Background: Physics and Math major, turning Sophomore from next semester. I worked for a professor during the summer (for free) in high energy Physics trying to plot the signals from a function generator to a computer using a microcontroller. He was really impressed with my work (basically, he gave me a few projects back to back and I got done with them really quickly) and after I asked him something related to my research today, he asked if I would be interested in being the lab coordinator of our Physics lab. This will be a paid position, which is good because I wouldn't need to have another job for money. Should I take it or continue to work on a very specific project? Here are my concerns: 1) Will being a lab coordinator look poorer than working on different projects on a grad school application? My professor said that he always includes the name of the person who is the lab coordinator in a paper since he is the one who oversees everything. 2) Will it give me a good amount of technical details as compared to if I worked on specific project(s)? When I brought it up, he said that I will be surprised by the amount of technical details I would need for this job. Because it involves making sure all the things are going right in the lab, I would have to know everything that's going on in the lab in detail. He did say that I can always try it for a semester and if it doesn't work out, I can leave, but I also wanna make sure that I am spending my time at the university wisely. Thank you!