It is definitely easier while you are a student versus if you graduated. What research experiences did you have? What are you as applying for? What bench techniques did you learn? Who's writing your letters?Hi everyone,
So I've been searching and applying for a research assistant/technician or lab assistant job for about five months now. Back in February, I was still a senior in undergrad as a Biology/Pre-Med major but now I've graduated. I've had volunteer experience in hospitals as a child life volunteer and spent the summer as a research intern in Portugal with a research team.
I know job searching isn't exactly instantaneous but I'm kind of getting worried. Is there something that I'm doing wrong?
Should I be contacting PI's directly instead of just filling out the applications for the positions? Would my gpa be a factor? I normally don't list my gpa because it's really low (stemming from a mental health crisis I had previously) but I am very adept with lab work. Is it more difficult to find a position because I don't work in house at the university or hospital? Any advice would be much appreciated because I am desperate for a job.