Can you reject a research assistant position?

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Can you reject a research assistant position?

Postby Meno » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:37 pm

Hi all - some quick help needed here. I applied for a position as a research assistant for a professor and have been offered the job before receiving offers (or no-offers) from several other summer jobs. Are positions with professors like those with judges and you're unable to decline them? FWIW, I'd like to work with this professor at some point, preferably during a semester, I just think a different legal job over the summer would be more beneficial for me.

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Re: Can you reject a research assistant position?

Postby 20181989 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:52 pm

No, positions with professors are not like those with judges. You can decline.

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Re: Can you reject a research assistant position?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:09 pm

No one is going to force you to do it. If I were you, I'd just go meet with the professor and explain the situation and that you want to work for him later on.

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Re: Can you reject a research assistant position?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:53 pm

I applied for a summer research assistant position with one professor and didn't hear back from him until long after I had already accepted another offer. I explained my situation and mentioned that I was still interested in helping out. I ended up working remotely for him a couple hours a week on top of my full-time position, then worked "full-time" as his research assistant when I got back to school in the fall.

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Re: Can you reject a research assistant position?

Postby Wild Card » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:58 pm

Offer to work up to 10 hours per week during the summer, and then up to full-time during the fall semester.



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