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Lab Assistant - Pharmacology & Toxicology

This is a WORK STUDY Position for Students eligible for Work Study Awards.

Pharmacology is the scientific discipline that studies the mechanisms by which drugs alter biological systems in an attempt to improve health and alleviate disease, whereas toxicology is the study of mechanisms by which drugs and chemicals in the environment produce unwanted effects. Together these disciplines encompass the molecular basis of drug action, the actions of drugs on cells, organs, and organisms, the genetic variations in drug action, and drug discovery.

This is an entry level laboratory assistant position designed to assist the laboratory personnel in research. Duties will include making stock solutions/buffers, cleaning and stocking the laboratory, autoclaving, and other supportive duties as assigned. After the first semester of work, you will have the potential to assist with experiments and learn key laboratory techniques. 

Conduct various research initiatives per the laboratory supervisor or project director. 
Duties to include: 
Clean laboratory, dishware, and equipment 
Culture cells and assist with experiments 
Make buffer solutions and cell grown media 
May be required to work with animals and provide care pre and post-surgery 
Assist with recording and record keeping related to research 
Help maintain supply inventory 
Other duties as assigned. 

Learning Objectives: 
Important laboratory skills that you will develop in this position are interpersonal communication, knowledge of scientific methods to solve problems, information gathering and organization, and critical thinking.

Preference is given to undergraduate students in science-related majors. 


Requested Document Notes 
Duration : Fall and Spring semester, Summer semester 
Approximate Hours per week: 20