Are you guys students or have you graduated? Who is paying for you to do research? I don't know any undergrads who get paid to do research...now I'm jealous.
No i graduated last year and am working until i get into med school.
How do industry jobs differ? I'm really unfamiliar-like what type of job could one get in industry that is similar to a university research lab position?
What the hell. How do I get my professor to start paying me? I had no idea so many people got paid, and it would certainly help to be able to quit my job.
Depends on whether you are work-study or not. It seems to me that most profs will only hire you if you are work-study, but are willing to host you for an independent study (where you do their work for free!) if you're not on work-study. I think virtually everybody is eligible for work-study, but I could be wrong.
Oh this little company called Genentech.
sometimes you just have to ask! politely of course, but it never hurts to ask. i think i wouldn't have gotten paid when i was working for one prof over the summer, but i asked if there was any possibility to get some compensation, and he ended up giving me $10 per hour!What the hell. How do I get my professor to start paying me? I had no idea so many people got paid, and it would certainly help to be able to quit my job.
I found the job through BMEnet.org, an online networking site for biomedical engineers. But that was with a bachelor's already in hand...if you are still in school, you should just check around the department you're interested in (talking with both professors you know and those who you don't know but whose research interests you). If you're looking for a summer position, those are usually more readily available, though some programs can get competitive. The NIH has a number of very well funded programs such as REU and SURF, where you apply generally to an institution and get matched to a specific lab. Individual instututions usually have similar programs with decent compensation. If you need more info, I'd be more than willing to share over PM! Good !!How do you even get research positions to start off with? Do you guys just ask your professors or science department? Thats what im going to do tommorrow. But how do you get research positions at like industry places. Can anyone help name a few company names that do research?