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Participant Info

Company
Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Location
Boston, MA
Position
Research Intern
Work Term
May 2014 - April 2015
What are your daily responsibilities?
Set up experiments for that day, check up on cells growing in culture, analyze obtained data
What were some projects you were involved in?
stem cell targeted delivery of drugs to sites of inflammation or metastatic cancer
What were strong points of your interview? Did grades matter?
Previous research experience (and its relevance). Grades had secondary importance
Which skill sets/courses were most relevant to your position?
Wet lab skills, understanding relevant literature, Bioengineering courses
What did your company expect from you as a 2nd/3rd year co-op student?
learning laboratory procedures quickly, planning ahead for your experiments, which could involve days of advanced preparation, keeping up with relevant readings, taking careful notes of procedures and findings, troubleshooting experiments
Did you like your overall PEY experience? Why or why not?
Yes, a very positive experience. It familiarized me with a wide range of interesting research fields and applications and it's a very friendly, open environment
One fun fact about your job?
discounted public transport passes and lots of lab outings!
Salary Range
N/A
Other Comments
The schedule is sometimes demanding: revolves around cells in culture and experimental timepoints. So working weekends and late nights are routine.