How working as a research technician can bolster your scientific career

Many students engage in undergraduate research during their time at UW, as a great way to explore careers in research and build relationships with their professors. 

Even when they decide that a career in research is not what they are looking for, lab experience can be a great way to demonstrate skills that employers are looking for everywhere. 

These can include: 

  • Report writing
  • Data collection
  • Critical analysis of information from different sources
  • Critical thinking
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Interviewing

Charlotte Shubert at Nature magazine examined how a job after graduation as a lab tech would be a great introduction to careers in research, as well as a great stepping stone to careers outside of research.

Nature Magazine: How working as a research technician can bolster your scientific career

 

 

By Dan Poux
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