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Getting the Work Done: The Organization of a Research Lab. Matthew Boggs Victor Makali Morgan Hiler Aaron Seigler Nicole Sowers. Laboratory Ranking. Principal Investigator Post Doctorate Ph D. Candidate Undergraduate Technician. Responsibilities of a Principal Investigator.

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Getting the work done the organization of a research lab

Getting the Work Done: The Organization of a Research Lab

Matthew Boggs

Victor Makali

Morgan Hiler

Aaron Seigler

Nicole Sowers


Laboratory ranking

Laboratory Ranking

  • Principal Investigator

  • Post Doctorate

  • Ph D. Candidate

  • Undergraduate

  • Technician


Responsibilities of a principal investigator

Responsibilities of a Principal Investigator

  • Head of the Lab

  • Supervises all members of lab

  • Responsible for writing grant proposals

  • Occasionally teaches classes

  • Performs “bench” science

  • Establishes direction of research


Responsibilities of a post doctorate

Responsibilities of a Post Doctorate

  • Considered the main researcher

  • Usually rewarded with 1st authorship on papers

  • Will help Principal Investigator prepare grant proposals


Responsibilities of a ph d masters candidate

Responsibilities of a Ph D/Masters Candidate

  • Helps with research

  • Usually still taking classes

  • Will teach undergraduate classes to support themselves


Responsibilities of an undergraduate

Responsibilities of an Undergraduate

  • Performs the real Grunt work

  • Will earn minimum wage or be given “work study” for their contributions to research

    Thomas


Responsibilities of a technician

Responsibilities of a Technician

  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of all laboratory equipment

  • Is considered a full-time employee

  • Will train members of a research team to use the equipment required for the study

  • Orders supplies needed for research

  • Paid with “soft money;” meaning they get paid only after all other members of lab are compensated


Potential test questions

Potential Test Questions

  • Who is responsible for writing grant proposals?

  • Who orders the supplies and equipment used in the lab?

  • What is “bench” science?

  • What is Thomas classified as in a lab?


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