising oneself.
Gained experience liaising with multiple departments.
Gained much more experience – more... in bacterial molecular techniques.
Gained experience in analyzing and disseminating data to multiple departments.
was able to supervise myself in the conduction of work.
Gained more experience training students in microbiological techniques dealing with pathogens.
Long tedious assays were hardest part.
Most enjoyable when assays worked out and the job was a combination of field and lab work. – less