Pros: new facility, high quality equipment
Cons: compensation for my position purely experience based
As a research assistant I came in several times weekly to conduct experiments and maintain our sample population in order to further the research of my supervising professor. I learned several microbiological, microscopy, and sample storage and collection techniques. I also gained knowledge in the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, dissection microscopes, immunofluorescent microscopes, and incubators. The most enjoyable part of the job was simple achieving the desired results and furthering my experience.