University of Washington

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Be careful with picking the lab

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at University of Washington

Pros

Nice atmosphere (especially SLU community )

Cons

Be careful with picking the lab (PI)

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    Research Assistant @ UW

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at University of Washington part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work with talented people

    Cons

    Research in Universities does not have high payment

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    Necessary, but frustrating

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a graduate student, it's one of the only ways to get your tuition paid. For out of state and international student, this is particularly valuable.

    Another plus is that you get to work on diverse and interesting projects that may turn into research opportunities for dissertation work.

    Cons

    Your pay is extremely poor, and you have effectively no ability to affect your pay rate, as it's largely defined by state funding levels. Advisors vary widely in quality, and your work load may exceed contractual requirements. Finally, since you're often tied to a particular professor through both your work and your research, you're effectively unable to move if conditions are unacceptable to you. This last point is really important - if you're lucky enough to work with someone you like, you're fine. But if you have difficulties with your employing professor, it's very hard to do anything about it without endangering your academic career.

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