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.
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.
Qualifications: LIFE SCIENCES RELATED MAJOR PREFERRED
Requested Document Notes
Duration : Fall and Spring semester, Summer semester
Approximate Hours per week: 20