Since my previous thread was rudely closed by Mark44 I am opening a similar themed thread. Did I miss a rule or are people just not allowed to ask for thoughts here? I have a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and one year of research experience. I'm trying to get a PAID research position at one of the companies in my local vicinity. I am now working as a Lab Technician in [edited by mod] which I am very proud. However I would like to achieve even more than this and I believe I am capable of much more. I like science and I like molecular biology in particular. I'm hoping to use my Lab Technician job to network into a better job as a Research Assistant or Technician or something in the Seattle area. Possibly Fred Hutch but anything sciencey is good enough for me. Does this kind of jump sound logical or am I missing a beat here?