Research lab with friendly and helpful lab members and professor, very flexible hours
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Villanova, PA – April 1, 2017
Working in my professor's lab was a fun and rewarding experience. I gained several helpful skills and knowledge while working in the lab, such as plasmid design, protein purification, and assay design. My professor was helpful in designing and executing experiments. Other lab members were friendly and helped others where they could. The hours were very flexible; some days only 4-5 hours were required while others called for 9-10 hours. The most difficult part of the job was executing a protocol to the letter and still getting disappointing results. The most enjoyable part was the nature of the work; it didn't seem like I was working a typical job. I never felt burnout after working there for extended periods of time and it was intellectually stimulating.
Flexible hours, laid-back environment, covered lunches
Pay was only offered during summer