Immunology Lab Scientist (Female, Age 23) in Dallas, TX

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Current Job

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Job TitleImmunology Lab Scientist
Salary$55,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week60
Company Size(not answered)
LocationDallas, TX
Years Experience2 years

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
A university medical research setting that has 500+ researchers, with various research subjects. My lab has 10 scientist in it.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Research about corneal transplants and immune privilege of the cornea. Running PCRs, Blotts, microsurgeries, Purifications, Flow Cytometry.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
401k, health and dental insurance

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
No

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
No

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A day in the life of…

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5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9am
9am to 10amarrive at work and decontaminate my work bench, read over my protocols, and set up the reagents and equipment
10am to 11amstart up the first experiment, which varies daily.
11am to 12pmContinue with my experiment, and its protocols
12pm to 1pmbreak for lunch.
1pm to 2pmAttend seminars in my field to learn the latest and greatest
2pm to 3pmBegin second experiment.
3pm to 4pmContinue second experiment, collect first experiment data.
4pm to 5pmProcess first experiment, collect second experiment data
5pm to 6pmProcess and Log the data in a journal.
6pm to 7pmInterpret the data sets. Make notes and plan for next day experiments
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

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