David Perrey at Chemical Space says that working a contract position at a non-profit research institute is much like his former, full-time research gig, though the salary and benefits are different. "I am paid hourly now ... so hours count," Perrey says. "And if I am not at work, I don't get paid." While overtime is an option, he says it's one that must be agreed upon in advance.

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