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Good things about being a research assistant at my lab:

-The lab is small, everyone knows everyone else, and everyone gets along with everyone else.
-You get your own project within half a year of joining the lab.
-The PI is personally invested in your project and so stops by every day to give you helpful advice.

Bad things about being a research assistant at my lab:

-Because of all of the above, you're in the lab from 9 to 5 running about a billion Western blots all at the same time and can't afford to sneak across the street to the hospital proper when Dr. James Watson (of, you know, Watson and Crick fame) is giving a presentation.

maybe i can pay the postdoc to cover my gels for two hours

Date: 2011-01-26 03:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] t-lyrical.livejournal.com
I...

omg.

I'm so happy for you. What's Watson like?

Date: 2011-01-26 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bubonicwoodchuk.livejournal.com
I don't actually know, because the talk is tomorrow and my PI just assigned me like infinitybillion things to do. ;_; Maybe if I bribe the postdoc at the bench next to mine to mind my stuff for a while...

Date: 2011-01-26 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-angelina.livejournal.com
I hope you can pull that off because, man, that's like a once-in-a-lifetime thing! 0_0

Date: 2011-01-26 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fishandcheese.livejournal.com
Okay, that is just so damn cool. I really hope you get to go hear him talk!

Date: 2011-01-26 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bubonicwoodchuk.livejournal.com
So do I! *crosses fingers*

Date: 2011-01-26 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prussianturtle.livejournal.com
Eek! James Watson?! *jealous*

Maybe you could fake an illness and just drop in on the lecture while you're at the hospital? :)

Date: 2011-01-26 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prussianturtle.livejournal.com
Ach, man! I'm sorry for you! =( Always sucks when something like that happens.

Date: 2011-01-26 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wonk579288.livejournal.com
Does your PI not understand the important happenings that are afoot just across the street?

Date: 2011-01-26 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krazykat.livejournal.com
Apparently Watson is kinda a misogynistic jerk (from what I've heard - two people in my lab have heard him speak), but it would still be cool to see him lecture in person.

Date: 2011-01-26 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bubonicwoodchuk.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've heard that and more--it's sort of the principle of the thing, really. Even if he is a dick. >.>;

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