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Graduate Student Co-Op & Post-doc Program

Description:
This program is well-suited for candidates who have a Master’s or Ph.D. degree. The candidate must be able to take a leadership role and converse with the PI/CEO at a senior scientific level.  The candidate must be undeniably competent in designing, executing, and troubleshooting experiments.  Daily managerial activities include reviewing laboratory notebooks, training/overseeing students/technicians, and conducting bench work in a timely manner to meet project deadlines.  The candidate must be able to write effectively for project progress reports, manuscript preparation for publications, and coordinating with research collaborators for grant applications.

Traits include:
Meticulous when implementing and updating protocols and manuscripts, with strong attention to detail; however, the candidate must also be able to step back and advise on the overall scientific direction of each research project.  That is, the candidate must have the elements of a tactician as well as a strategist on projects.  The candidate must be able to communicate effectively and clearly to all Aptagen team members as well as clients via email, on the phone, and in person during any on-site meetings.   The candidate doesn’t have to be a seasoned scientist but must present themselves in a professional and scientific manner.

Co-Op Candidacy & Compensation (6-month Assessment Period):
$250 every 2 weeks (Masters degree Stipend Pay).
$500 every 2 weeks (Ph.D. degree Stipend Pay).

FREE Housing included (<10-min walk to the Lab).
(fully furnished and worth $800/mo with utilities & WiFi included).

Eligibility for Employment & Compensation:
After the 6-month Assessment Period, the candidate may be offered a
full-time position at $42,000 – $58,000/yr (plus full Benefits).

Apply to the Program Below!

Candidate Application

  • Note: Time to complete the program can be reduced by earning extra bonus credits. See FAQs for details.
  • Please Note: The times above are in Eastern Standard time. This day/time selection does not imply a phone interview nor does it imply a Skype interview. The preferred interview date is the day you are able to visit the Aptagen facility (in-person). If your travel time is > 3hrs, you may request a Skype interview in the comments section.
  • Must be within 4 months of interview date