Excellent place to work, with lovely colleagues
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 24 September 2017
At Memorial I worked as assistant to a researcher in Genetics, maintaining and updating a database of pedigrees (family trees) using the Cyrillic and Progeny computer programs, which were new to me. I also maintained the associated filing system of medical information, and did typing and reprographic work as required.
It was a very friendly place to work, and my bosses were always very appreciative of what I did.
It was very rewarding to produce a complicated pedigree and work out how to make the program do what I needed it to do.
The hardest part was waiting to find out if research funding was going to be available, and having to give up the job when the funding ran out.
My hours were flexible
Insecurity because of research funding