Learned so much in such a short period of time
Volunteer Research (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 30, 2017
A typical day at work would start with coffee and a conversation about the experiments of the day, correct techniques to use and results from previous experiments.
I learned a lot every day. From techniques such as LC-MS, TLC, workup, purification, NMR and synthesis to creatively attacking problems and performing literature searches.
The management was hands off but available to troubleshoot and brainstorm.
The workplace culture was loose and fun.
Hardest part of the job was pacing myself with progress of the results and not getting frustrated when an experiment didn't work.
The most enjoyable part of the job was learning something new which I could use that day or the next.
New facilities, interesting seminars, guest lecturers, great faculty and staff, friendly atmosphere