Types of Research Positions-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University
Types of Research Positions
- Lab Aide
A typical entry-level position for freshmen and sophomores. In this position, you will learn to prepare solutions, use equipment and to follow general lab procedures. Many labs require all students to spend at least one semester as a lab aide.
- Research Assistant
In this position you will be assigned a mentor. This could be the professor, a graduate student, a research associate or senior undergraduate.