Originally Posted by smallthings
i was wondering what some specific co-op positions that people in the Molecular Biology and Genetics program have done. what were the tasks that you did? because i've seen some position titles on the mac website but i'm just wondering what the work will actually consist of. also do you always get paid or not?
For co-op, you always get paid--it's a non-negotiable requirement.
Tasks depend on the position. I know someone in mol bio & genetics is doing his placement/thesis in my lab, and so the tasks he's doing are specific to the research our lab does and the project he's working on. Some people work in government, and it's kind of the same thing there...the tasks depend on exactly what lab or division you're in.
There are also some jobs that don't involve lab work.