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SAMPLE TRAINING PLAN & SCHEDULE


Year 1

Fall Spring Summer
Position Research Assistant Research Assistant Research Assistant
Lab related
work
General lab work through teams;
Learn how the lab works and the teams function
General lab work through teams Work on individual projects
Individual
Training Plan
Literature review of lab research articles; Get involved with existing research projects Design research project based on literature review; Reanalyze existing data set(s) Prepare for data collection

Year 2

Fall Spring Summer
Position Team Leader Team Leader Staff Researcher
Lab related
work
Organize and lead teams;
Train new RAs
Organize and lead teams;
Train new RAs
Work on your own projects
Individual
Training Plan
Data collection Analysis and writing Be a mentor to new RAs and team leaders;
Lead reading groups;
Tutorials on data analysis, software, etc.



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