Separation Research Program Technician Assistant (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 15, 2016
I had this job when I was in UT-Austin. I was guided by two professional technicians. They are really up in their game and extremely proficient in what they are doing. Also, I am truly thankful for the kind team leader for helping me and recommending me to numerous universities.
A typical day at work would be hard to explain. I wore many hats during an eight hour shift, The daily duties would rotate based on any given day of the monthly cycle. The hardest part if the job was being able to see all the projects in a completed state.
Researcher (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – May 2, 2016
Working as a researcher at UT Austin is fantastic in terms of other committments, but the structure of payment is not well explained, and you pay severely in terms of benefits when you take on the position without much information on how it affects your insurance.
Good amounts of free time
Confusing, financially inferior to common alternatives
Management is comprehensive and flexible hours to work. It is a great work environment with supportive coworkers. Everyone shows great customer service skills when helping people who come to game days. We care for the overall experience of the people coming to the events and will be of service on any possible way. The boss is really supportive, energetic, and understanding towards the employees, and will look out for them. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping people and seeing that this job is worth it because you bring them happiness and comfort. The hardest part of the job is to handle a difficult problem that comes across when you do not have the answer to the question but I have learned to figure it out and come up with solutions.
Encouraging environment, the boss is open to hear the opinions of others
French Tutor, Tutor (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – April 1, 2016
I enjoyed lab very much. Gave me a passion for the sciences and data analysis • Cultured bacteriophages and bacterium in order to analyzed genetic mutations within bacteriophages • Perform statistical analysis and develop methods to clean and sequence DNA • Presented research, posters, oral presentations, laboratory techniques, research reviews, and data/results on a national and international level on weekly basis • Worked with team of undergraduates to develop strain of bacteriophages that targeted various types of bacterium