Former Biological Scientist at Astrix Technology Group
over 1 year ago
I would be mindful of how the attributes are worded. For example, "The job is high-tech and you will be working with multiple government agencies..." really means, "We use rudimentary testing methods and send daily reports to multiple government agencies." Additionally, I would inquire about opportunities for advancement because I (and subsequent Biological Scientists in the NYC lab) learned that there were no advancement opportunities, AFTER being hired. In fact, immediately after on-boarding, we were told, "Stay two years, then leave, because there are no opportunities for promotion." Finally, I would speak to current lab members about scheduling. The NYC lab may be unique, as it has two shifts/day and runs 365 days/year. Nevertheless, my schedule was constantly changing-even within the week. Biological Scientists are managers, so when team members cannot come to work, managers are expected to compensate. And there was a high level of turnover in the NYC lab. In my two year tenure, I do not remember having one holiday period off.