Hi Folks, I am defending my doctorate in physics this June and was offered, very informally, a position at a photonics startup. The company is very small so only does contract work (read: no benefits). They asked me what I wanted for compensation and I have no idea what ask for or what the terms of the contract should be. Google so far is unhelpful. Anyone have any experience with this kind of work? What is a reasonable wage to ask for? What are normal terms? Thank you in advance!