Job Function: Lab Assistant
Salary Level $10.15 per hour
Job Description/Job Function:
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.
LIFE SCIENCES RELATED MAJOR PREFERRED
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.
APPLICANT MUST HAVE A CURRENT/VALID WORK STUDY AWARD PRIOR TO START DATE
This position is limited to candidates with a Federal Work-Study award. You will be required to apply for a Work Study award. Instructions on this process can be found on IUPUI’s work study site. After application, to verify you have a Federal Work-Study award, please go to your One.IU.edu account, Student Center, Financial Aid Summary. If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.)
You may email the Office of Student Financial Aid to inquire about your eligibility: firstname.lastname@example.org.