Cold calling academics?
November 28, 2012 12:04 AM Subscribe
Is it appropriate to cold call a professor with a cover letter and resume when looking for lab tech/research assistant positions?
posted by Slackermagee to Work & Money (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Starting to look for work as a protein chemist (MSc biochem, 5 years protein purification and characterization work, 2 years misc biochem work) in Vancouver and while there are a LOT of biotech companies, I thought it would also be worthwhile to send off resumes to PI's in the academic world.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Is it considered rude to snail mail/email the prof directly or is that the preferred way? Any experience with cold calling as a biotechie in general?