. How long have you worked in a clinical laboratory setting?
. What kind or field of research do you work in? (Don't post anything classified or proprietary, just a general description will do)
. Have you ever been in charge of or have been asked to research, price and order consumable clinical laboratory supplies of any kind, e.g. fluorescent markers, primers, plasmids, etc?
. If so, what kind of laboratory supplies have you researched, priced and ordered?
. How did you go about tracking down the lab supplies needed and where did you order the lab supplies from?
. How does your lab normally determine where lab supplies are ordered from? For example, is there a contract with a specific company that provides the products? Are you instructed to find the cheapest source or type? Do you order locally for a physical pickup, have it shipped in from an online source, etc?
. On a scale of 1-5 (5 being the highest), please describe how relevant the following factors are in determining the which supplies are ordered
. Has your lab ever changed from one lab supply product or lab supply product line to another, if not once then on a regular basis? What were the reasons for the switch?
. On a scale of 1-5 (5 being the easiest), how easy is it for a lab employee to search for and acquire new laboratory supplies?